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Metropolitan area unemployment rates in October 2013

December 12, 2013

Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year earlier in 280 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 79 areas, and unchanged in 13 areas. The national unemployment rate in October was 7.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 7.5 percent a year earlier.

Unemployment rates for selected large metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, October 2012 and October 2013

 

Unemployment rates for selected large metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, October 2012 and October 2013
Metropolitan areaOctober 2012October 2013

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

6.15.9

Washington D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, VA

5.35.9

Seattle-Tacoma-Belleview, WA

6.86.0

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL

8.48.3

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

9.68.6

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

10.49.0

 

In October, among the most populous metropolitan areas, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, and Washington D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Virginia, had the lowest unemployment rates, at 5.9 percent. Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan, had the highest unemployment rate at 9.0 percent.

These metropolitan area data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — October 2013” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-2314. 

 

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Metropolitan area unemployment rates in October 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131212.htm (visited November 27, 2014).

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