June 22, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Over-the-year changes in state unemployment rates, May 2010–2011

States with statistically significant unemployment rate changes from May 2010 to May 2011, seasonally adjusted
State May unemployment rate Over-the-year unemployment rate change(p)
2010 2011(p)

Nevada

14.9 12.1 -2.8

Michigan

12.8 10.3 -2.5

Indiana

10.4 8.2 -2.2

Oklahoma

7.1 5.3 -1.8

Illinois

10.5 8.9 -1.6

Ohio

10.2 8.6 -1.6

Oregon

10.9 9.3 -1.6

Footnotes:
(p) Preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Over-the-year changes in state unemployment rates, May 2010–2011.