US State Unemployment Rates In May, At A Glance
By The Associated Press
Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, led by drops in California, West Virginia, New York and Hawaii.
The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 17 states and were unchanged in eight.
Hiring has been steady nationwide, leading to a better job market in many areas of the country. Employers added jobs in 33 states last month.Here are unemployment rates in May for each state, compared with April and a year earlier: May 2013April 2013May 2012Alabama184.108.40.206Alaska220.127.116.11Arizona18.104.22.168Arkansas22.214.171.124California8.6910.7Colorado126.96.36.199Connecticut888.4Delaware188.8.131.52Florida184.108.40.206Georgia220.127.116.11Hawaii18.104.22.168Idaho22.214.171.124Illinois126.96.36.199Indiana188.8.131.52Iowa184.108.40.206Kansas220.127.116.11Kentucky18.104.22.168Louisiana22.214.171.124Maine126.96.36.199Maryland188.8.131.52Massachusetts184.108.40.206Michigan220.127.116.11Minnesota18.104.22.168Mississippi22.214.171.124Missouri6.86.77Montana126.96.36.199Nebraska3.83.74Nevada9.59.611.5New Hampshire188.8.131.52New Jersey184.108.40.206New Mexico6.76.77New York220.127.116.11North Carolina18.104.22.168North Dakota3.23.33Ohio777.3Oklahoma54.95.1Oregon22.214.171.124Pennsylvania126.96.36.199Rhode Island8.98.810.6South Carolina889.3South Dakota44.14.4Tennessee8.388.1Texas6.56.47Utah188.8.131.52Vermont4.145Virginia184.108.40.206Washington6.878.4Washington, D.C.220.127.116.11West Virginia18.104.22.168Wisconsin77.17Wyoming22.214.171.124
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