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Unemployment Rates For Southern US Cities

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 South: Metro Area Unemployment Rates, SouthUnemployment rates by state and cityFigures in percentagesNov. 2012Oct. 2012Nov. 2011Alabama6.77.87.7Anniston-Oxford6.98.17.9Auburn-Opelika5.66.76.4Birmingham-Hoover677Decatur6.57.57.5Dothan6.57.57.1Florence-Muscle Shoals6.27.27.4Gadsden6.88.57.8Huntsville5.76.76.6Mobile7.58.78.8Montgomery6.987.9Tuscaloosa6.57.77.3Arkansas6.56.67.2Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers4.655.4Fort Smith7.688.1Hot Springs6.87.17.5Jonesboro6.26.56.5Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway5.866.3Pine Bluff8.38.49.3Delaware6.26.66.7Dover6.676.6Washington, D.C.8.28.39.9Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-Md.55.15.3Florida7.98.29.9Cape Coral-Fort Myers8.38.510.5Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin5.95.77.2Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach8.38.410.3Gainesville6.46.27.8Jacksonville7.67.79.5Lakeland-Winter Haven99.211.1Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach7.78.39.4Naples-Marco Island7.88.59.6North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota8.18.310.2Ocala9.29.111.7Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford7.87.99.9Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville8.58.710.9Palm Coast11.411.313.8Panama City-Lynn Haven8.27.810.1Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent7.87.79.6Port St Lucie9.810.311.7Punta Gorda8.48.510.2Sebastian-Vero Beach9.610.111.8Tallahassee6.76.68.2Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater8.18.210.3Georgia8.38.59.1Albany9.29.39.8Athens-Clarke County6.26.26.7Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta88.28.9Augusta-Richmond County8.58.68.8Brunswick9.29.510.2Columbus8.38.78.5Dalton1111.312.1Gainesville6.56.67.4Hinesville-Fort Stewart8.48.58.9Macon8.799.4Rome9.49.610.6Savannah7.77.98.4Valdosta8.28.18.8Warner Robins77.27.3Kentucky7.67.88.5Bowling Green6.67.27.4Elizabethtown7.27.58.6Lexington-Fayette6.16.26.9Louisville-Jefferson County7.47.58.8Owensboro6.46.86.9Louisiana4.66.26.6Alexandria4.56.16.5Baton Rouge4.56.16.5Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux3.14.34.7Lafayette3.14.25.1Lake Charles4.25.86.3Monroe4.96.77New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner4.76.56.5Shreveport-Bossier City4.86.56.2Maryland6.46.36.3Baltimore-Towson6.86.76.7Cumberland76.97Hagerstown-Martinsburg7.27.27.9Salisbury8.688.7Mississippi7.58.39.8Gulfport-Biloxi77.89.3Hattiesburg6.47.38.8Jackson66.77.9Pascagoula7.88.511North Carolina98.810.1Asheville7.16.88Burlington8.98.810Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill9910.2Durham-Chapel Hill6.96.87.8Fayetteville9.59.410Goldsboro8.68.49.1Greensboro-High Point9.39.110.5Greenville9.19.210Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton10.21012.2Jacksonville8.38.18.8Raleigh-Cary7.278.2Rocky Mount11.711.713.7Wilmington9.3910.5Winston-Salem8.48.39.4Oklahoma4.85.36Lawton6.477Oklahoma City4.54.95.6Tulsa5.15.66.7South Carolina8.38.29.5Anderson87.99.4Charleston-Summerville6.86.77.8Columbia7.47.38.1Florence9910.3Greenville-Mauldin-Easley6.96.87.7Myrtle Beach-Conway9.7911.1Spartanburg8.28.19.4Sumter9.79.510.8Tennessee6.97.78.2Chattanooga6.47.17.4Clarksville7.58.38.9Cleveland77.88.3Jackson7.38.28.7Johnson City6.177.3Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol6.36.97.2Knoxville5.46.26.4Memphis7.78.69.1Morristown8.59.310Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro5.56.47Texas5.86.27.2Abilene4.64.95.8Amarillo4.14.34.9Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos4.95.36.3Beaumont-Port Arthur9.29.810.2Brownsville-Harlingen9.710.111College Station-Bryan5.15.35.9Corpus Christi5.45.87Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington5.76.27.1El Paso8.28.79.6Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown5.86.27.3Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood6.577.8Laredo66.37Longview5.35.76.3Lubbock4.64.95.5McAllen-Edinburg-Mission9.610.110.9Midland33.23.8Odessa3.63.94.9San Angelo4.54.85.5San Antonio-New Braunfels5.666.9Sherman-Denison6.16.57.7Texarkana5.666.8Tyler6.16.57.9Victoria5.15.36.2Waco5.65.96.8Wichita Falls5.45.86.5Virginia5.35.45.8Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford5.45.65.8Charlottesville4.34.54.7Danville7.77.68.7Harrisonburg5.25.35.6Lynchburg5.95.96.5Richmond5.966.5Roanoke5.65.56.1Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News666.7Winchester5.35.56.2West Virginia6.76.77.2Charleston6.26.56.6Huntington-Ashland6.46.67.4Morgantown4.54.65Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna6.36.37.3Wheeling76.97.5

Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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