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Eight states at historically low unemployment rates in March 2018 


April 25, 2018
In March 2018, unemployment rates for California (4.3 percent), Hawaii (2.1 percent), Idaho (2.9 percent), Kentucky (4.0 percent), Maine (2.7 percent), Mississippi (4.5 percent), Oregon (4.1 percent), and Wisconsin (2.9 percent) were at their lowest levels since the state unemployment data series began in January 1976. Among states, Hawaii had the lowest unemployment rate, followed by New Hampshire and North Dakota (2.6 percent each). Alaska had the highest unemployment rate, at 7.3 percent. Full Text »
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