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Unemployment Rates In August For Western 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 West: Metro Unemployment, WestUnemployment rates by state and cityFigures in percentagesAug. 2012July 2012Aug. 2011Alaska6.67.26.7Anchorage6.16.66.3Fairbanks5.86.66.1Arizona8.58.79.8Flagstaff8.18.69Lake Havasu City-Kingman9.79.611Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale7.47.58.8Prescott8.88.910Tucson7.67.78.6Yuma29.931.430.7California10.410.911.9Bakersfield-Delano12.813.614Chico12.312.913.7El Centro29.930.232.5Fresno1414.715.8Hanford-Corcoran13.614.415Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana10.310.911.9Madera-Chowchilla1314.114.4Merced15.917.317Modesto14.515.716.1Napa7.57.78.5Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura9.49.410.5Redding12.513.114.1Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario12.312.713.9Sacramento-Arden-Arcade10.310.711.9Salinas9.29.510.3San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos99.310.3San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont8.28.59.6San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara8.58.89.9San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles8.18.59.6Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta7.67.98.6Santa Cruz-Watsonville9.49.710.6Santa Rosa-Petaluma8.38.69.9Stockton14.315.116.4Vallejo-Fairfield1010.311.5Visalia-Porterville1515.716.2Yuba City15.917.216.7Colorado7.88.38.1Boulder6.16.56.3Colorado Springs9.19.89.1Denver-Aurora-Broomfield7.78.28.3Fort Collins-Loveland6.16.76.5Grand Junction8.89.39.3Greeley8.39.19Pueblo10.61110.3Hawaii5.76.37Honolulu5.15.66Idaho6.96.98.6Boise City-Nampa6.96.98.9Coeur d'Alene7.57.79.6Idaho Falls6.15.97Lewiston6.36.57.5Pocatello7.278.4Montana5.75.96.4Billings4.44.65.1Great Falls5.45.66Missoula5.55.86Nevada1212.513.8Carson City11.612.212.8Las Vegas-Paradise12.312.914.3Reno-Sparks11.51213New Mexico6.47.47.6Albuquerque6.87.98.2Farmington6.87.88.1Las Cruces6.57.87.5Santa Fe55.86.1Oregon8.78.89.4Bend10.410.811.4Corvallis6.87.27.1Eugene-Springfield8.899.6Medford10.711.111.7Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro8.18.39.3Salem9.29.59.8Utah5.66.26.9Logan4.44.85.2Ogden-Clearfield5.86.47.2Provo-Orem5.66.16.9St George6.87.68.5Salt Lake City5.466.8Washington8.58.49Bellingham7.77.48.3Bremerton-Silverdale7.77.37.9Kennewick-Pasco-Richland8.88.17.3Longview11.410.812.1Mount Vernon-Anacortes9.38.79.7Olympia8.27.68.4Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue88.28.4Spokane98.79.5Wenatchee-East Wenatchee7.25.77.2Yakima108.29.8Wyoming5.15.35.6Casper4.94.95.7Cheyenne5.96.16.5

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