October 01, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area over-the-year unemployment rate increases, August 2009

August 2009 unemployment rate, and over-the-year change August 2008ľAugust 2009, selected metropolitan areas
August Over-the-year change
2008 2009 (P)

Bismarck, ND

2.9 3.3 0.4

Great Falls, MT

4.1 4.9 0.8

Fairbanks, AK

5.5 6.4 0.9

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

6.4 12.0 5.6

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA

6.1 11.8 5.7

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

7.0 13.4 6.4

Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI

9.1 16.1 7.0

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

9.1 17.0 7.9

(P) Preliminary

These data featured in the TED article, Metropolitan area over-the-year unemployment rate increases, August 2009.




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