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Unemployment Rates For US Cities In The West

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 West: Metro Unemployment, WestUnemployment rates by state and cityFigures in percentagesFeb. 2013Jan. 2013Feb. 2012Alaska7.27.78.1Anchorage5.96.36.8Fairbanks6.47.17.4Arizona7.78.38.5Flagstaff88.78.9Lake Havasu City-Kingman9.710.410.3Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale6.77.27.7Prescott8.49.29.1Tucson6.77.37.6Yuma25.626.522.5California9.710.411.3Bakersfield-Delano13.614.215.1Chico11.712.613.4El Centro24.226.326.3Fresno15.41617.3Hanford-Corcoran15.616.617.3Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana9.41010.7Madera-Chowchilla13.213.814.9Merced17.818.419.9Modesto14.915.616.8Napa788.9Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura8.199.5Redding1313.715.2Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario10.811.512.6Sacramento-Arden-Arcade9.610.311.2Salinas13.514.415.9San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos88.69.4San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont7.17.78.7San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara7.68.29.2San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles77.58.8Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta7.78.49.1Santa Cruz-Watsonville11.812.514Santa Rosa-Petaluma7.68.39.4Stockton14.715.516.8Vallejo-Fairfield9.31011Visalia-Porterville15.916.817.6Yuba City17.61820.1Colorado7.67.68.7Boulder5.75.56.6Colorado Springs8.78.89.9Denver-Aurora-Broomfield7.47.48.7Fort Collins-Loveland6.56.27.2Grand Junction9.19.29.9Greeley8.78.39.6Pueblo10.610.711Hawaii5.15.36.2Honolulu4.54.85.4Idaho7.17.58.5Boise City-Nampa6.578Coeur d'Alene8.99.510.6Idaho Falls6.16.37.4Lewiston6.97.48.4Pocatello7.27.48.4Montana6.46.87.1Billings4.64.74.9Great Falls5.96.16.2Missoula6.36.67Nevada9.810.212Carson City10.711.212.6Las Vegas-Paradise9.810.212.1Reno-Sparks10.110.512.2New Mexico7.377.4Albuquerque7.57.27.8Farmington7.26.97.3Las Cruces87.67.6Santa Fe65.66Oregon9.29.49.8Bend12.212.413.8Corvallis6.36.76.2Eugene-Springfield8.99.19.3Medford11.411.612.5Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro8.38.79Salem9.710.110.4Utah5.45.76.3Logan4.44.54.9Ogden-Clearfield5.55.96.4Provo-Orem5.35.56.2St George6.67.18.2Salt Lake City55.36Washington8.28.59.3Bellingham8.68.48.6Bremerton-Silverdale8.37.88.4Kennewick-Pasco-Richland10.810.710.3Longview1211.912.2Mount Vernon-Anacortes10.310.110.9Olympia8.58.18.8Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue6.67.18.3Spokane109.710.1Wenatchee-East Wenatchee9.89.510.2Yakima12.312.412.1Wyoming5.55.96.3Casper4.85.15.6Cheyenne5.96.47.2

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