US state unemployment rates in April, at a glance

Unemployment rates for each US state in April, compared with March and a year earlier

Associated Press

Steady hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states in April, the most in five months. The declines show the job market's recent improvement has been widespread.

Unemployment rates increased in only three states, the Labor Department said Friday: Louisiana, Tennessee and North Dakota. Rates were unchanged in seven states.

Here are the unemployment rates for each state, compared with the previous month and a year earlier:

April 2012 March 2013 April 2013
Alabama 7.4 7.2 6.9
Alaska 7 6.2 6
Arizona 8.4 7.9 7.9
Arkansas 7.3 7.2 7.1
California 10.7 9.4 9
Colorado 8.2 7.1 6.9
Connecticut 8.2 8 8
Delaware 7 7.2 7.2
Florida 8.9 7.5 7.2
Georgia 9.1 8.4 8.2
Hawaii 6.1 5.1 4.9
Idaho 7.3 6.1 6.1
Illinois 8.8 9.5 9.3
Indiana 8.3 8.7 8.5
Iowa 5.2 4.9 4.7
Kansas 5.8 5.6 5.5
Kentucky 8.2 8 7.9
Louisiana 6.8 6.2 6.5
Maine 7.3 7.1 6.9
Maryland 6.8 6.6 6.5
Massachusetts 6.6 6.4 6.4
Michigan 9.1 8.5 8.4
Minnesota 5.6 5.4 5.3
Mississippi 9 9.4 9.1
Missouri 7 6.7 6.6
Montana 6.1 5.6 5.5
Nebraska 4 3.8 3.7
Nevada 11.5 9.7 9.6
New Hampshire 5.4 5.7 5.5
New Jersey 9.4 9 8.7
New Mexico 7 6.9 6.7
New York 8.6 8.2 7.8
North Carolina 9.4 9.2 8.9
North Dakota 3 3.2 3.3
Ohio 7.3 7.1 7
Oklahoma 5 5 4.9
Oregon 8.8 8.2 8
Pennsylvania 7.8 7.9 7.6
Rhode Island 10.6 9.1 8.8
South Carolina 9.3 8.4 8
South Dakota 4.4 4.3 4.1
Tennessee 8.1 7.8 8
Texas 7 6.4 6.4
Utah 5.7 4.9 4.7
Vermont 4.9 4.1 4
Virginia 5.9 5.3 5.2
Washington 8.4 7.3 7
Washington, D.C. 9.1 8.6 8.5
West Virginia 7.1 7 6.6
Wisconsin 6.9 7.1 7.1
Wyoming 5.5 4.9 4.8

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