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10 states in double digit unemployment

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(Read caption) This chart shows the median unemployment rate for states with double digit unemployment rates over the past two years. After peaking at the beginning of 2010, rates have declined.

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The latest Regional and State Employment and Unemployment report showed that in August 10 states were experiencing double digit unemployment with a median unemployment rate of 10.9% while the median unemployment rate for all 50 states and the District of Columbia stood at 8.3%.

Nevada showed the highest unemployment rate at 13.4% followed by California at 12.1 and Michgaan at 11.2%.

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