Tuesday, January 07, 2014



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau







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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

percentage point).


AND MUCH MORE...inlcuding TABLES....




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