State Unemployment Rates In August, At A Glance

state unemployment rates August 2011Unemployment rates rose in a majority of states in August for a third straight month. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates increased in 26 states, fell in 12 and remained unchanged in 12. Here's a look at state unemployment rates:

August 2011

July 2011

August 2010

Alabama

9.9

10

9.1

Alaska

7.7

7.7

7.9

Arizona

9.3

9.4

9.9

Arkansas

8.3

8.2

7.8

California

12.1

12

12.4

Colorado

8.5

8.5

8.8

Connecticut

9

9.1

9.1

Delaware

8.1

8.1

8.3

Washington, D.C.

11.1

10.8

9.8

Florida

10.7

10.7

11.6

Georgia

10.2

10.1

10.2

Hawaii

6.2

6.1

6.6

Idaho

9.2

9.4

9.4

Illinois

9.9

9.5

10

Indiana

8.7

8.5

10

Iowa

6.1

6

6.2

Kansas

6.7

6.5

7

Kentucky

9.5

9.5

10.2

Louisiana

7.2

7.6

7.7

Maine

7.6

7.7

7.7

Maryland

7.3

7.1

7.4

Massachusetts

7.4

7.6

8.4

Michigan

11.2

10.9

12.2

Minnesota

7.2

7.2

7.1

Mississippi

10.3

10.3

10.1

Missouri

8.8

8.8

8.6

Montana

7.8

7.7

7.3

Nebraska

4.2

4.2

4.5

Nevada

13.4

12.9

14.9

New Hampshire

5.3

5.2

5.8

New Jersey

9.4

9.5

9.3

New Mexico

6.6

6.7

8.5

New York

8

8

8.4

North Carolina

10.4

10.1

10.1

North Dakota

3.5

3.3

3.9

Ohio

9.1

9

9.9

Oklahoma

5.6

5.6

7

Oregon

9.6

9.5

10.7

Pennsylvania

8.2

7.8

8.6

Rhode Island

10.6

10.8

11.5

South Carolina

11.1

10.9

11

South Dakota

4.7

4.7

4.6

Tennessee

9.7

9.8

9.4

Texas

8.5

8.4

8.2

Utah

7.6

7.5

7.6

Vermont

5.9

5.7

6

Virginia

6.3

6.1

6.8

Washington

9.3

9.3

9.4

West Virginia

8.1

8.1

9.2

Wisconsin

7.9

7.8

8

Wyoming

5.8

5.7

6.8



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