Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States, 2005

The six state measures are based on the same definitions as those published for the U.S.:

Alternative measures of labor underutilization by state, 2005 annual averages (percent)
State Measure
U-1 U-2 U-3 U-4 U-5 U-6

United States

1.8 2.5 5.1 5.4 6.1 8.9

Alabama

1.7 1.7 4.2 4.4 4.9 6.7

Alaska

1.7 3.3 6.7 7.0 8.2 11.4

Arizona

1.5 1.9 4.8 5.0 5.8 8.3

Arkansas

1.4 2.3 5.1 5.4 6.0 9.1

California

1.9 2.6 5.3 5.6 6.3 9.7

Colorado

1.5 2.2 4.9 5.0 5.7 8.8

Connecticut

1.9 2.4 5.0 5.3 6.0 8.6

Delaware

1.4 2.5 4.3 4.5 5.1 6.8

District of Columbia

2.4 2.7 6.2 6.6 7.8 10.1

Florida

1.1 1.6 3.6 3.9 4.5 6.9

Georgia

1.9 2.6 5.4 5.9 6.6 9.1

Hawaii

0.9 1.0 2.9 3.1 3.7 6.4

Idaho

0.8 1.9 4.0 4.1 4.7 7.5

Illinois

2.4 3.1 5.6 5.9 6.7 9.6

Indiana

1.8 3.0 5.7 5.9 6.5 9.2

Iowa

1.5 1.9 4.5 4.6 5.3 8.2

Kansas

1.6 2.5 5.1 5.2 5.8 8.5

Kentucky

2.0 2.7 6.1 6.5 7.2 10.1

Louisiana

1.6 2.9 6.0 6.3 7.0 9.7

Maine

1.5 2.6 5.0 5.1 5.9 8.8

Maryland

1.6 1.9 4.2 4.5 5.3 7.0

Massachusetts

1.8 2.8 4.9 5.2 5.7 8.2

Michigan

2.5 3.6 6.6 7.1 7.9 12.0

Minnesota

1.2 1.9 3.9 4.0 4.6 7.4

Mississippi

2.5 2.8 6.9 7.4 8.1 11.0

Missouri

1.9 2.7 5.5 5.8 6.3 9.0

Montana

1.2 2.0 4.4 4.6 5.1 8.8

Nebraska

1.3 1.8 4.0 4.1 4.7 7.3

Nevada

1.0 2.0 4.3 4.5 5.0 7.5

New Hampshire

1.0 1.8 3.7 3.8 4.4 6.8

New Jersey

1.8 2.4 4.4 4.7 5.4 7.7

New Mexico

1.8 2.3 5.3 5.6 6.3 8.9

New York

2.2 2.7 5.0 5.4 6.1 8.6

North Carolina

1.8 2.4 5.2 5.5 6.2 9.9

North Dakota

0.8 1.4 3.4 3.7 3.9 6.5

Ohio

2.0 3.0 6.0 6.2 7.0 9.9

Oklahoma

1.4 1.7 4.6 4.8 5.6 8.0

Oregon

2.1 3.3 6.0 6.3 7.3 11.4

Pennsylvania

1.7 2.5 4.9 5.2 6.0 9.1

Rhode Island

1.7 3.0 5.2 5.4 6.3 9.3

South Carolina

2.7 3.3 6.7 7.1 7.9 11.3

South Dakota

1.2 1.7 4.3 4.6 5.1 7.8

Tennessee

1.8 2.4 5.6 6.0 6.7 9.4

Texas

1.8 2.4 5.4 5.7 6.2 9.3

Utah

0.8 1.6 4.1 4.3 4.9 8.0

Vermont

0.9 1.8 3.5 3.6 4.4 6.6

Virginia

0.8 1.5 3.5 3.7 4.2 6.7

Washington

1.7 2.5 5.6 5.8 6.7 10.1

West Virginia

1.8 2.5 5.3 5.9 6.5 9.3

Wisconsin

1.4 2.6 4.7 4.8 5.4 8.3

Wyoming

0.7 1.4 3.6 3.7 4.4 6.6

Substate areas

Los Angeles County

1.8 2.7 5.2 5.5 6.2 10.1

New York City

3.0 2.9 5.8 6.5 7.5 10.1

Last Modified Date: April 22, 2011

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