2006-07 changes in State unemployment rates
March 05, 2008
Ten States recorded statistically significant changes in their annual average unemployment rates from 2006 to 2007—five States registered rate decreases and five had rate increases.
New Mexico and Texas posted the largest over-the-year jobless rate declines (-0.8 and -0.6 percentage point, respectively), while Florida, Minnesota, and Nevada reported the largest rate increases (+0.6 percentage point each).
Forty States and the District of Columbia recorded annual average unemployment rates for 2007 that were not appreciably different from those of the previous year, even though some had changes that were at least as large numerically as the statistically significant changes.
The annual average unemployment rate for the United States was unchanged between 2006 and 2007.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 2006-07 changes in State unemployment rates on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk1/art03.htm (visited April 27, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.