Florida, Colorado, and Texas are all in the top five states for job growth, according to the latest report from the National Employment Law Project.
Florida and Colorado, which have the largest populations of unemployed workers, were among the states that saw the largest increase in employment from July through September.
These two states, which account for nearly two-thirds of all jobs in the United States, have seen their unemployment rates rise in the past two years.
The national unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent in September from 6.9 percent a year earlier.
The number of people looking for work fell to 8.1 million from 10.1, while the number of jobs gained rose to 17.4 million from 17.3 million.
Florida is one of a handful of states where the unemployment rate has stayed above 7 percent despite an economic downturn.
The state, which has experienced its worst recession since the Great Depression, has also seen an uptick in its jobless rate in recent months.
Colorado, which is also one of the states with the highest unemployment rate, has seen its unemployment rate fall from 8.2 percent to 7 percent.
In addition to being one of America’s most expensive states to live in, Colorado also has one of its lowest job growth rates.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the state had an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent in the second quarter of 2018, which fell to 4.8 percent in August and 5.1 percent in July.
Colorado also had a large number of college graduates who had a job in June, but the jobless rates in that group dropped slightly.