Metro Atlanta’s jobless rate rises to 9.7 percent in May

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate increased to 9.7 percent in May — up from a revised 9.6 percent in April, the state labor department said Thursday.

There has been little progress from a year ago when the jobless rate was 9.8 percent.

The rate rose in May because:

– More than 21,000 new job seekers entered the labor force looking for work, the labor department said. While about 15,000 of them found a job, about 6,000 did not.

– Also, metro Atlanta had a net loss of 900 jobs. An increase of 1,100 jobs in manufacturing and construction was offset by a loss of 2,000 service-related jobs, the labor department said.

Among the core metro counties, Clayton had the highest rate at 12 percent. It was followed by both Fulton and DeKalb at 10.1 percent. Cobb posted 9.2 percent, while Gwinnett’s rate was 8.8 percent.

The city of Atlanta had a 10.6 percent jobless rate.

Last week, the labor department said Georgia’s unemployment rate was 9.8 percent in May. It was the 46th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.1 percent.

- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat

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56 comments Add your comment

Ole Reb

June 23rd, 2011
5:33 am

Hopefully the courts will overturn Obamacare and then companys will start hiring again.

President Barack Obama

June 23rd, 2011
5:35 am

Keep supporting me…and expect more of the same!

President Barack Obama

June 23rd, 2011
5:37 am

I’m doing a great job! :)

sam

June 23rd, 2011
5:53 am

This is what you get from 8 years of Bush and Republicans running this state into the ground. It’s more important to carry guns into church and to ban Gator license plates than to create jobs. Gotta love the Republican idiots at the state capitol.

ART

June 23rd, 2011
6:11 am

An earlier news release this week indicated illegal aliens hold 7%of all jobs in Georgia. Most are also on relieft rolls, crowd our schools take out 3 dollars for every dollar they pay into the tax coffers. Support the law as Gov.Deal has submitted and eliminate illegals and their hordes invading the school system . You other idiots on this sound off board such as Sam and PBO continue to write your uneducated drivel as facts underscore the problem

Sonny Perdue

June 23rd, 2011
6:16 am

Thanks to my creative new fee schedule, it is not a tax it is a fee, I was personally responsible for the laying off of 464 Piedmont hospital workers. And I am so proud that I kept taxes lower on cigarettes and can siphon money away from one hospital to another, how creative was that?

nativeson71

June 23rd, 2011
7:23 am

So when the troops come home will the unemployment rate “stay the same or go up?”

Buzz G

June 23rd, 2011
7:34 am

So you think things are bad now? Just wait until the $15 trillion national debt catches up to us. We are going to look back at 2011 as the good ole days. The US dollar won’t be worth the paper its printed on after the big spending democrats get done with us. A government which gives everything to everybody must necessarily take everything from everybody.

mary

June 23rd, 2011
7:42 am

You really think unemployment is not higher. We have been juggling jobs for three years, and now we have no savings, no equity in home or car..so guess what we are loosing it all in this grand ole USA!!! He has stolen our country and if you were stupid enough to vote for him then I hope you get what you deserve in the near future!! Nothing equals nothing..and yes Buzz this is going to be a cake walk compared to what lies in the near future for the America we once new. He can’t even give a speech anymore with the American flag behind him , yep gone..but look at all these people who say they love America and what it stands for but allow him in our WHITE HOUSE to continue this madness!!!

Nojoke

June 23rd, 2011
7:47 am

squeegeeboy

June 23rd, 2011
7:48 am

Sam
The problem is not Bush or republicans. The problem is people who sit and wiat for the Gov’t to “create jobs”. The government does not create anything but roadblocks. Get rid of the roadblocks. Economy went to crap from worlds largest parymid schemes built around real estate speculation from Barney Frank pushing idea that if anyone in government did not approve GIVING money away to people for homes that could not afford or deserve it, they were racist. The Dems push to give, give, give, and then went the well runs dry, bitch that republicans won’t fill the well cause they hate people. Stop waiting for the Gov’t to fix your life for you!

Kramer

June 23rd, 2011
7:53 am

Ah yes, I just love all this hope and change. The updated version of hope & change is we hope there is a change in 2012. Or we are screwed big time!

