Unemployment rate drops at least 1.0 percentage point in 79 of 388 areas for year ending August 2017

October 04, 2017

From August 2016 to August 2017, unemployment rates were lower in 323 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 55 areas, and unchanged in 10 areas. The national unemployment rate in August 2017 was 4.5 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 5.0 percent a year earlier.

Over-the-year change in unemployment rates for metropolitan areas, August 2016 to August 2017
Metropolitan area Over-the-year change (in percentage points)(p) August 2016 unemployment rate August 2017 unemployment rate(p)

Odessa, TX

-2.7 7.0 4.3

Farmington, NM

-2.3 10.0 7.7

Casper, WY

-2.2 6.7 4.5

El Centro, CA

-2.2 27.1 24.9

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

-2.1 6.3 4.2

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

-2.1 6.8 4.7

Grand Junction, CO

-2.1 5.1 3.0

Tuscaloosa, AL

-2.1 6.3 4.2

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

-2.0 5.9 3.9

Gadsden, AL

-2.0 6.3 4.3

Longview, WA

-2.0 7.6 5.6

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

-1.9 6.8 4.9

Decatur, AL

-1.9 6.0 4.1

Dothan, AL

-1.9 6.2 4.3

Mobile, AL

-1.9 7.1 5.2

Montgomery, AL

-1.9 6.0 4.1

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

-1.7 6.1 4.4

Huntsville, AL

-1.7 5.4 3.7

Jackson, TN

-1.7 5.5 3.8

Longview, TX

-1.7 6.9 5.2

Morristown, TN

-1.7 5.6 3.9

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

-1.7 6.6 4.9

Auburn-Opelika, AL

-1.6 5.5 3.9

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

-1.6 5.4 3.8

Johnson City, TN

-1.6 5.7 4.1

Kennewick-Richland, WA

-1.6 6.4 4.8

Chattanooga, TN-GA

-1.5 5.4 3.9

Cleveland, TN

-1.5 5.1 3.6

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

-1.5 5.5 4.0

Lafayette, LA

-1.5 7.5 6.0

Midland, TX

-1.5 4.7 3.2

Bellingham, WA

-1.4 6.1 4.7

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-1.4 7.1 5.7

Knoxville, TN

-1.4 4.9 3.5

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

-1.4 5.6 4.2

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

-1.4 6.9 5.5

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

-1.4 6.4 5.0

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

-1.3 5.4 4.1

Erie, PA

-1.3 6.9 5.6

Greeley, CO

-1.3 3.4 2.1

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

-1.3 6.1 4.8

Sebring, FL

-1.3 7.1 5.8

Wenatchee, WA

-1.3 5.4 4.1

Williamsport, PA

-1.3 6.8 5.5

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

-1.2 5.8 4.6

Coeur d'Alene, ID

-1.2 4.2 3.0

Homosassa Springs, FL

-1.2 7.1 5.9

Joplin, MO

-1.2 5.1 3.9

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

-1.2 4.1 2.9

Ocala, FL

-1.2 6.1 4.9

Port St. Lucie, FL

-1.2 5.9 4.7

Pueblo, CO

-1.2 4.8 3.6

Victoria, TX

-1.2 6.0 4.8

Yakima, WA

-1.2 7.0 5.8

Bloomington, IL

-1.1 5.3 4.2

Boise City, ID

-1.1 3.7 2.6

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

-1.1 5.8 4.7

Clarksville, TN-KY

-1.1 5.9 4.8

Colorado Springs, CO

-1.1 3.7 2.6

Flagstaff, AZ

-1.1 6.2 5.1

Johnstown, PA

-1.1 7.5 6.4

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

-1.1 5.7 4.6

Pocatello, ID

-1.1 3.6 2.5

Springfield, MO

-1.1 4.7 3.6

The Villages, FL

-1.1 7.1 6.0

Columbia, MO

-1.0 4.0 3.0

Dalton, GA

-1.0 6.2 5.2

Fayetteville, NC

-1.0 6.6 5.6

Fort Collins, CO

-1.0 2.8 1.8

Kankakee, IL

-1.0 6.3 5.3

Lewiston, ID-WA

-1.0 3.7 2.7

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

-1.0 5.3 4.3

Peoria, IL

-1.0 6.3 5.3

Rocky Mount, NC

-1.0 7.6 6.6

Rome, GA

-1.0 6.3 5.3

St. Louis, MO-IL

-1.0 5.1 4.1

San Angelo, TX

