State unemployment rates rise in 44 states
August 17th, 2012
03:38 PM ET
2 years ago

State unemployment rates rise in 44 states

New York (CNNMoney) – The state unemployment picture worsened last month, with jobless rates creeping higher in 44 states, according to a government report released Friday.

Only two states and the District of Columbia saw unemployment rates edge lower in July, while four states saw no change in rates, according to the Labor Department's monthly report on state unemployment.

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It looks like the GOP hard work of obstructing and saying "No!" is finally kicking in.

    August 17, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  2. MTATL67

    Good thing Congressional Republican went on vacation just in time to help the unemployed.

    August 17, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  3. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Maybe if the Gop and Ryan were not blocking all jobs programs,things would be better ,I know who I'm voting for ,and its not romney the tax cheat and Ryan the teaparty extremest hot dog clowns car driver ,Obama is going to win in a landslide.Gop clown hot dog car wreck in Nov .

    August 17, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. Dean

    Thanks, Obama. Forward...with higher unemployment. The experiment of puting this clown in the White House has had disasterous results.

    August 17, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Captain Awesome

    Wow,obama's stimulus isn't working too well, is it? But I suppose that the obama camp doesn't want the American people to focus on the unemployment numbers too much. No, obama would rather distract and divert attention to petty things like tax returns. Hang on a little longer, America. Help is on the way.

    Romney-Ryan 2012

    August 17, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. cali girl

    Thank you Party of No for wasting American tax dollars on repealing the ACA law 31 times, even though it is deemed legal.
    Jobs bills, waiting for years, still not approved and signed.
    Waving your middle finger at Americans is not a nice thing to do.

    August 17, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. WiredUPtheBass S.F.

    Too bad BO can't make the states "adjust" their data like he can with the feds

    August 17, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. rs

    Mr. Boehner- Where are the jobs bills?

    August 17, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. Dominicant Whale 4 Nobama

    Looks like the reid/pelosi/obama plan is finally kicking in. all that shovel ready stimulus finally dried up

    August 17, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  10. Hope and Chains

    Blaming the GOP again. When will the Dems take responsibility for this presidents failed policies, lack of leadership and his inability to put forth a plan for growth?

    August 17, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. bb

    Palidan was a cowboy which u r not. Unemp is rising cause we are not manufactoring, once Oblunder gets removed that will change. He killed the pipeline. Why ?? Hes trying to kill the coal industry why?? I understand pollution and its not good without a doubt, however the rest of world doesnt care, bejing, india etc, We need to manufacture with the least waste possible. Oblunder has done nothing to help the economy, He had the house and senate for over 2 yrs and did nothing, all this idiot does is fly around like Madonna, Gee arent u lucky to be in sf with pelosi (joke)

    August 17, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  12. 82 Days until Obama is RE-ELECTED

    Despite all the hulabaloo from the Grand Obstructionist Party Teatrolls over Scott Walkers recall success, looks like the Wisconsin Teapug voters shouldn't be so smug or as smart as they think they are.
    How you going to blame the SIGNIFICANT increase in Wisconsin unemployment ... suppose that's Obama's fault too.. !!

    August 17, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. steven

    Yep, it looks like the Democrats refusal to negotiate finally kicked in, job destruction just like obama likes it.

    August 17, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  14. lies from the left but mostly hate

    @Wire Pallaidn- The house can't do anything right now. Anything the house puts up will be turned into swiss cheese by the senate. Also, they dont want to vote for wastefull spending. The house is not obstructionist any more then the senate.

    August 17, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  15. TheTrueChristian

    When we have a job, GOP threatens to take it away by making it easy for corporations to outsource it overseas.

    When we become unemployed, GOP threatens our livelihood by seeking to take away our unemployment benefits.

    When our banks and Wall Street firms play wild games with money and threaten global financial health, GOP says it is a good thing that the free capitalist markets are at work even though millions lose their jobs.

