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States with the Longest Stretches of Unemployment

In the annals of states with long stretches of high unemployment, Nevada seems destined to become the poster child for the Great Recession and foreclosure crisis.

The state has an 11.9% unemployment rate — a half a percentage point higher than runner up Rhode Island. Nevada has led the nation in unemployment for 27 months, taking the mantle from Michigan, which had the nation’s worst unemployment rate for 47 months from April 2006 to February 2010. Those two statistics sum up a lot about recession and recovery to date…

Source: Longest Stretches of Unemployment – Real Time Economics – WSJ.

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