Unemployment rose by 0.4% from last month to 10.2%. With an increase of 558,000 there are now 15.7 million persons unemployed. (current unemployment rates may be seen here)
The total U-6 unemployment is now at 17.5%
Unemployment statistics for October 2009 by state with historical highs and lows will be published when figures are available. See the most recent figures are for September. See also September figures around the world.