Mississippi and Alabama saw sharp increases in unemployment numbers.
The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released the data Friday.
Mississippi’s unemployment rate for April is 15.4%. In March it was 5.3%.
Alabama’s rate is 12.9%. In March it stood at t3.2%.
The federal agency said every state in the country saw an increase in unemployment numbers last month.
Hawaii, Nevada, and Michigan were the hardest hit with rates over 20%.