10 states with highest & 10 states with lowest unemployment rates

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 10 state with the highest and lowest rates for unemployment as of March 2016.

Lowest unemployment rates:

1. South Dakota: 2.5
2. New Hampshire: 2.6
3. Colorado: 2.9
4. Nebraska: 3.0
5. Hawaii: 3.1
6. North Dakota: 3.1
7. Vermont: 3.3
8. Maine: 3.4
9. Utah: 3.5
10. Minnesota: 3.7

Highest unemployment rates:

1. Alaska: 6.6
2. West Virginia: 6.5
3. Illinois: 6.5
4. District of Columbia: 6.5
5. Mississippi: 6.3
6. New Mexico: 6.2
7. Alabama: 6.2
8. Louisiana: 6.1
9. Washington: 5.8
10. Nevada: 5.8

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