March 01, 2004
States in the Pacific division continued to record the highest jobless rates in the nation in 2003: Oregon, 8.2 percent, Alaska, 8.0 percent, and Washington, 7.5 percent.
Overall, 17 states and the District of Columbia had rates above the national average of 6.0 percent in 2003, and one state had a rate equal to it. Four of the five Pacific states and three of the four West South Central states recorded rates above the U.S. figure.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Highest unemployment rate in 2003: Oregon on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/mar/wk1/art01.htm (visited May 21, 2013).
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