April 4, 2009

Unemployment by state for Feb. 2009

Unfortunately there are 7 states with over 10% unemployment. The worst hit are: Michigan 12%, South Carolina 11%, North Carolina 10.7%, Oregon 10.8%, California 10.5%, Rhode Island 10.5% & Nevada 10.1%

In the good news category there are 11 states under 6% unemployment. The best off are: Wyoming 3.9%, Nebraska 4.2%, North Dakota 4.3%, South Dakota 4.6%,Iowa 4.9%, Utah 5.1%, New Hampshire 5.3%, New Mexico 5.4%, Oklahoma 5.5%, Louisiana 5.7%, Kansas 5.9%.

The data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There is a graphic map of the nation with each state's unemployment rate.

Below is the list per state:



State February
2009
Alabama 8.4
Alaska 8.0
Arizona 7.4
Arkansas 6.6
California 10.5
Colorado 7.2
Connecticut 7.4
Delaware 7.4
District of Columbia 9.9
Florida 9.4
Georgia 9.3
Hawaii 6.5
Idaho 6.8
Illinois 8.6
Indiana 9.4
Iowa 4.9
Kansas 5.9
Kentucky 9.2
Louisiana 5.7
Maine 8.0
Maryland 6.7
Massachusetts 7.8
Michigan 12.0
Minnesota 8.1
Mississippi 9.1
Missouri 8.3
Montana 6.0
Nebraska 4.2
Nevada 10.1
New Hampshire 5.3
New Jersey 8.2
New Mexico 5.4
New York 7.8
North Carolina 10.7
North Dakota 4.3
Ohio 9.4
Oklahoma 5.5
Oregon 10.8
Pennsylvania 7.5
Rhode Island 10.5
South Carolina 11.0
South Dakota 4.6
Tennessee 9.1
Texas 6.5
Utah 5.1
Vermont 7.0
Virginia 6.6
Washington 8.4
West Virginia 6.0
Wisconsin 7.7
Wyoming 3.9

1 comment:

  1. My recollection (possibly faulty) is that SC (my state) had very low unemployment a year ago. It would intresting to see how the demographics of unemployment has changed.

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