Unemployment rates lower in July 2017 than a year earlier in 340 metro areas; higher in 39 areas

September 05, 2017

Unemployment rates were lower in July 2017 than a year earlier in 340 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 39 areas, and unchanged in 9 areas. In July 2017, 31 areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent and 3 areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent. The national unemployment rate in July was 4.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 5.1 percent a year earlier.

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

El Centro, CA

-3.1 27.3% 24.2%

Odessa, TX

-3.0 7.2 4.2

Casper, WY

-2.2 7.2 5.0

Farmington, NM

-2.1 10.3 8.2

Grand Junction, CO

-2.1 5.7 3.6

Yakima, WA

-2.1 6.9 4.8

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

-1.9 6.3 4.4

Longview, TX

-1.9 7.0 5.1

Longview, WA

-1.7 7.3 5.6

Midland, TX

-1.7 4.9 3.2

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

-1.6 6.8 5.2

Lafayette, LA

-1.6 7.6 6.0

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

-1.6 6.5 4.9

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

-1.6 5.1 3.5

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-1.5 7.2 5.7

Kennewick-Richland, WA

-1.5 6.3 4.8

Wenatchee, WA

-1.5 5.0 3.5

Beckley, WV

-1.4 6.8 5.4

Grants Pass, OR

-1.4 7.0 5.6

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

-1.4 5.6 4.2

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

-1.3 6.8 5.5

Bellingham, WA

-1.3 6.0 4.7

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

-1.3 5.7 4.4

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

-1.3 6.0 4.7

Decatur, AL

-1.3 5.9 4.6

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

-1.3 4.6 3.3

Racine, WI

-1.3 5.5 4.2

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

-1.3 6.4 5.1

Terre Haute, IN

-1.3 5.5 4.2

Victoria, TX

-1.3 6.0 4.7

Williamsport, PA

-1.3 7.2 5.9

Auburn-Opelika, AL

-1.2 5.5 4.3

Bloomington, IN

-1.2 5.2 4.0

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

-1.2 5.4 4.2

Dothan, AL

-1.2 5.9 4.7

Greeley, CO

-1.2 3.6 2.4

Huntsville, AL

-1.2 5.4 4.2

Laredo, TX

-1.2 5.4 4.2

Medford, OR

-1.2 6.4 5.2

Morristown, TN

-1.2 5.6 4.4

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

-1.2 5.9 4.7

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

-1.2 6.8 5.6

Sebring, FL

-1.2 7.4 6.2

The Villages, FL

-1.2 7.3 6.1

Tuscaloosa, AL

-1.2 6.4 5.2

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

-1.2 8.1 6.9

Albany, OR

-1.1 6.2 5.1

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

-1.1 5.8 4.7

Dalton, GA

-1.1 6.5 5.4

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

-1.1 5.1 4.0

Duluth, MN-WI

-1.1 5.5 4.4

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

-1.1 3.6 2.5

Fayetteville, NC

-1.1 6.7 5.6

Homosassa Springs, FL

-1.1 7.3 6.2

Jackson, TN

-1.1 5.4 4.3

Joplin, MO

-1.1 4.9 3.8

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

-1.1 5.6 4.5

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

-1.1 6.1 5.0

Mobile, AL

-1.1 7.0 5.9

Monroe, LA

-1.1 6.6 5.5

Ocala, FL

-1.1 6.2 5.1

Pueblo, CO

-1.1 5.2 4.1

San Angelo, TX

-1.1 5.0 3.9

Springfield, MO

-1.1 4.4 3.3

Walla Walla, WA

-1.1 5.5 4.4

Brunswick, GA

-1.0 5.9 4.9

Chattanooga, TN-GA

-1.0 5.3 4.3

Cleveland, TN

-1.0 5.2 4.2

Columbia, MO

-1.0 3.9 2.9

Erie, PA

-1.0 7.1 6.1

Gadsden, AL

-1.0 5.9 4.9

Johnson City, TN

-1.0 5.6 4.6

Johnstown, PA

-1.0 7.7 6.7

Lewiston, ID-WA

-1.0 3.9 2.9

