Employment and unemployment in the Northeast, July 2011
September 06, 2011
In July 2011, among the 50 metropolitan areas in the Northeast Region, 5 recorded unemployment rates above 11 percent and 5 recorded unemployment rates below 6 percent.
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey, recorded the highest unemployment rate (13.9 percent) and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the lowest (4.7 percent).
In July, three Northeast Region metropolitan areas reported over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment greater than 4 percent: Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire (5.6 percent); Pittsfield, Massachusetts (5.4 percent); and Lebanon, Pennsylvania (4.9 percent). The metropolitan areas reporting the largest decreases in employment were Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey (−3.1 percent), Barnstable Town, Massachusetts (−2.8 percent), and Glens Falls, New York (−2.4 percent).
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) and Local Area Unemployment Statistics programs. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — July 2011" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1275. The Northeast Region consists of the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employment and unemployment in the Northeast, July 2011 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110906.htm (visited May 26, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.