November 9, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment and unemployment in the Midwest, September 2011

12-month change in employees on nonfarm payrolls, selected Midwest metropolitan areas, September 2010 to September 2011
Metropolitan area Change from September 2010 to September 2011 (p)
Number Percent

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL

21,100 0.5

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN

20,100 1.2

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

17,400 2.1

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

13,900 0.8

St. Louis, MO

10,500 0.8

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE

7,700 1.7

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

3,000 1.0

Fargo, ND

2,900 2.4

Wichita, KS

2,700 1.0

Sioux Falls, SD

1,000 0.7

Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

-2,200 -0.3

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

-3,100 -0.3

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment and unemployment in the Midwest, September 2011.

 

Unemployment rate, selected Midwest metropolitan areas, September 2010 and September 2011
Metropolitan area Unemployment rate (in percent)
September 2010 September 2011

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

12.6 11.7

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL

9.4 9.6

St. Louis, MO

9.6 8.7

Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

8.6 8.1

Wichita, KS

8.4 7.9

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

9.1 7.6

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

7.8 7.6

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN

6.9 6

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

5.9 5.6

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE

4.8 4.4

Sioux Falls, SD

4.4 4.1

Fargo, ND

3.5 3.3

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment and unemployment in the Midwest, September 2011.

 

 

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