States with lower-than-national unemployment rates
March 20, 2013
In January 2013, 24 states reported jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 7.9 percent, 9 states had measurably higher rates, and 17 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.
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North Dakota again registered the lowest jobless rate, 3.3 percent. The unemployment rates in Nebraska, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and Iowa ranged from 3.8 to 5.0 percent.
California and Rhode Island recorded the highest unemployment rates among the states in January, 9.8 percent each.
The West continued to record the highest regional unemployment rate, 8.6 percent in January, while the Midwest and South reported the lowest rates, 7.3 percent each.
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — January 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0475.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, States with lower-than-national unemployment rates on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130320.htm (visited July 26, 2016).
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