US Cities With Highest, Lowest Unemployment Rates

The Associated Press

Unemployment rates rose in more than two-thirds of U.S. cities last month, evidence that the slowdown in hiring in May was felt nationwide.

Here are the cities with the highest and lowest unemployment rates last month: Best and Worst Metro areasFigures are in percentagesHighest unemployment ratesMay 2012Yuma, Ariz.28.9El Centro, Calif.26.8Yuba City, Calif.17.9Merced, Calif.17.3Modesto, Calif.15.6Fresno, Calif.14.9Hanford-Corcoran, Calif.14.8Visalia-Porterville, Calif.14.7Stockton, Calif.14.5Madera-Chowchilla, Calif.14.3Lowest unemployment ratesMay 2012Bismarck, N.D.2.5Fargo, N.D.3.0Lincoln, Neb.3.4Burlington-S. Burlington Vt.3.5Iowa City, Iowa3.6Grand Forks, N.D.3.7Sioux Falls, S.D.3.8Midland, Texas3.8Ames, Iowa3.9Portsmouth, N.H.4.1
Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

If you liked this article you might like

What's Behind the Surge in Energy Stocks

What's Behind the Surge in Energy Stocks

Hillary Clinton Says Prosecuting Individuals is Key to Wall Street Reform

Hillary Clinton Says Prosecuting Individuals is Key to Wall Street Reform