Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States, Fourth Quarter of 2011 through Third Quarter of 2012 Averages

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

Alternative measures of labor underutilization by state, fourth quarter of 2011 through third quarter of 2012 averages (percent)
State Measure
U-1 U-2 U-3 U-4 U-5 U-6

United States

4.7 4.6 8.3 8.8 9.7 15.0

Alabama

4.7 4.8 8.3 8.9 9.9 13.6

Alaska

3.1 4.3 7.8 8.3 9.2 13.1

Arizona

4.3 4.3 8.6 9.0 10.1 16.1

Arkansas

3.7 3.8 7.5 8.0 8.8 13.1

California

6.5 6.1 10.8 11.4 12.6 19.6

Colorado

4.4 4.9 8.2 8.5 9.4 15.0

Connecticut

5.1 5.1 8.4 8.9 9.8 14.7

Delaware

4.2 4.1 7.0 7.5 8.6 13.6

District of Columbia

6.5 4.3 9.3 9.9 11.2 14.5

Florida

5.8 5.2 8.9 9.8 10.6 16.4

Georgia

5.5 4.6 9.3 10.0 10.9 15.9

Hawaii

3.6 3.5 6.7 7.0 8.2 13.7

Idaho

3.8 3.7 7.6 7.9 8.9 15.3

Illinois

5.7 5.3 9.0 9.6 10.3 16.3

Indiana

4.4 4.7 8.5 8.9 9.7 14.7

Iowa

2.2 2.7 5.3 5.5 6.2 10.2

Kansas

2.6 3.1 5.8 6.2 6.9 10.4

Kentucky

4.3 4.6 8.4 8.8 9.6 14.3

Louisiana

4.2 3.3 7.5 8.1 9.2 12.7

Maine

4.0 4.5 7.8 8.1 9.4 14.9

Maryland

3.9 3.8 6.9 7.6 8.5 12.1

Massachusetts

3.6 4.2 6.6 7.2 8.0 13.2

Michigan

5.1 5.1 9.1 9.9 11.1 17.0

Minnesota

2.7 3.0 5.8 6.1 7.0 11.9

Mississippi

5.3 4.9 9.4 9.9 11.5 15.5

Missouri

3.7 4.3 7.1 7.6 8.2 12.9

Montana

2.5 3.3 6.1 6.4 7.3 14.4

Nebraska

1.7 2.0 4.2 4.5 5.0 9.1

Nevada

7.2 7.4 11.9 12.9 14.3 21.4

New Hampshire

2.8 3.2 5.5 5.9 6.6 11.1

New Jersey

5.9 6.1 9.4 10.0 10.9 15.6

New Mexico

4.1 3.5 7.2 7.7 9.3 14.8

New York

5.5 5.2 8.8 9.5 10.4 14.8

North Carolina

5.8 5.2 9.4 9.9 11.0 17.0

North Dakota

1.0 1.5 3.3 3.4 3.9 6.0

Ohio

4.0 4.2 7.5 7.8 8.8 13.6

Oklahoma

2.4 2.8 5.5 5.8 6.7 9.9

Oregon

4.5 5.3 8.9 9.2 10.4 17.3

Pennsylvania

4.2 4.6 7.7 8.2 9.1 13.9

Rhode Island

6.8 7.1 11.1 11.5 12.4 18.3

South Carolina

5.4 5.2 9.5 10.2 11.3 16.3

South Dakota

1.3 1.9 4.5 5.0 5.6 8.5

Tennessee

4.2 4.5 7.9 8.4 9.2 13.3

Texas

3.4 3.4 6.9 7.4 8.1 12.5

Utah

2.5 2.9 5.5 5.8 6.4 11.2

Vermont

2.0 3.1 5.2 5.5 6.4 11.1

Virginia

3.5 3.1 6.2 6.7 7.4 11.9

Washington

4.5 5.0 8.7 9.1 10.4 17.1

West Virginia

3.9 4.0 7.5 7.9 8.6 13.0

Wisconsin

3.7 3.9 7.2 7.5 8.4 13.0

Wyoming

2.2 2.6 5.7 5.9 6.7 10.4

Substate areas

Los Angeles County

6.8 6.2 11.3 12.0 13.0 21.3

New York City

6.6 5.8 9.7 10.6 11.6 16.0

Last Modified Date: October 26, 2012

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