5 States With The Highest Unemployment Rates

David Schepp

Fresh statistics last week showed that more than half of U.S. states saw the number of jobless workers rise in August compared to July -- yet more evidence that the nation's stagnant employment picture remains stuck in neutral.

Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate increases, while 12 states recorded rate decreases, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The remainder saw their rates unchanged.