More interesting data from the BLS,
In May 2012, 27 states had unemployment rates that were significantly lower than the U.S. rate of 8.2 percent, while five states and the District of Columbia recorded rates significantly above it. The remaining 18 states had unemployment rates that were not statistically different from the U.S. rate.
Nevada continued to record the highest unemployment rate among the states, 11.6 percent in May. Rhode Island and California posted the next highest rates, 11.0 and 10.8 percent, respectively. North Dakota again registered the lowest jobless rate, 3.0 percent, followed by Nebraska, 3.9 percent.
No state experienced a statistically significant unemployment rate change over the month. However, 28 states reported statistically significant rate changes from a year earlier, all of which were decreases. The largest of these occurred in Michigan and Nevada (−2.1 percentage points each) and Florida and Mississippi (−2.0 points each).
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