The federal government recently announced that unemployment for December remained the same as November at 10%. (current unemployment rates may be seen here)
Today, the federal government posted the December preliminary unemployment numbers for all 50 states.
I’m not a statistician, so perhaps someone can explain why the national unemployment stayed at 10% (like last month) when only 6 states had unemployment numbers go down, 2 states remained the same and 42 states unemployment numbers went up. What do you think?