Recovery Summer 3: July Unemployment Up In 44 States

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

The states with the highest rates — Nevada, Rhode Island (10.8%), California (10.7%), New Jersey and North Carolina all voted for Obama in 2008.

The four states with the lowest jobless rates are solidly GOP: North Dakota (3%), Nebraska (4%), South Dakota (4%) and Oklahoma (5%). Heavily Democratic Vermont also had 5%.

Big cities continue to suffer exceedingly high unemployment, with rates of 11.2% in the Los Angeles area, 10% in New York City and 9.5% in Miami.

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