Unemployment still rising

State Aug. 2009 Rate Aug. 2008 Rate Change from year earlier
Alabama 10.4% 5.2% +5.2
Alaska 8.3% 6.7% +1.6
Arizona 9.1% 5.9% +3.2
Arkansas 7.1% 5.1% +2
California 12.2% 7.6% +4.6
Colorado 7.3% 4.9% +2.4
Connecticut 8.1% 6.1% +2
Delaware 8.1% 5.1% +3
District of Columbia 11.1% 7.2% +3.9
Florida 10.7% 6.5% +4.2
Georgia 10.2% 6.4% +3.8
Hawaii 7.2% 4.2% +3
Idaho 8.9% 5.2% +3.7
Illinois 10% 6.7% +3.3
Indiana 9.9% 6% +3.9
Iowa 6.8% 4.2% +2.6
Kansas 7.1% 4.4% +2.7
Kentucky 11.1% 6.7% +4.4
Louisiana 7.8% 4.8% +3
Maine 8.6% 5.4% +3.2
Maryland 7.2% 4.5% +2.7
Massachusetts 9.1% 5.4% +3.7
Michigan 15.2% 8.6% +6.6
Minnesota 8% 5.4% +2.6
Mississippi 9.5% 7.3% +2.2
Missouri 9.5% 6.2% +3.3
Montana 6.6% 4.6% +2
Nebraska 5% 3.3% +1.7
Nevada 13.2% 7% +6.2
New Hampshire 6.9% 3.9% +3
New Jersey 9.7% 5.7% +4
New Mexico 7.5% 4.3% +3.2
New York 9% 5.7% +3.3
North Carolina 10.8% 6.6% +4.2
North Dakota 4.3% 3.3% +1
Ohio 10.8% 6.7% +4.1
Oklahoma 6.8% 3.9% +2.9
Oregon 12.2% 6.5% +5.7
Pennsylvania 8.6% 5.5% +3.1
Rhode Island 12.8% 8.3% +4.5
South Carolina 11.5% 7.3% +4.2
South Dakota 4.9% 3.1% +1.8
Tennessee 10.8% 6.6% +4.2
Texas 8% 5% +3
Utah 6% 3.4% +2.6
Vermont 6.8% 4.7% +2.1
Virginia 6.5% 4.1% +2.4
Washington 9.2% 5.4% +3.8
West Virginia 9% 4.2% +4.8
Wisconsin 8.8% 4.7% +4.1
Wyoming 6.6% 3.4% +3.2
Puerto Rico 15.1% 12% +3.1
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