Friday, July 20, 2007

12 States Set Record Low Jobless Rates in 2007

State unemployment rates for June were released today by the BLS, showing that 18 states have set historical record-low jobless rates in the last year, and 12 of those record lows were set this year (see 18 states in red in the map above). The states of Arizona (3.4%), New Mexico (3.2%), and Texas (4.1%) all recorded historical record low unemployment rates in June 2007. Here are the 18 states that have set historical record-low jobless rates in the last year:

Alabama: 3.3% in April 2007
Alaska: 5.8% in April 2007
Arizona: 3.4% in June 2007
California: 4.7% in November 2006
Florida: 3.2% in October 2006
Hawaii: 2.0% in December 2006
Idaho: 2.3% in May 2007
Illinois: 4.0% in November 2006
Louisiana: 3.3% in July 2006
Montana: 2.0% in March 2007
Nevada: 4.1% in May 2006
New Mexico: 3.2% in June 2007
New York: 4.0% in March 2007
Pennsylvania: 3.8% in March 2007
Texas: 4.1% in June 2007
Utah: 2.3% in February 2007
Washington: 4.4% in April 2007
W. Virginia: 4.0% in January 2007

5 Comments:

At 7/20/2007 2:31 PM, Blogger The H.C. said...

Mark,
You forgot to mention that Michigan was the state with the highest unemployment in the U.S. (7.2%) It should also be noted that Michigan was the ONLY state that didn't add any jobs last year. Waytago Buffy the Job Killer! (Gov. Granholm) Other than that...Great Post!

 
At 7/20/2007 5:27 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

See new post on Michigan!

 
At 7/20/2007 8:08 PM, Blogger knicksgrl0917 said...

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At 7/20/2007 8:09 PM, Blogger knicksgrl0917 said...

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At 7/22/2007 9:49 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Removed posts were spam.

 

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