Unemployment trends in swing states, at a glance

Nine of the 14 swing states have an unemployment rate lower than the national average.
State March 2012 unemployment rate Recent peak unemployment rate and date Electoral votes
Iowa 5.2% 6.3% November 2010 6
New Hampshire 5.2% 6.7% January 2010 4
Virginia 5.6% 7.3% January 2010 13
Minnesota 5.8% 8.3% June 2009 10
Wisconsin 6.8% 9.2% January 2010 10
New Mexico 7.2% 8.0% October 2010 5
Pennsylvania 7.5% 8.7% March 2010 20
Ohio 7.5% 10.6% January 2010 18
Colorado 7.8% 9% November 2010 9
USA 8.2% 10.0% October 2009
Michigan 8.5% 14.2% August 2009 16
Arizona 8.6% 10.6% December 2009 11
Florida 9.0% 11.4% February 2010 29
North Carolina 9.7% 11.4% February 2010 15
Nevada 12.0% 14.0% October 2010 6

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