Saturday, March 14, 2009
Unemployment Rate By State
The NY Times Blog has posted this handy little graphic to show the state of Unemployment in the United States as of January 2009. At the time, the US unemployment rate was 7.6% and Michigan had the highest rate (11.6%) and Wyoming had the lowest unemployment rate (3.7%)---As you can see on the map, things are worst in the West, the South and Midwest--all where manufacturing and construction jobs have dried up. The mid section/great plains of the US seem to be having less of an unemployment problem than the rest of the US.