Unemployment Rates Fall In More Than Half Of Large U.S. Cities

Unemployment rates fall.
Unemployment rates fall.

By Christopher S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON -- Unemployment rates declined last month in more than half of the 372 largest U.S. cities, further evidence of steady improvement in the job market.

The Labor Department says rates fell in 201 metro areas. They rose in 116 and were unchanged in 55. The number of cities with unemployment below 7 percent rose to 180 last month, up from 107 a year ago.

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