Select a state to view seasonally adjusted unemployment rates dating back to 2009.
With the jobless rate as high as 8.7 percent in some places, many states are getting personal by offering one-on-one or group counseling and training to help people with the mechanics of a job search.
1.3 million Americans will lose benefits immediately.
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.