October 3, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area unemployment rates comparison, August 2011

Metropolitan area unemployment rate comparisons, versus prior year and U.S. unemployment rate, August 2011, not seasonally adjusted
Comparison Number of areas (p)

Metropolitan area unemployment rates compared to U.S. unemployment rate of 9.1 percent (August 2011)

 

Below

217

Above

149

Equal

6

Metropolitan area unemployment rates compared to prior year unemployment rate (August 2010)

 

Higher

84

Lower

262

Unchanged

26

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

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