August State-by-State Unemployment

Unemployment rates for August increased in 26 states, decreased in 12 states, and 12 states remained the same from July. Year-over-year 42 states and the District of Columbia posted unemployment rate decreases. From July, the national unemployment rate dropped to 8.1%, and was 1.0% lower than August 2011.

Because Housing and Jobs are so closely related, it is important to watch for changing trends in the Unemployment level.

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