No kidding, Sherlock, I could have told you this without spending millions of dollars gathering statistics. (link)
The national unemployment rate is 5 percent, based on the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Here are the 10 worst states to find work ranked by their unemployment rates.
Unemployment rate: 7.6 percent
Mean annual wage: $41,230
Top industry: Trade, transportation and utilities (18.4 percent)