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Agriculture Helps Keep Unemployment Rates Low

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:58:25 CDT

The "Business Insider" reports that every U.S. state experienced job losses during the recent downturn, but some states have a far lower unemployment rate than the 9.5 percent national average. Did you know that eight of the ten states with the lowest unemployment rates have one thing in common? It's agriculture.

That's right - the five states with the lowest unemployment rates are: North Dakota with 3.6 percent; South Dakota with a 4.4 percent rate; Nebraska with a 4.7 percent unemployment rate; New Hampshire with a 5.8 percent unemployment rate and Vermont has an unemployment rate of 6.0 percent. At number seven is Kansas with an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent; Wyoming is number 8 at 6.7 percent; Iowa is number ten with an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent.

For each state - Business Insider mentions the importance of agriculture to the lower than average unemployment rate. To read the full article click here.


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