Unemployment Up In 27 States In June, Just 80,000 New Jobs Added

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By Christopher S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON -- Unemployment rates rose in 27 U.S. states last month, the most in almost a year and a reflection of weaker hiring nationwide.

The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 11 states and Washington, D.C. - the fewest since August. Rates were unchanged in 12 states. Nationwide, employers added only 80,000 jobs last month, the third straight month of weak job growth. The national unemployment rate stayed at 8.2 percent.

Still, 29 states added jobs in June, up from 27 in May. Unemployment rates can rise even if more jobs are created if more of those out of work start looking for jobs. The number of Americans searching for jobs nationwide increased last month.

States With The Highest And Lowest Rates

Nevada recorded the highest unemployment rate, at 11.6 percent, the same as the previous month. It was followed by Rhode Island at 10.9 percent and California at 10.7 percent

North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.9 percent. It followed by Nebraska at 3.8 percent.

Several states reported big increases in unemployment. Rates rose 0.4 percentage points in Alabama and New Jersey, to 7.8 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively.

Some states kept hiring at a healthy pace in June. California added 38,300 jobs and Ohio added 18,400, after similar gains in both states in May. And North Carolina rebounded after losing jobs in May, adding 16,900 jobs last month.

Still others lost jobs. Wisconsin shed 13,200 positions, the most of any state. It was followed by Tennessee, where employers cut 12,100 jobs.

The economy is struggling to generate enough growth to boost hiring and consumer spending from subpar levels.

Job growth slowed to 75,000 a month from April through June, down from healthy 226,000 pace in the first three months of the year. Unemployment is stuck at 8.2 percent.

On Wednesday, a survey by the Fed said hiring was "tepid" in most of its districts in June and early July. And manufacturing weakened in most regions.

Retail sales fell in June for the third straight month, the government said this week. That led many economists to downgrade their estimates for growth in the April-June quarter. Many think it will be even slower than the first quarter's scant 1.9 percent annual pace.

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The poor people in this country are just pawns of the Democratic Party, to be pulled out, brushed off, and fed for the next election.

July 23 2012 at 1:02 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Thank Obama and the Democrud Leadership in the Senate and the previously Democrud Lead House. You had time to bring us out of the Recession by Business Friendly non-legislation - all we need is to be left alone, but No, the Democratic Leadership acted like a bunch of kids in the candy store and have almost doomed this country from being able to recover from massive debt so large that our interest payments are paying for the building of the Chinese Navy, the refitting of the Russian Army, the new planes for the Saudi Arabian Air Force, while we reduce our military across the board. Thanks team for the worst effort in history, or maybe the best effort as these traitors have taken the most sacred document of this incredible republic, the American Constitution and made it as Pelosi would say, "a living Constitution" - fine mild words, that mean they have worked hard to change it to the "Socialist Manifesto", akin and not far from the "Communist Manifesto". If you look at what Obama has accomplished, you will see that he follows the Trotsky's famous book to the "t". : 1. Create economic chaos by destroying the middle class businesses. 2. Drive the money value down by printing more money 3. Cause class warfare by bringing up the "race" card constantly and call the middle class businesses by bad labels like "greedy" 4. Take weapons away by legislation at every opportunity 5. Create chaos in the military by changing the structure, and diluting the strength of all the military services with criticism and blame 6. Criticize the structure of the government at every opportunity 7. Change fundamentally the philosophy of the free capitalist market to favor birth to death socialism. 8. Weaken America while strengthening our enemies with the interest payments on the vast wealth. 9. Weaken states rights in favor oft the centralized government nightmare similar to the large communist countries. 10. Weaken the American Family with legislation that makes it possible for someone to marry their dog (oops, Peta hasn't gotten that far yet).

July 23 2012 at 12:52 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Fire ovomit and get rid of the communist EPA. We cannot fart but all other countries can develop their resources and grow. The epa laws are STUPID BUT DO PLAY INTO THE HANDS OF OUR COMMUNIST MUSLIM CIC, HE IS INTENT ON DESTROYING THE USA, Keystone pipeline stopped by the sob?? why??

