Unemployment Rates for US cities in the West

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Associated Press

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 28 at 2:00 PM

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.

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

Metro Unemployment, West
Unemployment rates by state and city
Figures in percentages
Oct. 2012Sept. 2012Oct. 2011
Alaska66.36.9
Anchorage5.15.66.1
Fairbanks55.46
Arizona8.189.3
Flagstaff7.67.58.5
Lake Havasu City-Kingman9.49.110.8
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale6.96.98.3
Prescott8.58.39.5
Tucson7.178.1
Yuma29.829.728.8
California9.89.711.3
Bakersfield-Delano12.211.913.3
Chico1111.112.4
El Centro28.13030.7
Fresno13.91315.7
Hanford-Corcoran13.912.814.6
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana9.69.411.2
Madera-Chowchilla12.511.614.2
Merced14.714.415.5
Modesto13.913.415.4
Napa6.96.98
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura8.68.89.8
Redding11.511.613.1
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario11.711.613.2
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade9.89.711.4
Salinas8.88.510
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos8.68.59.8
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont7.77.79
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara7.97.99.4
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles7.37.48.9
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta7.37.18.4
Santa Cruz-Watsonville8.78.810.1
Santa Rosa-Petaluma7.67.69.3
Stockton13.613.415.8
Vallejo-Fairfield9.39.310.8
Visalia-Porterville14.41415.6
Yuba City15.314.916.4
Colorado7.57.47.7
Boulder5.75.75.8
Colorado Springs8.88.78.7
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield7.47.47.8
Fort Collins-Loveland5.95.86.2
Grand Junction8.38.18.5
Greeley8.17.98.6
Pueblo10.110.19.7
Hawaii5.55.66.7
Honolulu555.9
Idaho6.46.48
Boise City-Nampa6.56.58.4
Coeur d'Alene7.57.39.2
Idaho Falls5.45.66.8
Lewiston5.76.27
Pocatello6.26.27.5
Montana5.45.16.3
Billings444.7
Great Falls4.94.85.6
Missoula5.256
Nevada10.911.213.2
Carson City10.710.912.6
Las Vegas-Paradise11.111.513.6
Reno-Sparks10.610.812.6
New Mexico667
Albuquerque6.46.47.6
Farmington66.17
Las Cruces6.26.26.8
Santa Fe4.94.85.8
Oregon8.17.68.8
Bend109.411.4
Corvallis5.85.76.2
Eugene-Springfield87.68.9
Medford9.59.110.1
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro7.57.38.6
Salem8.489.1
Utah5.14.75.9
Logan3.83.54.3
Ogden-Clearfield5.356.2
Provo-Orem4.84.55.7
St George6.25.97.4
Salt Lake City54.65.8
Washington7.27.78.4
Bellingham6.46.97.4
Bremerton-Silverdale6.66.97.4
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland7.77.87.6
Longview9.910.711
Mount Vernon-Anacortes8.18.38.8
Olympia6.97.37.7
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue6.97.38.3
Spokane7.688.3
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee5.96.26.5
Yakima7.688.2
Wyoming4.44.45.3
Casper4.14.35.3
Cheyenne5.15.26.2

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