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State2009 rank2009 rate6/12 rank2012 rateChange% changeParty ControlGovernorUpper House MajorityLower House MajoritySenior U.S. SenatorJunior U.S. SenatorU.S. House Delegation2008 Presidential ElectionCivilian labor forceUnemployedRate of Unemployment
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Arkansas177.5237.3-0.2-2.7%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 20-15Democratic 54-46DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 3-1Republican661,379,340100,0707.3%d7.339PENNSYLVANIA7.922ARKANSAS7.3Arkansas....................2,273,0681,379,34060.71,279,27056.3100,0707.3
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California4811.34910.6-0.7-6.2%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 25-15Democratic 52-28DemocraticDemocraticDemocratic 34-19Democratic55O18,338,9501,934,99310.6%d10.631NEW MEXICO6.649CALIFORNIA10.6California..................29,336,02018,338,95062.516,403,95755.91,934,99310.6
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Connecticut278.23290.89.8%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 22-14Democratic 99-52Independent(a)DemocraticDemocratic 5-0Democratic7O1,902,872170,9719.0%d949WEST VIRGINIA7.440CONNECTICUT9Connecticut.................2,843,3191,902,87266.91,731,90160.9170,9719
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Delaware227.9176.9-1-12.7%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 14-7Democratic 26-15DemocraticDemocraticDemocratic 1-0Democratic3O437,98030,2346.9%d6.922MICHIGAN917DELAWARE6.9Delaware....................718,449437,98061407,74656.830,2346.9
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA359.7458.8-0.9-9.3%dDDDDemocraticDemocraticDemocraticDemocraticDemocraticDemocraticDemocratic3O354,10731,1778.8%d8.826MONTANA6.437DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA8.8District........524,107354,10767.6322,93061.631,1778.8
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Hawaii116.9156.1-0.8-11.6%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 24-1Democratic 43-8DemocraticDemocraticDemocratic 2-0Democratic4O640,25738,9006.1%d6.124MINNESOTA5.812HAWAII6.1Hawaii......................1,061,111640,25760.3601,35756.738,9006.1
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Illinois3910419.1-0.9-9.0%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 35-24Democratic 64-54DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 11-8Democratic20O6,557,434593,7989.1%d9.128NEBRASKA441ILLINOIS9.1Illinois....................10,014,2156,557,43465.55,963,63659.6593,7989.1
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Maryland157.4187.1-0.3-4.1%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 35-12Democratic 98-43DemocraticDemocraticDemocratic 6-2Democratic10O3,071,545217,3947.1%d7.136OKLAHOMA4.918MARYLAND7.1Maryland....................4,589,6343,071,54566.92,854,15162.2217,3947.1
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Massachusetts278.2116.3-1.9-23.2%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 36-4Democratic 126-33-1(b)DemocraticRepublicanDemocratic 10-0Democratic11O3,448,397218,7536.3%d6.39DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA8.914MASSACHUSETTS6.3Massachusetts...............5,325,8363,448,39764.73,229,64460.6218,7536.3
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Vermont116.945.3-1.6-23.2%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 22-8Democratic 102-47(b)DemocraticIndependent(a)Democratic 1-0Democratic3O356,72319,0065.3%d5.38DELAWARE6.85VERMONT5.3Vermont.....................512,747356,72369.6337,71765.919,0065.3
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Washington329.4378.6-0.8-8.5%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 27-22Democratic 55-42DemocraticDemocraticDemocratic 5-4Democratic12O3,497,102301,6638.6%d8.629NEVADA1236WASHINGTON8.6Washington..................5,384,7313,497,10264.93,195,43959.3301,6638.6
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West Virginia207.7197.5-0.2-2.6%dDDDDemocraticDemocratic 28-6Democratic 65-35DemocraticDemocraticRepublican 2-1Republican5798,46859,9927.5%d7.540RHODE ISLAND10.825WEST VIRGINIA7.5WestVirginia1,493,136798,46853.5738,47649.559,9927.5