July 22 2012 at 11:30 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

You goofballs who think obama is good are as dumb as a box of rocks!

July 22 2012 at 11:29 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

Obviously the unemployed have not sought government help in making a success. Obama says that no one does it on his own that government helps them make a success of their businesses.

July 22 2012 at 10:34 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to lhudson828's comment

You need to check your facts because that is not what Obama said that is what Romney said Obama said. One big lie. Then of course go back a few weeks your buddy Romney said the exact same thing. Funny he lies so much he can't keep his own stories straight.

July 22 2012 at 11:23 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to dxl504's comment

you mean Obama and his Left Wing National Media "bend" the truth like twigs.

July 23 2012 at 12:56 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down

This president and his administration do NOT know what they are doing. We continue to slide. We'd better do something different in November.

July 22 2012 at 10:16 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to ImportantFacts's comment

The you better find someone else to run besides Romney cause he is for the rich and the middle class and poor will just be a casualty. He could care less about you or he wouldn't have made his millions destroying your lives.

July 22 2012 at 11:24 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to dxl504's comment

In case you haven't been watching for the last 40 years, the Welfare State has bread a class of dependents that do one thing besides spend taxpayers money - vote for the Demogods.

July 23 2012 at 12:58 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down

There are jobs there! Americans do not want to do those jobs that are available. They would rather be on the on the government tit. All because this administration pushes food stamps and welfare down peoples throats. In many families it is a way of life, considered as success when they qualify for a government check, regardless of what government entity issues them the check. It is the way of this administration and it needs to stop! People on government asistance now exceeds the budget for the Defense Department. All because it is given away liberally without hesitation. Many of the people receiving it KNOW they are not eligible and brag about it freely (while working on the side for cash and not paying into the system {taxes, unemployment insurance, Social Security, etc.}. It will destroy the entire system eventually and no one will be receiiving any type of benefits whatsoever, whether thery earned it or not. Unfortunately the people that earned their SS benefits and those who really need government assistance will be the ones to suffer. Those people receiving benefits who can work will just continue to work and survive and they will not care less about the honest people they screwed. No conscience, no care. If nation becomes lawless, hope they know how to hide!

July 22 2012 at 10:02 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Michael's comment

Maybe if you actually walked a mile in their shoes you would be able to speak the truth instead of your hateful crap. No one is pushing food stamps where did you hear this FOX news? So Romney will fix all this by just getting rid of food stamps and letting the poor starve to death. One way to get rid of them. Romney endorse Paul Ryans plan check it out.,

July 22 2012 at 11:26 PM Report abuse -6 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to dxl504's comment

Yes, people ARE pushing food stamps. In fact, states that continuously increase their food stamp enrollment actually receive a $500,000 bonus. It's sickening!

July 22 2012 at 11:49 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down

Truth is hard sometimes. the treacherous Democratic Leadership has had their eyes on the prize of Socialism a long time. The Globalist from the EU love seeing the great nation of America "tank" as their Hague gets treaties from our sol called loyal State Dept that puts the US under EU rules! the poor people in this country are just pawns of the Democratic Party, to be pulled out, brushed off, and fed for the next election.

July 23 2012 at 1:01 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down
David Remmers

One interesting factoid: The Messiah's "Jobs Council"(?) which is supposed to meet on some kind of regular basis, hasn't met at all for over SIX MONTHS! Translation: we have more important things to do like getting The Messiah re-elected than to try to make it easier for you losers to get a job. You're all on your own!
Rush Limbaugh said this many times and he's dead-on right...this "president" has a viceral hatred for this country. Hates how it was founded, hates the "evil, rich, white European slave owners" who wrote the founding documents and the actual documents themselves.