REALITY

June 23rd, 2011
7:56 am

Reality: Nursing, which was a bulletproof job, is now facing layoffs.

Reality: 99% of those who have “lost it all” stand little chance of ever getting it back

Reality: Too many boomerang kids are back with mom and dad…college is no longer a “sure thing”

Reality: Highest student debt now in this country that surpasses credit card debt for the first time!

Reality: We are in a U economy..missing the other half of the U!

Reality: 40% of adult children rely on THEIR parents for some financial aid(no not a new iPod.basics!)

Reality: There is a new America being formed as we speak..and it doesn’t look good…

Kramer

June 23rd, 2011
7:58 am

sam

June 23rd, 2011
5:53 am
This is what you get from 8 years of Bush and Republicans running this state into the ground. It’s more important to carry guns into church and to ban Gator license plates than to create jobs. Gotta love the Republican idiots at the state capitol.

This is what you get when you drink the liberal kool-aid and have no mind of your own. State or Federal governements do NOT create jobs. When they get in the way, like the Feds, they hinder the process of creating jobs. Blaming Bush for Obama’s policies is like blaming guns instead of the people that pull the triggers. Oh wait, you libs do that as well.

A.S.Mathew

June 23rd, 2011
8:02 am

For our peace of mind, better not to read the news about business or
economy. The economic rebound of some of the cities in Georgia is
far off; about 10 years or more (Rome, Dalton and the neighbouring areas) dated 6/21/2011 AJC. Some of the cities are lucky to bounce back
by the 4th quarter of 2014 including Atlanta. We are faced with the
2nd episode of the ” TOWER OF BABEL”. All the “economic prophets” are
making false predictions and promises.

Hyphenless American

June 23rd, 2011
8:05 am

The Obama administration has done a fantastic job of stalling the recovery due to pro goverement and anti business policies (see Obama Care). The liberals have “no clue” how to spur economic growth only to borrow and spend to be more like European Socialism. News flash- It’s not working!!! Just ask Greece!!
It’s time for states to pick up the ball for the ineptness of Washington just like immigration!

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
Thomas Jefferson

Kramer

June 23rd, 2011
8:12 am

Amazing that 200+ years ago a great leader understood what liberal socialist today don’t. Or maybe they do.

Songbird

June 23rd, 2011
8:14 am

Last time I checked, Republicans have been running this state for the past decade. Georgia is in worse shape than other states, hence the unemployment rate above the national average. The comments on this blog are indicative of the stupidity of the people both living in and running this state!

Rich Jones

June 23rd, 2011
8:29 am

Georgia has exceeded the national jobless rate for 46 consecutive months. That’s two years before Barack Obama became president. The repubs has been in charge of Georgia that entire time. When will people wake up and realize how bad the repubs are for this state?

Kramer

June 23rd, 2011
8:35 am

Rich & Songbird, you want to start talking about states ran by liberals? You both do not seem to understand that governments do not create jobs. Their policies, like Obama’s, can stand in their way. There are only 10 states in the country with jobless rates less then the national average. I know at least two of them, Texas and Indiana are ran by Republicans. You do the homework on the other 8. If the libs would get out of the way we might see things getting better. And if you think obamacare is not playing into creating angst for business’s and their thinking of the future, you both really don’t get it.

Chief Wiggum

June 23rd, 2011
8:43 am

Metro Atlanta is particularly hurting, not because of the political party that runs or ran this state, but rather, due to over-development. It was bound to catch up with us eventually. We were building houses and office buildings so fast, trying to stay ahead of the demand, that if demand slowed, we’d have a glut. And now we do.

I am an engineer, and while I am now working, I was out of work for nearly two years (but had part-time jobs much of that time). I can tell you, in the engineering/construction field, the unemployment rate is crazy high, perhaps as high as 20-25%.

The big nationwide crash was caused by the housing bubble, and I blame Barney Frank. He bumbled and stumbled when even the Bush administration wanted to rein in Fannie and Freddie, he said there was nothing wrong with either one, and resisted any attempts to do so. Of course, he had a vested interest, his boyfriend worked there.

