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Unemployment Rates For Midwestern 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 Midwest: Metro Unemployment, MidwestUnemployment rates by state and cityFigures in percentagesAug. 2012July 2012Aug. 2011Illinois8.99.310.3Bloomington-Normal7.37.77.8Champaign-Urbana8.89.19.3Chicago-Joliet-Naperville8.89.110.4Danville1111.111.1Davenport-Moline-Rock Island7.27.27.5Decatur11.411.611.2Kankakee-Bradley11.411.612.4Peoria88.29Rockford11.711.913.8Springfield7.98.28Indiana88.39.3Anderson9.59.810.7Bloomington7.57.98.4Columbus66.17.6Elkhart-Goshen8.8911.1Evansville7.47.68.1Fort Wayne7.57.69.1Indianapolis-Carmel7.67.88.8Kokomo8.99.210.4Lafayette7.47.78.4Michigan City-La Porte9.79.810.4Muncie9.41010.7South Bend-Mishawaka8.89.210.2Terre Haute9.910.411Iowa5.35.15.8Ames4.44.54.9Cedar Rapids5.65.26Des Moines-West Des Moines5.35.15.8Dubuque4.94.55.3Iowa City4.34.24.8Sioux City5.25.35.8Waterloo-Cedar Falls5.35.15.6Kansas6.26.76.9Lawrence5.96.66.5Manhattan5.96.36.3Topeka6.97.27.4Wichita7.37.88.3Michigan9.210.310.3Ann Arbor5.96.86.8Battle Creek7.58.69Bay City8.39.39.5Detroit-Warren-Livonia10.911.911.9Flint9.510.810.8Grand Rapids-Wyoming6.97.98.2Holland-Grand Haven6.77.98.1Jackson8.39.59.9Kalamazoo-Portage7.48.48.7Lansing-East Lansing7.28.48.3Monroe8.19.59.8Muskegon-Norton Shores9.110.110Niles-Benton Harbor8.810.29.8Saginaw-Saginaw Township North8.69.79.6Minnesota5.65.96.2Duluth6.77.17Mankato-North Mankato55.35.4Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington5.75.96.2Rochester4.755.2St Cloud5.55.96Missouri7.17.68.8Cape Girardeau-Jackson6.77.48.1Columbia55.76.5Jefferson City5.86.37.2Joplin6.26.88.4Kansas City77.58.4St Joseph5.96.38St Louis7.88.29.2Springfield6.36.78.1Nebraska3.84.34.4Lincoln3.33.83.9Omaha-Council Bluffs4.24.74.9North Dakota2.82.93.5Bismarck2.62.43.1Fargo3.23.23.8Grand Forks3.94.35Ohio6.87.48.5Akron6.46.98.2Canton-Massillon6.87.39Cincinnati-Middletown6.77.28.6Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor6.97.37.9Columbus5.96.47.6Dayton7.37.89.1Lima7.17.79.5Mansfield7.78.49.8Sandusky5.56.47.4Springfield7.27.58.9Steubenville-Weirton1010.211.3Toledo7.38.19.3Youngstown-Warren-Boardman7.98.79.3South Dakota4.44.44.5Rapid City4.24.24.3Sioux Falls3.944.2Wisconsin7.17.47.3Appleton6.36.66.6Eau Claire6.76.96.7Fond du Lac6.77.17Green Bay6.56.86.8Janesville8.68.99.2La Crosse5.65.85.9Madison5.25.45.2Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis7.98.28Oshkosh-Neenah6.56.86.6Racine8.89.28.9Sheboygan6.66.87.2Wausau7.27.57.4

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