From the Bureau of Labor Statistics today:
Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in April. Overall, 28 states and the District of Columbia recorded over-the- month unemployment rate decreases, 14 states registered increases, and 8 states had no change, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Over the year, jobless rates were up in 35 states and the District of Columbia, down in 13 states, and unchanged in 2 states. The national unemployment rate, at 5.0 percent, was little changed between March and April, but was up from 4.5 percent a year earlier.