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Hawaii reported the lowest annual average jobless rate among states in 2007 at 2.6%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. It was followed by Idaho and Utah at 2.7% each. Michigan had the highest annual average unemployment rate in 2007 at 7.2%, followed by Mississippi at 6.3% and Alaska at 6.2%.
The South reported the lowest average annual jobless rate in 2007 at 4.3% while the Midwest recorded the highest rate for the third consecutive year at 5.1%.