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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Dec. 2005 Jan. 2006
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 LOUISIANA 6.4 4.8 -1.6
2 SOUTH CAROLINA 7.2 6.2 -1.0
2 WEST VIRGINIA 4.8 3.8 -1.0
4 INDIANA 5.5 4.7 -0.8
4 NORTH CAROLINA 5.1 4.3 -0.8
6 DELAWARE 4.6 3.9 -0.7
7 OHIO 5.9 5.3 -0.6
7 WASHINGTON 5.2 4.6 -0.6
9 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 5.9 5.4 -0.5
9 GEORGIA 5.3 4.8 -0.5
9 MICHIGAN 6.7 6.2 -0.5
9 MISSOURI 5.2 4.7 -0.5
9 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.9 3.4 -0.5
14 ARKANSAS 4.7 4.3 -0.4
14 FLORIDA 3.4 3.0 -0.4
14 IOWA 4.5 4.1 -0.4
14 KANSAS 4.9 4.5 -0.4
14 MARYLAND 4.0 3.6 -0.4
14 MISSISSIPPI 8.8 8.4 -0.4
14 NEBRASKA 3.8 3.4 -0.4
14 NEW YORK 5.0 4.6 -0.4
14 OREGON 5.7 5.3 -0.4
14 PENNSYLVANIA 4.7 4.3 -0.4
14 RHODE ISLAND 5.1 4.7 -0.4
25 CALIFORNIA 5.1 4.8 -0.3
25 HAWAII 2.7 2.4 -0.3
25 ILLINOIS 5.5 5.2 -0.3
25 OKLAHOMA 4.2 3.9 -0.3
25 TENNESSEE 5.4 5.1 -0.3
25 VIRGINIA 3.3 3.0 -0.3
25 WISCONSIN 4.8 4.5 -0.3
32 ALASKA 6.9 6.7 -0.2
32 IDAHO 3.5 3.3 -0.2
32 KENTUCKY 6.5 6.3 -0.2
32 MAINE 4.7 4.5 -0.2
32 MASSACHUSETTS 4.8 4.6 -0.2
32 NEVADA 3.8 3.6 -0.2
32 NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.5 3.3 -0.2
32 NORTH DAKOTA 3.3 3.1 -0.2
32 TEXAS 5.2 5.0 -0.2
32 VERMONT 3.6 3.4 -0.2
32 WYOMING 3.3 3.1 -0.2
43 COLORADO 4.8 4.7 -0.1
43 MINNESOTA 4.2 4.1 -0.1
43 MONTANA 3.9 3.8 -0.1
43 NEW JERSEY 4.6 4.5 -0.1
43 NEW MEXICO 5.0 4.9 -0.1
43 UTAH 4.0 3.9 -0.1
49 CONNECTICUT 4.6 4.6 0.0
50 ARIZONA 4.7 4.8 0.1
51 ALABAMA 3.6 3.8 0.2

NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the latest month are revised the following month, and at least 3 years of estimates are subject to revision at the end of the year, to incorporate updated inputs and reestimation.

 

Last Modified Date: March 09, 2006