One can easily understand how employment continues to rise in Washington, D.C., even as every other state in the union continues to stay even (three states) or lose workers to unemployment (the rest save one), but the Peace Garden State (aka Flickertail State and Roughrider State)?

Yup, North Dakota has evidently managed to live both frugally and well to survive and prosper in our current economic turmoil. Hats off to you, North Dakotans. (But if you’re seeking work, your best bet still is Obamaland, which is on a hiring binge–or orgy–following the trillions of dollars in conjured money flooding the place.)

But do you know which state has the highest unemployment (hint: it ain’t California)?

Go to this interactive unemployment map and find the answer.