Regional, State Unemployment Falls In June

Twenty-two states and Washington DC had lower unemployment rates in June 2010 than a year earlier, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced today.

The largest increases in employment from May to June of this year were in Texas, which added 14,000 jobs; Arkansas, which added 6,000 jobs, and Louisiana and North Carolina, which both saw job increases of about 5,000. Meanwhile, Nevada had the highest unemployment rate at 14.2 percent, followed by Michigan, California, and Rhode Island.

While this is good news, somewhat, the country still has a long way to go. Twenty-four states still had higher unemployment rates in June than they did a year ago, signaling that perhaps the bottom is not in sight.

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