The Unemployment Rate in Your State

Before you start any pursuit, including a job hunt, you should understand the market conditions–both nationally and locally.  By now, you’re aware that the national unemployment rate is 9.5% but do you know the unemployment rate is your state?

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BY STATE

  1. Alabama (9.7)
  2. Alaska (7.7)
  3. Arizona (9.6)
  4. Arkansas (7.4)
  5. California (12.3)
  6. Colorado (8.0)
  7. Connecticut (8.9)
  8. Delaware (8.4)
  9. District of Columbia (9.8)
  10. Florida (11.5)
  11. Georgia (9.9)
  12. Hawaii (6.3)
  13. Idaho (8.8)
  14. Illinois (10.3)
  15. Indiana (10.2)
  16. Iowa (6.8)
  17. Kansas (6.5)
  18. Kentucky (9.9)
  19. Louisiana (7.2)
  20. Maine (8.1)
  21. Maryland (7.1)
  22. Massachusetts (9.0)
  23. Michigan (13.1)
  24. Minnesota (6.8)
  25. Mississippi (10.8)
  26. Missouri (9.2)
  27. Montana (7.3)
  28. Nebraska (4.7)
  29. Nevada (14.3)
  30. New Hampshire (5.8)
  31. New Mexico (8.2)
  32. New Jersey (9.7)
  33. New York (8.2)
  34. North Carolina (9.8)
  35. North Dakota (3.6)
  36. Ohio (10.3)
  37. Oklahoma (6.9)
  38. Oregon (10.6)
  39. Rhode Island (11.9)
  40. South Carolina (10.8)
  41. South Dakota (4.4)
  42. Tennessee (9.8)
  43. Texas (8.2)
  44. Utah (7.2)
  45. Vermont (6.0)
  46. Virginia (7.0)
  47. Washington (8.9)
  48. West Virginia (8.6)
  49. Wisconsin (7.8)
  50. Wyoming (6.7)
  51. Puerto Rico (16.1)

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