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Old 10-21-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Unemployment rates by state (September 2011)
3.5% - North Dakota
4.2% - Nebraska
4.6% - South Dakota
5.4% - New Hampshire
5.8% - Vermont
5.8% - Wyoming
5.9% - Oklahoma
6.0% - Iowa
6.4% - Hawaii
6.5% - Virginia

6.6% - New Mexico
6.7% - Kansas
6.9% - Louisiana
6.9% - Minnesota

7.3% - Massachusetts
7.4% - Maryland
7.4% - Utah
7.5% - Maine
7.6% - Alaska
7.7% - Montana

7.8% - Wisconsin
8.0% - New York
8.1% - Delaware
8.2% - West Virginia
8.3% - Arkansas
8.3% - Colorado
8.3% - Pennsylvania
8.5% - Texas
8.7% - Missouri
8.9% - Connecticut

8.9% - Indiana
9.0% - Idaho

9.1% - Arizona
9.1% - Ohio
9.1% - Washington

9.2% - New Jersey
9.6% - Oregon
9.7% - Kentucky
9.8% - Alabama
9.8% - Tennessee

10.0% - Illinois
10.3% - Georgia
10.5% - North Carolina
10.5% - Rhode Island
10.6% - Florida
10.6% - Mississippi
11.0% - South Carolina

11.1% - Michigan
11.1% - Washington DC
11.9% - California

13.4% - Nevada

Unemployment rates by state with 8,000,000+ population (September 2011)
6.5% - Virginia
8.0% - New York
8.3% - Pennsylvania
8.5% - Texas

9.1% - Ohio
9.2% - New Jersey
10.0% - Illinois
10.3% - Georgia
10.5% - North Carolina
10.6% - Florida


11.1% - Michigan
11.9% - California

Key
States with unemployment rates less than 2% below the national rate are shaded in BLUE. States with unemployment rates 2% or more below the national rate are shaded in DARK BLUE.

States with unemployment rates less than 2% above the national rate are shaded in RED. States with unemployment rates 2% or more above the national rate are shaded in DARK RED.

States with unemployment rates that match the national rate are shaded in GRAY.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Good post!
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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Agreed, good post.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Reservoir Hill, Baltimore, MD
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Interesting. Thanks.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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Awesome....I live in #50.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Thanks for posting this. One thing that many people do not consider in unemployment rates, however, is that these figures exclude people who are discouraged by the job market and thus give up on looking for a job. So, in actuality, the true unemployment rate is likely at least slightly higher in all states. Also, once the economic growth starts to pick up more, formerly uncounted unemployed people will boost those unemployment numbers by once again looking for a job, which is kind of counterintuitive.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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Thanks for posting this. One thing that many people do not consider in unemployment rates, however, is that these figures exclude people who are discouraged by the job market and thus give up on looking for a job. So, in actuality, the true unemployment rate is likely at least slightly higher in all states. Also, once the economic growth starts to pick up more, formerly uncounted unemployed people will boost those unemployment numbers by once again looking for a job, which is kind of counterintuitive.
Correct and I think with all things considered, many people are probably surprised by the order of many states.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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Unless the numbers are seasonally adjusted, they don't mean much. Many states UE rise and plummet depending on time of year.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Metro area numbers come out the 2nd.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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^^^ I do wonder if it would also break down the unemployment rates of certain metro areas as the ratio of the unemployed can greatly vary from county to county.

I Know real estate still seems to be carrying the burden but I do wonder why the Southeeastern states are having such a slow recovery, what is keeping the Paicific Northwest down, and why the Northern New England states are fairing so well.

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