Even though the National Bureau of Economic Research declared the recession is over yesterday, a new announcement from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that unemployment rates continue to rise in 27 states. Additionally, while some states saw decreased or unchanged rates those decreases were barely enough to be felt.
Nevada experienced the highest unemployment rate among the states, at 14.4% – beating out Michigan the former leader and consistent third – California. Nevada has had the highest rate of unemployment in the nation for the last four months. The Dakota’s continue to have the lowest unemployment rates, with lack of population likely being a higher factor there.
The National Conference of State Legislatures offers the Bureau of Labor Statistics information in easy to read table – check that out here. Figures for September are due out this time next month.