I made the list! (But it’s a bad list … lots of us are laid off)

by Mariam Williams

MSN and Career Builder recently released a list of the 15 Worst States to Find Work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics state unemployment rates as of January 27, 2009.  Here’s a quick rundown of the list:

1. Michigan – 10.6 percent

2. Rhode Island – 10.0 percent

3. South Carolina – 9.5 percent

4. California – 9.3 percent

5. Nevada – 9.1 percent

6. Oregon – 9.0 percent

7. District of Columbia – 8.8 percent

8. North Carolina – 8.7 percent

9. Florida – 8.1 percent

10. Georgia – 8.1 percent

11. Mississippi – 8.0 percent

12. Tennessee – 7.9 percent

13. Kentucky (that’s where I live!) – 7.8 percent

14. Ohio – 7.8 percent

15. Illinois – 7.6 percent

Is grad school – even with the tens of thousands of dollars in debt one would likely incur because of it – looking good to anyone else?

© Mariam Williams, aka The Pink-Slipped Girl, and The Pink Slip Blog – Living Life Laid Off, 2009. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Mariam Williams and The Pink Slip Blog – Living Life Laid Off or http://livinglifelaidoff.com, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Any use and/or duplication of any photo contained within this blog without express and written permission from Mariam Williams is strictly prohibited.

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2 Comments

Filed under Economy, Unemployment

2 responses to “I made the list! (But it’s a bad list … lots of us are laid off)

  1. hahahaha…welcome to the “IN” crowd.

  2. Pingback: Before you make higher education your sanctuary from living life laid off, consider this « Pink Slip Blog - Living Life Laid Off

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