The Best And Worst States To Be Unemployed

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No matter where you go in America, there will always be unemployment in the United States. With that in mind here are the best and worst places to be unemployed:

Best Places To Be Unemployed

  • North Dakota
    > Pct. unemployed getting benefits: 40.0% (tied -16th highest)
    > Pct. average weekly wage covered: 45.1% (2nd highest)
    > Unemployment rate: 2.8% (the lowest)
    > 1-yr. job growth: 3.9% (the highest)
  • Hawaii
    > Pct. unemployed getting benefits: 44.0% (tied– 11th highest)
    > Pct. average weekly wage covered: 52.0% (the highest)
    > Unemployment rate: 4.4% (tied– 9th lowest)
    > 1-yr. job growth: 1.0% (14th lowest)
  • Utah
    > Pct. unemployed getting benefits: 28.0% (tied– 9th lowest)
    > Pct. average weekly wage covered: 43.9% (3rd highest)
    > Unemployment rate: 3.8% (4th lowest)
    > 1-yr. job growth: 2.8% (8th highest)

Worst States To Be Unemployed

  • Indiana
    > Pct. unemployed getting benefits: 28.0% (tied–9th lowest)
    > Pct. average weekly wage covered: 30.8% (16th lowest)
    > Unemployment rate: 6.0% (25th lowest)
    > 1-yr. job growth: 1.8% (17th highest)
  • Michigan
    > Pct. unemployed getting benefits: 34.0% (tied–24th lowest)
    > Pct. average weekly wage covered: 32.6% (18th lowest)
    > Unemployment rate: 7.3% (5th highest)
    > 1-yr. job growth: 2.1% (15th highest)
  • Illinois
    > Pct. unemployed getting benefits: 37.0% (tied–20th highest)
    > Pct. average weekly wage covered: 32.3% (17th lowest)
    > Unemployment rate: 7.1% (7th highest)
    > 1-yr. job growth: 1.3% (18th lowest)

 

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