May State-by-State Unemployment State-by-state unemployment remained fairly flat from April to May. Eighteen states posted increases, 14 had decreases, while 18 states had no unemployment change. Year-over-year, 49 states plus the District of Columbia saw unemployment rate decreases. Because Housing and Jobs are so closely related, it is important to watch for changing trends in the Unemployment level. This chart displays current levels of Unemployment by state for the month of May, plus

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