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Unemployment Rates For US Cities In The Midwest

By The Associated Press

Unemployment rates fell in more than 80 percent of large U.S. cities in February from January, suggesting that strong hiring that month benefited the vast majority of the country. The Labor Department says rates fell in 311 of the nation's 372 largest metro areas. They rose in 45 and were unchanged in 16.

Nationwide, employers added 268,000 jobs in February, the most in a year. That pushed down the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent. But hiring slowed sharply last month, when employers added only 88,000 jobs.

Here are the unemployment rates for cities in the Midwest: Metro Unemployment, MidwestUnemployment rates by state and cityFigures in percentagesFeb. 2013Jan. 2013Feb. 2012Illinois10.510.19.5Bloomington-Normal8.17.87.5Champaign-Urbana9.39.18.6Chicago-Joliet-Naperville10.49.99.2Danville12.411.810.9Davenport-Moline-Rock Island8.28.38.3Decatur13.714.210.9Kankakee-Bradley13.312.812.9Peoria10.410.19Rockford13.41313Springfield9.28.88.4Indiana9.39.69Anderson11.511.610.5Bloomington8.38.58Columbus7.47.77Elkhart-Goshen9.810.310.7Evansville8.18.47.9Fort Wayne8.99.18.9Indianapolis-Carmel8.58.78.2Kokomo10.210.79.9Lafayette89.27.6Michigan City-La Porte121211Muncie10.410.410.1South Bend-Mishawaka10.210.510Terre Haute11.711.910.7Iowa5.76.16.1Ames3.84.24.1Cedar Rapids5.76.36.1Des Moines-West Des Moines5.566.1Dubuque5.566.1Iowa City3.74.14.2Sioux City5.66.15.9Waterloo-Cedar Falls5.465.7Kansas5.86.26.3Lawrence5.45.85.7Manhattan5.35.75.5Topeka6.77.16.9Wichita6.577.4Michigan9.39.79.8Ann Arbor5.35.35.7Battle Creek7.37.48.1Bay City9.69.49.7Detroit-Warren-Livonia10.211.310.6Flint9.89.910.1Grand Rapids-Wyoming6.66.67.5Holland-Grand Haven6.76.77.6Jackson8.98.89.3Kalamazoo-Portage7.67.78.3Lansing-East Lansing7.47.67.6Monroe8.28.98.7Muskegon-Norton Shores9.299.7Niles-Benton Harbor9.79.710.3Saginaw-Saginaw Township North9.299.4Minnesota66.66.6Duluth7.487.6Mankato-North Mankato4.95.55.4Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington5.566.1Rochester5.15.55.5St Cloud6.67.26.8Missouri7.47.47.9Cape Girardeau-Jackson6.76.87.1Columbia4.85.15.2Jefferson City5.866.4Joplin5.966.6Kansas City7.16.97.3St Joseph5.95.96.5St Louis88.18.6Springfield6.16.27.1Nebraska4.24.64.5Lincoln3.84.24Omaha-Council Bluffs4.655.1North Dakota3.94.23.8Bismarck3.74.13.8Fargo4.34.74.4Grand Forks4.95.25.2Ohio7.68.48.3Akron7.388Canton-Massillon7.88.78.7Cincinnati-Middletown7.488.2Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor7.78.28Columbus6.477Dayton7.98.78.6Lima8.39.19.1Mansfield8.89.79.8Sandusky8.610.29.6Springfield7.48.38.4Steubenville-Weirton10.511.810.9Toledo8.79.79.2Youngstown-Warren-Boardman8.79.78.9South Dakota4.94.95.1Rapid City5.25.15.1Sioux Falls4.44.44.9Wisconsin8.288Appleton7.47.27.3Eau Claire7.67.67.2Fond du Lac7.97.77.7Green Bay7.67.37.6Janesville9.89.59.7La Crosse6.66.66.5Madison65.95.7Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis8.48.28.1Oshkosh-Neenah7.377Racine10.29.89.5Sheboygan7.77.37.9Wausau8.48.18.3

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