Special Report

States With the Highest Unemployment Last Month

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Alabama
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 3.0% (14th lowest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -0.8 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 14.9% (Jan. 1983)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 2.9% (Sept. 2019)

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Alaska
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 5.4% (3rd highest)
> 1-month change: -0.2 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.6 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 11.9% (May 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 5.2% (Mar. 2020)

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Arizona
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 3.6% (22nd lowest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -2.4 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 13.9% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.5% (Aug. 2007)

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Arkansas
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 3.1% (15th lowest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.7 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 10.1% (Mar. 1983)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.1% (Feb. 2022)

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California
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 5.4% (3rd highest)
> 1-month change: -0.3 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -3.2 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 16.1% (May 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 4.0% (Mar. 2020)

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