June 7, 2011

Unemployment Rates for States April 2011

Current Unemployment rates per state are listed below.   This data is from the BLS.gov website.

Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Apr. 2011p
RankStateRate
1 NORTH DAKOTA 3.3
2 NEBRASKA 4.2
3 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.9
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 4.9
5 VERMONT 5.3
6 OKLAHOMA 5.6
7 IOWA 6.0
7 WYOMING 6.0
9 HAWAII 6.1
9 VIRGINIA 6.1
11 MINNESOTA 6.5
12 KANSAS 6.7
13 MARYLAND 6.8
14 ALASKA 7.3
14 MONTANA 7.3
14 WISCONSIN 7.3
17 UTAH 7.4
18 PENNSYLVANIA 7.5
19 MAINE 7.6
19 NEW MEXICO 7.6
21 ARKANSAS 7.7
22 MASSACHUSETTS 7.8
23 NEW YORK 7.9
24 TEXAS 8.0
25 LOUISIANA 8.1
26 DELAWARE 8.2
26 INDIANA 8.2
28 OHIO 8.6
29 ILLINOIS 8.7
30 COLORADO 8.8
30 WEST VIRGINIA 8.8
32 MISSOURI 8.9
33 CONNECTICUT 9.1
33 WASHINGTON 9.1
35 ALABAMA 9.3
35 ARIZONA 9.3
35 NEW JERSEY 9.3
38 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 9.6
38 IDAHO 9.6
38 OREGON 9.6
38 TENNESSEE 9.6
42 NORTH CAROLINA 9.7
43 SOUTH CAROLINA 9.8
44 GEORGIA 9.9
45 KENTUCKY 10.0
46 MICHIGAN 10.2
47 MISSISSIPPI 10.4
48 FLORIDA 10.8
49 RHODE ISLAND 10.9
50 CALIFORNIA 11.9
51 NEVADA 12.5

2 comments:

  1. Very interesting! What's going on in North Dakota that makes their unemployment rate so low? Is it mainly that they have so few people per square mile, so they have to use everybody they've got?

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  2. Lola,

    North Dakota has a boom in oil production right now which is helping keep unemployment lower.
    ref : http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/11/us/11oil.html

    They've apparently added about 12,000 jobs in oil industry there and for a small state like ND thats about 2% of the workforce.

    Also they never had the housing boom and subsequent bust. When housing bust a lot of construction jobs were lost around the nation and ND escaped that. ND doesn't have a lot of manufacturing jobs either which were also hard hit in the recession. Nationally around 2% of the total unemployment is in construction and manufacturing.

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