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7 Massachusetts metro areas among largest over-the-year unemployment rate declines in November 2016

January 04, 2017

Over the year ending November 2016, three metropolitan areas had unemployment rate decreases of greater than 2.5 percentage points: New Bedford, Massachusetts (−2.8 percentage points); El Centro, California (−2.7 percentage points); and Yuma, Arizona (−2.6 percentage points). In addition to these areas, four other metropolitan areas had unemployment rate decreases greater than 2.0 percentage points, all of which were located in Massachusetts. In total, 7 Massachusetts metropolitan areas experienced unemployment rate declines of 1.7 percentage points or greater between November 2015 and November 2016.

Metropolitan area unemployment rate change, November 2015–November 2016
Metropolitan area November 2015 unemployment rate November 2016 unemployment rate(p) Percentage point change(p)

New Bedford, MA NECTA

6.5% 3.7% -2.8

El Centro, CA

23.0 20.3 -2.7

Yuma, AZ

19.3 16.7 -2.6

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

5.6 3.1 -2.5

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

5.3 2.9 -2.4

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

5.3 3.0 -2.3

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

5.3 3.1 -2.2

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

4.7 2.8 -1.9

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

4.1 2.4 -1.7

Grants Pass, OR

7.6 5.9 -1.7

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

7.5 5.8 -1.7

Merced, CA

11.2 9.5 -1.7

Albany, OR

6.8 5.2 -1.6

Florence, SC

6.1 4.5 -1.6

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

6.8 5.2 -1.6

Rockford, IL

7.4 5.8 -1.6

Waterbury, CT NECTA

6.3 4.7 -1.6

Kankakee, IL

7.1 5.6 -1.5

Bowling Green, KY

4.7 3.3 -1.4

Carson City, NV

6.7 5.3 -1.4

Decatur, IL

7.3 5.9 -1.4

Madera, CA

10.4 9.0 -1.4

New Haven, CT NECTA

5.1 3.7 -1.4

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

5.4 4.0 -1.4

Sumter, SC

6.3 4.9 -1.4

Danville, IL

7.7 6.4 -1.3

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

5.0 3.7 -1.3

Reno, NV

5.5 4.2 -1.3

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

6.8 5.5 -1.3

Springfield, IL

5.6 4.3 -1.3

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

4.9 3.7 -1.2

Carbondale-Marion, IL

6.4 5.2 -1.2

Champaign-Urbana, IL

5.7 4.5 -1.2

Cumberland, MD-WV

6.3 5.1 -1.2

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

5.0 3.8 -1.2

Peoria, IL

7.0 5.8 -1.2

Spartanburg, SC

5.1 3.9 -1.2

Bend-Redmond, OR

5.6 4.5 -1.1

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

4.5 3.4 -1.1

Columbia, SC

4.9 3.8 -1.1

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

10.4 9.3 -1.1

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

6.2 5.1 -1.1

Medford, OR

6.2 5.1 -1.1

Modesto, CA

9.0 7.9 -1.1

Owensboro, KY

4.8 3.7 -1.1

Pine Bluff, AR

5.8 4.7 -1.1

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

7.2 6.1 -1.1

Danbury, CT NECTA

4.0 3.0 -1.0

Fayetteville, NC

7.1 6.1 -1.0

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

4.6 3.6 -1.0

Jonesboro, AR

3.9 2.9 -1.0

Lexington-Fayette, KY

4.0 3.0 -1.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

5.5 4.5 -1.0

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

4.5 3.5 -1.0

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

5.2 4.2 -1.0

Salem, OR

5.6 4.6 -1.0

Salinas, CA

7.6 6.6 -1.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

5.3 4.3 -1.0

Yuba City, CA

9.8 8.8 -1.0

California-Lexington Park, MD

4.6 3.7 -0.9

Chico, CA

6.8 5.9 -0.9

Clarksville, TN-KY

