January 31, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States, 2011

Alternative measures of labor underutilization, U6 and U3, selected States, 2011 annual averages
Measure of labor underutilization (in percent)
State U6 U3

Nevada

22.7 13.1

California

21.1 11.6

Michigan

18.8 10.2

Rhode Island

18.6 11.1

South Carolina

18.2 10.5

Washington

17.8 9.4

Florida

17.6 10.0

Illinois

17.0 9.7

Alabama

16.2 9.8

United States

15.9 8.9

Colorado

15.1 8.4

New York

14.3 8.1

Texas

14.0 7.8

Kansas

12.1 6.7

Virginia

11.8 6.5

North Dakota

6.6 3.6

These data are featured in the TED article, Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States, 2011.

 

 

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