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urbanguy    0

Here's a list as of April 2004 according to the Department of Labor:

*These are just select US metro area's if yours is missing let me know and i'll post it.

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 2.8

Honolulu, HI MSA 3.2

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 3.2

Des Moines, IA MSA 3.3

Orange County, CA PMSA 3.3

Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA MSA 3.4

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 3.5

Atlanta, GA MSA 3.6

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA 3.7

San Diego, CA MSA 3.9

Tucson, AZ MSA 3.9

Boston, MA-NH PMSA 4.0

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 4.0

Oklahoma City, OK MSA 4.0

Omaha, NE-IA MSA 4.0

Boise City, ID MSA 4.1

Baltimore, MD PMSA 4.2

Birmingham, AL MSA 4.2

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 4.2

Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 4.2

Orlando, FL MSA 4.2

Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 4.3

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 4.4

Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 4.5

Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 4.5

Columbus, OH MSA 4.7

Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA 4.7

Indianapolis, IN MSA 4.7

San Antonio, TX MSA 4.7

San Francisco, CA PMSA 4.7

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN PMSA 4.8

Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC MSA 4.8

New Orleans, LA MSA 4.8

Tulsa, OK MSA 4.8

Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 4.9

Jacksonville, FL MSA 4.9

Louisville, KY-IN MSA 4.9

Pittsburgh, PA MSA 4.9

Hartford, CT MSA 5.0

Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 5.0

St. Louis, MO-IL MSA1 5.0

Newark, NJ PMSA 5.1

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 5.2

Sacramento, CA PMSA 5.2

Denver, CO PMSA1 5.3

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 5.3

Memphis, TN-AR-MS MSA 5.3

Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 5.3

Oakland, CA PMSA 5.4

Spokane, WA MSA 5.4

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA 5.6

Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 5.6

Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 5.6

Dayton-Springfield, OH MSA 5.7

Wichita, KS MSA 5.7

Dallas, TX PMSA 5.8

Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC MSA 5.8

Chicago, IL PMSA 6.0

Houston, TX PMSA 6.0

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 6.0

Syracuse, NY MSA 6.0

Detroit, MI PMSA 6.1

Rochester, NY MSA 6.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 6.2

San Jose, CA PMSA 6.2

Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 6.4

Miami, FL PMSA 6.4

New York, NY PMSA 6.7

Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA 6.7

Tacoma, WA PMSA 6.7

Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 7.2

Salem, OR PMSA 7.2

Fresno, CA MSA 13.5

Yuma, AZ MSA 24.7 <-The metro with the highest unemployment in the US :o

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TravisNC    1

I checked the unemployment rate for my county at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. The unemployment rate for my county in March 2004 was 8.3%!!! The average from January 2003 to March 2004 was 9.575%, peaking at 10.8%!!! It's probably even higher because for instance, I'm desperately looking for a job, but I've never applied for unemployment insurance so I don't think I'm counted in that number.

I've applied to more than 25 entry-level jobs and I haven't been given a single interview. I want to move out of the area, but I can't do that until I get a job here to save up some money for the move.

I'm glad I don't live in Yuma, AZ though. I feel sorry for those people.

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urbanguy    0

Updates for States as of May!

