Posted by | December 21, 2012 13:02 | Filed under: Top Stories

And in the District of Columbia.

The jobless rate fell dramatically in several states, with the largest declines in Louisiana and Nevada. The rate dropped to 5.8% from 6.6% in Louisiana and to 10.8% from 11.5% in Nevada.

Nevada continued to have the highest unemployment rate at 10.8%, followed by Rhode Island at 10.4%. North Dakota, which is making the most of an oil boom, continued to have the lowest rate at 3.1%

Unemployment also declined to 7.6% from 8.2% in Tennessee, to 7.5% from 8.1% in Alabama, and to 8.5% from 9% in Mississippi.

By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.