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Old 02-05-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and metropolitan area

Figures for each of the country's metro areas in December 2008.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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Table 1. Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and metropolitan area

Figures for each of the country's metro areas in December 2008.
The Midwest core is really hurting right now. I couldn't believe all of the metro areas that have unemployment rates above 9%
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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No kidding. Iowa and some of the Plains states seem to be holding their own but otherwise the Midwest is a wreck.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Relax everyone Everything is A-OK in Suburban Washington DC and thats all that really matters right?

Suburban Washington DC 4.7

Metro Detroit 10.6

How about spreading some of the federal funding and jobs around DC?http://www.flyersphans.com/forums/images/smilies/swear.gif (broken link)
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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Crazy to see California and Florida fly up like that.

Of course Iowa once again just floats up a few tenths of a percent. Doesn't really boom, doesn't really bust.....just keeps going slow and steady.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Of course Iowa once again just floats up a few tenths of a percent. Doesn't really boom, doesn't really bust.....just keeps going slow and steady.
It's great for stress levels
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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Wow, our rate here in Mpls/St Paul is approaching that of Rust belt cities! We've had a tradition of low unemployemnt here for as long as I can remember.

Check out Janesville, WI. That's what happens when your town's biggest employer (a GM plant) closes shop! Very sad.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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Yep, very rare indeed. Only Rochester seems to be doing alright. Kokomo, IN has lost so many automotive manufacturing jobs we might as well call it Croakomo. That place is about ready to dry up and become a ghost town.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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Here is the quick detailed info for the Midwest and Plains:

Midwest Core economic statistics for Dec 2008
Unemployment Rate for Metropolitan and Micropolitan cites:
Keep in mind that these percentages are likely higher than reported due to the fact that many are off the unemployment registers, underemployed individuals are not included as well.
Midwest Information Office (Chicago)
Illinois:
Bloomington-Normal, IL 5.4%
Champaign-Urbana, IL 6.1%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL 7.0%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL, IN, WI 7.1%
Danville, IL 9.4%
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 6.1%
Decatur, IL 7.9%
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 10.5%
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI 8.0%
Peoria, IL 6.3%
Rockford, IL 12.5%
St. Louis, MO-IL 7.6%
Springfield, IL 6.3%

Indiana:
Anderson, IN 9.2%
Bloomington, IN 6.6%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 6.7%
Columbus, IN 6.5%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 15.3%
Evansville, IN-KY 6.7%
Fort Wayne, IN 8.2%
Gary, IN 8.3%
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 6.7%
Kokomo, IN 9.9%
Lafayette, IN 6.2%
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 7.6%
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 9.2%
Muncie, IN 8.3%
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 9.5%
Terre Haute, IN 8.5%

Iowa:
Ames, IA 3.2%
Cedar Rapids, IA 4.6%
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 6.1%
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 4.5%
Dubuque, IA 5.3%
Iowa City, IA 3.4%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 4.1%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 4.3%
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 4.2%

Michigan:
Ann Arbor, MI 6.9%
Battle Creek, MI 9.7%
Bay City, MI 9.9%
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI 11.7%
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 10.6%
Flint, MI 12.3%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 8.8%
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 9.2%
Jackson, MI 11.1%
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 8.7%
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 8.6%
Monroe, MI 11.3%
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 11.5%
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 10.1%
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 10.4%
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 9.5%
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI 9.8%

Minnesota:
Duluth, MN-WI 7.8%
Fargo, ND-MN 3.4%
Grand Forks, ND-MN 3.8%
La Crosse, WI-MN 5.2%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6.4%
Rochester, MN 5.4%
St. Cloud, MN 7.2%

Nebraska:
Lincoln, NE 3.3%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 4.1%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 4.3%

North Dakota:
Bismarck, ND 3.1%
Fargo, ND-MN 3.4%
Grand Forks, ND-MN 3.8%

Ohio:
Akron, OH 7.5%
Canton-Massillon, OH 8.2%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 6.7%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 7.1%
Columbus, OH 6.2%
Dayton, OH 8.1%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 5.5%
Lima, OH 9.0%
Mansfield, OH 9.9%
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 5.5%
Sandusky, OH 9.8%
Springfield, OH 7.6%
Toledo, OH 9.8%
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 8.0%
Wheeling, WV-OH 5.9%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 8.9%

South Dakota:
Rapid City, SD 4.0%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 4.3%
Sioux Falls, SD 3.7%

Wisconsin:
Appleton, WI 5.6%
Eau Claire, WI 5.5%
Duluth, MN-WI 7.8%
Fond du Lac, WI 5.9%
Green Bay, WI 5.7%
Janesville, WI 8.1%
La Crosse, WI-MN 5.2%
Madison, WI 4.2%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5.8%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6.4%
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 5.0%
Racine, WI 7.0%
Sheboygan, WI 5.9%
Wausau, WI 5.3%

Mountain-Plains Office (Kansas City)
Kansas:
Kansas City, MO-KS 6.5%
Lawrence, KS 4.0%
St. Joseph, MO-KS 5.8%
Topeka, KS 5.3%
Wichita, KS 4.9%

Missouri:
Columbia, MO 4.5%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 4.6%
Jefferson City, MO 5.7%
Joplin, MO 5.7%
Kansas City, MO-KS 6.5%
Springfield, MO 6.0%
St. Joseph, MO-KS 5.8%
St. Louis, MO-IL 7.6%

Source: Midwest Information Office Home Page
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:06 AM
 
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If anyone is looking for a job head to Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas.
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