Sjg33

June 23rd, 2011
8:54 am

The bad thing about the unemployment rate is that it doesn’t count all the unemployed people who have exhausted all of their compensation. So in reality, the unemployment rate is more like 15%. I fall into that category. After losing my job in the construction business, I have gone back to college for a career change. Construction was one of the hardest hit areas in the state and I didn’t get any additional help. The banks which caused the home fallout all received federal money to help them stay afloat. Some of this money was supposed to help struggling homeowners modify their mortgages, but my mortgage company would not modify my loan. The whole process that the Gov’t set up for modifications is a scam. You fill out tons of papers on EVERYTHING that you owe, and how much you spend out on necessities each month and it is compared to what is made. My wife is a teacher, so she doesn’t make a lot of money, we payout 400 more a month than what is brought in, but the only thing that was looked at is what she made before taxes and the home loan payment. How does that determine if you need a modification. Another screw up by the federal gov’t I guess. According to them, I could pay a 1250.00 a month payment, but my wife only brings home 2800.00, and this was after I had exhausted all my unemployment. The banks caused the problem, but yet they get bailed out and the homeowners are left out on the street, which will happen to me by Fall.

Kramer

June 23rd, 2011
8:54 am

Chief Wiggum, you stated the truth based on facts. Have you ever seen Frank’s be interviewed and asked about his role with Fannie and Freddie? The guy will say he never did stand up for them even when he is played the clip of him doing just that and he will still insist he did not say it. Liberals= No accountability. Blame the conservative. Not working as well as it use to.

Kramer

June 23rd, 2011
8:56 am

Sjg 33, I have a freind that is in the job recruiting business. I asked him about 3 months ago what the number was and he said around 19% nationally and with the age group of 18-25 it was close to 30%. The explanation he gave is exactly what you stated.

Jaywood Hablome

June 23rd, 2011
9:00 am

So the stimulus money has burned off and QE2 is winding down.. and unemployment is going up. Well, is that interesting.

Unemployment must have everything to do with the republican governor – pure brilliance!

Sjg33

June 23rd, 2011
9:05 am

Rich & Songbird, neither of you have a clue. If the federal gov’t had spent the year and a half that it worked on Obama-Care and used that time to focus on the economy, thing might be a little better now. Obama-Care has every small business scared along with larger one’s as well. My brother is high up in a nation wide sporting goods company. He said that when Obama-Care is put into full swing, they will have to lay-off at least 20% of their employees just to cover it. How is that creating jobs?

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
9:08 am

Once again the UI rate in Gerogia goes up, and the sheep run to the blame Obama well. Perhaps all you geniuses can explain why, if Obama is destroying the country, he is favoring the Midwestern states with low UI numbers and job creation? After all, your logic regarding Obama must be predicated on some form of research that explains why Georgia continues to lag in this economy. So please, enlighten me as to this love that Obama has for the Midwest and the the disdain he must feel for Georgia. After all, he’s specifically targeting you right? And for the record, I didn’t vote for Obama, in fact the last time I voted was for GW during his 1st run. I actually hold BOTH parties in contempt, but the comments above are nothing more than uninformed bleeting from the sheeple that occupy the state of Georgia. Bleet on sheeple.

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
9:11 am

Sj33 – “He said that when Obama-Care is put into full swing, they will have to lay-off at least 20% of their employees just to cover it. How is that creating jobs?”

A better question is why wasn’t your brothers company providing healthcare benefits already? My partners and I have paid for our employees medical insurance for the past 15 years. It’s to our benefit to have healthy productive workers. From my vantage point, the only businesses that are complaining are the ones who aren’t currently providing benefits and feel nothing but disdain in having to do so.

Sjg33

June 23rd, 2011
9:28 am

Fletch-I don’t know what type of business that you have, but most retail business run on part-time labor that consist of mostly high school, or college students. The full time employees do receive healthcare benefits, but the part-time employees do not. This is the case with the majority of all retail business. To go back to my first post with construction workers, Obama-Care will increase the price of building a home by 10%. With home prices already at record lows, how, or who would even want to be in the business of home-building when Obama-Care goes full swing.

GB

June 23rd, 2011
9:36 am

OMG – all you right wingers who want, want, want think it is all for free. The Repulbicans have been running this lowest educated state for years and now you want to blame Washington for the high unemployment. You kick out the Hispanics who take the lowest paying jobs but allow the Indians (from India) to take all the middle class technology jobs. Get off your high horse and start paying for the trillion dollar protection you demand from Washington; it ain’t free. Obamacare has nothing to do with hiring Georgians and bringing work back from overseas.

