According to the latest figures released today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

California continued to dominate among metros with the highest unemployment rates, accounting for nine of the top 10. El Centro, Calif., posted a whopping 30.8 percent jobless rate in July, the highest in the nation.

Top 10 Highest Metro Unemployment Rates

Rank Metropolitan Area Rate (%)
  United States 9.3
372 El Centro, Calif. 30.8
371 Yuma, Ariz. 30
369 Merced, Calif. 18.7
369 Yuba City, Calif. 18.7
367 Modesto, Calif. 17.5
367 Stockton, Calif. 17.5
366 Fresno, Calif. 16.7
365 Visalia-Porterville, Calif. 16.6
364 Hanford-Corcoran, Calif. 16.1
363 Bakersfield-Delano, Calif. 15.5

Source: BLS. Data not seasonally adjusted.

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Unemployment rate drops in nearly 7 of 10 U.S. metros

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