-1.0 4.8 3.8

Tallahassee, FL

-1.0 5.0 4.0

Walla Walla, WA

-1.0 5.4 4.4

Albany, OR

-0.9 6.1 5.2

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

-0.9 5.9 5.0

Boulder, CO

-0.9 2.8 1.9

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-0.9 5.9 5.0

Carson City, NV

-0.9 5.6 4.7

Columbus, GA-AL

-0.9 6.6 5.7

Decatur, IL

-0.9 6.8 5.9

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

-0.9 5.3 4.4

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

-0.9 3.1 2.2

Goldsboro, NC

-0.9 5.9 5.0

Idaho Falls, ID

-0.9 3.1 2.2

Jacksonville, FL

-0.9 5.0 4.1

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

-0.9 6.7 5.8

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

-0.9 5.4 4.5

Monroe, LA

-0.9 6.5 5.6

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

-0.9 4.8 3.9

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

-0.9 5.2 4.3

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

-0.9 4.7 3.8

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

-0.9 4.9 4.0

Pittsburgh, PA

-0.9 6.1 5.2

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

-0.9 5.2 4.3

Punta Gorda, FL

-0.9 5.6 4.7

Rockford, IL

-0.9 6.6 5.7

Tyler, TX

-0.9 5.0 4.1

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-0.9 4.7 3.8

Wilmington, NC

-0.9 5.0 4.1

Albany, GA

-0.8 6.6 5.8

Athens-Clarke County, GA

-0.8 5.5 4.7

Beckley, WV

-0.8 6.8 6.0

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

-0.8 5.8 5.0

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

-0.8 4.9 4.1

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

-0.8 5.0 4.2

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

-0.8 5.3 4.5

Duluth, MN-WI

-0.8 5.5 4.7

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

-0.8 4.8 4.0

Gainesville, FL

-0.8 4.6 3.8

Gainesville, GA

-0.8 4.8 4.0

Grants Pass, OR

-0.8 6.7 5.9

Greensboro-High Point, NC

-0.8 5.5 4.7

Greenville, NC

-0.8 5.9 5.1

Hammond, LA

-0.8 7.1 6.3

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

-0.8 5.0 4.2

Janesville-Beloit, WI

-0.8 4.5 3.7

Lake Charles, LA

-0.8 5.1 4.3

Laredo, TX

-0.8 5.2 4.4

Medford, OR

-0.8 6.1 5.3

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-0.8 5.7 4.9

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

-0.8 4.7 3.9

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

-0.8 5.5 4.7

Panama City, FL

-0.8 4.8 4.0

Pine Bluff, AR

-0.8 5.7 4.9

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

-0.8 5.0 4.2

Savannah, GA

-0.8 5.3 4.5

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-0.8 6.9 6.1

State College, PA

-0.8 4.7 3.9

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

-0.8 4.8 4.0

Winston-Salem, NC

-0.8 5.1 4.3

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

-0.7 5.3 4.6

Baton Rouge, LA

-0.7 5.7 5.0

Brunswick, GA

-0.7 5.5 4.8

Burlington, NC

-0.7 5.0 4.3

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

-0.7 4.0 3.3

Cumberland, MD-WV

-0.7 6.1 5.4

East Stroudsburg, PA

-0.7 6.7 6.0

Fond du Lac, WI

-0.7 3.7 3.0

Hattiesburg, MS

-0.7 5.2 4.5

Hinesville, GA

-0.7 5.8 5.1

Jacksonville, NC

-0.7 5.6 4.9

Jefferson City, MO

-0.7 4.5 3.8

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

-0.7 3.6 2.9

New Bern, NC

-0.7 5.3 4.6

Racine, WI

-0.7 5.3 4.6

Raleigh, NC

-0.7 4.6 3.9

Reading, PA

-0.7 5.5 4.8

St. Joseph, MO-KS

-0.7 4.5 3.8

Salem, OR

-0.7 5.5 4.8

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

-0.7 6.5 5.8

Terre Haute, IN

-0.7 5.4 4.7

Tucson, AZ

-0.7 5.2 4.5

Waterbury, CT NECTA

-0.7 6.3 5.6

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-0.7 7.4 6.7

Wheeling, WV-OH

