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:

_Alabama

_Arizona

_California

_Florida

_Georgia

_Idaho

_Illinois

_Indiana

_Kentucky

_Maine

_Massachusetts

_Michigan

_Mississippi

_Missouri

_Nevada

_New Jersey

_North Carolina

_New York

_Ohio

_Oregon

_Pennsylvania

_Rhode Island

_South Carolina

_Tennessee

_Washington

_Wisconsin

_West Virginia