May 3, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area employment and unemployment, March 2012

Metropolitan areas with unemployment rates of at least 15.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted, March 2012
Metropolitan area Percent

El Centro, CA

26.2

Yuma, AZ

23.8

Merced, CA

20.2

Yuba City, CA

19.9

Visalia-Porterville, CA

18.3

Fresno, CA

17.4

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

17.4

Modesto, CA

17.4

Stockton, CA

16.7

Madera-Chowchilla, CA

16.6

Bakersfield-Delano, CA

15.9

Ocean City, NJ

15.8

Redding, CA

15.0

These data are featured in the TED article, Metropolitan area employment and unemployment, March 2012.

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