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Unemployment Rates In Each US State

The Associated Press

An increase in hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 37 U.S. states last month, the latest indication that the job market is slowly healing.

Unemployment rates are now below 7 percent in 23 of the 50 states. The Labor Department says rates rose in seven states in October and were unchanged in six.

Here are the unemployment rates for each state: State unemployment ratesFigures in percentagesOctoberSeptemberOct. 2011Alabama8.18.28.5Alaska7.17.57.5Arizona8.18.29.2Arkansas7.27.18California10.110.211.5Colorado7.988.1Connecticut98.98.5Delaware6.86.87.3Florida8.58.710.2Georgia8.799.7Hawaii5.55.76.8Idaho77.18.6Illinois8.88.810Indiana88.29.1Iowa5.15.25.8Kansas5.75.96.6Kentucky8.48.49.3Louisiana6.677.1Maine7.47.67.3Maryland6.76.96.9Massachusetts6.66.57.1Michigan9.19.39.9Minnesota5.85.86.1Mississippi8.99.210.7Missouri6.96.98.3Montana66.16.8Nebraska3.83.94.4Nevada11.511.813.4New Hampshire5.75.75.4New Jersey9.79.89.3New Mexico6.36.47.2New York8.78.98.2North Carolina9.39.610.6North Dakota3.133.5Ohio6.97.18.3Oklahoma5.35.26.3Oregon8.68.79.3Pennsylvania8.18.27.9Rhode Island10.410.511.2South Carolina8.69.110South Dakota4.54.44.4Tennessee8.28.38.9Texas6.66.87.8Utah5.25.46.2Vermont5.55.45.4Virginia5.75.96.2Washington8.28.58.9Washington, D.C.8.58.710.3West Virginia7.57.67.9Wisconsin6.97.37.3Wyoming5.25.45.8

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