Unemployment Likely Rising in 11 States
Activists decorate for a caravan protesting the loss of jobless benefits in Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this month. More states are signing up for an extra benefit that lasts only three weeks. Joe Buglewicz/The Associated Press
With new jobless claims still coming in at almost a million a week, states are struggling to cushion the loss of the federal supplemental pay that expired in July.
Some states appear headed for higher unemployment than the official July figures released last week, according to a Stateline analysis of jobless claims data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Eleven states and the District of Columbia had a higher share of workers on unemployment benefits last week than the official July unemployment rate: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Texas and Vermont.
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