unemployment rates by state

Unemployment Rates Rise in Half of U.S. States

Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country. Unemployment also rose in seven of the 11 key swing states in this year's presidential election.

Unemployment Fell in 43 States in November

Unemployment rates fell in 43 states in November, reflecting a modest pickup in the nation's job market. Nationally, the unemployment rate dropped in November to 8.6%, the lowest since March 2009.