Majority of the States with the Lowest Unemployment Rates are all GOP-Led

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released updated unemployment rates for states for the month of April revealing that a majority of the top states with the lowest unemployment rates are Republican-led. States led by Republican governors maintain their positions as job growth exceeds pre-pandemic levels and unemployment rates reach or hold at record lows.

20 of the top 25 states with the lowest unemployment rates in April were all led by Republican governors including:

  • Nebraska
  • Utah
  • Indiana
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont
  • Idaho
  • Oklahoma
  • Alabama
  • North Dakota
  • Florida
  • Iowa
  • Virginia
  • Georgia
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Tennessee
  • South Carolina
  • Wyoming

9 of the 10 states with the highest unemployment rates in April were led by Democrat governors including:

  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Pennsylvania
  • Illinois
  • California
  • New York
  • Delaware
  • Connecticut
  • Michigan

More than 4 times as many GOP-led states (21) are below the national average for unemployment than Democrat-led states (5).

“Joe Biden’s inflation is out-of-control and affecting every hard-working American family as prices continue to rise thanks to disastrous policies from Joe Biden and Democrat governors that compromise American energy independence and economic growth,” said RGA Communications Director Jesse Hunt. “Republican governors are providing the resources necessary to get people back to work and have sought to offset the record-high costs of groceries, gas, and utilities by cutting taxes and incentivizing work.”