Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Further Indications of Expanding Federal Government

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%.

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