-0.7 6.4 5.7

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

-0.6 5.8 5.2

Altoona, PA

-0.6 5.6 5.0

Appleton, WI

-0.6 3.5 2.9

Asheville, NC

-0.6 4.3 3.7

Champaign-Urbana, IL

-0.6 5.2 4.6

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

-0.6 4.4 3.8

Cheyenne, WY

-0.6 3.8 3.2

Corvallis, OR

-0.6 4.5 3.9

Danbury, CT NECTA

-0.6 4.3 3.7

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-0.6 3.6 3.0

Eugene, OR

-0.6 5.6 5.0

Florence, SC

-0.6 5.6 5.0

Grand Island, NE

-0.6 3.3 2.7

Green Bay, WI

-0.6 3.6 3.0

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

-0.6 4.6 4.0

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

-0.6 5.3 4.7

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

-0.6 4.7 4.1

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

-0.6 3.1 2.5

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

-0.6 5.3 4.7

New Haven, CT NECTA

-0.6 5.2 4.6

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

-0.6 6.0 5.4

Prescott, AZ

-0.6 5.0 4.4

Reno, NV

-0.6 4.7 4.1

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

-0.6 6.2 5.6

Valdosta, GA

-0.6 5.4 4.8

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-0.6 4.9 4.3

Warner Robins, GA

-0.6 5.6 5.0

Wichita Falls, TX

-0.6 4.5 3.9

Albuquerque, NM

-0.5 6.6 6.1

Alexandria, LA

-0.5 6.8 6.3

Bend-Redmond, OR

-0.5 4.7 4.2

Bismarck, ND

-0.5 2.6 2.1

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

-0.5 5.0 4.5

Charleston, WV

-0.5 5.9 5.4

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

-0.5 5.8 5.3

College Station-Bryan, TX

-0.5 4.1 3.6

Danville, IL

-0.5 7.4 6.9

Dubuque, IA

-0.5 3.6 3.1

El Paso, TX

-0.5 5.3 4.8

Enid, OK

-0.5 4.4 3.9

Gettysburg, PA

-0.5 4.4 3.9

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

-0.5 5.6 5.1

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

-0.5 4.9 4.4

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

-0.5 5.7 5.2

Lancaster, PA

-0.5 4.6 4.1

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

-0.5 5.7 5.2

Lebanon, PA

-0.5 4.9 4.4

Lincoln, NE

-0.5 3.0 2.5

Macon-Bibb County, GA

-0.5 5.9 5.4

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

-0.5 3.4 2.9

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

-0.5 3.7 3.2

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

-0.5 4.8 4.3

Redding, CA

-0.5 6.5 6.0

Sheboygan, WI

-0.5 3.3 2.8

Spartanburg, SC

-0.5 4.9 4.4

Springfield, IL

-0.5 4.7 4.2

Tulsa, OK

-0.5 5.4 4.9

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

-0.4 4.6 4.2

Charlottesville, VA

-0.4 3.9 3.5

Corpus Christi, TX

-0.4 6.2 5.8

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

-0.4 3.4 3.0

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.4 4.7 4.3

Fort Wayne, IN

-0.4 4.1 3.7

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

-0.4 4.6 4.2

Harrisonburg, VA

-0.4 4.3 3.9

Hot Springs, AR

-0.4 4.2 3.8

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.4 6.4 6.0

Killeen-Temple, TX

-0.4 4.6 4.2

Kokomo, IN

-0.4 4.5 4.1

Las Cruces, NM

-0.4 7.2 6.8

Madera, CA

-0.4 8.2 7.8

Madison, WI

-0.4 2.8 2.4

Manhattan, KS

-0.4 3.8 3.4

Morgantown, WV

-0.4 4.8 4.4

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

-0.4 5.5 5.1

Richmond, VA

-0.4 4.4 4.0

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

-0.4 4.7 4.3

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

-0.4 3.9 3.5

Urban Honolulu, HI

-0.4 2.7 2.3

Wichita, KS

-0.4 5.2 4.8

Winchester, VA-WV

-0.4 3.8 3.4

Bakersfield, CA

-0.3 9.7 9.4

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

-0.3 7.5 7.2

Billings, MT

-0.3 3.5 3.2

