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

Midwestern states continued to post the lowest unemployment rates in July. Of the 10 metros with rates below 5 percent, nearly all were in that region. Bismarck and Fargo in North Dakota led with rates at 3 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively.

Top 10 Lowest Metro Unemployment Rates

Rank Metropolitan Area Rate (%)
  United States 9.3
1 Bismarck, N.D.  3
2 Fargo, N.D.-Minn. 3.7
3 Lincoln, Neb.  3.8
4 Sioux Falls, S.D.  4.2
5 Rapid City, S.D. 4.3
6 Grand Forks, N.D.-Minn. 4.7
6 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa 4.7
6 Portsmouth, N.H.-Maine 4.7
9 Burlington-South Burlington, Vt. 4.8
10 Iowa City, Iowa 4.9

Source: BLS. Data not seasonally adjusted.

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