According to the latest figures released today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Among states, Nevada continued to post the highest unemployment rate at 12.9 percent, followed by California at 12 percent. North Dakota posted the lowest rate, 3.3 percent, followed by Nebraska, 4.1 percent.

State Unemployment Rates (lowest to highest)

Rank State Rate(%)
1 NORTH DAKOTA 3.3
2 NEBRASKA 4.1
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 4.7
4 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.2
5 OKLAHOMA 5.5
6 VERMONT 5.7
7 WYOMING 5.8
8 IOWA 6
9 HAWAII 6.1
9 VIRGINIA 6.1
11 KANSAS 6.5
12 NEW MEXICO 6.7
13 MARYLAND 7.2
13 MINNESOTA 7.2
15 UTAH 7.5
16 LOUISIANA 7.6
16 MASSACHUSETTS 7.6
18 ALASKA 7.7
18 MAINE 7.7
18 MONTANA 7.7
21 PENNSYLVANIA 7.8
21 WISCONSIN 7.8
23 NEW YORK 8
24 DELAWARE 8.1
24 WEST VIRGINIA 8.1
26 ARKANSAS 8.2
27 TEXAS 8.4
28 COLORADO 8.5
28 INDIANA 8.5
30 MISSOURI 8.7
31 OHIO 9
32 CONNECTICUT 9.1
33 WASHINGTON 9.3
34 ARIZONA 9.4
34 IDAHO 9.4
36 ILLINOIS 9.5
36 KENTUCKY 9.5
36 NEW JERSEY 9.5
36 OREGON 9.5
40 TENNESSEE 9.8
41 ALABAMA 10
42 GEORGIA 10.1
42 NORTH CAROLINA 10.1
44 MISSISSIPPI 10.4
45 FLORIDA 10.7
46 WASHINGTON, D.C. 10.8
46 RHODE ISLAND 10.8
48 MICHIGAN 10.9
48 SOUTH CAROLINA 10.9
50 CALIFORNIA 12
51 NEVADA 12.9

Source: BLS. Data seasonally adjusted.

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