Special Report

This State Has the Highest Unemployment in America

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29. North Carolina
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 4.1%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 5,033,893 — 9th largest

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29. Wyoming
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 4.1%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 292,999 — the smallest

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27. Kentucky
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 4.2%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 1,991,931 — 24th smallest

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27. Tennessee
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 4.2%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 3,313,097 — 17th largest

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26. West Virginia
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 4.3%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 791,930 — 12th smallest