December 27, 2013
Regional and state unemployment rates were generally lower in November 2013. In 42 states the unemployment rate decreased from a year earlier (17 of which were statistically significant), 7 states and the District of Columbia had increases, and 1 state had no change.
District of Columbia
Nevada and Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in November, 9.0 percent each. The next highest rates were in Michigan, 8.8 percent, and Illinois, 8.7 percent. North Dakota continued to have the lowest jobless rate, 2.6 percent.
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — November 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-2394.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nevada and Rhode Island have highest unemployment rate, North Dakota lowest, in November 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131227.htm (visited November 25, 2014).
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.