Unemployment rates have fallen nationwide, but there are still nearly 12-million active job seekers who cannot find work but your chances are better if you live in certain states.
Based on unemployment insurance benefits data and employment statistics, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the states where residents had the best chances of finding work and also received the best benefits while they were looking.
To determine the best states to be unemployed, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed figures published by the Department of Labor's Office of Unemployment Insurance and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Here are the top 10:
3. North Dakota