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

Metro area employment and unemployment, November 2011

Metropolitan area nonfarm employment compared to prior year, November 2011, not seasonally adjusted
Comparison Number of areas (p)

Increase

239

Decrease

127

Unchanged

6

Footnotes:
(p) preliminary

These data featured in the TED article, Metro area employment and unemployment, November 2011.

 

Metropolitan area unemployment rate comparisons, versus prior year and U.S. unemployment rate, November 2011, not seasonally adjusted
Comparison Number of areas (p)

Metropolitan area unemployment rates compared to U.S. unemployment rate of 8.2 percent (November 2011)

 

Below

224

Above

137

Equal

11

Metropolitan area unemployment rates compared to prior year unemployment rate (November 2010)

 

Higher

16

Lower

351

Unchanged

5

Footnotes:
(p) preliminary

These data featured in the TED article, Metro area employment and unemployment, November 2011.