Definition: This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Unemployment rate map
Steady hiring pushes down unemployment rates in 40 US states in April; only 3 report increases
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 9:10:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment ...
Ohio unemployment rate dips slightly, but state lags country for job growth
Akron Beacon Journal - 5/17/2013 2:44:14 PM
Ohio gained 7,600 jobs in April, but lost 21,700 jobs in March — an even larger number than was initially reported. The state lost 1,300 more jobs in March than initially estimated, according to state jobs data released Friday. The new March employment ...
Unemployment rates drop in most U.S. states, Illinois climbs
Reuters - 5/17/2013 6:40:27 PM
A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year. Illinois' rate fell in April to 9.3 percent from 9.5 percent in March but rose from 8.8 percent a ...
RI unemployment rate now 6th highest in US
Yahoo! News - 5/17/2013 7:16:14 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island's 8.8 percent unemployment rate is the sixth-highest in the country. The U.S. Department of Labor released jobless rates for all 50 states on Friday, and Rhode Island's was number six. Nevada has the highest rate ...
Unemployment falls in 40 US states, rises in 3
The Guardian - 5/18/2013 7:04:55 AM
AP Economics Writer= WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that ...
Soaring youth unemployment
DAWN Group - 5/20/2013 3:20:38 AM
The official youth unemployment rate in the United States is 16.2 per cent, considerably more than twice the official rate for the population as a whole. But like the overall unemployment rate, this does not take into account the departure of ...
Unemployment: How Does Your State Rank?
ABC News - 5/17/2013 10:22:21 PM
More signs that the job market is slowly recovering: 40 states showed a drop in unemployment in April. Louisiana, Tennessee and North Dakota showed an increase in the unemployment rate, while rates were unchanged in seven states, according to ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 3:47:28 PM
No economic conversation has captured the public's eye quite like the explosion of national debt. From the U.S. to Europe to Asia, leading economies have staved off the worst of the recession by incurring runaway debts that have blossomed to the ...
SC unemployment falls to lowest rate in 5 years
Businessweek - 5/17/2013 5:14:33 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment dropped to its lowest rate in five years in April, state officials said Friday, a drop they attributed in part to increased hiring in preparation for the state's multi-billion-dollar summer ...
Virginia’s jobless rate falls to 5.2 percent in April; still below national average
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 3:41:29 PM
Unemployment rates increased in only three states: Louisiana, Tennessee and North Dakota. Rates were unchanged in seven states. California, New York and South Carolina all reported the largest unemployment rate declines in April.
Unemployment falls in 40 states
Evansville Courier-Press - 5/17/2013 8:49:18 PM
WASHINGTON — Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates ...
Michigan's black unemployment rate much higher than white rate, but why?
MLive.com - 5/20/2013 2:12:02 PM
LANSING, MI -- Nearly one in five black workers in Michigan is unemployed -- more than twice the rate for white workers. The unemployment rate for black workers in Michigan is 18.7 percent, compared to 7.5 percent for white workers in the fourth quarter of ...
Nebraska's April jobless rate falls to 3.7 percent
Businessweek - 5/17/2013 5:14:33 PM
(AP) — Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate decreased to 3.7 percent in April after ... The 3.7 percent was the second-lowest figure in the country, trailing only North Dakota's 3.3 percent for April. Nebraska reported an increase in ...
JOBLESS RATE 6.5% IN REGION
Herald Tribune - 5/18/2013 1:02:49 PM
Meanwhile, Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.2 percent in April, three-tenths of a point better than in March and 1.7 percentage points lower than a year ago ... to 6.8 percent in April. College degrees matter There are sharp ...
California jobless rate falls to 9%
Los Angeles Times - 5/18/2013 7:40:42 AM
No one ever said the economic recovery would be pretty. California eked out more growth in April as employers added 10,400 jobs, bringing the net total added over the year to 273,000. The state's unemployment rate dropped to 9% from 9.4% the month before.