Throughout 2009 unemployment rates increased throughout the US.

  • Michigan was hit the hardest and has the nation’s highest unemployment rate at nearly 15%.
  • 5 states have an unemployment rate greater than 12%. (MI, RI, NV, SC, CA)
  • Only 3 states have an unemployment rate less than 6%. (ND, NE, SD)

Below is another great infographic from This map shows the year-over-year change for each state, along with the current unemployment rate as of November 2009.

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