Twenty-eight states and D.C. posted unemployment rate increases in July, nine states recorded...

|By:, SA News Editor

Twenty-eight states and D.C. posted unemployment rate increases in July, nine states recorded decreases, and 13 states were unchanged, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Nevada again has the highest rate at 12.9%, with California next at 12%. Three states hit new recession highs: Arkansas (8.2%), Texas (8.4%) and Montana (7.7%).