In January, 49 states and the District of Columbia recorded month-over-month unemployment rate increases, the Labor Department reported. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had higher rates than the previous year.
Nonfarm job totals fell in 42 states, increased in 7 states and the District of Columbia, and were unchanged in Vermont.
-Over 10% unemployment in Michigan, South Carolina, Rhode Island and California.
-Only Louisiana's unemployment rate decreased (to 5.1%- how did that happen?)
-Puerto Rico's rate has increased to 13%
-Wyoming and North Dakota have the lowest unemployment rates at 3.7 and 4.2 respectively
Also, according to Iowa Workforce Development, unemployment in Iowa rose 0.4% to 4.8%. Site