Regional and state unemployment rates changed little in January 2015. Among the nine geographic regions, the West North Central had the lowest unemployment rate, 4.2 percent in January. The Pacific had the highest rate, 6.7 percent.
All nine regions had significant unemployment rate declines from a year earlier. The largest of these decreases occurred in the East North Central (-1.6 percentage points). The next largest over-the-year decreases were in the Middle Atlantic, Mountain, and New England regions (-1.1 percentage points each).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, West North Central region had lowest unemployment rate, Pacific region the highest, in January 2015 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/west-north-central-region-had-lowest-unemployment-rate-pacific-region-the-highest-in-january-2015.htm (visited January 28, 2023).