North Dakota's unemployment rate dropped from 2.5 percent in April to 2.1 percent in May, according to a news release from Job Services North Dakota.
Nebraska has seen record job numbers for 11 straight months, Governor Pete Ricketts' office said Friday.
Colorado's unemployment rate dipped to 3.5 percent in May as the state economy added more than 5,400 nonfarm jobs, according to the latest data from the state Department of Labor and Employment.
Record high diesel fuel prices are yet another driver of rising costs for Americans, and those costs could get even higher this year.
The U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday released advance estimates of U.S. retail sales which showed those sales fell 0.4 percent in May.
The Federal Reserve announced a 0.75 percentage point rate hike Wednesday to help combat soaring inflation, the largest rate increase since 1994.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a series of bills that could eliminate the sales tax on groceries and roll back the personal income tax rate.
The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates for the third time this year, on June 15, 2022, as it seeks to counter inflation running at the fastest pace in over 40 years.
Colorado's average gas price has risen by 25 cents since last week, according to data from the American Automobile Association.