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

-1.0 4.8 3.8

Port St. Lucie, FL

-1.0 5.9 4.9

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

-1.0 5.1 4.1

Rocky Mount, NC

-1.0 7.6 6.6

St. Louis, MO-IL

-1.0 5.0 4.0

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

-1.0 7.0 6.0

Tyler, TX

-1.0 4.9 3.9

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

-0.9 6.1 5.2

Bend-Redmond, OR

-0.9 5.0 4.1

Carson City, NV

-0.9 5.7 4.8

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

-0.9 5.7 4.8

Coeur d'Alene, ID

-0.9 4.1 3.2

Colorado Springs, CO

-0.9 3.9 3.0

Corvallis, OR

-0.9 4.9 4.0

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

-0.9 5.3 4.4

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

-0.9 5.4 4.5

Fort Wayne, IN

-0.9 4.1 3.2

Greenville, NC

-0.9 6.0 5.1

Hammond, LA

-0.9 7.4 6.5

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

-0.9 5.8 4.9

Janesville-Beloit, WI

-0.9 4.4 3.5

Knoxville, TN

-0.9 4.9 4.0

Kokomo, IN

-0.9 4.4 3.5

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

-0.9 5.7 4.8

Montgomery, AL

-0.9 5.8 4.9

Ocean City, NJ

-0.9 6.2 5.3

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

-0.9 5.3 4.4

Peoria, IL

-0.9 6.4 5.5

Pine Bluff, AR

-0.9 6.1 5.2

Punta Gorda, FL

-0.9 5.6 4.7

Redding, CA

-0.9 7.0 6.1

Salem, OR

-0.9 5.6 4.7

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

-0.9 4.7 3.8

Tallahassee, FL

-0.9 5.1 4.2

Wheeling, WV-OH

-0.9 6.4 5.5

Wichita Falls, TX

-0.9 4.8 3.9

Bloomington, IL

-0.8 5.3 4.5

Boise City, ID

-0.8 3.7 2.9

Carbondale-Marion, IL

-0.8 5.9 5.1

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

-0.8 5.0 4.2

Corpus Christi, TX

-0.8 6.3 5.5

Decatur, IL

-0.8 6.7 5.9

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

-0.8 3.2 2.4

Eugene, OR

-0.8 5.7 4.9

Florence, SC

-0.8 5.6 4.8

Fond du Lac, WI

-0.8 3.8 3.0

Fort Collins, CO

-0.8 2.9 2.1

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.8 5.0 4.2

Gainesville, FL

-0.8 4.7 3.9

Goldsboro, NC

-0.8 5.9 5.1

Jefferson City, MO

-0.8 4.4 3.6

Kankakee, IL

-0.8 6.2 5.4

Killeen-Temple, TX

-0.8 4.9 4.1

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

-0.8 3.9 3.1

Lake Charles, LA

-0.8 5.1 4.3

Madera, CA

-0.8 9.2 8.4

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

-0.8 8.5 7.7

Muncie, IN

-0.8 5.2 4.4

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

-0.8 5.4 4.6

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

-0.8 4.1 3.3

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

-0.8 6.1 5.3

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

-0.8 4.8 4.0

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

-0.8 5.1 4.3

Pittsburgh, PA

-0.8 6.2 5.4

Pocatello, ID

-0.8 3.6 2.8

St. Joseph, MO-KS

-0.8 4.5 3.7

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

-0.8 4.9 4.1

Trenton, NJ

-0.8 5.1 4.3

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-0.8 7.6 6.8

Winston-Salem, NC

-0.8 5.1 4.3

Albany, GA

-0.7 6.7 6.0

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

-0.7 7.3 6.6

Bakersfield, CA

-0.7 10.4 9.7

Baton Rouge, LA

-0.7 5.7 5.0

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

-0.7 7.5 6.8

Boulder, CO

-0.7 2.9 2.2

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

-0.7 7.7 7.0

Burlington, NC

-0.7 5.1 4.4

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

-0.7 4.9 4.2

College Station-Bryan, TX

-0.7 4.2 3.5

Columbus, GA-AL

-0.7 6.7 6.0

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

