Sunday, December 24, 2006

Record Low Unemployment Rates in 15 States

In November, I reported that 14 states set historical record-low unemployment rates in 2006 through September. Based on November state jobless rates just released by the BLS on Friday, there are now 15 states that have set historical record-low unemployment rates in 2006:

Alabama: 3.2% in October
Arizona: 3.6% in August
California: 4.5%
Florida: 3.0% in June
Hawaii: 2.1% in October
Idaho: 3.2% in March
Illinois: 4.1% in November
Louisiana: 2.9% in July
Montana: 3.4% in March
Nevada: 3.6% in January
New Mexico: 4.0% in March
New York: 4.0% in October
Utah: 2.8% in October
Washington: 4.6% in March
W. Virigina: 3.8% in January

A Google News search indicates that nobody has reported this, shouldn't that be big economic news that almost 1 out of 3 states have set record-low jobless rates in 2006?


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