Unemployment in 3 states topped 20% in April, led by Nevada and Michigan

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Nevada had the highest unemployment rate among the 50 states in April, with nearly one in three people in the civilian labor force out of work, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

As states imposed stay-at-home orders and required many businesses to close in their efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, pushing millions out of work, unemployment rates in 43 states set new records, based on records going back to 1976. In Nevada, where unemployment hit 28.2%, and Hawaii, where it reached 22.3%, the jobless rate exceeded previous highs by more than 10 percentage points.

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