Unemployment Rates, seasonally adjusted

1 Hawaii 3.0 :o

2 North Dakota 3.2

3 South Dakota 3.4

3 Virginia 3.4

5 Vermont 3.5

6 Delaware 3.7

6 Nebraksa 3.7

6 Wyoming 3.7

9 Georgia 3.9

10 Maryland 4.0

10 New Hampshire 4.0

12 Maine 4.1

12 Nevada 4.1

14 Iowa 4.3

14 Minnesota 4.3

14 Oklahoma 4.3

17 Florida 4.5

18 Connecticut 4.6

18 Idaho 4.6

18 Utah 4.6

21 Kansas 4.7

21 Montana 4.7

23 Tennessee 4.8

24 Colorado 4.9

24 New Jersey 4.9

26 Arizona 5.1

26 Indiana 5.1

26 Missouri 5.1

26 Pennsylvania 5.1

26 Wisconsin 5.1

31 Massachusetts 5.2

31 West Virginia 5.2

33 North Carolina 5.3

34 Kentucky 5.4

35 Mississippi 5.5

35 New Mexico 5.5

37 Ohio 5.6

37 Rhode Island 5.6

39 Arkansas 5.8

39 New York 5.8

41 Alabama 5.9

41 Texas 5.9

43 Louisiana 6.1

43 Washington 6.1

45 California 6.2

46 South Carolina 6.3

47 Illinois 6.4

48 Michigan 6.5

49 Oregon 6.8

50 Alaska 7.3

51 D.C. 7.5

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Brickell    0

^Why is it not much of a surprise?

I missed this one earlier. South Florida has never been known as a great job market. Vast areas are poverty stricken, and there's the language/immigration issue that I think keeps big companies away. A big portion of jobs in Dade County were in manufacturing and like elsewhere in the US, they're dissapearing.

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urbanguy    0

June 2004 Updates:

1 HAWAII 3.1

1 NORTH DAKOTA 3.1

3 NEBRASKA 3.3

4 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.4

5 VERMONT 3.5

5 VIRGINIA 3.5

7 WYOMING 3.6

8 DELAWARE 3.8

9 MARYLAND 3.9

9 NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.9

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11 GEORGIA 4.0

12 MAINE 4.1

13 NEVADA 4.2

14 IOWA 4.3

15 MINNESOTA 4.4

15 TENNESSEE 4.4

17 CONNECTICUT 4.6

17 KANSAS 4.6

19 ARIZONA 4.7

19 FLORIDA 4.7

19 NEW JERSEY 4.7

19 UTAH 4.7

23 INDIANA 4.8

23 MONTANA 4.8

23 OKLAHOMA 4.8

26 COLORADO 4.9

27 IDAHO 5.0

27 WISCONSIN 5.0

29 MASSACHUSETTS 5.2

29 MISSOURI 5.2

31 ALABAMA 5.3

31 MISSISSIPPI 5.3

31 WEST VIRGINIA 5.3

34 KENTUCKY 5.5

34 NEW MEXICO 5.5

34 NORTH CAROLINA 5.5

37 PENNSYLVANIA 5.6

38 ARKANSAS 5.7

38 TEXAS 5.7

40 OHIO 5.8

40 RHODE ISLAND 5.8

42 ILLINOIS 5.9

42 LOUISIANA 5.9

44 WASHINGTON 6.1

45 CALIFORNIA 6.2

45 NEW YORK 6.2

47 MICHIGAN 6.5

48 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.6

49 OREGON 6.9

50 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.1

51 ALASKA 7.3

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DBR96    0

How did Pennsylvania go from 5.1% unemployment in May to 5.6% unemployment in June? Are you sure those numbers are right?

If so, ouch. :blink:

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urbanguy    0

According to the department of labor Penn. unemployed increased by about 30,000 from may-june this is going by seasonally adjusted statistics.

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Allan    0

Michigan went from 48th in May to 47th in June. Not that helps me any...I'm still unemployed. The unemployment rate in my county is 8.5%. I even went south into the next county looking for a job, but no luck there either .

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Allan    0

Michigan went from 48th in May to 47th in June. Not that helps me any...I'm still unemployed. The unemployment rate in my county is 8.5%. I even went south into the next county looking for a job, but no luck there either .

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danwxman    0

PA is really two different states now...The west which is in horrible conditions economically, and the east which is experiencing a boom.

I live in the Harrisburg area and we have very low unemployment, as a matter of fact -- my county, Cumberland, just west of Harrisburg has the lowest unemployment in the state at 2.9%! This county encompasses Harrisburg's most populated suburbs. Tons of homes going up in this area as well. The difference from this area and on the other side of the Appalachians is astonishing.

