The Best and Worst States for Jobs

by Alyssa Oursler | August 17, 2012 10:55 am

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[1].

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

Best States

-Alyssa Oursler, InvestorPlace Editorial Assistant

  1. released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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