Unemployment In Your State (Cont’d)
Filed by KOSU News in Business.
August 3, 2011
There are more than 25 million Americans who are either unemployed or can’t find full-time work.
Nationwide, the broader unemployment rate, which tracks this group, is 16.2 percent. But the rate varies widely from state to state, according to the latest numbers from the BLS.
Nevada, which is still digging out from the housing bust, had the highest broader unemployment rate at 23.3 percent. California (21.8 percent) and Michigan (19.6 percent) had the second and third highest rates.
North Dakota, with its recent oil boom, had the lowest rate with 7.2 percent. Other states in the mid-west, South Dakota and Nebraska, also had relatively low rates of broader unemployment.
See our recent maps of state-by-state economic growth and unemployment rates. [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]