State Unemployment Rates 2009                                                                    

 

State

Jan.

Feb.

Mar.

Apr.

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Alabama

7.8

8.4

9.0

9.0

9.8

10.1

10.2

10.4

10.7

10.9

10.5

11.0

Alaska

7.9

8.0

8.5

8.0

8.4

8.4

8.3

8.3

8.4

8.9

8.7

8.8

Arizona

7.0

7.4

7.8

7.7

8.2

8.7

9.2

9.1

9.1

9.3

8.9

9.1

Arkansas

6.4

6.6

6.5

6.5

7.0

7.2

7.4

7.1

7.1

7.6

7.4

7.7

California

10.1

10.5

11.2

11.0

11.5

11.6

11.9

12.2

12.2

12.5

12.3

12.4

Colorado

6.6

7.2

7.5

7.4

7.6

7.6

7.8

7.3

7.0

6.9

6.9

7.5

Connecticut

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.9

8.0

8.0

7.8

8.1

8.4

8.8

8.2

8.9

Delaware

6.7

7.4

7.7

7.5

8.1

8.4

8.2

8.1

8.3

8.7

8.5

9.0

DC

9.3

9.9

9.8

9.9

10.7

10.9

10.6

11.1

11.4

11.9

11.8

12.1

Florida

8.6

9.4

9.7

9.6

10.2

10.6

10.7

10.7

11.0

11.2

11.5

11.8

Georgia

8.6

9.3

9.2

9.3

9.7

10.1

10.3

10.2

10.1

10.2

10.2

10.3

Hawaii

6.1

6.5

7.1

6.9

7.4

7.4

7.0

7.2

7.2

7.2

7.0

6.9

Idaho

6.6

6.8

7.0

7.0

7.8

8.4

8.8

8.9

8.8

9.0

9.1

9.1

Illinois

7.9

8.6

9.1

9.4

10.1

10.3

10.4

10.0

10.5

11.0

10.9

11.1

Indiana

9.2

9.4

10.0

9.9

10.6

10.7

10.6

9.9

9.6

9.8

9.6

9.9

Iowa

4.8

4.9

5.2

5.1

5.8

6.2

6.5

6.8

6.7

6.7

6.7

6.6

Kansas

5.8

5.9

6.1

6.4

7.0

7.0

7.4

7.1

6.9

6.8

6.3

6.6

Kentucky

8.7

9.2

9.8

9.8

10.6

10.9

11.0

11.1

10.9

11.2

10.6

10.7

Louisiana

5.1

5.7

5.8

6.2

6.6

6.8

7.4

7.8

7.4

7.4

6.7

7.5

Maine

7.8

8.0

8.1

7.9

8.3

8.5

8.4

8.6

8.5

8.2

8.0

8.3

Maryland

6.2

6.7

6.9

6.8

7.2

7.3

7.3

7.2

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.5

Massachusetts

7.4

7.8

7.8

8.0

8.2

8.6

8.8

9.1

9.3

8.9

8.8

9.4

Michigan

11.6

12.0

12.6

12.9

14.1

15.2

15.0

15.2

15.3

15.1

14.7

14.6

Minnesota

7.6

8.1

8.2

8.1

8.2

8.4

8.1

8.0

7.3

7.6

7.4

7.4

Mississippi

8.7

9.1

9.4

9.1

9.6

9.0

9.7

9.5

9.2

9.8

9.6

10.6

Missouri

8.0

8.3

8.7

8.1

9.0

9.3

9.3

9.5

9.5

9.3

9.5

9.6

Montana

5.6

6.0

6.1

6.0

6.3

6.4

6.7

6.6

6.7

6.4

6.4

6.7

Nebraska

4.3

4.2

4.6

4.4

4.4

5.0

4.9

5.0

4.9

4.9

4.5

4.7

Nevada

9.4

10.1

10.4

10.6

11.3

12.0

12.5

13.2

13.3

13.0

12.3

13.0

New Hampshire

5.1

5.3

6.2

6.3

6.5

6.8

6.8

6.9

7.2

6.8

6.7

7.0

New Jersey

7.3

8.2

8.3

8.4

8.8

9.2

9.3

9.7

9.8

9.7

9.7

10.1

New Mexico

5.1

5.4

5.9

5.8

6.5

6.8

7.0

7.5

7.7

7.9

7.8

8.3

New York

7.0

7.8

7.8

7.7

8.2

8.7

8.6

9.0

8.9

9.0

8.6

9.0

North Carolina

9.7

10.7

10.8

10.8

11.1

11.0

11.0

10.8

10.8

11.0

10.8

11.2

North Dakota

4.2

4.3

4.2

4.0

4.4

4.2

4.2

4.3

4.2

4.2

4.1

4.4

Ohio

8.8

9.4

9.7

10.2

10.8

11.1

11.2

10.8

10.1

10.5

10.6

10.9

Oklahoma

5.0

5.5

5.9

6.2

6.3

6.3

6.5

6.8

6.7

7.1

7.0

6.6

Oregon

9.9

10.8

12.1

12.0

12.4

12.2

11.9

12.2

11.5

11.3

11.1

11.0

Pennsylvania

7.0

7.5

7.8

7.8

8.2

8.3

8.5

8.6

8.8

8.8

8.5

8.9

Puerto Rico

13.0

14.3

15.0

15.4

14.4

14.5

15.5

15.1

16.2

15.6

15.9

15.0

Rhode Island

10.3

10.5

10.5

11.1

12.1

12.4

12.7

12.8

13.0

12.9

12.7

12.9

South Carolina

10.4

11.0

11.4

11.5

12.1

12.1

11.8

11.5

11.6

12.1

12.3

12.6

South Dakota

4.4

4.6

4.9

4.8

5.0

5.1

4.9

4.9

4.8

5.0

5.0

4.7

Tennessee

8.6

9.1

9.6

9.9

10.7

10.8

10.7

10.8

10.5

10.5

10.3

10.9

Texas

6.4

6.5

6.7

6.7

7.1

7.5

7.9

8.0

8.2

8.3

8.0

8.3

Utah

4.6

5.1

5.2

5.2

5.4

5.7

6.0

6.0

6.2

6.5

6.3

6.7

Vermont

6.8

7.0

7.2

7.1

7.3

7.1

6.8

6.8

6.7

6.5

6.4

6.9

Virginia

6.0

6.6

6.8

6.8

7.1

7.2

6.9

6.5

6.7

6.6

6.6

6.9

Washington

7.8

8.4

9.2

9.1

9.4

9.3

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.3

9.2

9.5

West Virginia

5.3

6.0

6.9

7.5

8.6

9.2

9.0

9.0

8.9

8.5

8.4

9.1

Wisconsin

6.9

7.7

8.5

8.6

8.9

9.0

9.0

8.8

8.3

8.4

8.2

8.7

Wyoming

3.7

3.9

4.5

4.5

5.0

5.9

6.5

6.6

6.8

7.4

7.2

7.5

Source:  U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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