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Unemployment Rates Rise in 90 Percent of US Cities

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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Unemployment Rates Rise in 90 Percent of US Cities

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 02:00 PM

 

 
Unemployment rates rose in nearly all large U.S. cities in June as college graduates and many of those still in school began searching for jobs.

The Labor Department said Tuesday that unemployment rates rose in 347 large metro areas in June compared with the previous month. They fell in 12 and were unchanged in 13. In May, rates fell in 109 cities and rose in 243.

Unlike the national figures, the metro unemployment data are not adjusted for such seasonal changes. Many of the cities with significant rate increases have large universities where students graduated in June and began looking for work. And many university workers are temporarily unemployed in the summer when the academic year ends.


Nationally, the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in June, down from 8.2 percent a year ago. Employers added 195,000 jobs last month. That's close to the average monthly gain in the first half of this year, of 202,000. Hiring averaged only 180,000 a month in the previous six months.

The metro area with the nation's lowest unemployment rate was Bismarck, N.D, where the rate was 2.8 percent.

Yuma, Ariz., reported the highest rate at 31.8 percent. Yuma has a heavy population of migrant farm workers.

Of the 49 large metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more (data from the 2000 Census), the Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich. area had the highest unemployment rate in June, at 10.3 percent. That's up from 9 percent in May.

The unemployment rate in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area was 5.1 percent, the lowest among the large metro areas.



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gsprofval
by Gold Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 1:04 AM
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And it gets worse every day.

grandmab125
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM
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 And it'll never get better as long as odumber is in office.

gsprofval
by Gold Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:49 PM

BUMP

Ednarooni160
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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Quoting grandmab125:

 And it'll never get better as long as odumber is in office.

I agree..the longer Obama stays in office..the worse this country's state of affairs are going to get.


kcangel63
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:36 PM
I wonder how bad it's going to get.
gsprofval
by Gold Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:50 PM

With the current administration we know it will not get better--only worse.  It's been all downhill since 2008.

JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 2:49 PM
It is horrible out there
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