Unemployment Rates for Cities in the West

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Unemployment rates rose in nearly all U.S. cities in June, reflecting a recent uptick in layoffs and a nation-wide slowdown in hiring. The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates rose in 345 large metro areas, dropped in 20 cities and were unchanged in seven.

Below are unemployment rates in the West in June, compared to the previous month and a year ago.


Metro Unemployment, West
Unemployment Rates by State and City • Figures in Percentages


June 2011

May 2011

June 2010

Alaska

7.9

7.3

7.7

Anchorage

7.2

6.6

7.4

Fairbanks

7.1

6.5

6.9

Arizona

9.9

8.8

10.1

Flagstaff

8.4

7.2

9.2

Lake Havasu City - Kingman

10.6

9.9

11

Phoenix - Mesa - Glendale

9

8

9.3

Prescott

10.4

9.3

10.4

Tucson

9.1

7.8

9.3

Yuma

26.9

27.9

26.6

California

12.1

11.4

12.2

Bakersfield - Delano

15.3

14.9

15.3

Chico

14.1

12.8

13.9

El Centro

28.5

28.8

28.8

Fresno

16.8

16

16

Hanford - Corcoran

16.7

15.2

16

Los Angeles - Long Beach - Santa Ana

11.6

11

11.7

Madera - Chowchilla

15.2

14.4

14.7

Merced

18.7

17.8

18.1

Modesto

17.2

16.6

17.2

Napa

9.2

8.6

9.3

Oxnard - Thousand Oaks - Ventura

10.3

9.5

10.6

Redding

15

14.6

15.4

Riverside - San Bernardino - Ontario

14.2

13.2

14.4

Sacramento - Arden - Arcade

12.3

11.7

12.4

Salinas

11.1

10.8

10.2

San Diego - Carlsbad - San Marcos

10.4

9.6

10.5

San Francisco - Oakland - Fremont

10

9.3

10.4

San Jose - Sunnyvale - Santa Clara

10.5

9.9

11.3

San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles

10

9

10

Santa Barbara - Santa Maria - Goleta

8.9

8

8.9

Santa Cruz - Watsonville

11.5

11.3

11.3

Santa Rosa - Petaluma

10.1

9.4

10.5

Stockton

16.7

16

16.5

Vallejo - Fairfield

12

11.3

12

Visalia - Porterville

15.8

15

15.6

Yuba City

19.3

18.8

19.3

Colorado

8.7

8.5

8.9

Boulder

6.9

6.3

7.3

Colorado Springs

9.8

9.3

9.7

Denver - Aurora - Broomfield

8.7

8.5

8.9

Fort Collins - Loveland

6.9

6.6

7.3

Grand Junction

10.3

9.9

10.4

Greeley

10.1

9.3

10.2

Pueblo

10.7

10

10.5

Hawaii

6.8

5.9

7.2

Honolulu

5.7

4.9

6.1

Idaho

9.3

8.7

8.8

Boise City - Nampa

9.7

8.8

9.3

Coeur d'Alene

10.5

10.4

9.9

Idaho Falls

7.4

6.6

6.5

Lewiston

7.6

7.2

7.5

Pocatello

9

7.8

8.2

Montana

7.8

7

7.1

Billings

6.1

5.2

5.6

Great Falls

7.1

6.2

5.9

Missoula

7.8

7

7.1

Nevada

13.5

12.1

14.9

Carson City

12.5

11.5

13.8

Las Vegas - Paradise

13.8

12.4

15.3

Reno - Sparks

13

11.8

14.1

New Mexico

7.8

6.5

8.8

Albuquerque

8.2

6.8

9.2

Farmington

8.3

6.8

10.2

Las Cruces

8.1

6.7

8.4

Santa Fe

6.3

5.2

7.1

Oregon

9.7

9

10.7

Bend

12.1

11.7

13.6

Corvallis

6.5

5.9

7

Eugene - Springfield

9.5

8.9

10.9

Medford

11.7

11

12.6

Portland - Vancouver - Hillsboro

9.2

8.9

10.5

Salem

10

9.5

10.6

Utah

7.7

7.3

7.8

Logan

5.8

5.3

5.9

Ogden - Clearfield

7.7

7.2

7.7

Provo - Orem

7.9

7.5

8

St. George

9.7

9.1

10

Salt Lake City

7.6

7.2

7.5

Washington

9.3

9

9.4

Bellingham

8.8

8.1

8.4

Bremerton - Silverdale

8.1

7.7

7.6

Kennewick - Pasco - Richland

7.4

7.3

6.7

Longview

12.2

11.8

12.5

Mount Vernon - Anacortes

10.2

9.8

9.9

Olympia

8.5

8

7.9

Seattle - Tacoma - Bellevue

9.3

8.6

9.4

Spokane

9.1

8.8

9.1

Wenatchee - East Wenatchee

7.6

8.6

7.5

Yakima

9.9

9.9

8.7

Wyoming

5.6

5.9

6.7

Casper

5.9

5.8

7

Cheyenne

6.6

6.4

7.4





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