Unemployment Rates for Cities in the Northeast

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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 Northeast in June, compared to the previous month and a year ago.


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


June 2011

May 2011

June 2010

Connecticut

9.1

9.1

9.1

Bridgeport - Stamford - Norwalk

8.5

8.5

8.4

Danbury

7.3

7.2

7.6

Hartford - West Hartford - East Hartford

9.2

9.1

9.3

New Haven

9.6

9.5

9.4

Norwich - New London

8.9

9

8.7

Waterbury

11.8

11.9

11.9

Massachusetts

7.8

7.4

8.5

Barnstable Town

7.4

7.7

7.7

Boston - Cambridge - Quincy

7.1

6.6

7.9

Leominster - Fitchburg - Gardner

10.3

10

10.9

New Bedford

10.9

10.5

11.6

Pittsfield

7.4

7.5

7.9

Springfield

8.9

8.4

9.3

Worcester

8.4

7.9

9.1

New Hampshire

5.2

4.9

5.9

Manchester

5.2

4.8

6.1

Portsmouth

4.6

4.5

5.1

Rochester - Dover

5.4

4.9

6

New Jersey

9.7

9.3

9.4

Atlantic City - Hammonton

12.8

12.8

11.7

Ocean City

9.5

11.5

8.8

Trenton - Ewing

8.3

7.7

7.8

Vineland - Millville - Bridgeton

13.5

13.1

12.8

New York

8

7.8

8.4

Albany - Schnectady - Troy

7.2

6.8

7.2

Binghamton

8.1

7.6

8.5

Buffalo - Niagra Falls

7.7

7.5

8.1

Elmira

7.8

7.4

8.3

Glens Falls

7.3

7.6

7.1

Ithaca

6.4

5.3

6.6

Kingston

8.2

7.8

8

New York - N. New Jersey - Long Island

8.6

8.3

8.8

New York City

8.8

8.6

9.4

Poughkeepsie - Newburgh - Middletown

7.9

7.4

8

Rochester

7.5

7.1

7.9

Syracuse

8

7.6

8.4

Utica - Rome

7.7

7.6

7.5

Pennsylvania

8

7.6

8.7

Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton

8.8

8.4

9.3

Altoona

6.9

6.4

7.6

Erie

8.3

7.7

9.3

Harrisburg - Carlisle

7.4

6.9

7.9

Johnstown

8.9

8

9.8

Lancaster

6.9

6.4

7.5

Lebanon

6.6

6.1

7.2

Philadelphia - Camden - Wilmington

8.9

8.4

9.1

Pittsburgh

7.4

6.9

8

Reading

8.2

7.9

9.2

Scranton - Wilkes-Barre

9.2

8.7

9.7

State College

6.1

5.3

6.5

Wiliamsport

7.8

7.4

9.2

York - Hanover

7.8

7.3

8.9

Rhode Island

10.3

11

11.4

Providence - Fall River - Warwick

10.4

11.1

11.3

Elizabethtown

8.4

8.1

9.1

Vermont

5.6

5.4

6.2

Burlington - South Burlington

4.8

4.3

5.3





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