Nevada Posts August's Highest Unemployment Rate, North Dakota The Lowest





Unemployment Chart - 1990 - 2010 - Highlight on August 2010Earlier this week, the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) released the state unemployment numbers for August of 2010.

A total of 27 states registered increases in their unemployment rates in August, while 13 registered decreases.

Nevada (14.4%), Michigan (13.1%) and California (12.7%) reported the highest unemployment rates in August, while North Dakota (3.7%), South Dakota (4.5%) and Nebraska (4.6%) reported the lowest.

Here is a state by state breakdown of August (this breakdown also includes Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, as the BLS also included them in their statistics. This data is available in text file format from the BLS, but we've cleaned it up and made it easily to read):

Alabama

Unemployment Rate: 9.20%
Number of Unemployed: 192,825
Number of Employed: 1,910,100
Labor Force Participation: 2,102,925

Alaska

Unemployment Rate: 7.70%
Number of Unemployed: 28,000
Number of Employed: 334,435
Labor Force Participation: 362,435

Arizona

Unemployment Rate: 9.70%
Number of Unemployed: 309,020
Number of Employed: 2,865,482
Labor Force Participation: 3,174,502

Arkansas

Unemployment Rate: 7.50%
Number of Unemployed: 100,966
Number of Employed: 1,240,022
Labor Force Participation: 1,340,988

California

Unemployment Rate: 12.40%
Number of Unemployed: 2,261,451
Number of Employed: 5,968,004
Labor Force Participation: 8,229,455

Colorado

Unemployment Rate: 8.20%
Number of Unemployed: 216,509
Number of Employed: 2,439,989
Labor Force Participation: 2,656,498

Connecticut

Unemployment Rate: 9.10%
Number of Unemployed: 171,387
Number of Employed: 1,707,230
Labor Force Participation: 1,878,617

Delaware

Unemployment Rate: 8.40%
Number of Unemployed: 35,296
Number of Employed: 386,773
Labor Force Participation: 422,069

District of Columbia

Unemployment Rate: 9.90%
Number of Unemployed: 32,834
Number of Employed: 298,965
Labor Force Participation: 331,799

Florida

Unemployment Rate: 11.70%
Number of Unemployed: 1,083,718
Number of Employed: 8,145,723
Labor Force Participation: 9,229,441

Georgia

Unemployment Rate: 10.00%
Number of Unemployed: 466,930
Number of Employed: 4,201,478
Labor Force Participation: 4,668,408

Hawaii

Unemployment Rate: 6.40%
Number of Unemployed: 40,922
Number of Employed: 594,200
Labor Force Participation: 635,122

Idaho

Unemployment Rate: 8.90%
Number of Unemployed: 67,292
Number of Employed: 688,703
Labor Force Participation: 755,995

Illinois

Unemployment Rate: 10.10%
Number of Unemployed: 671,411
Number of Employed: 5,953,397
Labor Force Participation: 6,624,808

Indiana

Unemployment Rate: 10.20%
Number of Unemployed: 317,720
Number of Employed: 2,801,793
Labor Force Participation: 3,119,513

Iowa

Unemployment Rate: 6.80%
Number of Unemployed: 114,243
Number of Employed: 1,558,214
Labor Force Participation: 1,672,457

Kansas

Unemployment Rate: 6.60%
Number of Unemployed: 97,898
Number of Employed: 1,392,898
Labor Force Participation: 1,490,796

Kentucky

Unemployment Rate: 10.00%
Number of Unemployed: 205,938
Number of Employed: 1,861,983
Labor Force Participation: 2,067,921

Louisiana

Unemployment Rate: 7.60%
Number of Unemployed: 158,914
Number of Employed: 1,940,093
Labor Force Participation: 2,099,007

Maine

Unemployment Rate: 8.00%
Number of Unemployed: 55,439
Number of Employed: 638,314
Labor Force Participation: 693,753

Maryland

Unemployment Rate: 7.30%
Number of Unemployed: 216,591
Number of Employed: 2,731,721
Labor Force Participation: 2,948,312

Massachusetts

Unemployment Rate: 8.80%
Number of Unemployed: 304,439
Number of Employed: 3,171,545
Labor Force Participation: 3,475,984

Michigan

Unemployment Rate: 13.10%
Number of Unemployed: 634,420
Number of Employed: 4,196,323
Labor Force Participation: 4,830,743

Minnesota

Unemployment Rate: 7.00%
Number of Unemployed: 207,476
Number of Employed: 2,749,002
Labor Force Participation: 2,956,478

