July 5, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area unemployment rates, May 2011

Metropolitan area unemployment rate comparisons, May 2011, versus prior year and U.S. unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area unemployment rates compared to prior year unemployment rate (May 2010) Total number
of areas (p)

Higher

85

Lower

274

Unchanged

13
  Metropolitan area unemployment rates compared to U.S. unemployment rate of 8.7 percent (May 2011) Total number
of areas (p)

Below

214

Above

149

Equal

9

Footnotes:
(p) preliminary

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

 

 

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