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Nice to see Atlanta and Georgia are both doing very well in the jobs market. Lots of new jobs being created around here, but a lot of others being lost at the same time in other sectors so our unemployment rate has been pretty steady. Still 4.0 percent is pretty good. Plus the quality of the jobs is increasing.

Hopefully as the national trend continues towards an improved economy over the next few months, things will continue to improve.

Also on a note on Atlanta and GA in generally, I would like to see more investment in non-Atlanta area cities like Savannah and Macon, two areas hit very hard by the energies and mfg layoffs.

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urbanguy    0

Updates for June 2004!

Honolulu, HI MSA: 3.0

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA: 3.3

Asheville, NC MSA 3.5

Des Moines, IA MSA: 3.6

Nashville, TN MSA: 3.7

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA: 3.8

San Diego, CA MSA: 4.1

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA: 4.1

Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA: 4.2

Indianapolis, IN MSA: 4.3

Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA: 4.5

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA: 4.5

Omaha, NE-IA MSA: 4.5

Atlanta, GA MSA 4.6

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 4.6

Birmingham, AL MSA 4.7

Boston, MA-NH PMSA 4.7

San Francisco, CA PMSA 4.7

Baltimore, MD PMSA 4.8

Anchorage, AK MSA 4.9

Austin-San Marcos, TX MSA 4.9

Oklahoma City, OK MSA 4.9

Tulsa, OK MSA 4.9

Columbus, OH MSA 5.1

Louisville, KY-IN MSA 5.1

Denver, CO PMSA 5.3

Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 5.3

Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 5.3

Sacramento, CA PMSA 5.4

Albuquerque, NM MSA 5.5

Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 5.5

Oakland, CA PMSA 5.6

Rochester, NY MSA 5.6

San Antonio, TX MSA 5.6

Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC MSA 5.7

Memphis, TN-AR-MS MSA 5.7

Pittsburgh, PA MSA 5.7

Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 5.8

Jacksonville, FL MSA 5.9

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 5.9

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 5.9

Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 6.0

St. Louis, MO-IL MSA1 6.0

Syracuse, NY MSA 6.0

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 6.1

Chicago, IL PMSA 6.2

San Jose, CA PMSA 6.2

New Orleans, LA MSA 6.3

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA 6.4

Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 6.5

Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 6.6

Dallas, TX PMSA 6.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 6.7

Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA 6.8

New York, NY PMSA 6.9

Houston, TX PMSA 7.0

Miami, FL PMSA 7.1

Detroit, MI PMSA 7.3

Fresno, CA MSA 12.5

Lowest: Bryan-College Station, TX MSA 2.3

Highest: Yuma, AZ MSA 27.6

*If i missed your city sorry

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Wendell FOX    0

I wonder what the explanation for Yuma, AZ is. :sly:

It's also interesting to note that unemployment does not mean lower wealth, and vice versa - on the states list North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska all rank high on the low unemployment rate list probably due to stable agricultural jobs there. And IMO in many ways, steady and stable is better than rich with a select few left behind, so kudos to these Plains states. :D

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urbanguy    0

Here we go again more updates:

