Metropolitan Area Employment And Unemployment -- December 2012
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Unemployment rates were lower in December than a year earlier in 290 of the 372
metropolitan areas, higher in 68 areas, and unchanged in 14 areas, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Seven areas recorded jobless rates
of at least 15.0 percent, while 33 areas registered rates of less than 5.0
percent. Two hundred eighty-three metropolitan areas reported over-the-year
increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 83 reported decreases, and 6 had no
change. The national unemployment rate in December was 7.6 percent, not
seasonally adjusted, down from 8.3 percent a year earlier.
ReBlog: Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City.