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Unemployment Rate Climbs In 46 States, With California At 11.2 Percent

05/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

California and North Carolina in March posted their highest jobless rates in at least three decades, as unemployment increased in all but a handful of states during the month, the Labor Department said Friday.

California's unemployment rate jumped to 11.2% in March, while North Carolina rose to 10.8%, the highest for both since the U.S. government began a comprehensive tally of state joblessness in 1976.

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