by Bill McBride on 10/21/2009 11:47:00 AM
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary
Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia recorded over-the-month unemployment rate increases, 19 states registered rate decreases, and 8 states had no rate change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the year, jobless rates increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.Click on graph for larger image in new window.
In September, nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 43 states and the District of Columbia and increased in 7 states.
Michigan again recorded the highest unemployment rate among the states, 15.3 percent, in September. The states with the next highest rates were Nevada, 13.3 percent; Rhode Island, 13.0 percent; and California, 12.2 percent. The rates in Nevada and Rhode Island set new series highs. Florida, at 11.0 percent, also posted a series high.
This graph shows the high and low unemployment rates for each state (and D.C.) since 1976. The red bar is the current unemployment rate (sorted by the current unemployment rate).
Fourteen states and D.C. now have double digit unemployment rates.
New Jersey, Indiana, and Missouri are all close.
Three states are at record unemployment rates: Rhode Island, Nevada, and Florida. Several others - like California, Delaware, North Carolina and Georgia - are close.
Posted by Bill McBride on 10/21/2009 11:47:00 AM