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Old 11-03-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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Here's the unemployment rates for the 50 biggest cities. This data was released yesterday. Its for September, 2011. The national rate was 9.1%.

1. Omaha, NE 4.2%
2. Oklahoma City, OK 5.6%
3. Tulsa, OK 6.1%
4. Albuquerque, NM 6.3%
4. Minneapolis, MN 6.3%
6. Virginia Beach, VA 6.4%
7. Austin, TX 6.9%
8. Boston, MA 7.1%
9. Mesa, AZ 7.3%
10. Seattle, WA 7.5%
11. Raleigh, NC 7.6%
12. San Antonio, TX 7.7%
13. Columbus, OH 7.8%
14. Arlington, TX 8.0%
15. San Francisco, CA 8.3%
16. Colorado Springs, CO 8.4%
17. Houston, TX 8.5%
17. Portland, OR 8.5%
19. Denver, CO 8.6%
20. Fort Worth, TX 8.7%
20. Nashville, TN 8.7%
20. New York, NY 8.7%
23. Tuscon, AZ 8.8%
23. Wichita, KS 8.8%
25. Dallas, TX 8.9%
26. Indianapolis, IN 9.0%
27. Charlotte, NC 9.2%
28. Phoenix, AZ 9.3%
29. Kansas City, MO 9.6%
29. Cleveland, OH 9.6%
31. San Diego, CA 9.7%
32. El Paso, TX 9.8%
33. Jacksonville, FL 10.2%
34. Louisville, KY 10.3%
35. Baltimore, MD 10.4%
36. Milwaukee, WI 10.6%
37. San Jose, CA 10.7%
38. Philadelphia, PA 10.9%
39. Washington DC 11.0%
40. Chicago, IL 11.2%
41. Atlanta, GA 11.5%
42. Memphis, TN 11.7%
43. Miami, FL 12.2%
44. Long Beach, CA 13.4%
45. Los Angeles, CA 13.5%
46. Sacramento, CA 13.9%
46. Las Vegas, NV 13.9%
48. Fresno, CA 14.0%
49. Oakland, CA 15.3%
50. Detroit, MI 20.6%
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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These are not for metropolitan areas though, which have very different unemployment rates.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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you have to go by metro areas to get the whole picture since a lot of city workers live outside the city. some cities have large black populations and they are more unemployed and have a higher poverty rate. dc is a good example of a city with high minority population, high unemployment in the city, but low unemployment in the suburbs. fairfax county's unemployment rate is 4.5%.

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Old 11-03-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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you have to go by metro areas to get the whole picture since a lot of city workers live outside the city. some cities have large black populations and they are more unemployed and have a higher poverty rate. dc is a good example of a city with high minority population, high unemployment in the city, but low unemployment in the suburbs. fairfax county's unemployment rate is 4.5%.

Ok. Here are the unemployment rates for the 50 biggest metro areas.

1. Oklahoma City, OK 5.5
2. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6.0
3. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6.1
4. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 6.6
5. Salt Lake City, UT 6.7
6. Pittsburgh, PA 6.8
7. New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 6.9
8. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 7.3
8. Richmond, VA 7.3
8. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 7.3
11. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 7.4
12. Baltimore-Towson, MD 7.6
12. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 7.6
12. Columbus, OH 7.6
12. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 7.6
16. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 7.8
17. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 7.9
18. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 8.1
18. Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 8.1
20. Kansas City, MO-KS 8.2
21. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8.3
21. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 8.3
23. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 8.4
23. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8.4
23. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
23. Raleigh-Cary, NC 8.4
27. Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 8.5
27. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 8.5
29. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 8.6
30. Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 8.7
30. St. Louis, MO-IL 8.7
32. Birmingham-Hoover, AL 8.9
33. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 9.2
34. Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 9.6
34. Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 9.6
34. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 9.6
37. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 9.7
38. Jacksonville, FL 10.0
39. Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 10.1
40. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 10.2
41. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 10.3
42. Memphis, TN-MS-AR 10.5
43. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 10.6
44. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 10.7
45. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 10.8
46. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 11.3
47. Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 11.5
48. Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 11.7
49. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 13.4
50. Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 13.6

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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thanks, good list. see how dc completely flopped from one end of the list to the other?

i think places like buffalo and new orleans are just shrinking faster than their job market is. them being listed in the top 10 is kind of misleading. not that i'm disputing the rates. the rates are right, but there's more to them having lower unemployment than having an actually good economy. if their economy is top 10 material, they wouldn't be shrinking so much.

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Old 11-03-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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thanks, good list. see how dc completely flopped from one end of the list to the other?

i think places like buffalo and new orleans are just shrinking faster than their job market is. them being listed in the top 10 is kind of misleading. not that i'm disputing the rates. the rates are right, but there's more to them having lower unemployment than having an actually good economy. if their economy is top 10 material, they wouldn't be shrinking so much.
New Orleans has added jobs in the last year. The metro area shrank a little 1980-1990 because of economic reasons, and then grew 1990-2000 only to shrink again last decade for reason(s) I shouldn't have to elaborate on.

All in all, I can't really use a catch-all term to describe the New Orleans economy other than to say that the city is going through changes that are pretty unprecedented in Modern American history. Per-capita income growth did lead the nation from 2000-2009 though, per another thread on this forum.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:15 PM
 
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These are not for metropolitan areas though, which have very different unemployment rates.

I am surprised that DC has an 11% unemployment with how well the metro is doing. Imagine the SE portion has a rediculous rate.

Philly is equally as bad though the metro doesnt fare nearly as well as DC
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I am surprised that DC has an 11% unemployment with how well the metro is doing. Imagine the SE portion has a rediculous rate.

Philly is equally as bad though the metro doesnt fare nearly as well as DC
There's a stark difference in the levels of educational attainment between different demographic groups in DC. It makes me wonder whether the current chronic high unemployment rate in the U.S. as a whole is the result of too many people being clueless about the economic value of and necessity for a college education in today's world.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:10 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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you have to go by metro areas to get the whole picture since a lot of city workers live outside the city. some cities have large black populations and they are more unemployed and have a higher poverty rate. dc is a good example of a city with high minority population, high unemployment in the city, but low unemployment in the suburbs. fairfax county's unemployment rate is 4.5%.
Oop's Washington DC dropped to 47th place
Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:16 AM
 
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Oop's Washington DC dropped to 47th place
Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
When factored in with cities outside the Top 50 Metro areas. It's rather impressive that an area that large is still doing so well if you factor in it's competing with college towns and state capitals.
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