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Unemployment ranking

Michigan tied for having the fourth highest unemployment rate in the nation in July, according to figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Both Michigan and Georgia had a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 8.8 percent last month. Nevada topped the rankings with a 9.5 percent unemployment rate, followed by Illinois at 9.2 percent. While Rhode Island and North Carolina tied for third place with a rate of 8.9 percent. North Dakota continued to have the lowest unemployment rate at 3 percent, followed by South Dakota at 3.9 percent and then Nebraska at 4.2 percent.  (MRN)