Special Report

Unemployment Improves Across Country, 12 States Didn't Improve

Helena, Montana
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35. Montana
> 2016 unemployment: 4.1% (tied – 16th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.2% (tied – 11th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.1%
> Adults w/ college degree: 30.6% (20th highest)

Downtown Madison, Wisconsin
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34. Wisconsin
> 2016 unemployment: 4.1% (tied – 16th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.6% (19th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.5%
> Adults w/ college degree: 28.4% (tied – 21st lowest)

Wichita, Kansas
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33. Kansas
> 2016 unemployment: 4.2% (18th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.2% (tied – 11th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: 0.0%
> Adults w/ college degree: 31.7% (17th highest)

Baltimore, Maryland 3
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32. Maryland
> 2016 unemployment: 4.3% (19th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 5.1% (tied – 25th highest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.8%
> Adults w/ college degree: 38.8% (3rd highest)

Wilmington, Delaware Memorial Bridge
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31. Delaware
> 2016 unemployment: 4.4% (tied – 20th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.8% (tied – 20th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.4%
> Adults w/ college degree: 30.9% (19th highest)