April 09, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area over-the-year unemployment rate changes, February 2010

February 2010 unemployment rate, and over-the-year change, selected metropolitan areas
Metropolitan area Change in unemployment rate,
February 2009–February 2010
Unemployment rate,
February 2010 (1)

Farmington, NM

5.0 10.6

Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV

4.8 15.3

Decatur, IL

4.5 14.6

Yuma, AZ

4.5 19.9

Rockford, IL

4.0 18.6

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

3.6 13.9

Jacksonville, FL

3.3 12.1

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.3 12.5

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

3.3 13.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

-0.3 7.7

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-3.8 15.5

Footnotes:
(1) Preliminary

These data featured in the TED article, Metropolitan area over-the-year unemployment rate changes, February 2010.