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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.

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