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State-by-State: Obama First Since FDR Re-Elected With 7.9% Joblessness

State-by-State

  • About State-by-State

    State-by-State visualizes current and historical economic data and analytics about the U.S. Based on the Economic Health Index, State-by-State includes the latest state unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (updated monthly), as well as state data on housing, health care, energy production, demographics and more. General election polling data from RealClearPolitics will also be included through the 2012 presidential election.

  • Features

    State-by-State allows users to rank any set of states across selected data sets and view trends over time. The tool provides historical data going back to 2000. Learn more about State-by-State features.

    Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 12/19/14
    Next expected update: 12/20/14

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Welcome to State-by-State

Time series

Click a state bar to see the time series for that data since 2000. Then hover over other bars to compare.

Sorting

Click the ‘Sort’ button on any row to see the states ordered by descending rank. This will sort all other rows based on the new order.

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Unemployment Rate    

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  • Definition

    The unemployment rate is defined as the percent of the labor force that is unemployed. People are classified as unemployed if they do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior four weeks, and are currently available for work.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data on unemployment were collected as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households that obtains employment information among the nation’s civilian noninstitutionalized population aged 16 and over. The unemployment rate is updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 11/07/14 national data (with 10/14 data); 11/21/14 state data (with 10/14 data)
    Next expected update: 12/05/14 national data; 12/19/14 state data

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Presidential Margin of Victory    

U.S. avg.
  • Definition

    The presidential margin of victory is defined as the percent of popular votes received for each presidential candidate beyond the minimum necessary to win. Blue bars indicate a voting majority in the state for the Democratic candidate and red bars indicate a voting majority in the state for a Republican candidate.

  • Methodology & Source

    The data used to calculate the presidential margin of victory are the state’s popular vote results from the Official Presidential General Election Results report. The margin of victory is calculated by using the difference between the percent of votes cast for the Democratic candidate and the Republican candidate. The data on election results are updated every four years by the Federal Election Commission. Election night results are reported via the Associated Press.

  • Scheduled Updates

    Last updated: 11/14 (with 10/14 data)
    Next expected update: 12/14

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