Friday, March 21, 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 January than a year earlier in 367 of the 372

metropolitan areas, higher in 3 areas, and unchanged in 2 areas, the U.S.

Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Thirty areas had jobless rates of

at least 10.0 percent and 41 areas had rates of less than 5.0 percent. Three

hundred sixteen metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm

payroll employment, 48 had decreases, and 8 had no change. The national

unemployment rate in January was 7.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down

from 8.5 percent a year earlier.


Metropolitan Area Unemployment (Not Seasonally Adjusted)


Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest unemployment rates in

January, 26.1 percent and 22.0 percent, respectively. Midland, Texas, had

the lowest rate, 2.9 percent. A total of 210 areas had January unemployment

rates below the U.S. figure of 7.0 percent, 157 areas had rates above it, and

5 areas had rates equal to that of the nation. (See table 1.)


Ocean City, N.J., had the largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease in

January (-3.7 percentage points). Ninety-one other areas had rate declines of at

least 2.0 percentage points, and an additional 183 areas had declines between

1.0 and 1.9 points. Yuma, Ariz., had the largest over-the-year jobless rate

increase (+1.3 percentage points). No other area had an unemployment rate

increase greater than 0.6 percentage point.





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  |     Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment Data Series Changes     |

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  | In accordance with annual practices, historical data have been revised in |

  | tables 1 through 4 of this news release. For detailed information on the  |

  | revisions, see the box notes at the end of the news release.              |

  |                                                                           |




Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or

more, Providence-Fall River-Warwick, R.I.-Mass., had the highest unemployment

rate in January, 10.3 percent. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas, had the

lowest rate among the large areas, 4.7 percent. Forty-eight of the large areas

had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases and one had an increase. The

largest rate decline occurred in Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

(-2.6 percentage points). Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio, had the only jobless

rate increase over the year (+0.2 percentage point).


AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....




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