A recent government survey showed that as of December 2010, unemployment rate in the US has dropped to 9.4%. However, a lot of states like Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida and Rhode Island still experience a significantly high unemployment rate. I live in Florida where unemployment rate is 12%. Therefore, I am thankful that although local jobs are not very easy to find here, I was able to find one in my field. My hard work, good education and prayer, have paid off.