State Unemployment Rates For February, At A Glance
The Associated Press
Unemployment rates fell in 22 states in February from January, as the nation's job market showed steady improvement.
The Labor Department said unemployment rates rose in 12 states and were unchanged in 16.
Nationally, the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent in February â¿¿ lowest since December 2008 â¿¿ from 7.9 percent in January. Since November, employers across the country have added 200,000 jobs a month, double the pace of hiring last spring.Here are the unemployment rates for each state, compared with the previous month and a year earlier: State unemployment rates (Figures in percentages) StateFebruary 2013January 2013February 2012Alabama220.127.116.11Alaska18.104.22.168Arizona7.98.08.4Arkansas22.214.171.124California9.69.810.8Colorado126.96.36.199Connecticut8.08.18.1Delaware188.8.131.52Florida184.108.40.206Georgia220.127.116.11Hawaii18.104.22.168Idaho22.214.171.124Illinois9.59.08.9Indiana126.96.36.199Iowa5.05.05.4Kansas188.8.131.52Kentucky184.108.40.206Louisiana6.05.96.9Maine220.127.116.11Maryland18.104.22.168Massachusetts22.214.171.124Michigan126.96.36.199Minnesota188.8.131.52Mississippi184.108.40.206Missouri220.127.116.11Montana18.104.22.168Nebraska22.214.171.124Nevada9.69.711.8New Hampshire126.96.36.199New Jersey188.8.131.52New Mexico184.108.40.206New York220.127.116.11North Carolina18.104.22.168North Dakota22.214.171.124Ohio7.07.07.5Oklahoma5.05.15.3Oregon126.96.36.199Pennsylvania188.8.131.52Rhode Island9.49.810.7South Carolina184.108.40.206South Dakota220.127.116.11Tennessee18.104.22.168Texas22.214.171.124Utah126.96.36.199Vermont188.8.131.52Virginia184.108.40.206Washington220.127.116.11Washington D.C.18.104.22.168West Virginia22.214.171.124Wisconsin7.27.06.9Wyoming126.96.36.199
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