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|August 20, 2010|
The U.S. Labor Department announced today that regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in July.
According to the report, 18 states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate decreases from the previous month, while 14 states registered rate increases; 18 states had no change.
In terms of changes from a year ago, 27 states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate decreases, 20 states posted increases, and 3 states had no change.
July’s report was slightly worse than June’s, when unemployment rates declined in more than half of all states for a third straight month — and only five states saw unemployment rate increases.
Nevada again reported the highest unemployment rate among the states at 14.3 percent in July. The states with the next highest rates were Michigan, at 13.1 percent, and California, 12.3 percent.
North Dakota continued to register the lowest jobless rate — at 3.6 percent, followed by South Dakota and Nebraska, at 4.4 and 4.7 percent, respectively.
Regionally, the West reported the highest unemployment rate in July at 10.8 percent, while the Northeast recorded the lowest rate, at 8.8 percent.
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