Nevada’s Jobless Rate Worst in The Country

Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped below 14 percent for the first time since June 2009 to 13.6 percent in May, putting it behind Nevada. According to the latest government data, “Nevada reported the highest unemployment rate among the states, 14.0 percent in May. This is the first month in which Nevada recorded the highest rate among the states and the first time since April of 2006 that a state other than Michigan has posted the highest rate. The rate in Nevada also set a new series high. (All region, division, and state series begin in 1976.) The states with the next highest rates were Michigan, 13.6 percent; California, 12.4 percent; and Rhode Island, 12.3 percent.” – BLS

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