Special Report

Unemployment Improves Across Country, 12 States Didn't Improve

Montpelier, Vermont 2
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45. Vermont
> 2016 unemployment: 3.3% (tied – 6th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 3.6% (tied – 5th lowest))
> Chg. from 2015: -0.3%
> Adults w/ college degree: 36.9% (7th highest)

Denver, Colorado 3
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44. Colorado
> 2016 unemployment: 3.3% (tied – 6th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 3.9% (10th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.6%
> Adults w/ college degree: 39.2% (2nd highest)

Salt Lake City, Utah
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43. Utah
> 2016 unemployment: 3.4% (8th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 3.6% (tied – 5th lowest))
> Chg. from 2015: -0.2%
> Adults w/ college degree: 31.8% (16th highest)

Massachusetts
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42. Massachusetts
> 2016 unemployment: 3.7% (tied – 9th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.9% (tied – 22nd lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -1.2%
> Adults w/ college degree: 41.5% (the highest)

Des Moines, Iowa
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41. Iowa
> 2016 unemployment: 3.7% (tied – 9th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 3.8% (9th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.1%
> Adults w/ college degree: 26.8% (tied – 15th lowest)