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Unemployment Rates For Northeastern US Cities

The Associated Press

Unemployment rates fell in August in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. metro areas, mainly because more people gave up looking for work.

The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped in 329 large cities, the most in four months. Rates rose in 24 cities and were unchanged in 19.

Here are unemployment rates in August for states and cities in the Northeast: Metro Area Unemployment Rates, NortheastUnemployment rates by state and cityFigures in percentagesAug. 2012July 2012Aug. 2011Connecticut9.29.38.9Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk8.58.58.2Danbury7.57.67.2Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford9.49.49New Haven9.79.79.4Norwich-New London9.29.38.6Waterbury11.811.711.7Maine6.77.46.7Bangor78.27.1Lewiston-Auburn7.27.97Portland-South Portland-Biddeford5.56.15.4Massachusetts6.46.67.2Barnstable Town5.45.66.3Boston-Cambridge-Quincy5.96.16.6Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner8.999.9New Bedford9.99.910.4Pittsfield6.36.56.6Springfield7.888.4Worcester7.17.47.8New Hampshire5.75.75.4Manchester5.85.75.4Portsmouth4.74.84.5Rochester-Dover5.75.85.6New Jersey9.710.19.3Atlantic City-Hammonton12.212.611.9Ocean City99.48.2Trenton-Ewing8.38.87.8Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton13.914.213.1New York8.89.18.1Albany-Schenectady-Troy7.887Binghamton8.99.17.9Buffalo-Niagara Falls8.897.7Elmira9.19.37.5Glens Falls7.57.66.6Ithaca6.776.2Kingston9.29.48New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island9.19.58.6Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown8.48.77.5Rochester8.38.57.5Syracuse8.68.97.8Utica-Rome8.28.67.7Pennsylvania8.28.48.2Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton8.898.9Altoona7.57.77.2Erie7.67.98.1Harrisburg-Carlisle7.57.67.5Johnstown9.29.59Lancaster6.86.97.2Lebanon6.96.76.8Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington99.28.9Pittsburgh7.57.67.5Reading8.28.38.5Scranton--Wilkes-Barre9.69.89.4State College6.36.76.4Williamsport8.18.57.8York-Hanover88.38Rhode Island10.611.211.3Providence-Fall River-Warwick10.410.911.2Vermont55.35.1Burlington-South Burlington4.34.64.4

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