Raul Rodriguez

June 23rd, 2011
9:36 am

SAM, you’re an IDIOT!

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
9:47 am

Sjg33 – “Fletch-I don’t know what type of business that you have, but most retail business run on part-time labor that consist of mostly high school, or college students. The full time employees do receive healthcare benefits, but the part-time employees do not. This is the case with the majority of all retail business.”

We have diversified holdings in PEO, Liquor Distribution,Private Security, Beef Production and Air Charter.

As to your statement regarding PT employees, we do have part timers. Under “Obamacare” NO business is required to provide benefits for employees designated as PT. The PT workforce will be able to purchase coverage through the state exchanges in 2014. The employer is not required to provide any coverage for PT workers. Is there a downside? yes, companies may choose to reduce the hours of their FT staff in order to skirt having to provide benefits as required under the HCA. If your brothers company is planning to cut the workforce because of these stipulations it is NOT becuse of the part timers. I would rather suspect that his company is unhappy with the fact that they will be REQUIRED to offer health benefits, which any good business already does. As I stated before, we provide that benefit to all of our employees, so the HCA hasn’t been a problem for us, nor do we expect it to be.

EJ Moosa

June 23rd, 2011
9:53 am

“We don’t have a precise read on why this slower pace of growth is persisting,” Bernanke said.

When you do not understand the problem, you cannot fix it.

If Atlanta businesses had growing profits, they would be hiring.

The barriers to new businesses in licenses and regulations are high. The costs to even get your business open are so high that few can even afford to take a chance on a new idea or concept and start a new business.

Improve the potential to profit and you can reverse this trend. Does anyone in government have the courage to do this?

No.

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
9:58 am

Sjg33, you do know that “small businesses” are eligible for a tax credit up to 35% for providing benefits to their employees right?

As I said before, if you are an employer and you have been providing benefits all along as we have, there really will be no change for you except that you can take advantage of the tax credit. If you have been profiting from your employees by NOT offering benefits, then I can certainly understand the anger at someone making you do the right thing.

[...] The actual city of Atlanta rate is 10.6%.  This from an article today in the AJC that you can read here.   We can debate the reasons but this blog is real estate focused.  Continued unemployment and [...]

Matt

June 23rd, 2011
10:02 am

Georgia has been run by Republicans for YEARS. Stop blaming Obama. I’m not a huge fan of this president, but I’m even less of a fan of this kind of partisanship.

Honestly, do you want the federal government controlling job growth in Georgia? That’s the implication when you callously blame Obama. Furthermore, do you want your tax dollars going to create more government jobs, or do you want Obama meddling with the private sector? Frankly, that’s the only two ways the President can affect job growth.

Jobs need to be created by the business owners that aren’t afraid to cut into their OWN (personal) bottom line for the good of the state and the country. Both options in Washington for creating jobs do no good to the country in either direction. Jobs must be created by business owners, not politicians. However, they’d rather keep the money in their own pockets than use that money to create jobs in the company.

I’ll bet most of you in your jobs are finding yourself doing more and more work for the same money. I’d be willing to wager there are plenty of spots in your places of employment where more help would be greatly appreciated. It’s up to the business owner to do this. Not the President.

You can keep blaming Obama (or Bush) all you want, but neither are the core of this issue. What’s needed is for the business owner to begin hiring and paying decent wages. Yes, that will mean a smaller cut of the company pie for him/her, but that’s the only way to fight unemployment.

It’s sad that the same people who want the “government out of their lives” are the same ones who expect said government to create jobs. Stop being so partisan.

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
10:12 am

Matt@10:02am – Well said!

When my partners and I first got together we all agreed that we would take care of the employees FIRST. That’s not to say that there haven’t been times over the years when we had to cut back, but we always started with ourselves before moving down the line. After all, we can certainly absorb a financial hit better that one of our employees making 15 to 20 dollars an hour. Too many businessmen focus only on their personal profit, and refuse to let anything affect that. They will cut costs, staff and benefits before ever daring to take a hit to the wallet. In my opinion, that type of logic does nothing but feed the problem that we are currently facing as a country. Hence the outcry over the HCA.

