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Nevada continued to post the highest unemployment rate among the states in September at 11.8 percent, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, The Silver State’s rate improved from the 12.1 percent reported in August and it reported the largest unemployment rate change from September 2011: a 1.8 percentage point drop from 13.6 percent.
Rhode Island and California posted the next highest rates last month, 10.5 and 10.2 percent, respectively.
North Dakota again registered the lowest jobless rate at 3.0 percent, similar to its August rate. Nebraska followed with a 4.4 rate.