Hiring surged in November as employers added 321,000 jobs, crowning 2014 as the strongest year for job growth since 1999. The unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 percent, down from 7 percent this time last year.
Check out which states have the lowest unemployment rates as of October, the latest state figures available.
19. (tie) Pennsylvania -- 5.4 percent (-0.3 percent)
19. (tie) Wisconsin -- 5.4 percent (-0.1 percent)
17. (tie) Virginia -- 5.3 percent (-0.2 percent)
17. (tie) Ohio -- 5.3 percent (-0.3 percent)
16. Texas -- 5.1 percent (-0.1 percent)
15. Wyoming -- 4.7 percent (unchanged)
12. (tie) Montana -- 4.5 percent (-0.1 percent)
12. (tie) Iowa -- 4.5 percent (-0.1 percent)
12. (tie) Oklahoma -- 4.5 percent (-0.2 percent)
10. (tie) Kansas -- 4.4 percent (-0.4 percent)
10. (tie) Vermont -- 4.4 percent (unchanged)
9. Colorado -- 4.3 percent (-0.4 percent)
8. New Hampshire -- 4.2 percent (-0.1 percent)
6. (tie) Idaho -- 4.1 percent (-0.4 percent)
6. (tie) Hawaii -- 4.1 percent (-0.1 percent)
5. Minnesota -- 3.9 percent (-0.2 percent)
4. Utah -- 3.6 percent (+0.1 percent)
3. Nebraska -- 3.4 percent (-0.2 percent)
2. South Dakota -- 3.3 percent (-0.1 percent)
1. North Dakota -- 2.8 percent (no change)
John Palminteri photo
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Source:: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
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Santa Barbara City Fire Department
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Jamie Urqhart/River Dee Trust
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