April 29, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area unemployment in March 2011

Metropolitan area unemployment rates compared to U.S. unemployment rate of 9.2 percent, not seasonally adjusted, March 2011
Metropolitan area unemployment rates compared to U.S. unemployment rate Number of areas (p)

Below

219

Above

150

Equal

3

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Metropolitan area unemployment in March 2011.

 

Metropolitan areas with unemployment rates of at least 15 percent, not seasonally adjusted, March 2011
Metropolitan area Unemployment rate (p)

El Centro, CA

24.6

Yuma, AZ

21.7

Yuba City, CA

21.6

Merced, CA

21.4

Visalia-Porterville, CA

18.7

Fresno, CA

18.4

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

18.4

Modesto, CA

18.4

Stockton, CA

18.4

Bakersfield-Delano, CA

17.5

Madera-Chowchilla, CA

17.2

Redding, CA

17.1

Salinas, CA

16.5

Ocean City, NJ

15.9

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary.

These data are featured in the TED article, Metropolitan area unemployment in March 2011.

 

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