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What States Have the Highest Unemployment Rates?

It’s not easy being unemployed or under-employed, but you are definitely not alone. Even with a highly positive new jobs report just out and the country apparently on an upswing, an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent means a lot of people still need jobs.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless for anyone. If you’re spent on looking for available jobs in your current locale because it seems like the well has dried, you could be right. Some states have higher unemployment rates than others, and you could be stuck living somewhere that’s not helping you. It might be time to relocate.

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Economy Adds 236,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7%

The labor market—and the economy overall—is improving, albeit gradually, with employers adding 236,000 jobs in February. That gain brought the unemployment rate down a few ticks from 7.9 percent to 7.7, its lowest point in four years.

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Wyo. Unemployment Rate Fell To 4.9 Percent In Dec.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in December.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the rate fell from November's 5.1 percent.

The agency noted that the number of unemployed individuals in Wyoming has fallen while employment has not grown, causing the state's labor force to decline

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New Research Reveals Unemployment Is Bad for Your Health

It seems that there might be a correlation between long-term unemployment and poor health.

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Economic Woes Lead to More Men Becoming ‘Mannies’

While child care-givers such as babysitters and nannies have traditionally been women, the recent dip in the economy lead some men into the profession as well.

Dubbed “mannies,” the guys are often unemployed teachers, daycare workers or fathers.

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Rosie O’Donnell Makes Bubbly Unemployed Audience Member Her New Announcer [VIDEO]

Rosie O’Donnell sent an unemployed audience member into hysterics by making her show announcer until the end of 2011 on ‘The Rosie Show.’ Is Rosie the new Oprah? 

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Hallmark Sympathy Cards for the Unemployed

With the US unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, it’s nice to know someone‘s business is thriving. In this case, that someone is Hallmark, which recently began selling sympathy cards aimed at those who’ve lost jobs.

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