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Unemployment rates for Southern US cities

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 South:
Metro Area Unemployment Rates, South
Unemployment rates by state and city
Figures in percentages
Aug. 2012 July 2012 Aug. 2011
Alabama 8.5 8.9 9.4
Anniston-Oxford 8.9 9.4 9.6
Auburn-Opelika 7.4 8 7.9
Birmingham-Hoover 7.6 7.9 8.6
Decatur 8.2 8.7 9.2
Dothan 8.2 8.3 8.5
Florence-Muscle Shoals 8.2 8.6 8.9
Gadsden 8.7 8.8 9.5
Huntsville 7.2 7.6 7.9
Mobile 9.6 10.1 10.6
Montgomery 8.6 8.8 9.5
Tuscaloosa 8.4 9.1 9
Arkansas 6.9 7.8 8
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers 5.3 6.1 6.4
Fort Smith 7.9 8.5 8.5
Hot Springs 7.3 8 8
Jonesboro 6.6 7.6 7.6
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway 6.3 7 7.2
Pine Bluff 8.8 9.8 10.2
Delaware 7 7.1 7.4
Dover 7.6 7.7 7.7
Washington, D.C. 8.8 9.1 10.4
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-Md. 5.5 5.6 6
Florida 9 9.4 10.9
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 9.5 9.8 11.5
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 6.1 6.5 7.5
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 9.1 9.5 11
Gainesville 7.1 7.8 8.5
Jacksonville 8.7 9.1 10.6
Lakeland-Winter Haven 10.2 10.6 12.3
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach 8.9 9.3 10.7
Naples-Marco Island 9.6 9.7 11.6
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota 9.1 9.3 11.2
Ocala 10.1 10.6 12.7
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 8.7 9.1 10.7
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 9.4 9.8 11.7
Palm Coast 12.4 12.7 14.7
Panama City-Lynn Haven 7.9 8.3 9.6
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 8.4 9 10.1
Port St Lucie 11.4 11.7 13.1
Punta Gorda 9.3 9.3 11.2
Sebastian-Vero Beach 11.9 12.2 13.9
Tallahassee 7.5 8.2 8.9
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater 9 9.4 11.2
Georgia 9.2 9.5 10.1
Albany 9.9 10.3 10.8
Athens-Clarke County 6.7 7.3 7.5
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta 8.9 9.2 9.9
Augusta-Richmond County 9.4 9.8 9.6
Brunswick 10.1 10.7 10.9
Columbus 9.3 9.8 9.6
Dalton 11.6 12.1 12.4
Gainesville 7.2 7.7 8.1
Hinesville-Fort Stewart 9.1 9.6 9.6
Macon 9.7 10.1 10.4
Rome 10.3 10.6 11.7
Savannah 8.6 9.1 9.5
Valdosta 8.7 9.1 9.4
Warner Robins 7.6 8.1 7.9
Kentucky 8.4 8.5 9.3
Bowling Green 7.5 7.7 8.2
Elizabethtown 8 8 8.8
Lexington-Fayette 6.8 6.8 7.7
Louisville-Jefferson County 8.2 8.3 9.6
Owensboro 7.2 7.2 8
Louisiana 7.3 7.9 7.6
Alexandria 7.2 8 7.4
Baton Rouge 7.2 8 7.8
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux 4.9 5.4 5.3
Lafayette 5 5.5 5.9
Lake Charles 6.7 7.4 7.1
Monroe 8.1 8.7 8
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner 7.5 8.1 7.6
Shreveport-Bossier City 7.2 7.7 7.1
Maryland 7 7.1 7.3
Baltimore-Towson 7.7 7.7 7.8
Cumberland 7.9 7.9 8.2
Hagerstown-Martinsburg 7.9 7.9 9.1
Salisbury 8.5 8.6 9.1
Mississippi 8.5 10.2 10.7
Gulfport-Biloxi 7.6 9.2 9.5
Hattiesburg 7.3 9 10
Jackson 6.7 8.2 8.2
Pascagoula 8.5 10.3 11.5
North Carolina 9.7 9.9 10.8
Asheville 7.7 7.8 8.7
Burlington 9.7 10 11
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill 9.7 10.1 11.2
Durham-Chapel Hill 7.6 7.9 8.6
Fayetteville 11.2 10.6 10.7
Goldsboro 8.9 9 9.8
Greensboro-High Point 10 10.3 11.3
Greenville 10.3 10.6 11.5
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton 10.8 11.1 12.8
Jacksonville 9.2 9.3 9.7
Raleigh-Cary 7.8 7.9 9
Rocky Mount 12.9 13.2 14.6
Wilmington 9.8 10.1 10.8
Winston-Salem 9.2 9.4 10.2
Oklahoma 5 5.2 6.1
Lawton 6.4 6.6 6.5
Oklahoma City 4.6 4.8 5.7
Tulsa 5.4 5.5 6.8
South Carolina 9.4 9.7 10.6
Anderson 9.2 9.5 10.3
Charleston-Summerville 7.9 8.1 9
Columbia 8.4 8.6 9.5
Florence 10.2 10.4 11.7
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley 7.9 8.3 8.9
Myrtle Beach-Conway 9.4 9.4 10.1
Spartanburg 9.5 10.1 11
Sumter 10.7 11 12
Tennessee 8.3 8.7 9.3
Chattanooga 7.8 8.3 8.7
Clarksville 9 9.3 10
Cleveland 8.6 9 9.8
Jackson 8.9 9.1 10.1
Johnson City 7.7 7.9 8.6
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol 7.6 7.9 8.5
Knoxville 6.9 7 7.6
Memphis 8.9 9.6 10.2
Morristown 10.3 10.5 11.2
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro 7.2 7.3 8.2
Texas 7 7.5 8.2
Abilene 5.7 6.3 6.8
Amarillo 5 5.5 5.7
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos 5.9 6.4 7.1
Beaumont-Port Arthur 10.7 11.4 11.5
Brownsville-Harlingen 11.1 11.6 12.1
College Station-Bryan 6.3 6.8 7.1
Corpus Christi 6.5 7 8.1
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 6.9 7.4 8.1
El Paso 9.5 10.1 10.8
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 7 7.5 8.4
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood 7.7 8.3 8.5
Laredo 7.1 7.8 8.5
Longview 6.2 6.6 7.2
Lubbock 5.8 6.4 6.6
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 11.7 12.3 12.5
Midland 3.8 4.2 4.5
Odessa 4.5 4.8 6
San Angelo 5.5 6 6.5
San Antonio-New Braunfels 6.7 7.3 7.8
Sherman-Denison 7.2 7.7 8.6
Texarkana 6.6 7.1 7.8
Tyler 7.2 7.4 8.2
Victoria 5.7 6.4 6.8
Waco 6.7 7.4 7.8
Wichita Falls 6.6 7.2 7.3
Virginia 5.8 6.1 6.5
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford 6.4 7.2 7.1
Charlottesville 5 5.3 5.6
Danville 8.6 9.1 10.3
Harrisonburg 5.9 6.5 6.4
Lynchburg 6.5 7.1 7.3
Richmond 6.4 6.7 7.2
Roanoke 6 6.4 6.8
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News 6.5 6.8 7.3
Winchester 5.9 6.1 6.6
West Virginia 7.2 7.2 7.9
Charleston 6.9 6.6 7.3
Huntington-Ashland 7.2 7.4 8.5
Morgantown 5.3 5 5.9
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna 6.8 7 8.5
Wheeling 7.3 7.3 8.5