Nevada and Rhode Island have highest unemployment rate, North Dakota lowest, in November 2013
December 27, 2013
Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in November 2013. In 42 states the unemployment rate decreased from a year earlier (17 of which were statistically significant), 7 states and the District of Columbia had increases, and 1 state had no change.
District of Columbia
Nevada and Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in November, 9.0 percent each. The next highest rates were in Michigan, 8.8 percent, and Illinois, 8.7 percent. North Dakota continued to have the lowest jobless rate, 2.6 percent.
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — November 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-2394.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nevada and Rhode Island have highest unemployment rate, North Dakota lowest, in November 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131227.htm (visited February 11, 2016).
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