April 23, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

State unemployment rates, March 2012

'Unemployment rates for states with statistically significant changes from March 2011 to March 2012, seasonally adjusted'
State Rate Over-the-year change (p)
March 2011 March 2012 (p)

Alabama

9.3 7.3 -2.0

California

11.9 11.0 -0.9

Connecticut

9.1 7.7 -1.4

Florida

10.7 9.0 -1.7

Georgia

9.8 9.0 -0.8

Michigan

10.5 8.5 -2.0

Minnesota

6.6 5.8 -0.8

Missouri

8.7 7.4 -1.3

Nevada

13.6 12.0 -1.6

Ohio

8.8 7.5 -1.3

South Carolina

10.4 8.9 -1.5

South Dakota

4.9 4.3 -0.6

Tennessee

9.4 7.9 -1.5

Texas

8.0 7.0 -1.0

Utah

7.1 5.8 -1.3

Vermont

5.8 4.8 -1.0

Washington

9.4 8.3 -1.1

Wisconsin

7.6 6.8 -0.8

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, State unemployment rates, March 2012.