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Colorado258.1348.20.11.2%dDDRDemocraticDemocratic 20-15Republican 33-32DemocraticDemocraticRepublican 4-3Democratic9O2,721,778224,4318.2%d8.243TENNESSEE8.430COLORADO8.2Colorado....................3,981,7342,721,77868.42,497,34762.7224,4318.2
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Oregon4711.1388.9-2.2-19.8%dDDSDemocraticDemocratic 16-14Split 30-30(e)DemocraticDemocraticDemocratic 4-1Democratic7O1,975,563175,6918.9%d8.911GEORGIA9.339OREGON8.9Oregon......................3,100,3711,975,56363.71,799,87258.1175,6918.9
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Kentucky4110.3348.5-1.8-17.5%dDRDDemocraticRepublican 23-15Democratic 59-41RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 4-2Republican82,068,631174,9298.5%d8.513IDAHO7.533KENTUCKY8.5Kentucky....................3,397,1102,068,63160.91,893,70255.7174,9298.5
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New York298.3439.10.89.6%dDRDDemocraticRepublican 32-29-1(b)Democratic 100-49-1(b)DemocraticDemocraticDemocratic 20-8Democratic29O9,545,774872,0559.1%d9.148WASHINGTON8.541NEW YORK9.1NewYork15,567,3569,545,77461.38,673,71955.7872,0559.1
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Rhode Island4610.95010.7-0.2-1.8%dIDDIndependentDemocratic 29-8-1(a)Democratic 65-10DemocraticDemocraticSplit 4-4Democratic4O554,73859,20310.7%d10.740SOUTH CAROLINA9.650RHODE ISLAND10.7RhodeIsland845,921554,73865.6495,53558.659,20310.7
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Nevada5011.65112.10.54.3%dRDDRepublicanDemocratic 11-10Democratic 26-16DemocraticRepublicanRepublicanDemocratic6O1,368,613165,86012.1%d12.146VIRGINIA5.951NEVADA12.1Nevada......................2,109,9891,368,61364.91,202,75357165,86012.1
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New Jersey319489.90.910.0%dRDDRepublicanDemocratic 24-16Democratic 48-32DemocraticDemocraticRepublican 6-3Republican14O4,580,216454,9409.9%d9.950WISCONSIN7.348NEW JERSEY9.9NewJersey6,962,9044,580,21665.84,125,27659.2454,9409.9
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New Mexico106.8166.5-0.3-4.4%dRDDRepublicanDemocratic 27-15Democratic 37-33DemocraticDemocraticDemocratic 7-6Democratic5O919,68159,7326.5%d6.536OHIO7.216NEW MEXICO6.5NewMexico1,595,346919,68157.6859,94953.959,7326.5
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Minnesota23895.9-2.1-26.3%rDRRDemocraticRepublican 37-30Republican 72-62DemocraticDemocraticRepublican 1-0Republican10O2,968,593175,1085.9%r5.94ARKANSAS7.310MINNESOTA5.9Minnesota...................4,193,2462,968,59370.82,793,48566.6175,1085.9
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Missouri329.4227.2-2.2-23.4%rDRRDemocraticRepublican 26-8Republican 106-57DemocraticRepublicanDemocratic 2-0Democratic10102,987,181213,9917.2%r7.27CONNECTICUT8.520MISSOURI7.2Missouri....................4,682,8612,987,18163.82,773,19059.2213,9917.2
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Montana46.1146.30.23.3%rDRRDemocraticRepublican 28-22Republican 68-32DemocraticDemocraticRepublican 2-1Democratic3509,86132,3756.3%r6.346VERMONT514MONTANA6.3Montana.....................794,170509,86164.2477,48660.132,3756.3
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New Hampshire56.265.7-0.5-8.1%rDRRDemocraticRepublican 19-5Republican 293-105-2(b)DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 1-0Republican44O737,85241,8675.7%r5.730NEW HAMPSHIRE5.47NEW HAMPSHIRE5.7NewHampshire1,065,611737,85269.2695,98565.341,8675.7
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North Carolina4410.5469.7-0.8-7.6%rDRRDemocraticRepublican 31-19Republican 68-52RepublicanDemocraticDemocratic 7-6Democratic15O4,647,964451,6429.7%r9.731NEW JERSEY9.847NORTH CAROLINA9.7NorthCarolina7,494,4894,647,964624,196,32256451,6429.7
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Alaska207.7257.80.11.3%rRCRRepublicanCoalition(d) 16-4Republican 24-16RepublicanDemocraticDemocratic 2-1Democratic33366,29328,4087.8%r7.845UTAH628ALASKA7.8Alaska......................536,382366,29368.3337,8856328,4087.8
