Unemployment Up in 23 States

Nevada at highest with 12.1 percent


Unemployment rates in August rose in 26 states from July, but most states showed lower rates than a year ago, the federal government reported Friday.

Nevada continued to lead the country with the highest unemployment rate, 12.1% in August. North Dakota had the lowest at 3%.

Twelve states and the District of Columbia posted rate decreases last month vs. July. Jobless rates were unchanged in 12 states.