Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
By Caitlin Kenney
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that unemployment levels in 14 states are significantly higher than the national average of 9.7 percent. Michigan tops the list with a rate of 15.2 percent, followed by Nevada with 13.2 percent and Rhode Island with 12.8 percent.
Twenty-seven states reported month over month increases in unemployment in August while 16 states experienced decreases. In states like Ohio and Georgia, where the unemployment rate fell, officials say people giving up on the job search contributed to the drop.
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