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This State Has the Highest Unemployment in America

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5. New Mexico
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 6.5%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 951,702 — 14th smallest

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4. New York
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 6.9%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 9,303,737 — 4th largest

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3. New Jersey
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 7.0%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 4,438,109 — 11th largest

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1. California
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 7.3%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 19,022,372 — the largest

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1. Nevada
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 7.3%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 1,552,758 — 19th smallest

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