5.8 4.9 -0.9

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

5.7 4.8 -0.9

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

4.7 3.8 -0.9

Hot Springs, AR

4.9 4.0 -0.9

Jackson, TN

5.7 4.8 -0.9

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

6.0 5.1 -0.9

Morristown, TN

5.8 4.9 -0.9

Redding, CA

7.3 6.4 -0.9

Salisbury, MD-DE

6.5 5.6 -0.9

Stockton-Lodi, CA

8.7 7.8 -0.9

Terre Haute, IN

5.5 4.6 -0.9

Tucson, AZ

5.2 4.3 -0.9

Wilmington, NC

5.4 4.5 -0.9

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

5.0 4.2 -0.8

Bloomington, IN

4.8 4.0 -0.8

Greensboro-High Point, NC

5.6 4.8 -0.8

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

6.3 5.5 -0.8

Janesville-Beloit, WI

4.6 3.8 -0.8

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

7.9 7.1 -0.8

Napa, CA

5.0 4.2 -0.8

Ocean City, NJ

11.3 10.5 -0.8

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

4.9 4.1 -0.8

Prescott, AZ

5.1 4.3 -0.8

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

7.0 6.2 -0.8

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

5.8 5.1 -0.7

Beckley, WV

7.0 6.3 -0.7

Bloomington, IL

5.3 4.6 -0.7

Burlington, NC

5.1 4.4 -0.7

Cleveland, TN

4.8 4.1 -0.7

Colorado Springs, CO

3.9 3.2 -0.7

Eugene, OR

5.5 4.8 -0.7

Flagstaff, AZ

6.2 5.5 -0.7

Fond du Lac, WI

3.6 2.9 -0.7

Fort Smith, AR-OK

4.9 4.2 -0.7

Fresno, CA

10.0 9.3 -0.7

Greeley, CO

3.3 2.6 -0.7

Hattiesburg, MS

5.4 4.7 -0.7

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

5.4 4.7 -0.7

Jackson, MS

5.2 4.5 -0.7

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

5.8 5.1 -0.7

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

4.3 3.6 -0.7

Racine, WI

5.1 4.4 -0.7

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

6.2 5.5 -0.7

Rocky Mount, NC

7.5 6.8 -0.7

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

5.6 4.9 -0.7

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

5.0 4.3 -0.7

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

4.5 3.8 -0.7

St. George, UT

3.4 2.7 -0.7

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

5.8 5.1 -0.7

Winston-Salem, NC

5.2 4.5 -0.7

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

5.1 4.5 -0.6

Eau Claire, WI

3.7 3.1 -0.6

Fort Wayne, IN

4.2 3.6 -0.6

Grand Junction, CO

4.9 4.3 -0.6

Great Falls, MT

4.0 3.4 -0.6

Greenville, NC

5.7 5.1 -0.6

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

4.7 4.1 -0.6

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

4.2 3.6 -0.6

Jacksonville, NC

6.0 5.4 -0.6

Johnson City, TN

5.7 5.1 -0.6

Kokomo, IN

4.7 4.1 -0.6

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

4.1 3.5 -0.6

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

3.8 3.2 -0.6

Manchester, NH NECTA

3.0 2.4 -0.6

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

4.6 4.0 -0.6

Muncie, IN

5.2 4.6 -0.6

New Bern, NC

5.8 5.2 -0.6

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

3.9 3.3 -0.6

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

5.6 5.0 -0.6

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

5.3 4.7 -0.6

Santa Rosa, CA

4.3 3.7 -0.6

St. Louis, MO-IL

4.4 3.8 -0.6

Wausau, WI

3.7 3.1 -0.6

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

6.7 6.2 -0.5

Boulder, CO

2.7 2.2 -0.5

Charleston, WV

5.6 5.1 -0.5

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

4.3 3.8 -0.5

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

3.1 2.6 -0.5

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

4.7 4.2 -0.5

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

6.6 6.1 -0.5

Fort Collins, CO

2.8 2.3 -0.5

Green Bay, WI

3.8 3.3 -0.5

