December 27, 2010
In November, 13 states reported statistically significant over-the-year jobless rate decreases, the largest of which were in Michigan (−2.0 percentage points) and Alabama (−1.9 points).
The District of Columbia also posted a significant over-the-year unemployment rate decrease (−1.8 percentage points).
The only States that recorded significant rate increases from November 2009 to November 2010 were Colorado (+1.2 percentage points) and Utah (+0.9 percentage point).
The remaining 35 states registered unemployment rates that were not appreciably different from those of a year earlier.
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — November 2010" (HTML) (PDF), new release USDL-10-1728.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State unemployment rates, November 2009 to November 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101227.htm (visited March 02, 2015).
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