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State unemployment rate in the U.S. in August 2014 (seasonally adjusted)

StateUnemployment rate
Georgia 8.1%
Mississippi 7.9%
Rhode Island 7.7%
Nevada 7.6%
District of Columbia 7.6%
Michigan 7.4%
California 7.4%
Tennessee 7.4%
Oregon 7.2%
Kentucky 7.1%
Arizona 7.1%
Alabama 6.9%
North Carolina 6.8%
Alaska 6.8%
Illinois 6.7%
New Mexico 6.7%
New Jersey 6.6%
Connecticut 6.6%
West Virginia 6.6%
Delaware 6.5%
New York 6.4%
Maryland 6.4%
South Carolina 6.4%
Arkansas 6.3%
Florida 6.3%
Missouri 6.3%
Louisiana 5.8%
Pennsylvania 5.8%
Indiana 5.8%
Massachusetts 5.8%
Ohio 5.7%
Virginia 5.6%
Wisconsin 5.6%
Maine 5.6%
Washington 5.6%
Texas 5.3%
Colorado 5.1%
Kansas 4.9%
Idaho 4.7%
Oklahoma 4.7%
Montana 4.7%
Wyoming 4.6%
Iowa 4.5%
New Hampshire 4.4%
Minnesota 4.3%
Hawaii 4.3%
Vermont 4.1%
Utah 3.6%
South Dakota 3.6%
Nebraska 3.6%
North Dakota 2.8%
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This table ranks the 51 states of the U.S. by their unemployment rate. In August 2014, North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rate in the United States. 2.8 percent of the population of North Dakota were unemployed in August 2014. The highest unemployment rate was recorded in Georgia, with 8.1 percent unemployment.

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