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The Education Department reported Tuesday that 13 percent of students were absent 15 or more days during the 2013-2014 year.

A look, using the department’s data, at the absentee rate in each of the states.

States Percent Absentee
AK 23
AL 12.5
AR 11.6
AZ 16.5
CA 11.9
CO 16.4
CT 14.6
DC 31.5
DE 15
FL 4.5
GA 11.1
HI 19.7
IA 12.8
ID 10.4
IL 13.1
IN 9.8
KS 14.1
KY 14.6
LA 13.3
MA 12.8
MD 15.2
ME 14.6
MI 18.4
MN 12.6
MO 12
MS 15.8
MT 17.4
NC 13.8
ND 9.8
NE 10.6
NH 12.9
NJ 12.1
NM 11.1
NV 18.1
NY 11.2
OH 15.1
OK 11.6
OR 22.7
PA 15.3
RI 19.3
SC 8.5
SD 11.7
TN 12.7
TX 11.8
UT 15.8
VA 13.2
VT 11.4
WA 24.8
WI 16.2
WV 14.1
WY 14.7
NATIONAL 13.1