July 2004

1 HAWAII 3.0

2 NORTH DAKOTA 3.1

3 NEBRASKA 3.4

3 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.4

3 VERMONT 3.4

3 VIRGINIA 3.4

7 WYOMING 3.6

8 DELAWARE 3.9

8 NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.9

10 GEORGIA 4.1

10 MARYLAND 4.1

12 MAINE 4.2

13 MONTANA 4.3

14 ARIZONA 4.4

14 FLORIDA 4.4

14 IOWA 4.4

14 MINNESOTA 4.4

14 NEVADA 4.4

14 OKLAHOMA 4.4

20 TENNESSEE 4.5

21 CONNECTICUT 4.6

21 KANSAS 4.6

23 WISCONSIN 4.7

24 UTAH 4.8

25 IDAHO 4.9

26 NEW JERSEY 5.0

26 NORTH CAROLINA 5.0

28 COLORADO 5.1

28 INDIANA 5.1

30 WEST VIRGINIA 5.2

31 KENTUCKY 5.3

31 MASSACHUSETTS 5.3

31 NEW MEXICO 5.3

31 PENNSYLVANIA 5.3

35 MISSOURI 5.5

36 ARKANSAS 5.6

37 ALABAMA 5.7

37 RHODE ISLAND 5.7

37 TEXAS 5.7

40 MISSISSIPPI 5.9

40 NEW YORK 5.9

40 OHIO 5.9

43 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.0

43 WASHINGTON 6.0

45 CALIFORNIA 6.1

45 ILLINOIS 6.1

45 LOUISIANA 6.1

48 MICHIGAN 6.8

48 OREGON 6.8

50 ALASKA 7.2

51 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.8

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urbanguy    0

July 2004 Updates

Bryan-College Station, TX--Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA, & Fort Walton Beach, FL MSA 2.1 *Lowest

Honolulu, HI MSA 2.9

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 3.2

Des Moines, IA MSA 3.3

Nashville, TN MSA 3.4

Lexington, KY MSA 3.6

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA 3.7

Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA MSA 3.7

Orange County, CA PMSA 3.7

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA 3.7

Reno, NV MSA 3.8

Tucson, AZ MSA 3.8

Oklahoma City, OK MSA 3.9

Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 3.9

Orlando, FL MSA 4.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 4.2

San Diego, CA MSA 4.2

Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 4.3

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 4.3

Omaha, NE-IA MSA 4.3

Tulsa, OK MSA 4.4

Atlanta, GA MSA 4.5

Birmingham, AL MSA 4.5

Boise City, ID MSA 4.5

Fort Lauderdale, FL PMSA 4.5

Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 4.5

Indianapolis, IN MSA 4.6

Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 4.6

Austin-San Marcos, TX MSA 4.7

Boston, MA-NH PMSA 4.8

Columbus, OH MSA 4.8

Louisville, KY-IN MSA 4.8

Anchorage, AK MSA 4.9

Albuquerque, NM MSA 5

Baltimore, MD PMSA 5

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN PMSA 5

San Francisco, CA PMSA 5

Jacksonville, FL MSA 5.1

Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 5.1

Denver, CO PMSA1 5.2

Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 5.2

Spokane, WA MSA 5.2

Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC MSA 5.3

Hartford, CT MSA 5.3

Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 5.3

San Antonio, TX MSA 5.3

Memphis, TN-AR-MS MSA 5.4

Pittsburgh, PA MSA 5.4

Rochester, NY MSA 5.4

Wichita, KS MSA 5.4

Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 5.5

Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 5.5

Colorado Springs, CO MSA 5.7

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 5.7

Newark, NJ PMSA 5.7

Sacramento, CA PMSA 5.7

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX PMSA 5.8

Oakland, CA PMSA 5.8

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 5.8

New Orleans, LA MSA 5.9

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA 6

Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 6.1

Chicago, IL PMSA 6.2

Dallas, TX PMSA 6.2

Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 6.3

Miami, FL PMSA 6.3

San Jose, CA PMSA 6.3

Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA 6.4

Riverside-San Bernardino, CA PMSA 6.4

Salem, OR PMSA 6.5

St. Louis, MO-IL MSA1 6.5

Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 6.6

Houston, TX PMSA 6.6

Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA PMSA 6.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 6.9

New York, NY PMSA 7

El Paso, TX MSA 7.8

Detroit, MI PMSA 8.2

Fresno, CA MSA 12

Yuma, AZ MSA 29.8 *Highest

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urbanguy    0

July 2004

Honolulu

Labor Force: 446,229

Employment: 433,302

Unemployment: 12,927

Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

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Anchorage

Labor Force: 152,711

Employment: 145,301

Unemployment: 7,410

Unemployment Rate: 4.9%

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:P Please post your city's graph if you'd like!

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Allan    0

It looks like Detroit's unemployment went up yet again. It increased by .8% to 8.2%. While the nation's economy as a whole is supposedly improving, it's not improving around here.

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