According to the latest figures released today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Of the 10 metro areas to see the biggest jumps in unemployment in July, all were in the South: six in Alabama, three in Texas, and one in Mississippi. Pascagoula, Miss., saw the biggest increase from July 2010, 1.9 percent, to a rate of 11.2 percent.
Top 10 Metros with Highest Percentage Gains in Unemployment Rate (July 2011 vs. July 2010)
|364||El Paso, Texas||9.9||10.9||1|
|364||Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas||7.8||8.8||1|
Source: BLS. Data not seasonally adjusted.
- Top 10 Lowest Metro Unemployment Rates
- Top 10 Highest Metro Unemployment Rates
- Top 10 Metros with Highest Percentage Drops in Unemployment Rate (July 2011 vs. July 2010)
- State Unemployment Rates (lowest to highest)
Read the full report:
Unemployment rate drops in nearly 7 of 10 U.S. metros