U.S. Department of Commerce

State Rankings -- Statistical Abstract of the United States

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, 2008

[When states share the same rank, the next lower rank is omitted. Because of rounded data, states may have identical values shown, but different ranks. Cautionary note]

State Percent1 Rank
    United States 5.8 (X)
Alabama 5.0 28
Alaska 6.7 6
Arizona 5.5 19
Arkansas 5.1 27
California 7.2 3
Colorado 4.9 29
Connecticut 5.7 18
Delaware 4.8 32
District of Columbia 7.0 (X)
Florida 6.2 14
Georgia 6.2 14
Hawaii 3.9 43
Idaho 4.9 29
Illinois 6.5 8
Indiana 5.9 17
Iowa 4.1 41
Kansas 4.4 37
Kentucky 6.4 10
Louisiana 4.6 35
Maine 5.4 21
Maryland 4.4 37
Massachusetts 5.3 25
Michigan 8.4 1
Minnesota 5.4 21
Mississippi 6.9 4
Missouri 6.1 16
Montana 4.5 36
Nebraska 3.3 47
Nevada 6.7 6
New Hampshire 3.8 44
New Jersey 5.5 19
New Mexico 4.2 40
New York 5.4 21
North Carolina 6.3 13
North Dakota 3.2 48
Ohio 6.5 8
Oklahoma 3.8 44
Oregon 6.4 10
Pennsylvania 5.4 21
Rhode Island 7.8 2
South Carolina 6.9 4
South Dakota 3.0 50
Tennessee 6.4 10
Texas 4.9 29
Utah 3.4 46
Vermont 4.8 32
Virginia 4.0 42
Washington 5.3 25
West Virginia 4.3 39
Wisconsin 4.7 34
Wyoming 3.1 49

Symbol
X Not applicable.

Footnote
1Percent unemployed of the civilian labor force.

Source: Except as noted, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program;
"Unemployment Rates for States";
See Table 616, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2010.

For more information:
Local Area Unemployment Statistics

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