Friday, June 19, 2009

Unemployment is up in almost every U.S. state

We know that the economy isn't doing very well, but things are getting to be more disturbing. According to CNN, jobless rates have risen in almost every state. Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate increases in May, the government reported Friday. Thirteen states have rates above 10%. Keep in mind that these are prevalence rates. I'm sure someone out there also has some incidence rates, but we don't see that kind of data too often. The national unemployment rate rose to a 26-year high of 9.4% in May, up from 8.9% in April. If you want to see how your state ranks against others, then take a look at this map.

If you're considering a transition from a more stable clinical career to a potentially unstable non-clinical career, you may want to reconsider until conditions improve in the economy.

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