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This State Has the Highest Unemployment in America

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14. Rhode Island
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 5.4%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 551,654 — 8th smallest

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14. Texas
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 5.4%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 14,204,236 — 2nd largest

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13. Mississippi
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 5.5%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 1,272,248 — 16th smallest

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12. Maryland
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 5.7%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 3,142,549 — 19th largest

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10. Illinois
> Unemployment rate Oct. 2021: 6.0%
> Civilian labor force Oct. 2021: 6,222,873 — 6th largest

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