-0.7 4.1 3.4

Eau Claire, WI

-0.7 3.8 3.1

El Paso, TX

-0.7 5.3 4.6

Enid, OK

-0.7 4.4 3.7

Evansville, IN-KY

-0.7 4.2 3.5

Green Bay, WI

-0.7 3.8 3.1

Greensboro-High Point, NC

-0.7 5.5 4.8

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

-0.7 5.0 4.3

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

-0.7 4.6 3.9

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

-0.7 3.9 3.2

Jacksonville, FL

-0.7 5.0 4.3

Kansas City, MO-KS

-0.7 5.0 4.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

-0.7 5.2 4.5

New Bern, NC

-0.7 5.3 4.6

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

-0.7 4.7 4.0

Panama City, FL

-0.7 4.8 4.1

Reno, NV

-0.7 4.9 4.2

Savannah, GA

-0.7 5.4 4.7

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

-0.7 6.7 6.0

Sherman-Denison, TX

-0.7 4.2 3.5

Wausau, WI

-0.7 3.7 3.0

Wilmington, NC

-0.7 4.9 4.2

Alexandria, LA

-0.6 6.8 6.2

Appleton, WI

-0.6 3.6 3.0

Asheville, NC

-0.6 4.2 3.6

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

-0.6 5.4 4.8

Bismarck, ND

-0.6 2.5 1.9

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

-0.6 4.9 4.3

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

-0.6 6.0 5.4

Charleston, WV

-0.6 5.5 4.9

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

-0.6 4.3 3.7

Columbia, SC

-0.6 4.7 4.1

Columbus, IN

-0.6 3.3 2.7

Dubuque, IA

-0.6 3.6 3.0

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

-0.6 4.7 4.1

Flagstaff, AZ

-0.6 6.4 5.8

Gainesville, GA

-0.6 4.8 4.2

Gettysburg, PA

-0.6 4.7 4.1

Grand Island, NE

-0.6 3.6 3.0

Hinesville, GA

-0.6 5.9 5.3

Hot Springs, AR

-0.6 4.7 4.1

Idaho Falls, ID

-0.6 3.1 2.5

Jacksonville, NC

-0.6 5.8 5.2

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

-0.6 3.3 2.7

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

-0.6 6.0 5.4

Macon-Bibb County, GA

-0.6 6.1 5.5

Morgantown, WV

-0.6 4.6 4.0

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

-0.6 5.1 4.5

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI NECTA

-0.6 5.4 4.8

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

-0.6 3.8 3.2

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

-0.6 5.6 5.0

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA

-0.6 5.4 4.8

Raleigh, NC

-0.6 4.5 3.9

Reading, PA

-0.6 5.5 4.9

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

-0.6 6.7 6.1

Rockford, IL

-0.6 6.4 5.8

Rome, GA

-0.6 6.9 6.3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

-0.6 4.6 4.0

Sheboygan, WI

-0.6 3.5 2.9

State College, PA

-0.6 5.0 4.4

Tulsa, OK

-0.6 5.2 4.6

Valdosta, GA

-0.6 5.6 5.0

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

-0.5 5.8 5.3

Altoona, PA

-0.5 5.8 5.3

Athens-Clarke County, GA

-0.5 5.6 5.1

Chico, CA

-0.5 7.0 6.5

Clarksville, TN-KY

-0.5 5.9 5.4

Cumberland, MD-WV

-0.5 6.0 5.5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

-0.5 4.2 3.7

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

-0.5 3.4 2.9

East Stroudsburg, PA

-0.5 6.7 6.2

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

-0.5 4.6 4.1

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

-0.5 9.4 8.9

Harrisonburg, VA

-0.5 4.5 4.0

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

-0.5 6.6 6.1

Lancaster, PA

-0.5 4.8 4.3

Lawrence, KS

-0.5 4.4 3.9

Lebanon, PA

-0.5 5.0 4.5

Lincoln, NE

-0.5 3.2 2.7

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

-0.5 3.9 3.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

-0.5 5.5 5.0

Lubbock, TX

-0.5 4.1 3.6

Madison, WI

-0.5 3.0 2.5

