Highest State unemployment rates in 2007
March 04, 2008
In 2007, the State with the highest unemployment rate was Michigan at 7.2 percent.
Mississippi (6.3 percent) and Alaska (6.2 percent) had the next highest rates in 2007. All three States had the same rankings in 2006.
The annual average U.S. jobless rate was 4.6 percent in 2007.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Highest State unemployment rates in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk1/art02.htm (visited April 18, 2014).
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