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In 2007, the State with the highest unemployment rate was Michigan at 7.2 percent.
Mississippi (6.3 percent) and Alaska (6.2 percent) had the next highest rates in 2007. All three States had the same rankings in 2006.
The annual average U.S. jobless rate was 4.6 percent in 2007.
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. To learn more, see "Regional and State Unemployment, 2007 Annual Averages," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-0262.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Highest State unemployment rates in 2007 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk1/art02.htm (visited June 05, 2023).