Bloomington, IN

-0.3 4.9 4.6

California-Lexington Park, MD

-0.3 4.4 4.1

Columbia, SC

-0.3 4.8 4.5

Columbus, IN

-0.3 3.4 3.1

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

-0.3 2.6 2.3

Eau Claire, WI

-0.3 3.5 3.2

Evansville, IN-KY

-0.3 4.2 3.9

Fargo, ND-MN

-0.3 2.3 2.0

Great Falls, MT

-0.3 3.6 3.3

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

-0.3 8.8 8.5

Jackson, MS

-0.3 4.7 4.4

Kansas City, MO-KS

-0.3 4.7 4.4

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

-0.3 4.2 3.9

Lawrence, KS

-0.3 4.0 3.7

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

-0.3 3.5 3.2

Lynchburg, VA

-0.3 4.9 4.6

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

-0.3 8.3 8.0

Napa, CA

-0.3 4.1 3.8

Ocean City, NJ

-0.3 5.5 5.2

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

-0.3 5.6 5.3

Rochester, MN

-0.3 3.2 2.9

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

-0.3 4.0 3.7

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

-0.3 4.6 4.3

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

-0.3 5.7 5.4

Santa Fe, NM

-0.3 5.7 5.4

Sherman-Denison, TX

-0.3 4.0 3.7

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

-0.3 3.5 3.2

Texarkana, TX-AR

-0.3 5.0 4.7

Topeka, KS

-0.3 4.3 4.0

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

-0.3 7.4 7.1

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

-0.3 4.0 3.7

Wausau, WI

-0.3 3.4 3.1

York-Hanover, PA

-0.3 5.1 4.8

Amarillo, TX

-0.2 3.3 3.1

Ames, IA

-0.2 2.6 2.4

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

-0.2 7.5 7.3

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

-0.2 2.7 2.5

Cedar Rapids, IA

-0.2 3.8 3.6

Chico, CA

-0.2 6.5 6.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

-0.2 4.1 3.9

Elmira, NY

-0.2 5.4 5.2

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

-0.2 4.0 3.8

Jonesboro, AR

-0.2 3.4 3.2

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

-0.2 3.2 3.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

-0.2 5.3 5.1

Manchester, NH NECTA

-0.2 2.8 2.6

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

-0.2 3.2 3.0

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

-0.2 3.6 3.4

Missoula, MT

-0.2 3.3 3.1

Modesto, CA

-0.2 7.7 7.5

Muncie, IN

-0.2 5.3 5.1

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

-0.2 5.0 4.8

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-0.2 6.0 5.8

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

-0.2 6.4 6.2

Roanoke, VA

-0.2 4.2 4.0

St. Cloud, MN

-0.2 3.6 3.4

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

-0.2 4.9 4.7

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

-0.2 4.8 4.6

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

-0.2 4.4 4.2

Sumter, SC

-0.2 6.0 5.8

Trenton, NJ

-0.2 4.6 4.4

Yuma, AZ

-0.2 23.9 23.7

Abilene, TX

-0.1 4.2 4.1

Bangor, ME NECTA

-0.1 3.4 3.3

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

-0.1 2.8 2.7

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-0.1 2.9 2.8

Logan, UT-ID

-0.1 3.1 3.0

Lubbock, TX

-0.1 3.7 3.6

Oklahoma City, OK

-0.1 4.4 4.3

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

-0.1 2.6 2.5

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

-0.1 2.4 2.3

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

-0.1 5.3 5.2

Salisbury, MD-DE

-0.1 4.7 4.6

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

-0.1 4.0 3.9

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

-0.1 4.0 3.9

Santa Rosa, CA

-0.1 4.0 3.9

Stockton-Lodi, CA

-0.1 7.6 7.5

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

-0.1 5.6 5.5

Ann Arbor, MI

