Yuma, Arizona, had highest unemployment rate in July 2016
September 09, 2016
In July 2016, Yuma, Arizona, had the highest unemployment rate among metropolitan areas at 24.3 percent, followed by El Centro, California, at 24.2 percent. The lowest unemployment rate was in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at 1.9 percent. Fargo, North Dakota-Minnesota (2.3 percent), Bismarck, North Dakota (2.4 percent), and Rapid City, South Dakota (2.4 percent), also had unemployment rates that were less than half of the U.S. national unemployment rate. A total of 192 areas had jobless rates above the U.S. rate, 178 areas had rates below it, and 17 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
El Centro, California, had the largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease in July (−3.2 percentage points). Seventy-three other areas had rate declines of at least 1.0 percentage point. The largest over-the-year rate increase occurred in Casper, Wyoming (+2.5 percentage points).
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data are preliminary and may be revised. For more information, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — July 2016” (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Yuma, Arizona, had highest unemployment rate in July 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/yuma-arizona-had-highest-unemployment-rate-in-july-2016.htm (visited August 04, 2020).
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