July 22 2012 at 9:49 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to David Remmers's comment

Anyone who listens and believes Rush needs help!! Prove to me Obama hates this country.Not Rushes crap but actual facts. Please

July 22 2012 at 11:27 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to dxl504's comment

Facts on why Obama (and Michelle) hate and has broken...America. Let’s see, let me count the ways. 1. Sunk Americas Energy Production and Exploration assuring paying for Mideast unstable oil for decades to come.2. Sunk the American economy with daily assaults on the successful people (taxpayers) in this country and calling the business community "greedy" when that term is more apt for the "greedy" and wasteful government bureaucrats like GSA. 3. Sunk Americas Space Exploration Program with NASA doing the ultimate OUTSOURCE TO RUSSIA. 4. Sunk or defenses by helping our potential adversaries by paying for China's New Navy and Russia's New Outfitted Army and Saudi Arabia's refitted air force, via just our interest payments to these "bankers" of our 12+ Trillion debts. 5. Sunk the economy further by crippling the Housing Industry by the continuation of fostering Democratic Help to Bank of America where massive defaults are about to happen in the millions of foreclosures that will flood the market of housing that will undercut the housing construction industry and cause further deterioration of the taxpayers home value (in other words, everyone’s wealth in property is down now 40% and maybe going further down). 6. Sunk the Dollar. The continued printing of money by the Fed Reserve adds downward movement to the value of the dollar hurting everyone and especially the lower economic scale. 7. Sunk or Border Defense. Borders are in chaos as to who is protecting it. When states try stop illegals by the thousands, Washington just sees the potential votes to keep them in office. . and there are more....

July 23 2012 at 1:07 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down

The proof is right in front of you, he has done nothing to create jobs, his so called jobs council doesn't even have meetings, they get paid TO DO WHAT? The presidents own jobs Czar Jeff Imelt, CEO of General Electric, done away with 35,000 U.S. jobs and created 25,000 new jobs IN CHINA ! Go figure. While men are dying in a war and people are losing their homes and going hungry obama and wife are tripping around the world on lavish vacations at our expense. He spends more time on the golf course than he spends trying to create jobs. His only interest is creating more socialist programs and inviting illegal foreigners to share in what little weatlh we have left. Spending us into bankruptcy is his biggest agenda. PUNISHING THOSE WHO ARE SUCCESSFUL SEEM TO BE A GREAT JOY TO HIM. Then he has the nerve to tell us we didn't become a success by our own hard work. This coming from a man who never done an honest day of hard work in his life. You keep drinking that obama koolaid if you want, but soon you won't be able to afford even that.

July 23 2012 at 2:08 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down
Paul Coyle

Why meet with his jobs council? The House will never agree to President Obama's jobs plan(s) he has submitted. They are to busy trying to make President Obama a one term potus and screw anybody that gets in their way...that includes the jobless americans who voted them in office to represent them...not the kleptocrats of this nation who buys them and turns them, our representatives, into their puppets to built their wealth not us ordinary voters.

July 23 2012 at 1:02 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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Paul, enlighten us about this Obama jobs plan, don't have to go into detail just a rough outline, lol HE HAS NO JOBS PLAN AND YOU KNOW IT. And those kleptocrats as you call them gave more money to the Obama campaign than you know. ONE OF OBAMA'S BIGGEST BUNDLERS was from Bain Capital. And the same day the Obama campaign launched their Bain attacks, the President attended a high profile fundraiser hosted by – you guessed it – the leader of the country’s largest private equity firm called Blackstone Capital. No sooner had President Obama released the Romney bashing Bain ad, he jetted off to the fund-raiser at Blackstone investment which awarded the President a cool $1 million at this $35,800 a plate dinner. And Blackstone Capital has been responsible for firing thousands of workers through various “investment” programs. You want to talk about the kleptocrats of this nation buying out politicians? Well look at the politician sitting in the Oval Office now. He will be the dude smiling at your naivety.

July 23 2012 at 2:28 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down
Conrad Sr.





What do U expect from an amateur. He has the gift of the GAB, like jackson and sharpton. But after nearly 4 years, people has wisened up and see tha his prmises, ARE EMPTY.

Do wait for Bama, go get a job, a life, and get off welfare and food stamps.

July 22 2012 at 9:32 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply

It has been the same old song and dance since Obama has been in charge.

July 22 2012 at 7:02 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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