0.0 3.9 3.9

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

0.0 6.6 6.6

Austin-Round Rock, TX

0.0 3.4 3.4

Binghamton, NY

0.0 5.0 5.0

Glens Falls, NY

0.0 4.1 4.1

Iowa City, IA

0.0 2.8 2.8

Jackson, MI

0.0 4.9 4.9

Kingston, NY

0.0 4.5 4.5

Springfield, OH

0.0 5.0 5.0

Yuba City, CA

0.0 7.7 7.7

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.1 5.2 5.3

Fresno, CA

0.1 8.5 8.6

Lima, OH

0.1 5.0 5.1

Merced, CA

0.1 9.0 9.1

Midland, MI

0.1 4.6 4.7

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

0.1 4.9 5.0

Provo-Orem, UT

0.1 3.1 3.2

Salinas, CA

0.1 5.5 5.6

Syracuse, NY

0.1 4.7 4.8

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

0.1 5.3 5.4

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.2 4.0 4.2

Columbus, OH

0.2 4.1 4.3

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

0.2 3.6 3.8

Ithaca, NY

0.2 4.2 4.4

Lawton, OK

0.2 4.8 5.0

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

0.2 3.4 3.6

St. George, UT

0.2 3.5 3.7

Salt Lake City, UT

0.2 3.2 3.4

Visalia-Porterville, CA

0.2 10.4 10.6

Akron, OH

0.3 4.9 5.2

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

0.3 3.0 3.3

Battle Creek, MI

0.3 4.8 5.1

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

0.3 3.2 3.5

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.3 4.9 5.2

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

0.3 4.3 4.6

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

0.3 4.2 4.5

Mansfield, OH

0.3 5.1 5.4

Rochester, NY

0.3 4.6 4.9

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

0.3 4.4 4.7

Utica-Rome, NY

0.3 4.5 4.8

Waco, TX

0.3 4.2 4.5

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

0.3 3.8 4.1

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

0.3 6.2 6.5

Bay City, MI

0.4 5.2 5.6

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

0.4 4.2 4.6

Dayton, OH

0.4 4.6 5.0

Flint, MI

0.4 5.4 5.8

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.4 4.1 4.5

Muskegon, MI

0.4 5.4 5.8

New Bedford, MA NECTA

0.4 4.9 5.3

Saginaw, MI

0.4 5.1 5.5

Anchorage, AK

0.5 5.5 6.0

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

0.5 4.2 4.7

Lexington-Fayette, KY

0.5 3.5 4.0

Monroe, MI

0.5 4.8 5.3

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

0.5 3.6 4.1

Rapid City, SD

0.6 2.7 3.3

Sioux Falls, SD

0.6 2.2 2.8

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

0.7 4.2 4.9

Fairbanks, AK

0.7 4.8 5.5

Owensboro, KY

0.8 4.2 5.0

Dover, DE

0.9 5.1 6.0

Bowling Green, KY

1.0 3.7 4.7

Toledo, OH

1.2 4.8 6.0

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1.4 5.4 6.8
Footnotes:

 

(p) = preliminary.

Odessa, Texas, had the largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease in August 2017 (-2.7 percentage points), followed by Farmington, New Mexico (-2.3 percentage points), and Casper, Wyoming, and El Centro, California (-2.2 percentage points each). A total of 79 areas had rate declines of at least 1.0 percentage point.

For the year ending August 2017, the largest unemployment rate increases occurred in Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio (+1.4 percentage points), and Toledo, Ohio (+1.2 points).

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — August 2017" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate drops at least 1.0 percentage point in 79 of 388 areas for year ending August 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/unemployment-rate-drops-at-least-1-point-0-percentage-point-in-79-of-388-areas-for-year-ending-august-2017.htm (visited November 19, 2017).

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