According to the latest figures

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)

    Jul-10 July 2011p  
Rank Metropolitan Area Rate Rate Change
  United States 9.7 9.3 -0.4
         
372 Pascagoula, Miss. 9.3 11.2 1.9
369 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas 11.3 12.7 1.4
369 Mobile, Ala. 9.8 11.2 1.4
369 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8.9 10.3 1.4
368 Gadsden, Ala. 9.3 10.5 1.2
364 Dothan, Ala. 8.3 9.3 1
364 El Paso, Texas 9.9 10.9 1
364 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas 7.8 8.8 1
364 Montgomery, Ala. 9 10 1
363 Huntsville, Ala. 7.5 8.4 0.9

Source: BLS. Data not seasonally adjusted.

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