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Lowest State unemployment rates in 2006

March 05, 2007

In 2006, Hawaii again reported the lowest unemployment rate among the States, 2.4 percent.

States with the lowest unemployment rates, 2006
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Utah had the next lowest rate, 2.9 percent, followed by Nebraska and Virginia at 3.0 percent each. Twelve additional States registered annual average unemployment rates below 4.0 percent.

Altogether, 20 States had jobless rates that were significantly below the U.S. rate of 4.6 percent, while 12 states and the District of Columbia recorded rates that were appreciably above it. The rates for 18 States were not significantly different from the overall U.S. rate.

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. To learn more, see Regional and State Unemployment, 2006 Annual Averages (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-0305.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Lowest State unemployment rates in 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/mar/wk1/art01.htm (visited July 30, 2014).

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