April 01, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Geography of unemployment, February 2010

Unemployment rate by geographic region and division, February 2009 and February 2010, seasonally adjusted
Region and division Feb 2009 Feb 2010


7.5 9.1

New England

7.4 9.2

Middle Atlantic

7.5 9.1


8.0 9.8

South Atlantic

8.5 10.5

East South Central

9.2 11.0

West South Central

6.5 7.9


8.6 10.0

East North Central

9.5 11.3

West North Central

6.8 7.2


9.1 10.9


7.5 9.0


9.8 11.8

These data featured in the TED article, Geography of unemployment, February 2010.





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