WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates rose in 43 states last month, the government said Friday, painting a bleak picture of the job market and illustrating nationwide data released two weeks ago.
The rise in joblessness was a sharp change from November, when 36 states said their unemployment rates fell. Four states — South Carolina, Delaware, Florida and North Carolina — reported record-high jobless rates in December.
New Jersey's rate, meanwhile, rose to a 33-year high of 10.1 percent while New York's reached a 26-year high of 9 percent.
Analysts said the report showed the economy is recovering at too weak a pace to generate consistent job creation.
Is anyone else really happy that Obama says he has decided to work on job creation? Or are you still feeling it's a little late?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Jan. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:58 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
I guess better late than never. Let's just hope his solution isn't another ineffective porkulus package that does nothing but increase the debt. The best thing he can do to create jobs is cut taxes on small businesses. They are the backbone of this country.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 3:51 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
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Answer by 29again at 4:39 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:55 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
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Answer by Carpy at 8:16 PM on Jan. 22, 2010
Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 10:30 AM on Jan. 23, 2010
Answer by AnonIsEasiest at 7:16 PM on Jan. 24, 2010
Next question overall
Do you think it is safe to ride fourwheelers and go muddin this far along??