Posted by: youngragingbull | October 3, 2012

U.S. cities with the highest & lowest unemployment

The U.S. Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped in 329 large cities, the most in four months. Rates rose in 24 cities and were unchanged in 19.

Here are the top 10 cities with the highest unemployment and the 10 with the lowest:

Highest unemployment rates  
El Centro, Calif. (29.9)
Yuma, Ariz. (29.9)
Yuba City, Calif. (15.9)
Merced, Calif. (15.9)
Visalia-Porterville, Calif. (15)
Modesto, Calif. (14.5)
Stockton, Calif. (14.3)
Fresno, Calif. (14)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ (13.9)
Hanford-Corcoran, Calif. (13.6)

Lowest unemployment rates     
Bismarck, N.D. (2.6)
Fargo, N.D. (3.2)
Lincoln, Neb. (3.3)
Midland, Texas (3.8)
Grand Forks, N.D. (3.9)
Sioux Falls, S.D. (3.9)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb. (4.2)
Rapid City, S.D. (4.2)
Iowa City, Iowa (4.3)
Burlington-South Burlington, Vt. (4.3)

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