Stateline Dispatch

Little Change in State Unemployment

National

  • September 20, 2013
  • Stateline
  • By Michael Ollove

Same old same old with state unemployment numbers for August. There was minor fluctuation in the states, although those with the highest rates in July were the same as in August (Nevada at 9.5 percent and Illinois at 9.2 percent) just as those states with the lowest rates in July remained unchanged a month later  (North Dakota at 3.0 percent and South Dakota at 3.8 percent.)

Overall 18 states plus the District of Columbia had increases in the jobless rate in the course of a month and 17 states posted decreases.

 The jobless rate nationwide is 7.3 percent. A year ago, it was 8.1 percent.

Date:
September 20, 2013
Project:
Stateline
Author:
Michael Ollove
Issues:
Labor
State:
National
 
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