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State by State Fact Sheets: October Employment Data

Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases national and state-level data on U.S. employment, which provide useful information about the state of the labor market and progress toward building a better America. To highlight key trends in the monthly data, the Joint Economic Committee compiles state-by-state fact sheets for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The most recent state-level data, which cover the month of October, were released on November 17, 2023. The latest national data were released on November 3, 2023.

  • The U.S. economy added 150,000 jobs in October, and the United States has seen 33 consecutive months of job growth under President Biden.
  • Since President Biden came into office, the United States has added nearly 14 million jobs, and at 3.9%, the unemployment rate remains near historic lows.
  • In October the unemployment rate was 5.8% for Black workers, 4.8% for Hispanic workers, 3.1% for Asian workers, 3.5% for white workers, and 6.7% (not seasonally adjusted) for American Indian and Alaska Native workers.

Puerto Rico