Golden and Sunshine states top US foreclosure poll

California and Florida have the most delinquencies in all the of the US, with both states averaging over 90,000 foreclosures in Q3 2008 .

California had 92,711 foreclosures in Q3 2008, down from 110,000 in Q2 and Florida had 90,322 in Q3, up from 86,100 in Q2.

Wyoming had the lowest number of foreclosures, rising from 270 in Q2 2008 to 301 in Q3.

It comes as the most recent data released by the United States Labor department yesterday shows initial jobless claims for the week ending November 29 numbered 509,000.

This figure brings the total number of people collecting jobless benefits to 4.1 million – the highest level since 1982.