Hawaii posted the lowest unemployment rate among all states in January at 2.1%, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. New Hampshire and North Dakota followed, both at 2.6% on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Alaska recorded the highest jobless rate among all states at 7.3% in January.
The BLS reported unemployment rates fell in January in six states, as well as the District of Columbia. Alabama, California, Maine and Mississippi hit their lowest rates since 1976 at 3.7%, 4.4%, 3.0% and 4.6%, respectively.
Nonfarm payroll estimates for states and metropolitan areas in the January report have been revised as a result of annual