Unemployment rose in 18 states in May, as well as nationally. Fewer jobs were created than in any other month of the past year. Here’s a look at the top 10 states with the highest unemployment rates.
The national unemployment rate rose from 8.1 percent in April to 8.2 percent in May, as the jobless rate increased in 18 states, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employers added only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in the past 12 months. In this photo, activists protested against corporate greed near the Capitol in Washington in October 2011. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo