Unemployment Rate Dips in 34 States
By John Gramlich, Staff Writer
Nevada, California and Florida posted the nation's highest unemployment rates in March, the Labor report shows . All three states were above 11.1 percent, with Nevada worst off at 13.2 percent.
Nationally, however, unemployment declined to 8.8 percent, with an encouraging 34 states posting month-over-month declines. In February, 27 states reported lower levels than in January.
The Plains States continue to do well. North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota had the lowest jobless rates - all of them below 5 percent - with North Dakota registering a best-in-the-nation 3.6 percent.