Special Report

States With the Highest Unemployment Last Month

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Kansas
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 2.5% (4th lowest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.1 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 12.2% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 2.5% (Feb. 2022)

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Kentucky
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 4.2% (20th highest)
> 1-month change: -0.2 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -0.5 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 16.5% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 4.0% (Jan. 2020)

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Louisiana
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 4.3% (18th highest)
> 1-month change: None
> 1-yr. change: -2.0 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 13.5% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.9% (Nov. 2007)

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Maine
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 4.0% (23rd highest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -0.6 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 9.2% (May 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 2.6% (June 2019)

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Maryland
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 5.0% (6th highest)
> 1-month change: -0.4 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -0.7 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 9.5% (May 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.1% (May 2019)

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