Unemployment rates are up from this time last year in all 50 states, but recently the situation improved somewhat -- employment increased in 28 states from September to October, the government announced on Friday.
In six states, there were statistically significant gains -- including Michigan, which still has the highest unemployment rate in the country at 15.1 percent (down from 15.3 percent in September).
The overall picture is still bad -- here's a chart from the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics with the breakdown:
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