States with jobless rates of 8.5 percent and above

AP News
Posted: Nov 06, 2009 5:11 AM

Legislation President Barack Obama is set to sign Friday would extend unemployment insurance benefits by 14 weeks for jobless people in all states who have exhausted their benefits. The jobless living in 27 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, that have unemployment rates of 8.5 percent or higher would receive an additional six weeks. States receiving the additional benefits:
















_New Jersey

_North Carolina

_New York




_Rhode Island

_South Carolina




_West Virginia