Special Report

Unemployment Improves Across Country, 12 States Didn't Improve

Indianapolis, Indiana
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30. Indiana
> 2016 unemployment: 4.4% (tied – 20th lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.8% (tied – 20th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.4%
> Adults w/ college degree: 24.9% (9th lowest)

St. Louis, Missouri 3
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29. Missouri
> 2016 unemployment: 4.5% (22nd lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 5.0% (24th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.5%
> Adults w/ college degree: 27.8% (tied – 19th lowest)

Texas bluebonnet field and fence in spring
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28. Texas
> 2016 unemployment: 4.6% (23rd lowest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.5% (tied – 17th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: 0.1%
> Adults w/ college degree: 28.4% (tied – 21st lowest)

Knoxville, Tennessee
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27. Tennessee
> 2016 unemployment: 4.8% (tied – 24th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 5.6% (tied – 17th highest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.8%
> Adults w/ college degree: 25.7% (10th lowest)

New York Columbus Circle
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26. New York
> 2016 unemployment: 4.8% (tied – 24th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 5.3% (tied – 22nd highest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.5%
> Adults w/ college degree: 35.0% (9th highest)