Special Report

Unemployment Improves Across Country, 12 States Didn't Improve

Downtown Boise Idaho just after sundown with Capital building
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40. Idaho
> 2016 unemployment: 3.8% (11th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.2% (tied – 11th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.4%
> Adults w/ college degree: 26.0% (11th lowest)

Maine

39. Maine
> 2016 unemployment: 3.9% (tied – 12th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.4% (tied – 15th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.5%
> Adults w/ college degree: 30.1% (22nd highest)

Canoe in for the Day, Minnesota
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38. Minnesota
> 2016 unemployment: 3.9% (tied – 12th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 3.7% (8th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: 0.2%
> Adults w/ college degree: 34.7% (10th highest)

Lynchburg, Virginia, USA Skyline
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37. Virginia
> 2016 unemployment: 4.0% (tied – 14th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.5% (tied – 17th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.5%
> Adults w/ college degree: 37.0% (6th highest)

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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36. Arkansas
> 2016 unemployment: 4.0% (tied – 14th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 5.1% (tied – 25th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -1.1%
> Adults w/ college degree: 21.8% (3rd lowest)