Friday’s unemployment report won’t change the fact that hiring is the foremost topic on everyone’s mind.
The numbers showed Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country at 12.1 per cent, and North Dakota has the lowest at 3.0 per cent.
As for regional areas, the West continued to have the highest jobless rate at 9.4 per cent and the Midwest the lowest with 7.5 per cent.
According to the below graph published by Calculated Risk, New Jersey (9.9 per cent) and New York (9.1 per cent) are both at the maximum unemployment rates they had during the height of the recession:
Photo: Calculated Risk
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