US state unemployment rates in July, at a glance

Unemployment rates rose in 28 U.S. states in July and fewer states added jobs, echoing national data that show the job market may have lost some momentum.
The Labor Department said Monday that unemployment rates were unchanged in 14 states and fell in eight _ the fewest to show a decline since January.
Hiring increased in 32 states in July compared with June, the fewest to report job gains in three months. Seventeen states reported job losses. California, Georgia and Florida reported the largest job gains, while New Jersey and Nevada lost the most.
Here are unemployment rates in July for each state, compared with June and a year earlier:
July 2013 June 2013 July 2012
Alabama 6.3 6.5 7.6
Alaska 6.3 6 7.1
Arizona 8 8 8.4
Arkansas 7.4 7.3 7.4
California 8.7 8.5 10.6
Colorado 7.1 7 8.1
Connecticut 8.1 8 8.6
Delaware 7.4 7.3 7.3
Florida 7.1 7.1 8.7
Georgia 8.8 8.5 9.1
Hawaii 4.5 4.6 5.9
Idaho 6.6 6.4 7.2
Illinois 9.2 9.1 9
Indiana 8.4 8.4 8.4
Iowa 4.8 4.6 5.5
Kansas 5.9 5.8 5.8
Kentucky 8.5 8.4 8.4
Louisiana 7 7 6.6
Maine 6.9 6.8 7.3
Maryland 7.1 7 7
Massachusetts 7.2 7 6.8
Michigan 8.8 8.7 9.3
Minnesota 5.2 5.2 5.8
Mississippi 8.5 9 9.3
Missouri 7.1 6.9 7.1
Montana 5.3 5.4 6.1
Nebraska 4.2 4 4
Nevada 9.5 9.6 11.2
New Hampshire 5.1 5.1 5.6
New Jersey 8.6 8.7 9.7
New Mexico 6.9 6.8 7
New York 7.5 7.5 8.7
North Carolina 8.9 8.8 9.6
North Dakota 3 3.1 3.1
Ohio 7.2 7.2 7.2
Oklahoma 5.3 5.2 5.3
Oregon 8 7.8 8.8
Pennsylvania 7.5 7.5 8.1
Rhode Island 8.9 8.8 10.5
South Carolina 8.1 8 9.2
South Dakota 3.9 3.9 4.5
Tennessee 8.5 8.5 8.2
Texas 6.5 6.5 6.9
Utah 4.6 4.7 5.9
Vermont 4.6 4.4 5.2
Virginia 5.7 5.5 6
Washington 6.9 6.8 8.3
Washington, D.C. 8.6 8.5 9
West Virginia 6.2 6 7.6
Wisconsin 6.8 6.8 7
Wyoming 4.6 4.6 5.5

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