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

3.5 3.0 -0.5

Knoxville, TN

4.9 4.4 -0.5

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

3.6 3.1 -0.5

Laredo, TX

4.7 4.2 -0.5

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

4.8 4.3 -0.5

Raleigh, NC

4.5 4.0 -0.5

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

4.1 3.6 -0.5

Visalia-Porterville, CA

11.3 10.8 -0.5

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

6.9 6.4 -0.5

Wichita Falls, TX

4.4 3.9 -0.5

Albany, GA

6.2 5.8 -0.4

Appleton, WI

3.5 3.1 -0.4

Asheville, NC

4.3 3.9 -0.4

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

6.8 6.4 -0.4

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

2.7 2.3 -0.4

Canton-Massillon, OH

5.3 4.9 -0.4

Columbus, IN

3.3 2.9 -0.4

Corvallis, OR

3.8 3.4 -0.4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.9 3.5 -0.4

Decatur, AL

5.8 5.4 -0.4

Dover, DE

4.5 4.1 -0.4

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

2.7 2.3 -0.4

El Paso, TX

5.0 4.6 -0.4

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

3.7 3.3 -0.4

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

3.0 2.6 -0.4

Logan, UT-ID

2.6 2.2 -0.4

Madison, WI

3.1 2.7 -0.4

Morgantown, WV

4.0 3.6 -0.4

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

3.0 2.6 -0.4

Provo-Orem, UT

2.6 2.2 -0.4

Pueblo, CO

4.7 4.3 -0.4

Salt Lake City, UT

2.8 2.4 -0.4

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

4.0 3.6 -0.4

Sherman-Denison, TX

3.8 3.4 -0.4

Urban Honolulu, HI

3.1 2.7 -0.4

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

4.1 3.7 -0.4

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

7.4 7.1 -0.3

Bakersfield, CA

9.5 9.2 -0.3

Binghamton, NY

5.3 5.0 -0.3

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

6.9 6.6 -0.3

Chattanooga, TN-GA

5.1 4.8 -0.3

Columbus, GA-AL

6.3 6.0 -0.3

Dayton, OH

4.5 4.2 -0.3

Dubuque, IA

2.9 2.6 -0.3

Elmira, NY

5.4 5.1 -0.3

Evansville, IN-KY

4.2 3.9 -0.3

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

5.5 5.2 -0.3

Ithaca, NY

3.7 3.4 -0.3

Jefferson City, MO

3.3 3.0 -0.3

Killeen-Temple, TX

4.5 4.2 -0.3

Lubbock, TX

3.3 3.0 -0.3

Mansfield, OH

5.4 5.1 -0.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

5.1 4.8 -0.3

Missoula, MT

3.6 3.3 -0.3

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

5.5 5.2 -0.3

Rome, GA

5.8 5.5 -0.3

San Angelo, TX

4.2 3.9 -0.3

Sheboygan, WI

3.5 3.2 -0.3

Texarkana, TX-AR

4.6 4.3 -0.3

Trenton, NJ

3.8 3.5 -0.3

Utica-Rome, NY

5.0 4.7 -0.3

Abilene, TX

3.8 3.6 -0.2

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

4.1 3.9 -0.2

Ames, IA

1.9 1.7 -0.2

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3.2 3.0 -0.2

Brunswick, GA

5.4 5.2 -0.2

Cheyenne, WY

3.7 3.5 -0.2

Coeur d'Alene, ID

4.8 4.6 -0.2

College Station-Bryan, TX

3.4 3.2 -0.2

Columbus, OH

3.9 3.7 -0.2

Duluth, MN-WI

5.0 4.8 -0.2

Gadsden, AL

5.8 5.6 -0.2

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

5.2 5.0 -0.2

Kingston, NY

4.3 4.1 -0.2

Las Cruces, NM

6.9 6.7 -0.2

Macon, GA

5.6 5.4 -0.2

Midland, TX

3.8 3.6 -0.2

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

4.6 4.4 -0.2

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

5.4 5.2 -0.2

Panama City, FL

5.2 5.0 -0.2

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

2.6 2.4 -0.2

Rapid City, SD

3.1 2.9 -0.2

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

3.7 3.5 -0.2

Santa Fe, NM

5.2 5.0 -0.2

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

4.4 4.2 -0.2

Springfield, MO

3.5 3.3 -0.2

Springfield, OH

4.9 4.7 -0.2

Syracuse, NY

4.8 4.6 -0.2

Tyler, TX

4.4 4.2 -0.2

Valdosta, GA

