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States With Jobless Rates Of 8.5 Percent And Above

The House on Sept. 23 approved a bill that would extend benefits by up to 13 weeks for jobless workers living in 27 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, that have unemployment rates of 8.5 percent or higher. A look at the states in the House measure as the Senate considers extending benefits to all 50 states:
















_New Jersey

_North Carolina

_New York




_Rhode Island

_South Carolina




_West Virginia