Backing up November's relatively healthy NFP data, the Labor Department claims the jobless rate...

|By:, SA News Editor

Backing up November's relatively healthy NFP data, the Labor Department claims the jobless rate dropped in 43 of 50 states during the month. However, some states still have unemployment rates well above the 8.6% national average - Nevada leads the pack at 13%, followed by California at 11.3%. Moreover, the declines seen by many states were aided by notable decreases in the number of people looking for work.