TABLE-U.S. state unemployment rates in March

WASHINGTON, April 16 (BestGrowthStock) – The following table shows
seasonally adjusted employment rates for the U.S. states,
Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia in March, compared
with February.

The data was released on Friday by the U.S. Department of
Labor.

The following figures are in percentage terms:

Feb March

2010 2010
Alabama. 11.1 11.0
Alaska.. 8.5 8.6
Arizona. 9.5 9.6
Arkansas…………… 7.7 7.8
California…………. 12.5 12.6
Colorado…………… 7.7 7.9
Connecticut………… 9.1 9.2
Delaware…………… 9.2 9.2
District of Columbia… 11.9 11.6
Florida. 12.2 12.3
Georgia. 10.5 10.6
Hawaii.. 6.9 6.9
Idaho… 9.5 9.4
Illinois…………… 11.4 11.5
Indiana. 9.8 9.9
Iowa…. 6.7 6.8
Kansas.. 6.5 6.5
Kentucky…………… 10.9 10.7
Louisiana………….. 7.3 6.9
Maine… 8.3 8.2
Maryland…………… 7.7 7.7
Massachusetts………. 9.5 9.3
Michigan…………… 14.1 14.1
Minnesota………….. 7.3 7.4
Mississippi………… 11.5 11.5
Missouri…………… 9.4 9.5
Montana. 6.9 7.1
Nebraska…………… 4.8 5.0
Nevada.. 13.2 13.4
New Hampshire………. 7.1 7.0
New Jersey…………. 9.9 9.8
New Mexico…………. 8.7 8.8
New York…………… 8.8 8.6
North Carolina……… 11.2 11.1
North Dakota……….. 4.1 4.0
Ohio…. 10.9 11.0
Oklahoma…………… 6.8 6.6
Oregon.. 10.5 10.6
Pennsylvania……….. 8.9 9.0
Rhode Island……….. 12.7 12.6
South Carolina……… 12.4 12.2
South Dakota……….. 4.8 4.8
Tennessee………….. 10.7 10.6
Texas… 8.2 8.2
Utah…. 7.1 7.2
Vermont. 6.6 6.5
Virginia…………… 7.2 7.4
Washington…………. 9.4 9.5
West Virginia………. 9.5 9.5
Wisconsin………….. 8.7 8.8
Wyoming. 7.5 7.3
Puerto Rico………… 16.0 16.2
(Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by James Dalgleish)

TABLE-U.S. state unemployment rates in March