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[IWS] BLS: METROPOLITAN AREA EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- NOVEMBER 2013 [7 January 2014]
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METROPOLITAN AREA EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT -- NOVEMBER 2013 [7 January 2014]
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Unemployment rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 293 of the 372
metropolitan areas, higher in 71 areas, and unchanged in 8 areas, the U.S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics reported today. Twenty-one areas had jobless rates of at least
10.0 percent, and 73 areas had rates of less than 5.0 percent. Two hundred ninety-
eight metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment,
63 had decreases, and 11 had no change. The national unemployment rate in November
was 6.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 7.4 percent a year earlier.
Metropolitan Area Unemployment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest unemployment rates in November,
28.2 percent and 23.8 percent, respectively. Bismarck, N.D., had the lowest rate,
2.3 percent. A total of 204 areas had November unemployment rates below the U.S.
figure of 6.6 percent, 159 areas had rates above it, and 9 areas had rates equal to
that of the nation. (See table 1.)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, N.J., had the largest over-the-year unemployment rate
decrease in November (-4.7 percentage points). Twenty-one other areas had rate
declines of at least 2.0 percentage points, and an additional 102 areas had
declines between 1.0 and 1.9 points. Danville, Ill., had the largest over-the-year
jobless rate increase (+2.3 percentage points). Three other areas had unemployment
rate increases of 1.0 percentage point or more.
Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more,
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., had the highest unemployment rate in
November, 9.4 percent. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis., had the lowest
rate among the large areas, 4.0 percent. Forty of the large areas had over-the-year
unemployment rate decreases, seven had increases, and two had no change. The largest
rate decline occurred in Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C. (-2.1 percentage
points). Columbus, Ohio, had the largest jobless rate increase over the year (+0.8
AND MUCH MORE...inlcuding TABLES....
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