BLS State Unemployment Report: It Was Worse In May

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48 states and the District of Columbia had higher unemployment rates in May than in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Regional and State Unemployment report, released today. The hardest hit states this month are Michigan, Rhode Island, Missouri, and West Virginia, which all posted a .9 percent rise or higher in unemployment over the month.

Meanwhile, North Dakota and Alaska each hired 3,000 workers.

Drops in the bucket, y’all. Drops in the bucket.