Unemployment Rates For US Cities In The Northeast

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 Northeast: Metro Area Unemployment Rates, NortheastUnemployment rates by state and cityFigures in percentagesFeb. 2013Jan. 2013Feb. 2012Connecticut8.48.78.7Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk7.988.2Danbury6.87.17.2Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford8.38.78.7New Haven8.898.9Norwich-New London8.698.9Waterbury11.411.511.4Maine8.28.48.5Bangor7.67.77.8Lewiston-Auburn7.87.88.3Portland-South Portland-Biddeford6.76.96.8Massachusetts6.87.47.3Barnstable Town8.79.29.7Boston-Cambridge-Quincy66.56.4Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner9.19.79.7New Bedford11.511.911.5Pittsfield7.37.97.8Springfield88.88.5Worcester7.37.97.8New Hampshire6.16.56Manchester66.35.8Portsmouth5.55.85.3Rochester-Dover6.16.56New Jersey9.410.19.8Atlantic City-Hammonton14.816.214.3Ocean City18.82018.6Trenton-Ewing7.68.18.1Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton14.815.814.9New York8.89.39.1Albany-Schenectady-Troy7.98.48.2Binghamton9.610.29.6Buffalo-Niagara Falls9.29.69.2Elmira10.210.49Glens Falls9.910.210.1Ithaca5.86.76.2Kingston9.49.99.4New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island8.89.49.2Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown8.48.78.6Rochester8.79.18.7Syracuse9.49.79.5Utica-Rome9.810.29.7Pennsylvania8.49.28.3Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton8.99.58.9Altoona88.87.5Erie8.29.28.3Harrisburg-Carlisle7.58.27.5Johnstown9.810.89.1Lancaster7.17.97Lebanon6.97.66.6Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington8.79.48.8Pittsburgh7.88.67.6Reading8.498.5Scranton--Wilkes-Barre10.211.29.9State College6.16.96Williamsport8.99.67.9York-Hanover8.18.78.1Rhode Island9.810.511.7Providence-Fall River-Warwick1010.611.5Vermont4.75.25.5Burlington-South Burlington3.64.24.3

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