In June, among metro areas with populations over one million, Washington, D.C. and the surrounding suburbs had the lowest unemployment rate at 6.4%. Las Vegas had the highest at 14.5%.
The overall highest unemployment rate of the 372 metropolitan areas reported on by the BLS was in El Centro, Calif., where the jobless rate hit 27.6%. Yuma, Ariz. was the second highest at 26.4%.
Bismarck, N.D., had the lowest unemployment rate in June, 3.8%.
In June, the national average was 9.5%.