New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal the states with the top unemployment rates. Nevada registered the highest unemployment rate with 14.2 percent in January. The states with the next highest rates were California with 12.4 percent and Florida at 11.9 percent. Rhode Island, 11.3 percent; Michigan, 10.7 percent; and South Carolina, 10.5 percent, round out the remaining top five.
How does your hometown rank in unemployment? In the spirit of March Madness, UCubed has created its own set of brackets – for the unemployed, that is.
“We’re predicting a lot more ‘upsets’ in this tourney – between 25 to 29 million,” said UCubed Executive Director Rick Sloan.
Fill out the “Marching to Madness” unemployment brackets and rank the city you think is suffering the most. On Friday, March 18, 2011, UCubed will fill in the brackets with actual rankings from the BLS.
If you agree it’s time Congress starts talking jobs, show your support for the unemployed by clicking “Like” on UCubed’s page on Facebook.