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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

August 2013 State Unemployment Rates

Jobless rates hold steady or fall in 32 states, By Doug Carroll, September 20, 2013, USA Today: “Led by North Dakota, 15 states saw August jobless rates significantly below the U.S. rate of 7.3%, the government said Friday. North Dakota continues to have the nation’s lowest unemployment rate, 3.0%, amid a boom in energy production there. Other states with low rates include South Dakota, 3.8%; Nebraska, 4.2%; Hawaii, 4.3%; Iowa, 4.9%; and Vermont and Wyoming, 4.6%…”