Unemployment Rates for Cities in the South

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


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


June 2011

May 2011

June 2010

Alabama

10.5

9.4

9.6

Anniston - Oxford

10.4

9.6

9.6

Auburn - Opelika

9.2

8.1

8.5

Birmingham - Hoover

9.8

8.8

9.3

Decatur

10.2

9.4

9.8

Dothan

10

8.7

8.5

Florence - Muscle Shoals

9.8

8.6

9.2

Gadsden

10.7

9.6

9.5

Huntsville

8.9

7.9

7.5

Mobile

11.6

10.6

10

Montgomery

10.5

9.4

9

Tuscaloosa

10.2

9.2

11

Arkansas

8.6

7.9

7.9

Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers

6.9

6.1

6.6

Fort Smith

8.4

7.7

8.1

Hot Springs

8.4

7.9

8

Jonesboro

8.2

7.5

7.6

Little Rock - North Little Rock - Conway

7.5

7

7.1

Pine Bluff

11

9.9

9.6

Delaware

8.4

7.5

8.5

Dover

8.7

7.4

8.6

Washington, D.C.

11.9

10.2

10.2

Washington - Arlington - Alexandria - Md.

6.2

5.7

6.3

Florida

11.1

10.5

11.4

Cape Coral - Fort Meyers

11.6

10.9

12.7

Crestview - Fort Walton Beach - Destin

7.4

7

7.6

Deltona - Daytona Beach - Ormond Beach

11

10.5

11.8

Gainesville

8.3

7.3

8.4

Jacksonville

10.3

9.7

11

Lakeland - Winter Haven

11.7

10.9

12.3

Miami - Ft. Lauderdale - Pompano Beach

11.8

11.4

11.5

Naples - Marco Island

11.3

9.9

11.9

North Port - Bradenton - Sarasota

10.9

10.3

11.9

Ocala

12.6

12

13.6

Orlando - Kissimmee - Sanford

10.4

9.9

11.2

Palm Bay - Melbourne - Titusville

11.3

10.8

11.1

Palm Coast

14.6

13.8

15

Panama City - Lynn Haven

9.5

9.4

9.1

Pensacola - Ferry Pass - Brent

10.2

9.5

10.4

Port St. Lucie

12.5

11.7

13

Punta Gorda

11.1

10.4

12.1

Sebastian - Vero Beach

13.5

12.5

14

Tallahassee

8.6

7.8

8.5

Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater

11.1

10.6

11.9

Georgia

10.5

9.7

10.3

Albany

10.8

9.9

11.2

Athens - Clarke County

8.4

7.2

8

Atlanta - Sandy Springs - Marietta

10.5

9.7

10.3

Augusta - Richmond County

9.9

8.7

9.2

Brunswick

10.4

9.8

9.9

Columbus

10.2

9

9.6

Dalton

12.1

11

11.6

Gainesville

9

7.9

9.1

Hinesville - Fort Stewart

9.9

8.7

9.1

Macon

10.6

10

10.5

Rome

10.9

10.4

10.9

Savannah

9.5

8.5

8.8

Valdosta

9.7

8.6

8.9

Warner Robins

8

7.7

7.6

Kentucky

9.7

9.5

10.3

Bowling Green

8.4

7.9

9.2

Elizabethtown

8.4

8.1

9.1

Lexington - Fayette

8

7.8

8.6

Louisville - Jefferson County

9.5

9.5

10

Owensboro

8.4

8.4

9.2

Louisiana

8.1

8.1

8.3

Alexandria

7.8

7.7

8.1

Baton Rouge

8.4

8.3

8.5

Houma - Bayou Cane - Thibodaux

5.7

5.9

6

Lafayette

6.3

6.4

6.6

Lake Charles

6.9

7.2

7.8

Monroe

8.5

8.4

8.8

New Orleans - Metairie - Kenner

8

8

8.2

Shreveport - Bossier City

7.3

7.3

7.7

Maryland

7.4

6.8

7.4

Baltimore - Towson

7.9

7.3

7.8

Cumberland

8.9

8.2

9

Hagerstown - Martinsburg

