This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Unemployment Rates For US Cities In The Midwest

By The Associated Press

Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, evidence that steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.

The Labor Department said Tuesday that rates fell in November from October in 215 of the 372 largest metro areas. Rates were unchanged in 33 and rose in 124.

Rates dropped below 7 percent in 192 cities. That's the first time since the recession ended that more than half of large cities had rates below that threshold.

Here are unemployment rates in November for states and cities in the Midwest: Metro Unemployment, MidwestUnemployment rates by state and cityFigures in percentagesNov. 2012Oct. 2012Nov. 2011Illinois8.28.49.2Bloomington-Normal6.16.66.8Champaign-Urbana7.27.67.8Chicago-Joliet-Naperville8.38.39.3Danville9.89.99.9Davenport-Moline-Rock Island6.46.97.4Decatur10.210.19.8Kankakee-Bradley1010.311.1Peoria7.77.78Rockford10.510.811.8Springfield6.87.17.4Indiana87.48.6Anderson9.58.810.1Bloomington76.37.2Columbus65.46.7Elkhart-Goshen98.310.9Evansville7.16.57.3Fort Wayne7.46.89.4Indianapolis-Carmel7.67.18.1Kokomo8.88.19.9Lafayette7.36.47.3Michigan City-La Porte9.78.99.8Muncie8.98.310.1South Bend-Mishawaka8.78.29.2Terre Haute9.88.99.9Iowa4.54.65.2Ames3.13.33.8Cedar Rapids4.84.85.5Des Moines-West Des Moines4.64.65.3Dubuque43.94.7Iowa City3.23.43.8Sioux City4.74.75.2Waterloo-Cedar Falls4.54.65Kansas5.25.26.1Lawrence4.84.75.4Manhattan4.74.65.4Topeka6.15.96.7Wichita66.17.4Michigan7.98.38.6Ann Arbor4.34.65.2Battle Creek5.96.17.1Bay City6.86.97.8Detroit-Warren-Livonia9.710.59.6Flint7.88.18.9Grand Rapids-Wyoming5.45.66.7Holland-Grand Haven5.35.56.6Jackson6.878.1Kalamazoo-Portage66.27.3Lansing-East Lansing5.65.96.7Monroe6.46.67.8Muskegon-Norton Shores7.57.68.5Niles-Benton Harbor7.27.38.5Saginaw-Saginaw Township North77.38Minnesota5.15.25.3Duluth6.15.96.2Mankato-North Mankato44.44.2Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington55.25.2Rochester4.14.54.4St Cloud4.855.2Missouri6.46.67.6Cape Girardeau-Jackson5.96.16.8Columbia4.34.64.9Jefferson City55.25.9Joplin5.45.76.6Kansas City6.16.27.2St Joseph5.25.46.2St Louis6.97.28.2Springfield5.55.76.8Nebraska3.43.53.8Lincoln33.23.4Omaha-Council Bluffs3.73.94.3North Dakota2.82.42.9Bismarck2.62.22.8Fargo32.83.2Grand Forks3.43.24.1Ohio6.56.37.5Akron65.97.2Canton-Massillon6.46.37.9Cincinnati-Middletown6.36.37.6Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor6.76.16.8Columbus5.55.56.5Dayton6.76.68Lima6.76.68.2Mansfield7.57.59Sandusky6.46.57.8Springfield6.36.37.8Steubenville-Weirton9.69.410.2Toledo7.26.98.2Youngstown-Warren-Boardman7.47.38.1South Dakota4.144Rapid City4.44.24.2Sioux Falls3.73.73.7Wisconsin6.35.76.5Appleton5.455.7Eau Claire5.455.7Fond du Lac5.65.16.2Green Bay5.85.36.2Janesville7.77.18.4La Crosse4.84.44.9Madison4.44.14.6Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis6.86.37.1Oshkosh-Neenah5.65.25.7Racine7.978Sheboygan5.95.46.7Wausau6.35.66.5
Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.24 -0.41%
FB $117.81 -0.21%
GOOG $701.43 0.82%
TSLA $211.53 -4.96%
YHOO $36.94 2.61%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,660.71 +9.45 0.05%
S&P 500 2,050.63 -0.49 -0.02%
NASDAQ 4,717.0940 -8.5450 -0.18%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs