Special Report

States With the Highest Unemployment Last Month

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New Mexico
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 5.6% (the highest)
> 1-month change: -0.3 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.7 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 10.5% (Mar. 1983)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.5% (Sept. 2007)

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New York
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 4.9% (8th highest)
> 1-month change: -0.4 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -3.5 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 16.5% (May 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.7% (June 2019)

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North Carolina
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 3.7% (23rd lowest)
> 1-month change: -0.2 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.7 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 14.2% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.1% (Mar. 1999)

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North Dakota
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 2.9% (11th lowest)
> 1-month change: -0.2 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.6 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 8.3% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 2.0% (Dec. 2019)

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Ohio
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 4.2% (20th highest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -1.6 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 16.4% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.8% (Mar. 2001)

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