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States With the Lowest Unemployment Rates
The national unemployment rate dropped to 8.3% in January from 8.5%, but many states have a much healthier labor market.

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Here are the states with the lowest unemployment rates as of December 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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North Dakota Fargo Aerial

North Dakota 3.3%

Nebraska

Nebraska 4.1%

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota

South Dakota 4.2%

2. New Hampshire

New Hampshire 5.1%

7. Vermont

Vermont 5.1%

Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa 5.6%

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Snow Minnesota

Minnesota 5.7%

1. Wyoming

Wyoming 5.8%

9. Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah 6.0%

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Oklahoma 6.1%

States With the Lowest Unemployment Rates

The national unemployment rate dropped to 8.3% in January from 8.5%, but many states have a much healthier labor market.

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