Unemployment Rates by State

Nationwide according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment rate is 4.4% but when you look a bit closer you will see that there is quite a bit of variation by state. Alaska has the highest unemployment at 6.8% and North Dakota and Colorado have the lowest at 2.3%. What causes the difference between states?

State Employment and Unemployment Rates- September 2012

Unemployment Rates by State- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released the individual state unemployment rates and once again North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rates… literally begging for employees.   They have “man camps” where men from all over the country are showing up and parking RV’s and cashing in on the high paying […]