5.2 5.0 -0.2

Waco, TX

3.9 3.7 -0.2

Wheeling, WV-OH

5.9 5.7 -0.2

Akron, OH

4.6 4.5 -0.1

Albuquerque, NM

5.9 5.8 -0.1

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

4.9 4.8 -0.1

Auburn-Opelika, AL

4.8 4.7 -0.1

Boise City, ID

3.8 3.7 -0.1

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

5.0 4.9 -0.1

Cedar Rapids, IA

3.2 3.1 -0.1

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

5.4 5.3 -0.1

Columbia, MO

2.7 2.6 -0.1

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

4.3 4.2 -0.1

Dalton, GA

6.0 5.9 -0.1

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

5.3 5.2 -0.1

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

5.3 5.2 -0.1

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

3.0 2.9 -0.1

Dothan, AL

5.7 5.6 -0.1

Glens Falls, NY

5.1 5.0 -0.1

Harrisonburg, VA

3.9 3.8 -0.1

Huntsville, AL

5.0 4.9 -0.1

Idaho Falls, ID

3.2 3.1 -0.1

Iowa City, IA

2.2 2.1 -0.1

Jacksonville, FL

4.8 4.7 -0.1

Kennewick-Richland, WA

6.7 6.6 -0.1

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.8 3.7 -0.1

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

3.6 3.5 -0.1

Longview, WA

7.0 6.9 -0.1

Montgomery, AL

5.5 5.4 -0.1

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

5.1 5.0 -0.1

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

4.6 4.5 -0.1

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

3.2 3.1 -0.1

Rochester, NY

4.6 4.5 -0.1

Savannah, GA

4.8 4.7 -0.1

Sebring, FL

6.9 6.8 -0.1

Sioux Falls, SD

2.3 2.2 -0.1

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

5.9 5.8 -0.1

Toledo, OH

4.6 4.5 -0.1

Winchester, VA-WV

3.6 3.5 -0.1

Amarillo, TX

3.0 3.0 0.0

Bangor, ME NECTA

3.8 3.8 0.0

Billings, MT

3.1 3.1 0.0

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

5.2 5.2 0.0

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

4.6 4.6 0.0

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

3.9 3.9 0.0

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

5.1 5.1 0.0

Gainesville, GA

4.1 4.1 0.0

Goldsboro, NC

5.7 5.7 0.0

Grand Island, NE

3.0 3.0 0.0

Hammond, LA

6.1 6.1 0.0

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.8 3.8 0.0

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

5.7 5.7 0.0

Lima, OH

4.5 4.5 0.0

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

4.6 4.6 0.0

Odessa, TX

5.3 5.3 0.0

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

4.9 4.9 0.0

Pocatello, ID

3.5 3.5 0.0

Punta Gorda, FL

5.4 5.4 0.0

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

6.2 6.2 0.0

St. Joseph, MO-KS

3.6 3.6 0.0

Tallahassee, FL

4.8 4.8 0.0

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

4.7 4.7 0.0

Warner Robins, GA

5.4 5.4 0.0

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

6.3 6.3 0.0

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

5.7 5.7 0.0

Bellingham, WA

5.6 5.7 0.1

Charlottesville, VA

3.3 3.4 0.1

Fairbanks, AK

5.6 5.7 0.1

Hinesville, GA

5.5 5.6 0.1

Homosassa Springs, FL

6.7 6.8 0.1

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

4.8 4.9 0.1

Lake Charles, LA

4.4 4.5 0.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.9 3.0 0.1

Mobile, AL

6.6 6.7 0.1

Monroe, LA

5.6 5.7 0.1

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

6.4 6.5 0.1

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

4.8 4.9 0.1

Ocala, FL

5.9 6.0 0.1

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

5.5 5.6 0.1

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

2.8 2.9 0.1

Port St. Lucie, FL

5.3 5.4 0.1

Richmond, VA

4.0 4.1 0.1

Roanoke, VA

3.8 3.9 0.1

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

5.9 6.0 0.1