    When our kids get into the best private colleges after working their buts off, GOP threatens to make it impossible for them to actually enroll and finish colleges by taking away loans and financial assistance.

    When our kids manage to finish and get their degrees with huge debts to repay, the jobs they apply for disappear and go overseas, thanks to people like Romney and his Bain Capital.

    When GOP gets their way with medicare and medicaid, our parents will no longer support themselves financially in their older age...

    And while we go and file for bankruptcy, our super rich counterparts are becoming super super rich, sipping champaign at one of their many super luxurious vacation homes, laughing and congratulating themselves on their fortunes. Thanks Romney/Ryan.

    August 17, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  16. bb

    Face it Oblunder is and has been a failure, a true leader always finds a way to exceed he has not. end of story. U lead by example not lip service. This is the most inept person in power ive ever seen in power. Just a week ago he accused romney of murder, wanted ten yrs tax returns, and let Bozo Biden out of his cage. This week hes begging for 5 yrs tax, who cares !!!! I hope he is filthy Rich maybe he will work on the economy and writng books and flying around like Madonna. Its a no brainer he doesnt need the money he just wants to improve America

    August 17, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  17. Dems Need to Grow a Pair

    Get the government out of stimulating the economy..make it easier for the private sector to do/start business. Taxes come from private sector revenues not from gov't. If we promote the ps , the tax revenue will follow.Oh , by the way, government intervention into health care to this degree (Obama Care) sets this country and our quality health care system up for a huge travesty....almost to the point of insolvency.

    August 17, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  18. CryBabies

    Your last point is right on!

    August 17, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  19. 82 Days until Obama is RE-ELECTED

    Woohoo Teatrolls... the usual parroted responses that you are getting from that Faux Noise propaganda machine. Of course the unemployment rise in WI is Obama's fault.
    Couldn't possibly have anything to do with the FAILED policies of Repug Gov. Scott Walker and his Grand Obstructionist Party controlled legislature that the Teapugs re-elected, right?

    FWIW – the same thing is happening down in Gov "I created a million jobs" Goodhair's TX ! Luckily the large majority of intelligent Americans (not the Teatrolls posting here) see thru the smoke and charades and will move the country FORWARD in Nov and vote OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 !!!

    August 17, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  20. kat

    I can only imagine what the unemployment rate will be if this clown and his band of thieves are reelected

    August 17, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  21. Wes B.

    Obama has a jobs plan. Too bad the House of Representatives won't vote for it. But I guess when they say their job is to make Obama a one-term president....instead of actually WORKING TO FIX THE ECONOMY....well, we shouldn't be surprised.

    August 17, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. TheIndependent

    If GOP takes over Washington and the White House, they will do what Romney's company Bain Capital does best as follows:

    (1) increase employment in China and India while closing down factories and financial operations in the US; and,

    (2) increase by many folds the wealth of the super rich, CEO's, board of directors of corporations with stock options, and the Washington lobbyists working for the super rich et al.

    August 17, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  23. The REAL Truth...

    @bb – Just a week ago he accused romney of murder, wanted ten yrs tax returns, and let Bozo Biden out of his cage. This week hes begging for 5 yrs tax, who cares
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    What does this completely infantile, fourth-grade, completely will accusations have to do with unemployemnt increases in the states ? Obama accusing Mitt the Twit of murder? Wow.. you Teapugs will stop at nothing to expound your ignorance.
    PLEASE try to focus long enough to put an intelligent thought together – and DISCUSS the FACTS!!!
    You're giving conservatives a bad name !

    August 17, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. NO MITT-FLOPPY!!

    If mitt-floppy and the troll were in the W.H.the numbers would be a lot higher.

    August 17, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It looks like the GOP hard work of obstructing and saying "No!" is finally kicking in.

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    The only one saying no right now is Harry Reid and the D-Senate. Reminder, Harry has over two dozen House passed bills on his desk right now...

    August 17, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
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