WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rising unemployment spared no state last month, and 2009 is shaping up as another miserable year for workers.
The Labor Department says jobless rates for December hit double digits in Michigan and Rhode Island, while South Carolina and Indiana notched the biggest bumps in their jobless rates from the previous month.
Jobs are vanishing in manufacturing, construction, financial services and retailing.
States that have been spared the worst of the recession's pain tend to benefit from energy and agriculture production, while also having relatively minimal exposure to the housing and manufacturing busts.
Wyoming and the Dakotas all came in with under 4 percent unemployment.
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