The Regional and State Unemployment rates for October were released today.
Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia recorded over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 13 states registered rate decreases, and 8 states had no rate change.
Here are the highest:
- Michigan - 15.1%
- Nevada- 13.0%
- Rhode Island - 12.9%
- California - 12.5%
- South Carolina - 12.1%
New unemployment rate highs are California, Delaware (8.7%) and Florida (11.2%). The District of Columbia is now at 11.9%.
First is the unemployment rate for October in all 50 states.
Next is the month over month change, you can see not much difference from September from this map.
Finally is the yearly change. Most of the country is devastated by unemployment. Estimates vary, with at least 7.1 million jobs lost since December 2007.
It seems the only state doing ok is North Dakota. Their unemployment rate is 4.2%.