Wednesday, October 21, 2009

23 States Report Higher Unemployment in September

It is still very ugly out there.

Unemployment rates rose last month in 23 states and fell in 19, according to the BLS.

Nevada, Rhode Island and Florida in September posted their highest jobless rates on records dating to 1976.

Michigan reported the nation's highest unemployment rate at 15.3 percent. It was followed by Nevada at 13.3 percent, Rhode Island at 13 percent, California at 12.2 percent and South Carolina at 11.6 percent.

The jobless rate in the Midwest fell to 9.8 percent last month from 10 percent in August. It was the only region where the unemployment rate dropped.

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