Unemployment Rates by State

BLS is out with some state specific data on the employment situation that I found interesting. For example, California (4.3 percent), Hawaii (2.0 percent), and Mississippi (4.6 percent) just set
new record lows back to the beginning of the data set in 1976. Hawaii has the lowest unemployment rate in the union, while Alaska’s is the highest (7.3 percent).

Here’s a trio of tables for my Chart o’ the Day…

Outliers:

Big month over month changes:

Big year over year changes:

Source:

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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  1. Unemployment Rates by State – Financial Solutions commented on Jan 23

    […] BLS is out with some state specific data on the employment situation that I found interesting. For example, California (4.3 percent), Hawaii (2.0 percent), and Mississippi (4.6 percent) just set new record lows back to the beginning of the data set in 1976. Hawaii has the lowest unemployment rate in the union, while Alaska’s is the highest (7.3 percent). Here’s a trio of tables for my Chart o’ the Day&#8… Source: http://thereformedbroker.com/2018/01/23/unemployment-rates-by-state/ […]