December 29, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Unemployment by geographic region and division, November 2009

Unemployment rate by geographic region and division, November 2008 and November 2009, seasonally adjusted
Region and division Nov 2008 Nov 2009

Northeast

6.2 8.7

New England

6.2 8.5

Middle Atlantic

6.2 8.8

South

6.3 9.3

South Atlantic

6.7 10.0

East South Central

6.8 10.3

West South Central

5.4 7.7

Midwest

6.7 9.8

East North Central

7.4 11.0

West North Central

5.4 7.2

West

7.2 10.6

Mountain

5.7 8.2

Pacific

7.9 11.6

These data featured in the TED article, Unemployment by geographic region and division, November 2009.