Red

June 23rd, 2011
10:15 am

Any fool will blame Republicans in Georgia for the state’s unemployment rate. But if those same fools were honest, they would note how many people have moved south from the Blue State socialist utopias up north. Note all of the license plates of people from WI, MI, OH, NY, MA. Our unemployment rate is high because of the surge in available labor pouring in from liberal states. Dems have run those states into the ground and Georgia is flooded with Northerners looking for better jobs.

Keep in mind the genius President ensured us that unemployment would not go above 8 if we passed his stimulus. It went to 10. And he said by now it would have dipped below 7. It is above 9 and going up. This is fully his responsibility now. His policies have not panned out like he told us. He can say “oh it will take time” but that is not what he told us to get elected. He told us it would not be like it is now. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. And with inflation increasing, housing prices flushed down the toilet, states going more or less bankrupt, gas and food going up in price, and hiring not even taking place, Obama’s plan has failed. His economic geniuses have all quit. He holds no economic briefings. Even Bernanke is scratching his receding hairline. Change is all we’re left with.

James

June 23rd, 2011
10:16 am

We will continue to be in a state of uncertainty until there are major changes in current public policy and the market is allowed what the market does best…correct itself. History shows that in every previous recession where market forces were allowed to work, the economy bounced back with little degree of pain involved. This time Big Brother (through stimulus, son of stimulus, etc.) intervened and, coupled with a myriad of bad government decisions preceding it, have resulted in continuous pain for many people.

Obama learned the hard way that you can’t spend your way out of a bad economy; the stimulus was a complete failure. Until we can create 300,000 jobs monthly just to break even…translation: take the yoke off the private sector and small businesses, then nothing is going to happen.

blame bush

June 23rd, 2011
10:22 am

This is all the fault of george bush and his rich friends in big corporations, who ripped the country clean. It will take Obama years to clean up all that mess left by bush and cheney. The rich need to pay a lot more in taxes and the government needs to give more benefits to low income people and minorities–I’m tired of rich republicans getting all the money. Obama will beat Romney in 2012—bank on it!

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
10:23 am

Red and James, perhaps you can expound on how Obama is destroying the economy in these states.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BY STATE
1 NORTH DAKOTA 3.2
2 NEBRASKA 4.1
3 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.8
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 4.8
5 OKLAHOMA 5.3
6 VERMONT 5.4

Or is it your contention that Obama is specifically targeting Georgia and that is why the UI rate sits at 9.8% here?

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
10:29 am

Red – “Note all of the license plates of people from WI, MI, OH, NY, MA. Our unemployment rate is high because of the surge in available labor pouring in from liberal states.”

You mean people are “pouring” into Georgia to escape a UI rate lower than 9.8%

WISCONSIN 7.4
OHIO 8.6
NEW YORK 7.9

I’ll give you Michigan, only because it’s been tanking for years.

MICHIGAN 10.3

But please, enlighten us as to why people are fleeing from states that are clearly doing better than Georgia in terms of employment.

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
10:30 am

Sorry Red, I forgot Mass. – MASSACHUSETTS 7.6

Please continue your dissertation.

Matt

June 23rd, 2011
10:32 am

Stop looking for people to blame and start looking for solutions. I realize that one is decidedly easier than the other, but one is also decidedly more productive than the other as well.

This is a complicated situation. Simply solution and “common sense” won’t do much. “Common sense” is looking both ways before you cross the street so you’re not hit by a car. Employment issues that affect millions of Americans from many different walks of life all with their own individual needs is a tad more complicated than not touching a burning stove.

Too much federal control over the private sector can strangle economic growth, too little and greed rules the day (look at Wall Street). It’s about striking the proper BALANCE, not standing up as a cheerleader for your side. Hyper-partisanship is MURDERING this country.

The solution does indeed lie within the private sector. So, let’s stop talking about government and start talking about what local business owner can do to increase employment.

