Posted Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at 3:06 PM
The country continues to be afflicted with a massive unemployment crisis, but there's a lot of variation from place to place. In a few low population states, things are positively booming. Others, like Virginia, Kansas, and Minnesota are at least in solid full employment territory.
At any rate, the story is pretty clear that if you're really desperate for work you want to head for the central plains—the stack of states running from North Dakota down to Oklahoma is the unemployment rate champions.