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September 02, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Metropolitan area unemployment: July 200809

Over-the-year employment losses, selected metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, July 2008-09
Metropolitan Area Employment change

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

-4,800

Prescott, AZ

-5,400

Holland-Grand Haven, MI

-9,100

Reno-Sparks, NV

-18,200

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

-143,100

Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

-157,900

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI

-206,200

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

-240,100

These data featured in the TED article, Metropolitan area unemployment: July 200809.