I don’t want a government job. If you want to talk about government, let’s be solution and not blame oriented. There’s plenty to be spread around across the political spectrum and both Bush and Obama have their fingerprints all over it. Simply blaming one party does very little but swing the pendulum strongly in the other direction and you get all the problems that THEY create. We’ve seen the ills of the free market (Wall Street) and we’ve seen the ills of the federal government. Politics have become more like sports (well, more like pro wrestling, really) these days and less of what they truly are. Politics represent issues that affect all of us very differently and it’s a delicate tightrope that must be walked to achieve that balance. However, it’s tough to walk that tight rope when people on the left and the right are trying to shake you off and get you to fall in their direction. This isn’t Red Sox/Yankees people.

Once again, back where you work (if you’re lucky enough to have a job), typically the problems are evident and the guy who’s great at assigning blame does very little for the company.

James

June 23rd, 2011
10:38 am

I’m not saying that Obama is specifically targeting Georgia. He was basically caught between a rock and a boulder coming into office as too many negative events had happened by that time. What has happened in Georgia’s situation…and much of the Southeast is a result of many things going back a lot of years. I can remember the gradual farming out of the textile industry in the early 1990’s.

Having worked for a county government, I also think that quality of life and good decision-making on the part of governors, legislatures and the business sector have a lot to do with the relatively low unemployment in the states you mentioned, so in a lot of ways those states have been able to avoid the bullets.

I think it all boils down to decision-making processes, general overextending ourselves and a lot of other factors over a period of time that festered and resulted in where we are now; a lot of damage had been done by the time stimulus came in.

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
10:38 am

But Matt, how can Georgia ever turn things around with Obamas stranglehold on the state? Add to that the droves of apparent job seekers pouring in from states that have better employment prospects than Georgia, and it all seems so hopeless. (Sarcasm Intended)

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
10:41 am

James @ 10:38 – Nicely said.

fitzgerald

June 23rd, 2011
10:43 am

Sam, I get called an idiot all the time. So, don’t feel so bad. My days of home ownership are about over. My credit is good, but I am no longer going to try to be one of the good guys that pays his house payment on time every month or pays his other bills on a regular basis. It will be sold in the next few months and apartment life will be my next adventure.

James

June 23rd, 2011
10:55 am

Fitz, the real estate issue is a prime example of bad decision-making by the banking community. At some point many years ago, banks thought it was okay to extend mortgages to many people who knew they could not afford to make payments (not those homeowners who try to do the right thing). It festered and the upshot was the effects of a Ponzi scheme that collapses under its own weight; it could not be sustainable.

They say that now is the best time to buy a home, As long as there is a lack of enough private sector jobs, this means the inability to pay for homes. There is still a lot of inventory out there (not counting the inventory that is still in the foreclosure hopper process) that will take many years to whittle down.

Fletch

June 23rd, 2011
11:02 am

Just so we can kill the “it’s Obamas fault for the UI rate in Georgia” BS once and for all, Please keep in mind that there are currently 40 other states that are BELOW Georgia in terms of unemployment>

Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
May 2011p

Rank State Rate
1 NORTH DAKOTA 3.2
2 NEBRASKA 4.1
3 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.8
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 4.8
5 OKLAHOMA 5.3
6 VERMONT 5.4
7 HAWAII 6.0
7 IOWA 6.0
7 VIRGINIA 6.0
7 WYOMING 6.0
11 KANSAS 6.6
11 MINNESOTA 6.6
13 MARYLAND 6.8
14 NEW MEXICO 6.9
15 MONTANA 7.3
15 UTAH 7.3
17 ALASKA 7.4
17 PENNSYLVANIA 7.4
17 WISCONSIN 7.4
20 MASSACHUSETTS 7.6
21 MAINE 7.7
22 ARKANSAS 7.8
23 NEW YORK 7.9
24 DELAWARE 8.0
24 TEXAS 8.0
26 INDIANA 8.2
26 LOUISIANA 8.2
28 OHIO 8.6
28 WEST VIRGINIA 8.6
30 COLORADO 8.7
31 ILLINOIS 8.9
31 MISSOURI 8.9
33 ARIZONA 9.1
33 CONNECTICUT 9.1
33 WASHINGTON 9.1
36 OREGON 9.3
37 IDAHO 9.4
37 NEW JERSEY 9.4
39 ALABAMA 9.6
40 NORTH CAROLINA 9.7