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June 19, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State unemployment rates, May 2012

Unemployment rates by state, May 2012 annual averages (U.S. rate = 8.2 percent)
State Unemployment rate Difference from U.S. rate

Alabama

7.4 Not significantly different

Alaska

7.0 Significantly below

Arizona

8.2 Not significantly different

Arkansas

7.3 Significantly below

California

10.8 Significantly above

Colorado

8.1 Not significantly different

Connecticut

7.8 Not significantly different

Delaware

6.8 Significantly below

District of Columbia

9.3 Significantly above

Florida

8.6 Not significantly different

Georgia

8.9 Not significantly different

Hawaii

6.3 Significantly below

Idaho

7.8 Not significantly different

Illinois

8.6 Not significantly different

Indiana

7.9 Not significantly different

Iowa

5.1 Significantly below

Kansas

6.1 Significantly below

Kentucky

8.2 Not significantly different

Louisiana

7.2 Not significantly different

Maine

7.4 Significantly below

Maryland

6.8 Significantly below

Massachusetts

6.0 Significantly below

Michigan

8.5 Not significantly different

Minnesota

5.6 Significantly below

Mississippi

8.7 Not significantly different

Missouri

7.3 Significantly below

Montana

6.3 Significantly below

Nebraska

3.9 Significantly below

Nevada

11.6 Significantly above

New Hampshire

5.0 Significantly below

New Jersey

9.2 Significantly above

New Mexico

6.7 Significantly below

New York

8.6 Not significantly different

North Carolina

9.4 Significantly above

North Dakota

3.0 Significantly below

Ohio

7.3 Significantly below

Oklahoma

4.8 Significantly below

Oregon

8.4 Not significantly different

Pennsylvania

7.4 Significantly below

Rhode Island

11.0 Significantly above

South Carolina

9.1 Not significantly different

South Dakota

4.3 Significantly below

Tennessee

7.9 Not significantly different

Texas

6.9 Significantly below

Utah

6.0 Significantly below

Vermont

4.6 Significantly below

Virginia

5.6 Significantly below

Washington

8.3 Not significantly different

West Virginia

6.9 Significantly below

Wisconsin

6.8 Significantly below

Wyoming

5.2 Significantly below

These data are featured in the TED article, State unemployment rates, May 2012.

 

 

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