How Connecticut Compares In Unemployment

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics has its monthly report today on how all the states did in May, both in unemployment and in job growth or losses.

We are neither exceptionally good or exceptionally bad, when compared to the rest of the states.

Nevada has the highest unemployment rate, at 9.5 percent, and Illinois and Mississippi both have 9.1 percent unemployment. North Dakota, where an oil boom is fueling growth, unemployment is just 3.2 percent.

In all, 21 states are significantly lower than the national rate of 7.6 percent, 8 states are higher, and 21 states — including Connecticut — have rates that, when the margin of error in the survey is taken into account, are not appreciably different from the national number.

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