Unemployment rates in August for Western US cities

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Associated Press

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Unemployment rates fell in August in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. metro areas, mainly because more people gave up looking for work.

The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped in 329 large cities, the most in four months. Rates rose in 24 cities and were unchanged in 19.

Here are unemployment rates in August for states and cities in the West:

Metro Unemployment, West
Unemployment rates by state and city
Figures in percentages
Aug. 2012July 2012Aug. 2011
Alaska6.67.26.7
Anchorage6.16.66.3
Fairbanks5.86.66.1
Arizona8.58.79.8
Flagstaff8.18.69
Lake Havasu City-Kingman9.79.611
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale7.47.58.8
Prescott8.88.910
Tucson7.67.78.6
Yuma29.931.430.7
California10.410.911.9
Bakersfield-Delano12.813.614
Chico12.312.913.7
El Centro29.930.232.5
Fresno1414.715.8
Hanford-Corcoran13.614.415
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana10.310.911.9
Madera-Chowchilla1314.114.4
Merced15.917.317
Modesto14.515.716.1
Napa7.57.78.5
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura9.49.410.5
Redding12.513.114.1
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario12.312.713.9
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade10.310.711.9
Salinas9.29.510.3
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos99.310.3
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont8.28.59.6
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara8.58.89.9
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles8.18.59.6
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta7.67.98.6
Santa Cruz-Watsonville9.49.710.6
Santa Rosa-Petaluma8.38.69.9
Stockton14.315.116.4
Vallejo-Fairfield1010.311.5
Visalia-Porterville1515.716.2
Yuba City15.917.216.7
Colorado7.88.38.1
Boulder6.16.56.3
Colorado Springs9.19.89.1
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield7.78.28.3
Fort Collins-Loveland6.16.76.5
Grand Junction8.89.39.3
Greeley8.39.19
Pueblo10.61110.3
Hawaii5.76.37
Honolulu5.15.66
Idaho6.96.98.6
Boise City-Nampa6.96.98.9
Coeur d'Alene7.57.79.6
Idaho Falls6.15.97
Lewiston6.36.57.5
Pocatello7.278.4
Montana5.75.96.4
Billings4.44.65.1
Great Falls5.45.66
Missoula5.55.86
Nevada1212.513.8
Carson City11.612.212.8
Las Vegas-Paradise12.312.914.3
Reno-Sparks11.51213
New Mexico6.47.47.6
Albuquerque6.87.98.2
Farmington6.87.88.1
Las Cruces6.57.87.5
Santa Fe55.86.1
Oregon8.78.89.4
Bend10.410.811.4
Corvallis6.87.27.1
Eugene-Springfield8.899.6
Medford10.711.111.7
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro8.18.39.3
Salem9.29.59.8
Utah5.66.26.9
Logan4.44.85.2
Ogden-Clearfield5.86.47.2
Provo-Orem5.66.16.9
St George6.87.68.5
Salt Lake City5.466.8
Washington8.58.49
Bellingham7.77.48.3
Bremerton-Silverdale7.77.37.9
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland8.88.17.3
Longview11.410.812.1
Mount Vernon-Anacortes9.38.79.7
Olympia8.27.68.4
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue88.28.4
Spokane98.79.5
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee7.25.77.2
Yakima108.29.8
Wyoming5.15.35.6
Casper4.94.95.7
Cheyenne5.96.16.5

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