West North Central region had lowest unemployment rate, Pacific region the highest, in January 2015
March 20, 2015
Regional and state unemployment rates changed little in January 2015. Among the nine geographic regions, the West North Central had the lowest unemployment rate, 4.2 percent in January. The Pacific had the highest rate, 6.7 percent.
Hover over legend items to see states in a category.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
All nine regions had significant unemployment rate declines from a year earlier. The largest of these decreases occurred in the East North Central (-1.6 percentage points). The next largest over-the-year decreases were in the Middle Atlantic, Mountain, and New England regions (-1.1 percentage points each).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, West North Central region had lowest unemployment rate, Pacific region the highest, in January 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/west-north-central-region-had-lowest-unemployment-rate-pacific-region-the-highest-in-january-2015.htm (visited August 07, 2020).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs Presents data that can help increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in the nation’s labor market.
- How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth Examines how women’s labor force participation and the aging of the U.S. population affect trends in labor force growth.
- Meal Appeal: Patterns of Expenditures on Food away from Home
Examines spending on food away from home, such as meals or snacks from restaurants, vending machines, employer cafeterias, or other venues.
- Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules in 2017–18
Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.