Unemployment Rates For US Cities In The West

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 West: Metro Unemployment, WestUnemployment rates by state and cityFigures in percentagesNov. 2012Oct. 2012Nov. 2011Alaska6.65.97.2Anchorage5.556.1Fairbanks5.74.96.4Arizona7.58.18.7Flagstaff7.67.68.7Lake Havasu City-Kingman8.89.410.1Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale6.56.97.7Prescott7.98.59Tucson6.67.17.6Yuma27.529.826.3California9.69.810.9Bakersfield-Delano12.412.213.3Chico11.11112.2El Centro26.629.428.9Fresno14.413.815.8Hanford-Corcoran13.913.714.8Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana9.19.510.8Madera-Chowchilla13.612.514.7Merced15.714.616.4Modesto14.513.915.6Napa7.56.98.5Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura8.68.79.6Redding11.711.613.3Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario11.311.712.4Sacramento-Arden-Arcade9.89.811Salinas9.88.810.7San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos8.38.69.4San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont7.57.78.7San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara7.87.99.1San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles7.37.38.6Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta7.37.38.2Santa Cruz-Watsonville9.58.710.9Santa Rosa-Petaluma7.77.69.1Stockton14.113.615.8Vallejo-Fairfield9.39.310.5Visalia-Porterville14.514.415.4Yuba City15.815.216.6Colorado7.57.57.7Boulder5.75.85.7Colorado Springs8.88.88.6Denver-Aurora-Broomfield7.47.47.7Fort Collins-Loveland65.96.1Grand Junction8.48.38.4Greeley8.28.18.5Pueblo10.110.39.6Hawaii5.35.46.7Honolulu4.855.8Idaho6.66.48.1Boise City-Nampa6.46.58.3Coeur d'Alene7.77.69.5Idaho Falls5.55.46.8Lewiston5.75.97.2Pocatello6.36.27.6Montana5.75.46.4Billings444.6Great Falls4.94.95.5Missoula5.45.26.2Nevada10.210.912.7Carson City10.310.712.4Las Vegas-Paradise10.411.113Reno-Sparks9.910.612.1New Mexico666.6Albuquerque6.36.47.1Farmington666.6Las Cruces6.16.26.6Santa Fe4.74.85.2Oregon8.188.6Bend10.410.111.6Corvallis5.75.85.8Eugene-Springfield7.988.6Medford9.49.610.1Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro7.47.68.3Salem8.68.59.1Utah4.95.15.5Logan3.73.83.8Ogden-Clearfield5.15.35.7Provo-Orem4.64.85.1St George6.26.37.1Salt Lake City4.855.4Washington7.37.38.4Bellingham6.56.37.4Bremerton-Silverdale6.56.47.2Kennewick-Pasco-Richland8.67.58.3Longview9.99.911Mount Vernon-Anacortes8.47.99.4Olympia6.96.77.5Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue6.86.98Spokane7.77.48.3Wenatchee-East Wenatchee7.35.87.9Yakima9.17.49.4Wyoming5.14.45.5Casper4.54.15.2Cheyenne5.55.16.1

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