Employment and unemployment in the Midwest, October 2010
December 10, 2010
In October 2010, among metropolitan areas in the Midwest census region, Bismarck, North Dakota, recorded the lowest unemployment rate (2.7 percent).
The unemployment rate in Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan, was 13.3 percent, the second highest in the Midwest census region after Rockford, Illinois (14.4 percent).
Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year earlier in 77 of the 93 metropolitan areas in the Midwest census region.
In October, of all reporting metropolitan areas, the largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in a State within the Midwest census region—Manhattan, Kansas (+8.0 percent).
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics and Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) programs. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — October 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1686. The Midwest BLS Information Office has links to additional data for the Midwest region.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment and unemployment in the Midwest, October 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101210.htm (visited August 30, 2016).
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