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Hawaii posts lowest jobless rate in December

January 23, 2018

Hawaii posted the lowest unemployment rate among all states in December at 2.0%, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. North Dakota and New Hampshire followed, both at 2.6%.

Alaska recorded the highest jobless rate among all states at 7.3% in December.

The BLS reported unemployment rates fell in December in six states, as well as the District of Columbia. Rates rose only in Colorado, which was up by 0.2 percentage point. California, Hawaii and Mississippi hit their lowest rates since 1976, when the series began at 4.3%, 2.0%, and 4.6%, respectively.

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