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July 27, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Changes in state unemployment rates: June 2010–June 2011

Selected states with statistically significant unemployment rate changes, June 2010 to June 2011, seasonally adjusted
State June 2010 rate June 2011 rate Over-the-year change


14.9 12.4 -2.5


12.6 10.5 -2.1


10.3 8.3 -2.0


7.0 5.3 -1.7

New Mexico

8.4 6.8 -1.6


10.8 9.4 -1.4


10.1 8.8 -1.3

These data are featured in the TED article, Changes in state unemployment rates: June 2010–June 2011.