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Iowa56.275.5-0.7-11.3%rRDRRepublicanDemocratic 26-24Republican 60-40RepublicanDemocraticDemocratic 3-2Democratic66O1,642,44689,9845.5%r5.525MISSISSIPPI9.16IOWA5.5Iowa........................2,400,1131,642,44668.41,552,46264.789,9845.5
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Alabama379.9308.5-1.4-14.1%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 22-12-1(a)Republican 66-39RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 6-1Republican992,158,360183,3158.5%r8.519LOUISIANA7.633ALABAMA8.5Alabama.....................3,755,1102,158,36057.51,975,04552.6183,3158.5
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Arizona379.9348.3-1.6-16.2%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 21-9Republican 40-20RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 5-3Republican11113,003,207249,8038.3%r8.314INDIANA8.231ARIZONA8.3Arizona.....................4,993,7603,003,20760.12,753,40455.1249,8038.3
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Florida4210.4398.8-1.6-15.4%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 28-12Republican 81-39DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 19-6Democratic2929O9,261,173817,6378.8%r8.816IOWA5.337FLORIDA8.8Florida.....................15,457,5569,261,17359.98,443,53654.6817,6378.8
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Georgia369.8449.2-0.6-6.1%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 36-20Republican 116-63-1(a)RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 8-5Republican16164,760,750439,6879.2%r9.231NORTH CAROLINA9.644GEORGIA9.2Georgia.....................7,465,8304,760,75063.84,321,06357.9439,6879.2
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Idaho157.4297.400.0%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 28-7Republican 57-13RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 2-0Republican4776,47057,0817.4%r7.442SOUTH DAKOTA4.423IDAHO7.4Idaho.......................1,196,030776,47064.9719,38960.157,0817.4
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Indiana4210.4318.3-2.1-20.2%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 37-13Republican 60-40RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 6-3Democratic1111O3,140,150260,0478.3%r8.310FLORIDA8.831INDIANA8.3Indiana.....................5,047,5753,140,15062.22,880,10357.1260,0478.3
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Kansas147.2136.2-1-13.9%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 32-8Republican 92-33RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 4-0Republican661,484,29392,4676.2%r6.219MAINE7.613KANSAS6.2Kansas......................2,184,5921,484,29367.91,391,82663.792,4676.2
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Louisiana86.6267.40.812.1%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 24-15Republican 58-45-2(a)DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 6-1Republican82,076,244153,7787.4%r7.451WYOMING5.623LOUISIANA7.4Louisiana...................3,503,5252,076,24459.31,922,46654.9153,7787.4
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Maine258.1267.6-0.5-6.2%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 19-15-1(a)Republican 77-72-1(a)-1(c)RepublicanRepublicanDemocratic 2-0Democratic44O705,40053,9617.6%r7.631NEW YORK9.127MAINE7.6Maine.......................1,084,481705,40065651,43960.153,9617.6
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Michigan5113.4399.4-4-29.9%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 26-12Republican 63-47DemocraticDemocraticRepublican 9-6Democratic1616O4,657,946436,5959.4%r9.41ALABAMA8.345MICHIGAN9.4Michigan....................7,791,1234,657,94659.84,221,35154.2436,5959.4
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Mississippi329.4429.1-0.3-3.2%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 30-22Republican 64-58RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 3-1Republican661,333,120121,7839.1%r9.138OREGON8.741MISSISSIPPI9.1Mississippi.................2,257,0131,333,12059.11,211,33753.7121,7839.1
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Nebraska24.724-0.7-14.9%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 32-17 (unofficial)Republican 32-17 (unofficial)DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 3-0Republican 4551,014,63740,8214.0%r417KANSAS6.32NEBRASKA4Nebraska....................1,418,4611,014,63771.5973,81668.740,8214
