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June 03, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employment and unemployment in the Southwest, April 2011

Percent change in employees on nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rates, selected metropolitan areas, Southwest region, April 2010ľApril 2011
Metropolitan area Employees on nonfarm payrolls,
percent change,
April 2010 to April 2011 (p)
Unemployment rate
April 2010 April 2011 (p)

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas

1.7 6.7 6.5

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana

0.9 6.5 7.2

Albuquerque, New Mexico

-1.7 8.3 7.2

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1.8 6.3 4.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

2.9 8.1 7.7

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas

2.0 8.2 8.0

(p) preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Employment and unemployment in the Southwest, April 2011.


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