Special Report

Unemployment Improves Across Country, 12 States Didn't Improve

15. Wyoming
> 2016 unemployment: 5.3% (tied – 13th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 4.2% (tied – 11th lowest)
> Chg. from 2015: 1.1%
> Adults w/ college degree: 26.2% (12th lowest)

Bristol County, Rhode Island
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14. Rhode Island
> 2016 unemployment: 5.3% (tied – 13th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 6.0% (tied – 9th highest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.7%
> Adults w/ college degree: 32.7% (13th highest)

Sedona in Arizona,USA
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13. Arizona
> 2016 unemployment: 5.3% (tied – 13th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 6.0% (tied – 9th highest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.7%
> Adults w/ college degree: 27.7% (18th lowest)

Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia
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12. Georgia
> 2016 unemployment: 5.4% (tied – 9th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 6.0% (tied – 9th highest)
> Chg. from 2015: -0.6%
> Adults w/ college degree: 29.9% (23rd highest)

Philadelphia at night, Pennsylvania
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11. Pennsylvania
> 2016 unemployment: 5.4% (tied – 9th highest)
> 2015 unemployment: 5.3% (tied – 22nd highest)
> Chg. from 2015: 0.1%
> Adults w/ college degree: 29.7% (24th highest)

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