Jobless rates stay level or improve in 32 states
According to USA Today, 15 states saw their August jobless rates fall significantly below the U.S. rate of 7.3%, with North Dakota posting the lowest unemployment rate of 3%.
At the other end of the spectrum, Nevada still leads the nation as it has for many months with the highest jobless rate, 9.5%. Illinois has the second-highest rate, 9.2%.
The national unemployment rate fell in August from 7.4% in July. But 18 states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate increases in August from July, 17 states had decreases, and 15 states had no change, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.