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Graph: State Unemployment

Planning your next move? Wondering where your state stacks up now that the football season is almost over? The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes monthly unemployment data. I've made a chart from labor force data, one of two ways unemployment is measured (the other is from payroll data). Click here to see the past three months of data. I was surprised to see places like Oregon and D.C., where there have been no big layoff announcements, near the top of the list. What are you seeing?