Opinion State unemployment rates in March, at a glance – StumbleUpon April 21, 2012November 22, 2015 happyorright LAS VEGAS – OCTOBER 21: A homeless man sleeps at an encampment for the homeless along Las Vegas Boulevard on October 21, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of a 2009 census, Las Vegas had a homeless population of over 13,000 people, a 17 percent increase from the previous census in 2007. Nevada once had among the lowest unemployment rates in the United States at 3.8 percent but has since fallen on difficult times. Las Vegas, the gaming capital of America, has been especially hard hit with unemployment currently at 14.7 percent and the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. Among the sparkling hotels and casinos downtown are dozens of dormant construction projects and hotels offering rock-bottom rates. As the rest of the country slowly begins to see some economic progress, Las Vegas is still in the midst of the economic downturn. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) State unemployment rates in March, at a glance – StumbleUpon. This is encouraging that unemployment rates fell in 30 states. It was tough for many people who are supporting their families.