Data released this morning, June 30,\u00a0 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows New England\u2019s unemployment rate remained unchanged in May 2015 at 4.9%. That is a decline from one year ago when it was 6.0%.Connecticut\u2019s unemployment rate in May was 6.0%. Wilton\u2019s unemployment rate was 4.0%.The national jobless rate was essentially unchanged from April at 5.5% and was 0.8% lower than May 2014.In May, four of the six New England states had jobless rates that were significantly lower than the national rate:\u2022 Vermont \u2014 3.6%;\u2022 New Hampshire \u2014 3.8%;\u2022 Massachusetts \u2014 4.6%;\u2022 Maine \u2014 4.7%.Rhode Island\u2019s unemployment rate was 5.9%.However, Rhode Island was one of five New England states that experienced statistically significant declines in their unemployment rates of one year ago:\u2022 Rhode Island \u2014 -2.0 percentage points;\u2022 Massachusetts \u2014 -1.2 points;\u2022 Maine \u2014 -1.0 point;\u2022 New Hampshire \u2014 -0.6 point;\u2022 Vermont \u2014 -0.4%.Connecticut also experienced a 0.6 percentage point decline, but was not included in the above group by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.According to the bureau, Rhode Island had the largest jobless rate decline among the 24 states that reported significant rate decreases from May 2014. Connecticut was among the 25 states and the District of Columbia that had unemployment rates that were not appreciably different from a year ago. North Dakota was the only state with a significant over-the-year rate increase.