States With the Highest Unemployment Rates


Highest State Unemployment

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 21 states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate increases in November, while 15 states registered decreases and 14 states remained unchanged.  Nationally, unemployment was at 9.8 percent in November.

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Updated Dec. 17, 2010

10. Mississippi

Unemployment rate: 9.9 percent

9. Georgia

Unemployment rate: 7.5 percent
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Unemployment rate: 10.1 percent

8. Kentucky

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Unemployment rate: 10.2 percent

6. Oregon (Tied)

Unemployment rate: 9.9 percent
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Unemployment rate: 10.6 percent

6. South Carolina (Tied)

Unemployment rate: 10.4 percent
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Unemployment rate: 10.6 percent

5. Rhode Island

Unemployment rate: 10.3 percent
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Unemployment rate: 11.6 percent

4. Florida

Unemployment Rate: 10.7%
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Unemployment Rate: 12.0 percent

2. California (Tied)

Unemployment rate: 10.1 percent
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Unemployment rate: 12.4 percent

2. Michigan (Tied)

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Unemployment rate: 12.4 percent

1. Nevada

Unemployment rate: 9.4 percent
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Unemployment rate: 14.3 percent