The national unemployment rate for IT professionals held steady at 3.8% in December 2012, while the national unemployment remained at 7.8%. With 4 percentage points lower than the national rate, professionals in the IT industry remain much hard to hire than other job categories.

In December, 22 states reported over-the-month unemployment rate decreases, 16 states and the District of Columbia had increases, and 12 states had no change.

The data for this report was released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on January 18, 2012.

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December 2012 IT Unemployment Rates by State

State IT Rate Total Rate
NORTH DAKOTA 1.6 3.2
NEBRASKA 1.8 3.7
SOUTH DAKOTA 2.1 4.4
IOWA 2.4 4.9
WYOMING 2.4 4.9
OKLAHOMA 2.5 5.1
VERMONT 2.5 5.1
HAWAII 2.5 5.2
UTAH 2.5 5.2
KANSAS 2.6 5.4
LOUISIANA 2.7 5.5
MINNESOTA 2.7 5.5
VIRGINIA 2.7 5.5
MONTANA 2.8 5.7
NEW HAMPSHIRE 2.8 5.7
TEXAS 3.0 6.1
NEW MEXICO 3.1 6.4
ALASKA 3.2 6.6
IDAHO 3.2 6.6
MARYLAND 3.2 6.6
WISCONSIN 3.2 6.6
MASSACHUSETTS 3.3 6.7
MISSOURI 3.3 6.7
OHIO 3.3 6.7
DELAWARE 3.4 6.9
ALABAMA 3.5 7.1
ARKANSAS 3.5 7.1
MAINE 3.6 7.3
WEST VIRGINIA 3.7 7.5
COLORADO 3.7 7.6
TENNESSEE 3.7 7.6
WASHINGTON 3.7 7.6
ARIZONA 3.8 7.9
PENNSYLVANIA 3.8 7.9
FLORIDA 3.9 8
KENTUCKY 3.9 8.1
INDIANA 4.0 8.2
NEW YORK 4.0 8.2
OREGON 4.1 8.4
SOUTH CAROLINA 4.1 8.4
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 4.1 8.5
CONNECTICUT 4.2 8.6
GEORGIA 4.2 8.6
MISSISSIPPI 4.2 8.6
ILLINOIS 4.2 8.7
MICHIGAN 4.3 8.9
NORTH CAROLINA 4.5 9.2
NEW JERSEY 4.7 9.6
CALIFORNIA 4.8 9.8
NEVADA 5.0 10.2
RHODE ISLAND 5.0 10.2

 

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