State unemployment rates: June 2009
July 21, 2009
Michigan again reported the highest jobless rate, 15.2 percent, in June. Before June, the last State to have an unemployment rate of 15.0 percent or higher was West Virginia, in March 1984.
The States with the next highest rates were Rhode Island, 12.4 percent, Oregon, 12.2 percent, and South Carolina, 12.1 percent. The Rhode Island and South Carolina rates were the highest on record for those States.
North Dakota registered the lowest unemployment rate in June, 4.2 percent.
The national unemployment rate was 9.5 percent in June 2009.
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. More State unemployment statistics are available in "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment: June 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 09-0815.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State unemployment rates: June 2009 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/jul/wk3/art02.htm (visited July 27, 2017).
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