Unemployment Rates for States for October 2009 – Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics latest release regarding the Unemployment Rates for Sates from October 2009:

Unemployment Rates for States

Unemployment Rates for States Oct. 2009
Rank State Rate
1 NORTH DAKOTA 4.2
2 NEBRASKA 4.9
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 5.0
4 MONTANA 6.4
5 UTAH 6.5
5 VERMONT 6.5
7 VIRGINIA 6.6
8 IOWA 6.7
9 KANSAS 6.8
9 NEW HAMPSHIRE 6.8
11 COLORADO 6.9
12 OKLAHOMA 7.1
13 HAWAII 7.2
14 MARYLAND 7.3
15 LOUISIANA 7.4
15 WYOMING 7.4
17 ARKANSAS 7.6
17 MINNESOTA 7.6
19 NEW MEXICO 7.9
20 MAINE 8.2
21 TEXAS 8.3
22 WISCONSIN 8.4
23 WEST VIRGINIA 8.5
24 DELAWARE 8.7
25 CONNECTICUT 8.8
25 PENNSYLVANIA 8.8
27 ALASKA 8.9
27 MASSACHUSETTS 8.9
29 IDAHO 9.0
29 NEW YORK 9.0
31 ARIZONA 9.3
31 MISSOURI 9.3
31 WASHINGTON 9.3
34 NEW JERSEY 9.7
35 INDIANA 9.8
35 MISSISSIPPI 9.8
37 GEORGIA 10.2
38 OHIO 10.5
38 TENNESSEE 10.5
40 ALABAMA 10.9
41 ILLINOIS 11.0
41 NORTH CAROLINA 11.0
43 FLORIDA 11.2
43 KENTUCKY 11.2
45 OREGON 11.3
46 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 11.9
47 SOUTH CAROLINA 12.1
48 CALIFORNIA 12.5
49 RHODE ISLAND 12.9
50 NEVADA 13.0
51 MICHIGAN 15.1

p = preliminary.
NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.

Last Modified Date: November 20, 2009

Sources: United States Department of Labor (http://www.bls.gov/web/laumstrk.htm).

To read the latest Employment Situation Summary from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, click here.

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