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Wyoming posted the lowest jobless rate among all states in November at 3.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Michigan recorded the highest at 9.6%.
Rhode Island reported the second-highest unemployment rate at 9.3%. And four other states posted unemployment rates of 8.0% or more, they included California (8.4%), South Carolina (8.4%), Oregon (8.1%) and Nevada (8.0%). The District of Columbia's jobless rate was also 8.0%.
Among the states with the lowest jobless rates, North Dakota and South Dakota ranked second and third at 3.3% and 3.4% respectively.
Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia reported higher unemployment rates in November than a year earlier. The rate was unchanged in only one state Wyoming.