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From April 2014 to April 2015, all 9 geographic divisions had statistically significant unemployment rate decreases. The largest and smallest decreases occurred in the Midwest region: 1.4 percentage points in the East North Central division and 0.5 percentage point in the West North Central division.
The unemployment rate declined significantly from April 2014 to April 2015 in all 4 U.S. regions: the West (1.2 percentage points), Midwest (1.1 points), Northeast (0.8 point), and South (0.8 point).
The West North Central division had the lowest unemployment rate in April 2015 (4.3 percent). The Pacific had the highest (6.1 percent). The Midwest region, composed of the East and West North Central divisions, had the lowest unemployment rate (5.0 percent) among regions. The West region, composed of the Mountain and Pacific divisions, had the highest (5.8 percent).
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — April 2015" (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, All 9 geographic divisions had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, April 2015 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/all-9-geographic-divisions-had-over-the-year-unemployment-rate-decreases-april-2015.htm (visited June 01, 2023).