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North Dakota posts lowest jobless rate for fourth consecutive year

March 01 2013

North Dakota posted the lowest jobless rate among all states for the fourth year in a row in 2012, according to annual average unemployment rates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

North Dakota’s unemployment rate was 3.1 percent in 2012. Nebraska recorded the next-lowest rate at 3.9 percent.

Nevada ranked as the state with the highest unemployment rate in 2012 at 11.1 percent. It was followed by California with a jobless rate of 10.5 percent and Rhode Island with a jobless rate of 10.4 percent.

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