Select a state to view seasonally adjusted unemployment rates dating back to 2009.
The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in June, unemployment remained steady at 8.2 percent and state and local governments added another 4,000 jobs, according to Friday's monthly employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The federal government has made money available for a new approach to unemployment, but states have to jump through bureaucratic hoops to get it.
Many states have experienced large drops in labor force participation since the recession began. View historical data for each state.
The Obama administration is looking for states that will experiment with unemployment insurance programs by letting people test a job while still receiving benefits.
The latest jobs report shows state and local government employment remained mostly unchanged in March.
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