Unemployment Rates Fell In Majority Of US Cities

unemployment rates fell
unemployment rates fell

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in roughly two-thirds of U.S. cities last month, despite zero job growth nationwide.

The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped in 237 of the nation's largest metro areas in August from July. They rose in 103 and stayed the same in 32. That's an improvement from July, when rates fell in 193 areas and rose in 118.