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

3.0 3.1 0.1

St. Cloud, MN

3.0 3.1 0.1

The Villages, FL

6.9 7.0 0.1

Topeka, KS

3.6 3.7 0.1

Tuscaloosa, AL

5.3 5.4 0.1

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

4.5 4.6 0.1

Walla Walla, WA

5.2 5.3 0.1

Yakima, WA

8.2 8.3 0.1

Anchorage, AK

5.6 5.8 0.2

Baton Rouge, LA

4.5 4.7 0.2

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

4.2 4.4 0.2

Corpus Christi, TX

5.4 5.6 0.2

Fargo, ND-MN

1.9 2.1 0.2

Gainesville, FL

4.2 4.4 0.2

Grand Forks, ND-MN

2.2 2.4 0.2

Lynchburg, VA

4.2 4.4 0.2

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

2.2 2.4 0.2

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

4.4 4.6 0.2

Rochester, MN

2.4 2.6 0.2

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

3.8 4.0 0.2

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

3.7 3.9 0.2

Wenatchee, WA

5.8 6.0 0.2

Wichita, KS

4.0 4.2 0.2

Ann Arbor, MI

2.7 3.0 0.3

Bismarck, ND

2.1 2.4 0.3

Flint, MI

4.4 4.7 0.3

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

2.8 3.1 0.3

Lafayette, LA

6.0 6.3 0.3

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

3.1 3.4 0.3

Lawrence, KS

3.0 3.3 0.3

Lincoln, NE

2.2 2.5 0.3

Muskegon, MI

4.3 4.6 0.3

Saginaw, MI

4.1 4.4 0.3

State College, PA

3.2 3.5 0.3

Victoria, TX

4.4 4.7 0.3

Williamsport, PA

5.3 5.6 0.3

Alexandria, LA

5.5 5.9 0.4

Athens-Clarke County, GA

4.7 5.1 0.4

Battle Creek, MI

3.7 4.1 0.4

Bay City, MI

4.0 4.4 0.4

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

3.9 4.3 0.4

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

4.2 4.6 0.4

Gettysburg, PA

3.2 3.6 0.4

Joplin, MO

3.3 3.7 0.4

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

3.4 3.8 0.4

Lawton, OK

4.0 4.4 0.4

Lebanon, PA

3.7 4.1 0.4

Longview, TX

5.1 5.5 0.4

Monroe, MI

3.2 3.6 0.4

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

5.0 5.4 0.4

York-Hanover, PA

3.7 4.1 0.4

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

4.3 4.8 0.5

Altoona, PA

4.3 4.8 0.5

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

5.0 5.5 0.5

Jackson, MI

3.8 4.3 0.5

Lancaster, PA

3.3 3.8 0.5

Manhattan, KS

2.6 3.1 0.5

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

3.9 4.5 0.6

East Stroudsburg, PA

5.2 5.8 0.6

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

3.5 4.1 0.6

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

5.4 6.0 0.6

Midland, MI

3.5 4.1 0.6

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

3.8 4.4 0.6

Oklahoma City, OK

3.5 4.1 0.6

Pittsburgh, PA

4.5 5.1 0.6

Reading, PA

3.9 4.5 0.6

Johnstown, PA

5.3 6.0 0.7

Tulsa, OK

4.1 4.8 0.7

Casper, WY

5.2 6.0 0.8

Farmington, NM

7.1 7.9 0.8

Erie, PA

4.7 5.9 1.2
Footnotes:

(p)Preliminary.

Erie, Pennsylvania (+1.2 percentage points), was the only metropolitan area to experience an unemployment rate increase greater than 1.0 percentage point over the year. Overall in November 2016, 271 metropolitan areas had unemployment rates that decreased over the year, 26 areas had no change, and 90 areas had unemployment rates that increased. 

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. See "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — November 2016" (HTML) (PDF) to learn more.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 7 Massachusetts metro areas among largest over-the-year unemployment rate declines in November 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/7-massachusetts-metro-areas-among-largest-over-the-year-unemployment-rate-declines-in-november-2016.htm (visited November 12, 2019).

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