Saturday, March 22, 2014

Unemployment Has Declined in 49 Top Metro Areas, Increased in Just 1

Of the top 50 metro areas in the U.S., only Cleveland, Ohio recorded an increase in unemployment in January from a year ago

The unemployment rate in the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor metropolitan area was 7.6% in January, 0.3 percentage point higher from a year earlier, the Labor Department said on Friday. The national unemployment rate was 6.6% in January, down from 7.9% in January 2013.

On a broader scale, unemployment rates across the country were lower in January from a year ago in 367 of the 372 metropolitan areas the Labor Department measures

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