CivMetrics collects key employment data for the largest cities in the United States. In this post, we look at new data on unemployment rates in every state. For questions about our data, or to request data, please contact Data is from the monthly State Employment and Unemployment statistics, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on December 16, 2022.

National unemployment rate is down 12.95 percent year-over-year in November 2022, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Majority of the states have experienced a drop in unemployment for the year. And, only 7 states saw an increase in unemployment, with Oklahoma having the highest annual hike.

Here are the 10 states that saw the biggest annual increase in unemployment:

Meanwhile, here are states where unemployment dropped:

Finally, here are the unemployment numbers for all 380+ metro areas.