Mississippi

Unemployment Rate: 10.00%
Number of Unemployed: 129,111
Number of Employed: 1,166,718
Labor Force Participation: 1,295,829

Missouri

Unemployment Rate: 9.30%
Number of Unemployed: 275,540
Number of Employed: 2,702,832
Labor Force Participation: 2,978,372

Montana

Unemployment Rate: 7.40%
Number of Unemployed: 36,758
Number of Employed: 460,332
Labor Force Participation: 497,090

Nebraska

Unemployment Rate: 4.60%
Number of Unemployed: 45,262
Number of Employed: 930,426
Labor Force Participation: 975,688

Nevada

Unemployment Rate: 14.40%
Number of Unemployed: 194,677
Number of Employed: 1,157,061
Labor Force Participation: 1,351,738

New Hampshire

Unemployment Rate: 5.70%
Number of Unemployed: 42,290
Number of Employed: 696,978
Labor Force Participation: 739,268

New Jersey

Unemployment Rate: 9.60%
Number of Unemployed: 434,571
Number of Employed: 4,075,468
Labor Force Participation: 4,510,039

New Mexico

Unemployment Rate: 8.30%
Number of Unemployed: 78,776
Number of Employed: 875,944
Labor Force Participation: 954,720

New York

Unemployment Rate: 8.30%
Number of Unemployed: 801,441
Number of Employed: 8,858,651
Labor Force Participation: 9,660,092

North Carolina

Unemployment Rate: 9.70%
Number of Unemployed: 437,633
Number of Employed: 4,054,915
Labor Force Participation: 4,492,548

North Dakota

Unemployment Rate: 3.70%
Number of Unemployed: 13,614
Number of Employed: 354,258
Labor Force Participation: 367,872

Ohio

Unemployment Rate: 10.10%
Number of Unemployed: 601,326
Number of Employed: 5,325,542
Labor Force Participation: 5,926,868

Oklahoma

Unemployment Rate: 7.00%
Number of Unemployed: 122,483
Number of Employed: 1,634,196
Labor Force Participation: 1,756,679

Oregon

Unemployment Rate: 10.60%
Number of Unemployed: 208,696
Number of Employed: 1,756,334
Labor Force Participation: 1,965,030

Pennsylvania

Unemployment Rate: 9.20%
Number of Unemployed: 584,897
Number of Employed: 5,778,042
Labor Force Participation: 6,362,939

Puerto Rico

Unemployment Rate: 15.60%
Number of Unemployed: 201,011
Number of Employed: 1,087,317
Labor Force Participation: 1,288,328

Rhode Island

Unemployment Rate: 11.80%
Number of Unemployed: 67,465
Number of Employed: 504,612
Labor Force Participation: 572,077

South Carolina

Unemployment Rate: 11.00%
Number of Unemployed: 236,649
Number of Employed: 1,910,780
Labor Force Participation: 2,147,429

South Dakota

Unemployment Rate: 4.50%
Number of Unemployed: 19,799
Number of Employed: 423,156
Labor Force Participation: 442,955

Tennessee

Unemployment Rate: 9.60%
Number of Unemployed: 291,305
Number of Employed: 2,746,576
Labor Force Participation: 3,037,881

Texas

Unemployment Rate: 8.30%
Number of Unemployed: 1,004,388
Number of Employed: 1,124,520
Labor Force Participation: 2,128,908

Utah

Unemployment Rate: 7.40%
Number of Unemployed: 100,496
Number of Employed: 1,251,453
Labor Force Participation: 1,351,949

Vermont

Unemployment Rate: 6.00%
Number of Unemployed: 21,298
Number of Employed: 334,469
Labor Force Participation: 355,767

Virginia

Unemployment Rate: 7.00%
Number of Unemployed: 289,865
Number of Employed: 3,879,341
Labor Force Participation: 4,169,206

Washington

Unemployment Rate: 8.90%
Number of Unemployed: 315,791
Number of Employed: 3,218,913
Labor Force Participation: 3,534,704

West Virginia

Unemployment Rate: 8.80%
Number of Unemployed: 68,242
Number of Employed: 705,534
Labor Force Participation: 773,776

Wisconsin

Unemployment Rate: 7.90%
Number of Unemployed: 239,146
Number of Employed: 2,790,635
Labor Force Participation: 3,029,781

Wyoming

Unemployment Rate: 6.80%
Number of Unemployed: 19,817
Number of Employed: 271,086
Labor Force Participation: 290,903


Unemployment Rate in United States - 1990 - 2010 - August 2010


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Source: Historical State Unemployment Rates




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