Unemployment Improves Across Country, 12 States Didn’t Improve

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Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

50. South Dakota
> 2016 unemployment: 2.8% (tied – the lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 3.1% (3rd lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.3%
> Adults w/ college degree: 27.5% (17th lowest)

New Hampshire covered bridge

49. New Hampshire
> 2016 unemployment: 2.8% (tied – lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 3.4% (4th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.6%
> Adults w/ college degree: 35.7% (8th highest)

waikiki beach and diamond head in honolulu hawaii

48. Hawaii
> 2016 unemployment: 3.0% (3rd lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 3.6% (tied – 5th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.6%
> Adults w/ college degree: 31.4% (18th highest)

North Dakota (field)

47. North Dakota
> 2016 unemployment: 3.2% (tied – 4th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 2.8% (the lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: 0.4%
> Adults w/ college degree: 29.1% (24th lowest)

Omaha, Nebraska

46. Nebraska
> 2016 unemployment: 3.2% (tied – 4th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 3.0% (2nd lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: 0.2%
> Adults w/ college degree: 30.2% (21st highest)