Manhattan, KS

-0.5 4.2 3.7

Modesto, CA

-0.5 8.5 8.0

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

-0.5 5.2 4.7

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

-0.5 3.6 3.1

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

-0.5 5.7 5.2

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

-0.5 4.7 4.2

Sumter, SC

-0.5 5.9 5.4

Urban Honolulu, HI

-0.5 2.8 2.3

Warner Robins, GA

-0.5 5.7 5.2

Wichita, KS

-0.5 5.4 4.9

Abilene, TX

-0.4 4.4 4.0

Amarillo, TX

-0.4 3.5 3.1

Ames, IA

-0.4 2.8 2.4

Austin-Round Rock, TX

-0.4 3.6 3.2

Burlington-South Burlington, VT NECTA

-0.4 3.0 2.6

Champaign-Urbana, IL

-0.4 5.2 4.8

Cheyenne, WY

-0.4 3.8 3.4

Fargo, ND-MN

-0.4 2.4 2.0

Fresno, CA

-0.4 9.1 8.7

Great Falls, MT

-0.4 3.9 3.5

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

-0.4 5.0 4.6

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA

-0.4 5.5 5.1

Jackson, MI

-0.4 5.7 5.3

Jonesboro, AR

-0.4 3.8 3.4

Merced, CA

-0.4 10.1 9.7

New Haven, CT NECTA

-0.4 5.5 5.1

Oklahoma City, OK

-0.4 4.4 4.0

Richmond, VA

-0.4 4.4 4.0

St. Cloud, MN

-0.4 3.7 3.3

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

-0.4 4.1 3.7

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

-0.4 5.1 4.7

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

-0.4 6.0 5.6

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

-0.4 6.3 5.9

Springfield, IL

-0.4 4.8 4.4

Stockton-Lodi, CA

-0.4 8.1 7.7

Texarkana, TX-AR

-0.4 5.1 4.7

Tucson, AZ

-0.4 5.3 4.9

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

-0.4 5.8 5.4

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-0.4 4.8 4.4

Waterbury, CT NECTA

-0.4 6.4 6.0

Yuba City, CA

-0.4 8.5 8.1

Albuquerque, NM

-0.3 6.8 6.5

Billings, MT

-0.3 3.6 3.3

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT NECTA

-0.3 5.2 4.9

Cedar Rapids, IA

-0.3 3.7 3.4

Charlottesville, VA

-0.3 3.9 3.6

Dover-Durham, NH-ME NECTA

-0.3 2.7 2.4

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

-0.3 3.2 2.9

Grand Forks, ND-MN

-0.3 3.1 2.8

Hattiesburg, MS

-0.3 5.8 5.5

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.3 6.2 5.9

Lewiston-Auburn, ME NECTA

-0.3 3.7 3.4

Lynchburg, VA

-0.3 4.9 4.6

Manchester, NH NECTA

-0.3 2.8 2.5

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

-0.3 3.3 3.0

Midland, MI

-0.3 5.3 5.0

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

-0.3 3.6 3.3

Missoula, MT

-0.3 3.5 3.2

Muskegon, MI

-0.3 6.5 6.2

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

-0.3 4.9 4.6

Prescott, AZ

-0.3 5.0 4.7

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

-0.3 5.5 5.2

Salinas, CA

-0.3 5.9 5.6

Santa Rosa, CA

-0.3 4.2 3.9

Topeka, KS

-0.3 4.5 4.2

Winchester, VA-WV

-0.3 3.8 3.5

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

-0.2 4.6 4.4

Bay City, MI

-0.2 6.2 6.0

California-Lexington Park, MD

-0.2 4.6 4.4

Danbury, CT NECTA

-0.2 4.4 4.2

Danville, IL

-0.2 7.3 7.1

Elmira, NY

-0.2 5.6 5.4

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

-0.2 6.2 6.0

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

-0.2 4.3 4.1

Las Cruces, NM

-0.2 7.9 7.7

Lawton, OK

-0.2 4.8 4.6

Logan, UT-ID

-0.2 3.4 3.2

Napa, CA

-0.2 4.1 3.9

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

-0.2 5.5 5.3

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-0.2 5.6 5.4

Portland-South Portland, ME NECTA

-0.2 3.0 2.8

Portsmouth, NH-ME NECTA

-0.2 2.5 2.3

Rochester, MN

-0.2 3.1 2.9

Saginaw, MI

-0.2 6.1 5.9

St. George, UT

-0.2 3.9 3.7

