Unemployment rates rose in Virginia, Maryland and 24 other states in October, but Maryland maintained its title as the state with the lowest unemployment rate in the country.
All 50 states saw positive year-over-year job growth.
Maryland’s unemployment rate in October was 1.7%, up from 1.6% in September, but sharply lower than 3.2% a year earlier. Virginia’s unemployment rate rose to 2.7%, up from 2.5% in September, but lower than Virginia’s 3.1% unemployment rate in October 2022.
North Dakota had the second-lowest state unemployment rate at 1.9%. Nevada had the highest at 5.4%
The national unemployment rate rose to 3.9% in October.