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 2012Alabama188.8.131.52Alaska184.108.40.206Arizona7.98.08.4Arkansas220.127.116.11California9.69.810.8Colorado18.104.22.168Connecticut8.08.18.1Delaware22.214.171.124Florida126.96.36.199Georgia188.8.131.52Hawaii184.108.40.206Idaho220.127.116.11Illinois9.59.08.9Indiana18.104.22.168Iowa5.05.05.4Kansas22.214.171.124Kentucky126.96.36.199Louisiana6.05.96.9Maine188.8.131.52Maryland184.108.40.206Massachusetts220.127.116.11Michigan18.104.22.168Minnesota22.214.171.124Mississippi126.96.36.199Missouri188.8.131.52Montana184.108.40.206Nebraska220.127.116.11Nevada9.69.711.8New Hampshire18.104.22.168New Jersey22.214.171.124New Mexico126.96.36.199New York188.8.131.52North Carolina184.108.40.206North Dakota220.127.116.11Ohio7.07.07.5Oklahoma5.05.15.3Oregon18.104.22.168Pennsylvania22.214.171.124Rhode Island9.49.810.7South Carolina126.96.36.199South Dakota188.8.131.52Tennessee184.108.40.206Texas220.127.116.11Utah18.104.22.168Vermont22.214.171.124Virginia126.96.36.199Washington188.8.131.52Washington D.C.184.108.40.206West Virginia220.127.116.11Wisconsin7.27.06.9Wyoming18.104.22.168
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