Just barely - 11.9 percent in April, down from 12 percent the previous month. That's the second-highest jobless rate in the nation (Nevada is the highest). The separate payroll survey shows a job gain of only 8,900, which is not much at this stage of the recovery. Here's the BLS release..
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