One of the main reasons the unemployment rate is so high in america is when job seekers re-enter the workforce. These are people who went through a period in their lives when they stopped looking for employment. They may have stopped working to take care of children, get married or care for their loved ones. This is sometimes an unavoidable part of the job search process. The bright side of this is that frictional unemployment is usually voluntary and short-term.
TOP 10 STATES WITH THE HIGHEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES:
New York 14.539
New Jersey 15.243
Rhode Island 16.346
Source: United States Bureau of Labor