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

-0.2 4.1 3.9

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

-0.2 4.1 3.9

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

-0.2 4.9 4.7

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

-0.2 3.4 3.2

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

-0.2 3.8 3.6

York-Hanover, PA

-0.2 5.3 5.1

Ann Arbor, MI

-0.1 4.6 4.5

Bangor, ME NECTA

-0.1 3.8 3.7

Flint, MI

-0.1 6.6 6.5

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

-0.1 4.3 4.2

Iowa City, IA

-0.1 2.8 2.7

Jackson, MS

-0.1 5.3 5.2

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

-0.1 5.1 5.0

Roanoke, VA

-0.1 4.1 4.0

Spartanburg, SC

-0.1 5.0 4.9

Waco, TX

-0.1 4.5 4.4

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

-0.1 4.0 3.9

Battle Creek, MI

0.0 5.6 5.6

Binghamton, NY

0.0 5.3 5.3

Canton-Massillon, OH

0.0 5.4 5.4

Glens Falls, NY

0.0 4.2 4.2

Kingston, NY

0.0 4.6 4.6

Provo-Orem, UT

0.0 3.3 3.3

Salisbury, MD-DE

0.0 4.7 4.7

Santa Fe, NM

0.0 5.9 5.9

Visalia-Porterville, CA

0.0 10.8 10.8

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

0.1 4.2 4.3

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

0.1 3.5 3.6

Salt Lake City, UT

0.1 3.3 3.4

Syracuse, NY

0.1 4.9 5.0

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

0.1 5.4 5.5

Columbus, OH

0.2 4.2 4.4

Lima, OH

0.2 5.7 5.9

Rochester, NY

0.2 4.8 5.0

Utica-Rome, NY

0.2 4.7 4.9

Akron, OH

0.3 5.0 5.3

Barnstable Town, MA NECTA

0.3 3.4 3.7

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

0.3 5.0 5.3

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

0.3 4.4 4.7

Ithaca, NY

0.3 4.5 4.8

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

0.3 4.9 5.2

Springfield, OH

0.3 5.4 5.7

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH NECTA

0.4 3.6 4.0

Dayton, OH

0.4 4.7 5.1

Leominster-Gardner, MA NECTA

0.4 4.8 5.2

Rapid City, SD

0.4 2.5 2.9

Sioux Falls, SD

0.4 2.0 2.4

Worcester, MA-CT NECTA

0.4 4.3 4.7

Anchorage, AK

0.5 5.7 6.2

Mansfield, OH

0.5 5.5 6.0

Pittsfield, MA NECTA

0.5 4.1 4.6

Springfield, MA-CT NECTA

0.5 5.0 5.5

Fairbanks, AK

0.6 5.2 5.8

Dover, DE

0.7 5.2 5.9

Monroe, MI

0.7 5.2 5.9

New Bedford, MA NECTA

0.7 5.4 6.1

Bowling Green, KY

0.8 4.3 5.1

Lexington-Fayette, KY

0.8 3.8 4.6

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.8 4.2 5.0

Owensboro, KY

0.9 4.6 5.5

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1.0 5.6 6.6

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.3 4.5 5.8

Yuma, AZ

1.3 22.5 23.8

Toledo, OH

1.5 4.8 6.3

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

1.6 6.3 7.9

El Centro, California, had the largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease in July 2017 (−3.1 percentage points), closely followed by Odessa, Texas (−3.0 points). An additional 79 areas had rate declines of at least 1.0 percentage point. The largest over-the-year rate increases occurred in Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio-Pennsylvania (+1.6 percentage points) and Toledo, Ohio (+1.5 percentage 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 — July 2017" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates lower in July 2017 than a year earlier in 340 metro areas; higher in 39 areas on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/unemployment-rates-lower-in-july-2017-than-a-year-earlier-in-340-metro-areas-higher-in-39-areas.htm (visited September 19, 2017).

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