Unemployment By State In October (MAP)

Unemployment By State In October (MAP)

Unemployment rates are up from this time last year in all 50 states, but recently the situation improved somewhat -- employment increased in 28 states from September to October, the government announced on Friday.

In six states, there were statistically significant gains -- including Michigan, which still has the highest unemployment rate in the country at 15.1 percent (down from 15.3 percent in September).

The overall picture is still bad -- here's a chart from the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics with the breakdown:


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Click here for the state-by-state unemployment report from the BLS. And click here to see some of HuffPost's stories on people dealing with unemployment and its consequences.

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