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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Unemployment Rates for States

Unemployment Rates for States Monthly Rankings Seasonally Adjusted Dec. 2011
Rank State Rate
1North Dakota3.3
2Nebraska4.2
3South Dakota4.3
4New Hampshire5.2
4Vermont5.2
6Iowa5.6
6Wyoming5.6
8Minnesota5.7
9Utah5.8
10Virginia6.1
11Oklahoma6.3
12Kansas6.4
13Hawaii6.6
13Maryland6.6
13Montana6.6
16Massachusetts6.9
17Louisiana7.0
17Maine7.0
17New Mexico7.0
17Wisconsin7.0
21Delaware7.2
22Alaska7.4
22Texas7.4
24Pennsylvania7.7
25Arkansas7.8
25West Virginia7.8
27Colorado7.9
27Ohio7.9
29Alabama8.0
29Missouri8.0
31Connecticut8.1
32New York8.2
33Idaho8.3
34Tennessee8.5
35Washington8.6
36Indiana8.9
37Arizona9.0
37Kentucky9.0
37Oregon9.0
40New Jersey9.1
41Michigan9.3
42Georgia9.4
43South Carolina9.6
44Illinois9.7
45Florida9.9
46District of Columbia10.1
47Mississippi10.4
47North Carolina10.4
49Rhode Island11.0
50California11.2
51Nevada13.0

NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the latest five years have been revised.

 

Last Modified Date: February 29, 2012