Wall Street Journal (09/22/12) Josh Mitchell
Companies cut jobs last month in seven of 10 battleground states—Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia—according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. unemployment rate was 8.1% in August. In Nevada, the unemployment rate was 12.1%, the highest rate in any state. The rate topped 9% in Michigan and North Carolina and 8% in Colorado, Florida, and Pennsylvania.