Lowest State unemployment rates in 2006
March 05, 2007
In 2006, Hawaii again reported the lowest unemployment rate among the States, 2.4 percent.
Utah had the next lowest rate, 2.9 percent, followed by Nebraska and Virginia at 3.0 percent each. Twelve additional States registered annual average unemployment rates below 4.0 percent.
Altogether, 20 States had jobless rates that were significantly below the U.S. rate of 4.6 percent, while 12 states and the District of Columbia recorded rates that were appreciably above it. The rates for 18 States were not significantly different from the overall U.S. rate.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Lowest State unemployment rates in 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/mar/wk1/art01.htm (visited December 01, 2015).
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