March 03, 2008
Hawaii again reported the lowest unemployment rate among the States, 2.6 percent in 2007, followed closely by Idaho and Utah at 2.7 percent each.
Twenty-one States registered annual average unemployment rates in 2007 that were significantly below the U.S. rate of 4.6 percent while nine States and the District of Columbia recorded rates that were appreciably above it. Jobless rates in the remaining 20 States were not significantly different from the overall U.S. rate.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Lowest State unemployment rates in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk1/art01.htm (visited November 25, 2015).
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