Metropolitan area unemployment rates, June 2010
August 02, 2010
In June, unemployment rates were lower than a year earlier in 185 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 168 areas, and unchanged in 19 areas.
The national unemployment rate in June was 9.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.7 percent a year earlier.
Overall, 218 areas recorded unemployment rates below the U.S. figure of 9.6 percent, 147 areas reported rates above it, and 7 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.
In June, 128 metropolitan areas reported jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent, down from 145 areas a year earlier, while 60 areas posted rates below 7.0 percent, up from 54 areas in June 2009.
Among the 12 areas with jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent, 10 were located in California. Bismarck, N.D., registered the lowest unemployment rate in June, 3.8 percent, followed by Fargo, N.D.-Minn., 4.1 percent. All six areas with jobless rates of less than 5.0 percent were located in the West North Central division.
The metropolitan area data are not seasonally adjusted and are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. June 2010 metropolitan area unemployment rates are preliminary and subject to revision. Find out more in "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — June 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1046.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Metropolitan area unemployment rates, June 2010 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100802.htm (visited January 17, 2017).
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