October 29, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Unemployment in large metropolitan areas, September 2009

Unemployment rates, selected metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, September 2009
Metropolitan Area Unemployment rate

Oklahoma City, OK

5.9

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

6.2

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-N.C.

6.7

United States

9.5

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

13.9

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

14.2

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

17.3

These data featured in the TED article, Unemployment in large metropolitan areas, September 2009.