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Not cool Unemployment info

I got an e-mail from my mom today that shows the unemployment info as of Jan….

Just FYI – some CCPs in the townhall asked about unemployment rates. ┬áThe most recent data indicates that Utah is the 4th lowest in the country at 3.7%

A record 4.8 million people were collecting unemployment benefits in mid-January, the government said in a week in which firms announced layoffs totaling tens of thousands, suggesting the number of Americans out of work is climbing rapidly.

About 588,000 workers applied for jobless benefits last week, up 3,000 from the prior week and 61% higher than a year ago, the Labor Department said. The seasonally adjusted 4.8 million people who were collecting benefits in the week ended Jan. 17, the latest available data, was the largest since the government began keeping track in 1967.

51 MICHIGAN 9.6
50 RHODE ISLAND 9.3
48 CALIFORNIA 8.4
48 SOUTH CAROLINA 8.4
47 OREGON 8.1
45 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8
45 NEVADA 8
44 NORTH CAROLINA 7.9
43 GEORGIA 7.5
39 ALASKA 7.3
39 FLORIDA 7.3
39 ILLINOIS 7.3
39 OHIO 7.3
38 MISSISSIPPI 7.2
37 INDIANA 7.1
36 KENTUCKY 7
35 TENNESSEE 6.9
34 MISSOURI 6.7
33 CONNECTICUT 6.6
31 MINNESOTA 6.4
31 WASHINGTON 6.4
29 ARIZONA 6.3
29 MAINE 6.3
25 ALABAMA 6.1
25 NEW JERSEY 6.1
25 NEW YORK 6.1
25 PENNSYLVANIA 6.1
24 MASSACHUSETTS 5.9
23 COLORADO 5.8
19 ARKANSAS 5.7
19 IDAHO 5.7
19 TEXAS 5.7
19 VERMONT 5.7
17 DELAWARE 5.6
17 WISCONSIN 5.6
15 LOUISIANA 5.3
15 MARYLAND 5.3
12 HAWAII 4.9
12 KANSAS 4.9
12 MONTANA 4.9
11 VIRGINIA 4.8
10 OKLAHOMA 4.7
9 WEST VIRGINIA 4.6
6 IOWA 4.3
6 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.3
6 NEW MEXICO 4.3
4 NEBRASKA 3.7
4 UTAH 3.7
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.4
2 NORTH DAKOTA 3.3
1 WYOMING 3.2
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