Highest and Lowest Unemployment Rate Per State in the US


MESC UNEMPLOYMENT2#67134

 

 

Unemployment Rates for States

Monthly Rankings

Seasonally Adjusted

Dec. 2013

Rank

State

Rate

1

NORTH DAKOTA

2.7

2

NEBRASKA

3.6

2

SOUTH DAKOTA

3.6

3

UTAH

4.0

4

IOWA

4.2

4

VERMONT

4.2

5

WYOMING

4.4

6

HAWAII

4.7

6

MINNESOTA

4.7

7

KANSAS

4.9

8

NEW HAMPSHIRE

5.2

8

VIRGINIA

5.2

9

LOUISIANA

5.4

9

MONTANA

5.4

9

OKLAHOMA

5.4

10

IDAHO

5.6

 

Observations:

  • 63% of the top 10 states with the lowest unemployment rate are Republicans.

  • 37% Democrat

States with the Worst Unemployment Rate

 

10

NEW JERSEY

7.2

9

ARKANSAS

7.4

9

CONNECTICUT

7.4

9

GEORGIA

7.4

8

ARIZONA

7.6

8

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

7.6

7

TENNESSEE

7.7

6

MISSISSIPPI

7.8

5

KENTUCKY

7.9

4

CALIFORNIA

8.3

4

MICHIGAN

8.3

3

ILLINOIS

8.9

2

NEVADA

9.0

1

RHODE ISLAND

9.3

 

Observations:

  • Democratic and republican Governor’s share the 10 worst unemployment rates right down the middle; 50% each.

Conclusion

 

            These numbers were taken directly out of the United States Department of Labor. The states that are generating jobs, for the most part are run by Republican Governors. Out of the ten states with the unemployment rate below 5%, 7 are Republicans. I believe that the stories of each one of the 16 states with the lowest unemployment rate must be examine and be told. This nation must take notes and learn how to generate jobs. Likewise, we must take a closer look at the reason why the states with the highest unemployment rate find themselves there.

            I am not good in math, but I like to play around with statistics, for these are the numbers that do not lie.

 

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