Voltaire — To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize
Friday, August 17, 2012
Close to 90% of states saw their unemployment rates rise in July 2012
The Labor Department has reported that 44 states in all saw their jobless rate go up, with four states seeing no change at all. Only Idaho and Rhode Island — along with Washington, D.C. — saw their rates drop in July 2012. Nevada, which continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the country, saw its rate jump back to 12%, up from June 2012’s 11.6%. New Hampshire (now 5.4%), Pennsylvania (7.9%) and Wisconsin (7.3%) each saw rises of 0.3 percentage points.