Unemployment Rates By State
Don't know if people look at this much, but it is the state-by-state unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the end of September 2010. I just found it to be interesting:
I think the thing that strikes me most is the actual disparity in the states. I mean Nevada is four times the rate of North Dakota. That is pretty significant, wouldn't you say? Now I know it's North Dakota, but that is just one example and if you look at the list, I think it really brings to light the fact that there are a lot of folks out there who are hurting and there are a lot of folks out there who don't feel that at all, so why should they care?
I think that whenever they announce unemployment rates on the news it should just be an automatic default that they have to show all states. Then there may be some understanding of how tough of a time this is.