March 29, 2010 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area unemployment rates, January 2010

Metropolitan area unemployment rate comparisons, January 2010, versus prior year and U.S. unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area unemployment rates
compared to U.S. unemployment rate of 10.6 percent (January 2010)
Number
of areas

Below

210

Above

159

Equal

3
Metropolitan area unemployment rates
compared to prior year unemployment rate (January 2009)
Number
of areas

Higher

363

Lower

7

Unchanged

2

These data featured in the TED article, Metropolitan area unemployment rates, January 2010.