The nation's unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in September, the first time it's been under 6 percent in six years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Check out which states have the lowest unemployment rates as of August, the latest state figures available.
17 (tie). Wisconsin -- 5.6 percent
17 (tie).Washington -- 5.6 percent
17 (tie). Virginia -- 5.6 percent
17 (tie). Maine -- 5.6 percent
16. Texas -- 5.3 percent
15. Colorado -- 5.1 percent
14. Kansas -- 4.9 percent
11 (tie). Oklahoma -- 4.7 percent
11 (tie). Montana -- 4.7 percent
11 (tie). Idaho -- 4.7 percent
10. Wyoming -- 4.6 percent
9. Iowa -- 4.5 percent
8. New Hampshire -- 4.4 percent
6 (tie). Minnesota -- 4.3 percent
6 (tie). Hawaii -- 4.3 percent
5. Vermont -- 4.1 percent
2 (tie). Utah -- 3.6 percent
2 (tie). South Dakota -- 3.6 percent
2 (tie). Nebraska -- 3.6 percent
1. North Dakota -- 2.8 percent
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