Unemployment Rates By State
Here's the link to uneployment rates for each state for July 2011:
What's interesting to see here is that Virginia and Maryland rank 9 and 13 respectively (pretty damn good) and DC is actually 46 (dismal). A lot of that goes to the fact that many government jobs are not only in DC but Maryland and Virginia and many of those government jobs are held by people who maintain residence in either VA or MD; hence the disparity.
As ususal, California and Nevada are still taking it in the shorts.