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March 28, 2009

Double-digit unemployment hits 7 states

Filed under: FYI,US — 7macaw @ 7:11 am
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Seven states posted unemployment rates above 10 percent in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Friday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Michigan registered the nation’s worst rate, with 12 percent of its labor force out of work as of February 2009.

Also in double digits were South Carolina (11 percent), Oregon (10.8 percent), North Carolina (10.7 percent), California (10.5 percent), Rhode Island (10.5 percent), and Nevada (10.1 percent).

Source: Dayton Business Journal

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