10 Most Employed States in America

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Unemployment in the United States reached a peak of 10% during the recession of 2007-2009, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since then, the unemployment rate across the country has been on a slow and steady decline. The current unemployment rate is 5.9%.

However, through the tough economic times some states have fared better than others.

For our purposes, we define the "unemployed" as people counted in the labor force that are actively looking for jobs for over four weeks but have not secured one.

To find out which states have fared the best since the end of the recession, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most employed states in America based on numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Based on that data, here are the top 10 most employed states in the country...

#10 (tie): Montana

Unemployment rate: 4.6%

Population: 1,015,165

 

#10 (tie): Iowa

Unemployment rate: 4.6%

Population: 3,090,416

#9: Idaho

Unemployment rate: 4.5%

Population: 1,612,136

#8: Vermont

Unemployment rate: 4.4%

Population: 626,630

#7: New Hampshire

Unemployment rate: 4.3%

Population: 1,323,459

#6: Hawaii

Unemployment rate: 4.2%

Population: 1,404,054

#5: Minnesota

Unemployment rate: 4.1%

Population: 5,420,380

#4: Nebraska

Unemployment rate: 3.6%

Population: 1,868,516

#3: Utah

Unemployment rate: 3.5%

Population: 2,900,872

#2: South Dakota

Unemployment rate: 3.4%

Population: 844,877

#1: North Dakota

Unemployment rate: 2.8%

Population: 1,015,165

Read Also:  The 10 States With the Worst Unemployment Rates

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