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A data chart image of Yuma, Arizona, had second highest unemployment rate but largest over-the-year decrease

Yuma, Arizona, had second highest unemployment rate but largest over-the-year decrease

December 04, 2019

In October 2019, 153 metro areas had unemployment rates of less than 3.0 percent and 2 areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent. El Centro, California (21.2 percent), and Yuma, Arizona (16.1 percent), had the highest unemployment rates. Ames, Iowa, and Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont, had the lowest unemployment rates, 1.3 percent each.

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December 03, 2019

A data chart image of 49 metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from October 2018 to October 2019

49 metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from October 2018 to October 2019

Forty-nine metro areas had increases in nonfarm employment from October 2018 to October 2019, and 340 were essentially unchanged. The largest over-the-year increase in employment among the metropolitan areas occurred in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (98,700), followed by New York-Newark-Jersey City, New York-New Jersey (84,600), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (80,700).

December 02, 2019

A data chart image of Rate and number of workplace injuries and illnesses in retail trade increased in 2018

Rate and number of workplace injuries and illnesses in retail trade increased in 2018

Retail trade was the only one of 19 private industries in which the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses rose in 2018. The 2018 rate was 3.5 cases per 100 full-time workers, up from 3.3 in 2017. This was the first statistically significant increase in the rate for retail trade since comparable data for the industry began in 2003.

November 29, 2019

A data chart image of Adams County, Colorado, has largest 12-month employment increase, June 2019

Adams County, Colorado, has largest 12-month employment increase, June 2019

From June 2018 to June 2019, employment increased in 279 of the 355 largest U.S. counties. Adams County, Colorado, had the largest over-the-year increase in employment with a gain of 5.3 percent.

November 27, 2019

A data chart image of Unemployment rates significantly lower than national rate in 15 states in October 2019

Unemployment rates significantly lower than national rate in 15 states in October 2019

In October 2019, 15 states had unemployment rates that were lower than the U.S. rate of 3.6 percent. Vermont had the lowest unemployment rate in October 2019, 2.2 percent. North Dakota and Utah both had unemployment rates of 2.5 percent, while Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Virginia each had unemployment rates of 2.6 percent in October. Six other states had rates that were 3.0 percent or lower.

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