March 1, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State unemployment rates in 2010

Unemployment rate and employment-population ratio, selected States and United States, 2010 annual average
State Unemployment rate Employment-population ratio

Alaska

8.0 64.2

Arkansas

7.9 56.1

California

12.4 56.3

Florida

11.5 55.4

Illinois

10.3 60.0

Iowa

6.1 66.8

Kansas

7.0 65.1

Louisiana

7.5 56.3

Maryland

7.5 62.1

Michigan

12.5 53.9

Minnesota

7.3 66.8

Nebraska

4.7 67.7

Nevada

14.9 57.0

New Hampshire

6.1 65.8

New York

10.6 57.1

North Carolina

10.6 56.1

North Dakota

3.9 69.8

Rhode Island

11.6 60.2

South Carolina

11.2 54.5

South Dakota

4.8 67.6

Texas

8.2 60.5

United States

9.6 58.5

Utah

7.7 62.9

Vermont

6.2 66.3

Virginia

6.9 64.1

Wisconsin

8.3 63.2

Wyoming

7.0 64.8

These data are featured in the TED article, State unemployment rates in 2010.