The unemployment rate increased in 18 states and the District of Columbia in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The unemployment rate decreased in 17 states and 15 states had no change.
36 and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, 12 states had increases, and 2 states had no change.
Recall that the national jobless rate in August was 7.3% as reported in the employment situation release. That is 0.8% lower than in August 2012.
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The highest unemployment is in Puerto Rico with a rate of 13.9% followed by Nevada at 9.5%. The lowest unemployment is in North Dakota at 3.0% followed by South Dakota at 3.8%.
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