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States With High Unemployment Rates
The national unemployment rate dropped to 8.3% in January from 8.5%, but many states are still batting a much higher rate.

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Here are the states with the highest unemployment rates as of December 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Nevada 12.6%

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California 11.1%

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island 10.8%

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Mississippi 10.4%

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District of Columbia 10.4%

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North Carolina 9.9%

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Florida 9.9%

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Illinois 9.8%

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Georgia 9.7%

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South Carolina 9.5%

States With High Unemployment Rates

The national unemployment rate dropped to 8.3% in January from 8.5%, but many states are still batting a much higher rate.

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