October 5, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metro area unemployment rates, August 2012

Unemployment rates, metropolitan areas with teams in the MLB playoffs,
August 2011-August 2012, not seasonally adjusted
Month Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA St. Louis, MO-IL Baltimore-Towson, MD San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Aug 2011

11.9 10.6 8.6 9.9 9.2 7.8 8.4 8.1 8.6 6.0

Sep 2011

11.2 10.2 8.6 9.7 8.8 7.4 8.0 7.8 8.3 5.9

Oct 2011

10.6 10.0 8.5 9.4 8.6 7.1 7.8 7.5 8.1 5.6

Nov 2011

9.6 9.5 8.2 8.9 8.2 6.7 7.5 7.1 7.6 5.3

Dec 2011

9.7 9.3 8.2 8.9 8.4 6.6 7.3 7.0 7.6 5.4

Jan 2012

10.7 9.6 9.2 9.1 8.4 7.3 7.6 7.4 8.5 5.6

Feb 2012

10.2 9.6 9.3 9.0 8.9 7.5 7.6 7.1 8.3 5.8

Mar 2012

9.6 9.8 8.9 8.7 8.4 7.1 7.7 7.0 7.8 5.5

Apr 2012

8.7 9.0 8.4 8.5 7.4 6.9 7.0 6.5 7.1 5.1

May 2012

9.9 9.0 8.8 8.6 7.5 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.9 5.3

Jun 2012

10.2 9.5 9.5 9.2 7.7 7.8 7.4 7.4 7.2 5.7

Jul 2012

11.9 9.5 9.5 9.2 8.2 7.7 7.3 7.4 7.2 5.6

Aug 2012 (p)

10.9 9.2 9.1 8.9 7.8 7.7 7.0 6.9 6.7 5.5

Footnotes:
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Oakland-Fremont-Hayward and San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City are metropolitan divisions; both are part of the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California, metropolitan area.

These data are featured in the TED article, Metro area unemployment rates, August 2012.