Special Report

States With the Highest Unemployment Last Month

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Virginia
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 3.2% (16th lowest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.4 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 11.6% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 2.1% (Nov. 2000)

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Washington
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 4.3% (18th highest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.8 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 16.8% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.9% (Feb. 2020)

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West Virginia
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 3.9% (25th highest)
> 1-month change: -0.2 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.9 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 18.4% (Mar. 1983)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.9% (Feb. 2022)

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Wisconsin
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 2.9% (11th lowest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.5 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 14.1% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 2.9% (Feb. 2022)

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Wyoming
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 3.7% (23rd lowest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.3 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 9.1% (Jan. 1987)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 2.3% (May 1979)

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