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States with highest unemployment rates in 2006

March 06, 2007

During 2006, a dozen States and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rates that were appreciably above the U.S. rate of 4.6 percent.

States with the highest unemployment rates, and U.S. unemployment rate, 2006
[Chart data—TXT]

The States with the highest unemployment rates in 2006 were Michigan at 6.9 percent, Mississippi at 6.8 percent, Alaska at 6.7 percent, and South Carolina at 6.5 percent.

The District of Columbia reported a rate of 6.0 percent.

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. To learn more, see "Regional and State Unemployment, 2006 Annual Averages" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0305.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, States with highest unemployment rates in 2006 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/mar/wk1/art02.htm (visited October 31, 2020).

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