March 04, 2008
In 2007, the State with the highest unemployment rate was Michigan at 7.2 percent.
Mississippi (6.3 percent) and Alaska (6.2 percent) had the next highest rates in 2007. All three States had the same rankings in 2006.
The annual average U.S. jobless rate was 4.6 percent in 2007.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Highest State unemployment rates in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk1/art02.htm (visited July 31, 2014).
This edition of Spotlight on Statistics examines labor productivity trends from 2000 through 2010 for selected industries and sectors within the nonfarm business sector of the U.S. economy. Read more »