US state unemployment rates in June, at a glance

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Posted: Jul 20, 2012 5:18 PM
US state unemployment rates in June, at a glance

Unemployment rates rose in 27 U.S. states last month, the Labor Department said Monday, the most in almost a year and reflection of weaker hiring nationwide.

Here are the unemployment rates by state last month, compared to May and a year ago:

State unemployment rates
Figures in percentages
June 2012 May 2012 June 2011
Alabama 7.8 7.4 9.3
Alaska 7.3 7 7.6
Arizona 8.2 8.2 9.6
Arkansas 7.2 7.3 8.1
California 10.7 10.8 11.9
Colorado 8.2 8.1 8.4
Connecticut 8.1 7.8 8.9
Delaware 6.7 6.8 7.4
Washington, D.C. 9.1 9.3 10.4
Florida 8.6 8.6 10.7
Georgia 9 8.9 9.9
Hawaii 6.4 6.3 6.7
Idaho 7.7 7.8 8.8
Illinois 8.7 8.6 9.9
Indiana 8 7.9 9.1
Iowa 5.2 5.1 6
Kansas 6.1 6.1 6.8
Kentucky 8.2 8.2 9.6
Louisiana 7.5 7.2 7.3
Maine 7.5 7.4 7.6
Maryland 6.9 6.7 7.2
Massachusetts 6 6 7.4
Michigan 8.6 8.5 10.6
Minnesota 5.6 5.6 6.7
Mississippi 8.8 8.7 10.8
Missouri 7.1 7.3 8.7
Montana 6.3 6.3 6.9
Nebraska 3.8 3.9 4.5
Nevada 11.6 11.6 13.8
New Hampshire 5.1 5 5.5
New Jersey 9.6 9.2 9.4
New Mexico 6.5 6.7 7.5
New York 8.9 8.6 8.2
North Carolina 9.4 9.4 10.6
North Dakota 2.9 3 3.6
Ohio 7.2 7.3 8.9
Oklahoma 4.7 4.8 6.1
Oregon 8.5 8.4 9.6
Pennsylvania 7.5 7.4 8
Rhode Island 10.9 11 11.4
South Carolina 9.4 9.1 10.5
South Dakota 4.3 4.3 4.7
Tennessee 8.1 7.9 9.4
Texas 7 6.9 8.1
Utah 6 6 6.9
Vermont 4.7 4.6 5.6
Virginia 5.7 5.6 6.3
Washington 8.3 8.3 9.3
West Virginia 7 6.9 8
Wisconsin 7 6.8 7.6
Wyoming 5.4 5.2 6
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics