States teaming with industry to train workers, the debate over Voter ID, Common Core standards in the states, the benefits of big data and much more are explored in this month's issue.
NCSL began tracking monthly state unemployment rates during the economic downturn and has continued through the economic recovery. NCSL maintains data on current and prior year monthly state unemployment rates, as well as unemployment trust fund balances and state loans.
Prior year state unemployment rates:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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