Highest / Lowest Unemployment Rate in the Country



The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California posted the highest unemployment rate in August, 9.2%, among metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Detroit area, which had posted the highest jobless rate among large metro areas for some time, reported the second-highest at 8.8%.Oklahoma City registered the lowest unemployment rate among large metropolitan areas at 3.8%.

Sioux Falls SD reported the lowest unemployment rate among metropolitan areas of all sizes in August at 2.6%. El Centro CA, another area in Southern California, posted the highest jobless rate of all in August at 24.7%.

Overall, 354 of 369 metropolitan areas reported higher unemployment rates in August than a year earlier. Thirteen reported lower jobless rates, and two were unchanged.

One response to “Highest / Lowest Unemployment Rate in the Country

  1. leslie richardson

    has anyone considered closing our doors to incoming people.were bad enuff as it is?
    putting a tour in the armed service as a price for citizenship!..cut down on our losses..man we are headed to the bottom if someone doesnt kill this greedy gimmie more economy…rich want more…poor want any!…good luck to us all.

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