That's worrisome for Gannett employees and investors, because the company has a heavy presence in areas with the highest jobless rates. The top 10, with July's rates -- the most recent -- and subsidiaries headquartered there:
1. Nevada: 12.9%
2. California: 12%
KXTV, Sacramento; Desert Sun, Palm Springs; Salinas Californian, Tulare Advance-Register, and the Visalia Times-Delta.
3. South Carolina: 10.9%
WLTX, Columbia, and the Greenville News.
4. Michigan: 10.9%
WZZM, Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek; Battle Creek Enquirer; Detroit Free Press; Lansing State Journal; Daily Press & Argus, Livingston County; Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, Detroit, and the Times Herald in Port Huron.
5. Rhode Island: 10.8%
6. District of Columbia: 10.8%
7. Florida: 10.7%
WTLV, Jacksonville; WTSP, Tampa-St. Petersburg; Florida Today, Brevard; The News-Press, Fort Myers; Pensacola News Journal, and the Tallahassee Democrat.
8. Mississippi: 10.4%
Hattiesburg American, and The Clarion Ledger in Jackson.
9. North Carolina: 10.1%
WFMY, Greensboro, and the Asheville Citizen-Times.
10. Georgia: 10.1%
WATL and WXIA, Atlanta, and WMAZ in Macon.
Related: State-by-state unemployment rates, and GCI websites by location.