Special Report

Unemployment Improves Across Country, 12 States Didn't Improve

Greenville, South Carolina
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25. South Carolina
> 2016 unemployment: 4.8% (tied – 24th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 6.0% (tied – 9th highest)
> Chg. from 2015: -1.2%
> Adults w/ college degree: 26.8% (tied – 15th lowest)

Detroit, Michigan ducks
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24. Michigan
> 2016 unemployment: 4.9% (tied – 20th highest
> 2015 unemployment: 5.4% (20th highest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.5%
> Adults w/ college degree: 27.8% (tied – 19th lowest)

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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23. Oklahoma
> 2016 unemployment: 4.9% (tied – 20th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.4% (tied – 15th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: 0.5%
> Adults w/ college degree: 24.6% (8th lowest)

Orlando, Florida Cityscape
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22. Florida
> 2016 unemployment: 4.9% (tied – 20th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 5.4% (20th highest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.5%
> Adults w/ college degree: 28.4% (tied – 21st lowest

Cincinnati, Ohio
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21. Ohio
> 2016 unemployment: 4.9% (tied – 20th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.9% (tied – 22nd lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: 0.0%
> Adults w/ college degree: 26.8% (tied – 15th lowest)