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The Best and Worst States for Jobs

Find out where the unemployment rate is the highest and lowest throughout the country


The July unemployment again was only slightly up from the month prior at 8.3%, according to the most recent Regional and State Employment and Unemployment report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The rate dropped just under a percentage point from what it was last year, with 44 states seeing a decrease in unemployment. That same number, though, saw unemployment increase over the past month, while four states saw no change at all.

Here’s a quick recap of which states specifically have the best and worst seasonally adjusted unemployment rates:

Worst States

  • Nevada, 12.0 %
  • Rhode Island, 10.8%
  • California, 10.7%
  • New Jersey, 9.8%
  • North and South Carolina, 9.6%

Best States

  •  North Dakota, 3.0%
  • Nebraska, 4.0%
  • South Dakota, 4.4%
  • Oklahoma, 4.9%
  • Vermont, 5.0%

-Alyssa Oursler, InvestorPlace Editorial Assistant

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