9.5

9.2

9.6

Salisbury

9

8.3

8.6

Mississippi

11

10.1

10.7

Gulfport - Biloxi

9.7

8.9

9

Hattiesburg

10.1

8.7

9.6

Jackson

8.8

7.8

8.8

Pascagoula

11.3

10.2

9.3

North Carolina

10.4

9.7

10.6

Asheville

8.2

7.8

8.6

Burlington

10.9

10

11.6

Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill

11.2

10.6

11.8

Durham - Chapel Hill

8

7.3

8

Fayetteville

10.1

9.4

9.5

Goldsboro

9.2

8.5

9

Greensboro - High Point

10.8

10.2

11.3

Greenville

10.8

10.1

10.5

Hickory - Lenoir - Morganton

12.5

11.9

13.4

Jacksonville

9.5

8.5

8.8

Raleigh - Cary

8.5

8

8.9

Rocky Mount

13.7

12.9

13.8

Wilmington

10.4

9.7

10.1

Winston-Salem

9.9

9.3

10.2

Oklahoma

6

5.3

7.2

Lawton

6.4

5.4

6.6

Oklahoma City

5.7

4.9

6.9

Tulsa

6.6

6

8

South Carolina

11.2

10.2

11.1

Anderson

11.1

9.6

11.1

Charleston - Summerville

9.8

8.7

9.4

Columbia

10

8.9

9.4

Florence

12.6

11.3

11.7

Greenville - Mauldin - Easley

9.8

8.8

9.8

Myrtle Beach - Conway

10.5

10.3

10.6

Spartanburg

11.7

10.4

11.7

Sumter

12.4

11.3

11.9

Tennessee

10.2

9.5

9.7

Chattanooga

9.1

8.4

8.7

Clarksville

10.6

10.1

10.1

Cleveland

10.3

9.4

9.3

Jackson

10.7

10.1

10.2

Johnson City

9.4

8.6

8.9

Kingsport - Bristol

8.6

8.1

8.8

Knoxville

8.3

7.6

7.9

Memphis

10.9

10.1

10

Morristown

12.1

11.4

11.4

Nashville - Davidson - Murfreesboro

9

8.4

8.6

Texas

8.8

7.9

8.4

Abilene

7.6

6.6

6.8

Amarillo

6.4

5.4

5.9

Austin - Round Rock - San Marcos

7.6

6.8

7.3

Beaumont - Port Arthur

11.7

10.9

10.9

Brownsville - Harlingen

12.9

11.8

11.4

College Station - Bryan

7.3

5.9

7

Corpus Christi

8.6

7.8

8.4

Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington

8.7

7.9

8.5

El Paso

10.9

10

9.6

Houston - Sugar Land - Baytown

9

8.2

8.7

Killeen - Temple - Fort Hood

8.9

7.8

7.8

Laredo

9

8

9

Longview

7.4

6.7

7.7

Lubbock

7.3

5.9

6.8

McAllen - Edinburg - Mission

13

11.9

12.1

Midland

5.2

4.6

5.6

Odessa

6.9

6.1

8.2

San Angelo

7.2

6.3

6.6

San Antonio - New Braunfels

8.1

7.3

7.5

Sherman - Denison

9.2

8.5

8.6

Texarkana

8.1

7.4

7.7

Tyler

8.2

7.3

7.9

Victoria

7.7

7

7.7

Waco

8.4

7.3

7.7

Wichita Falls

8.2

7

8.1

Virginia

6.3

5.9

7

Blacksburg - Christiansburg - Radford

7.5

6.9

8.8

Charlottesville

5.5

4.9

6.2

Danville

9.7

9.4

11.7

Harrisonburg

6.3

5.8

7.1

Lynchburg

7.1

6.5

8

Richmond

7.1

6.7

7.7

Roanoke

6.7

6.3

7.4

Virginia Beach - Norfolk - Newport News

7

6.6

7.5

Winchester

6.5

6.2

7.4

West Virginia

8.6

8.6

8.9

Charleston

7.7

8

8.1

Huntington - Ashland

8.9

8.4

8.9

Morgantown

6.6

6.3

6.6

Parkersburg - Marietta - Vienna

8.9

8.6

9.6

Wheeling

8.7

8.6

9.6






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