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US – Unemployment rates lower in 328 of the 372 metropolitan areas

Unemployment rates were lower in June than a year earlier in 328 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 32 areas, and unchanged in 12 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Eight areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent, while 17 areas registered rates of less than 5.0 percent. Two hundred sixty-eight metropolitan areas reported over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 96 reported decreases, and 8 had no change.

The national unemployment rate in June was 8.4 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 9.3 percent a year earlier…

Source: BLS – 2012-08-02

via Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment Summary.

Labor market recovery has been steady and widespread says DOL and Nevada continues to reign supreme on Top

The release of last month’s state-level unemployment statistics reaffirmed what many economists, including me, have stated: the labor market recovery has been steady and widespread. These numbers aren’t just good news for our economy, they’re impacting the lives of everyday Americans. We have experienced 28 consecutive months of job growth across all industry sectors, except …Continue reading »

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