Huffpost Fifty

Underemployment: 10 States Where Underemployment Is Highest

Posted: Updated:
Underemployment is high in California and nine other states.
Underemployment is high in California and nine other states.

By Jake Thiewes of AOL Jobs & 24/7 Wall Street

With the upcoming presidential election, more than ever people are focused on the government's unemployment statistics. Last Friday, the Labor Department announced a slight increase in the unemployment rate -- from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent.

Unemployment, however, does not tell the whole story. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24/7 Wall Street calculated an "underemployment rate" and noted the places with the most "underemployed." That number includes workers who have given up on the job search, search infrequently, or have part-time jobs that barely pay the bills. These people don't show up in the unemployment stats, but they're suffering all the same.

So then, which states are the most "underemployed?"

Read More On 24/7 Wall Street:
10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2013
The 11 States With The Highest Gas Prices
10 States Where Young People Can't Find Work

Also on The Huffington Post

Close
Top 10 States With The Most Underemployed Workers
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction