Special Report

States With the Highest Unemployment Last Month

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Oklahoma
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 2.6% (5th lowest)
> 1-month change: -0.1 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -2.2 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 12.6% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 2.6% (Feb. 2022)

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Oregon
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 4.0% (23rd highest)
> 1-month change: -0.2 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -2.2 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 13.3% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 3.4% (Feb. 2020)

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Pennsylvania
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 5.1% (5th highest)
> 1-month change: -0.3 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -2.2 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 16.5% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 4.1% (Apr. 2000)

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Rhode Island
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 3.9% (25th highest)
> 1-month change: -0.3 percentage points
> 1-yr. change: -2.2 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 18.4% (Apr. 2020)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 2.7% (May 1988)

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South Carolina
> Feb. 2022 unemployment rate: 3.5% (20th lowest)
> 1-month change: None
> 1-yr. change: -0.9 percentage points
> All-time high unemployment rate: 12.1% (Dec. 2009)
> All-time low unemployment rate: 2.4% (Sept. 2019)

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