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North Dakota14.113-1.1-26.8%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 35-12Republican 69-25DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 1-0Republican33387,35911,6253.0%r33ARIZONA8.31NORTH DAKOTA3NorthDakota543,433387,35971.3375,73469.111,6253
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Ohio4010.1237.2-2.9-28.7%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 23-10Republican 59-40DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 13-5Democratic1818O5,751,695413,3577.2%r7.22ALASKA7.720OHIO7.2Ohio........................9,047,6085,751,69563.65,338,33859413,3577.2
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Oklahoma96.745.1-1.6-23.9%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 31-16-1(b)Republican 68-31-2(b)RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 4-1Republican771,798,94091,1885.1%r5.15CALIFORNIA10.74OKLAHOMA5.1Oklahoma....................2,900,2171,798,940621,707,75258.991,1885.1
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Pennsylvania238268.10.11.3%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 30-20Republican 110-87-6(b)DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 12-7Democratic2020O6,474,744524,5478.1%r8.143TEXAS7.229PENNSYLVANIA8.1Pennsylvania................10,201,9336,474,74463.55,950,19758.3524,5478.1
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South Carolina4911.5469.6-1.9-16.5%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 26-19-1(b)Republican 76-48RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 5-1Republican992,131,536204,9419.6%r9.614ILLINOIS8.946SOUTH CAROLINA9.6SouthCarolina3,649,2662,131,53658.41,926,59552.8204,9419.6
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South Dakota35.234.5-0.7-13.5%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 30-5Republican 51-19DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 1-0Republican33442,11819,7424.5%r4.522MASSACHUSETTS6.13SOUTH DAKOTA4.5SouthDakota633,684442,11869.8422,37666.719,7424.5
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Tennessee4410.5328.5-2-19.0%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 20-13Republican 65-34RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 7-2Republican11113,110,177264,3778.5%r8.512HAWAII6.433TENNESSEE8.5Tennessee...................5,026,5593,110,17761.92,845,80056.6264,3778.5
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Texas177.5197.1-0.4-5.3%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 19-12Republican 102-48RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 23-9Republican383812,628,920901,8697.1%r7.135NORTH DAKOTA318TEXAS7.1Texas.......................19,325,70812,628,92065.311,727,05160.7901,8697.1
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Utah197.6115.8-1.8-23.7%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 22-7Republican 58-17RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 2-1Republican661,355,59878,7465.8%r5.86COLORADO8.39UTAH5.8Utah........................2,031,9661,355,59866.71,276,85262.878,7465.8
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Virginia116.9105.9-1-14.5%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 20-20(h)Republican 68-32DemocraticDemocraticRepublican 8-3Democratic1313O4,321,291255,3435.9%r5.918KENTUCKY8.310VIRGINIA5.9Virginia....................6,305,5884,321,29168.54,065,94864.5255,3435.9
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Wyoming76.385.7-0.6-9.5%rRRRRepublicanRepublican 26-4Republican 50-10RepublicanRepublicanRepublican 1-0Republican33306,43317,4445.7%r5.726MISSOURI7.27WYOMING5.7Wyoming.....................440,983306,43369.5288,98965.517,4445.7
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Wisconsin308.7197.5-1.2-13.8%rRSRRepublicanSplit 16-16(e)-1(b)Republican 59-39-1(a)DemocraticRepublicanRepublican 5-3Democratic1010O3,061,435229,0697.5%r7.519MARYLAND725WISCONSIN7.5Wisconsin...................4,499,5743,061,435682,832,36662.9229,0697.5
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