GO
Loading...

Unemployment rates in August for Western US cities

The Associated Press
Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

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. 2012 July 2012 Aug. 2011
Alaska 6.6 7.2 6.7
Anchorage 6.1 6.6 6.3
Fairbanks 5.8 6.6 6.1
Arizona 8.5 8.7 9.8
Flagstaff 8.1 8.6 9
Lake Havasu City-Kingman 9.7 9.6 11
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale 7.4 7.5 8.8
Prescott 8.8 8.9 10
Tucson 7.6 7.7 8.6
Yuma 29.9 31.4 30.7
California 10.4 10.9 11.9
Bakersfield-Delano 12.8 13.6 14
Chico 12.3 12.9 13.7
El Centro 29.9 30.2 32.5
Fresno 14 14.7 15.8
Hanford-Corcoran 13.6 14.4 15
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 10.3 10.9 11.9
Madera-Chowchilla 13 14.1 14.4
Merced 15.9 17.3 17
Modesto 14.5 15.7 16.1
Napa 7.5 7.7 8.5
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 9.4 9.4 10.5
Redding 12.5 13.1 14.1
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 12.3 12.7 13.9
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade 10.3 10.7 11.9
Salinas 9.2 9.5 10.3
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos 9 9.3 10.3
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont 8.2 8.5 9.6
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 8.5 8.8 9.9
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles 8.1 8.5 9.6
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta 7.6 7.9 8.6
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 9.4 9.7 10.6
Santa Rosa-Petaluma 8.3 8.6 9.9
Stockton 14.3 15.1 16.4
Vallejo-Fairfield 10 10.3 11.5
Visalia-Porterville 15 15.7 16.2
Yuba City 15.9 17.2 16.7
Colorado 7.8 8.3 8.1
Boulder 6.1 6.5 6.3
Colorado Springs 9.1 9.8 9.1
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield 7.7 8.2 8.3
Fort Collins-Loveland 6.1 6.7 6.5
Grand Junction 8.8 9.3 9.3
Greeley 8.3 9.1 9
Pueblo 10.6 11 10.3
Hawaii 5.7 6.3 7
Honolulu 5.1 5.6 6
Idaho 6.9 6.9 8.6
Boise City-Nampa 6.9 6.9 8.9
Coeur d'Alene 7.5 7.7 9.6
Idaho Falls 6.1 5.9 7
Lewiston 6.3 6.5 7.5
Pocatello 7.2 7 8.4
Montana 5.7 5.9 6.4
Billings 4.4 4.6 5.1
Great Falls 5.4 5.6 6
Missoula 5.5 5.8 6
Nevada 12 12.5 13.8
Carson City 11.6 12.2 12.8
Las Vegas-Paradise 12.3 12.9 14.3
Reno-Sparks 11.5 12 13
New Mexico 6.4 7.4 7.6
Albuquerque 6.8 7.9 8.2
Farmington 6.8 7.8 8.1
Las Cruces 6.5 7.8 7.5
Santa Fe 5 5.8 6.1
Oregon 8.7 8.8 9.4
Bend 10.4 10.8 11.4
Corvallis 6.8 7.2 7.1
Eugene-Springfield 8.8 9 9.6
Medford 10.7 11.1 11.7
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro 8.1 8.3 9.3
Salem 9.2 9.5 9.8
Utah 5.6 6.2 6.9
Logan 4.4 4.8 5.2
Ogden-Clearfield 5.8 6.4 7.2
Provo-Orem 5.6 6.1 6.9
St George 6.8 7.6 8.5
Salt Lake City 5.4 6 6.8
Washington 8.5 8.4 9
Bellingham 7.7 7.4 8.3
Bremerton-Silverdale 7.7 7.3 7.9
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland 8.8 8.1 7.3
Longview 11.4 10.8 12.1
Mount Vernon-Anacortes 9.3 8.7 9.7
Olympia 8.2 7.6 8.4
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 8 8.2 8.4
Spokane 9 8.7 9.5
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee 7.2 5.7 7.2
Yakima 10 8.2 9.8
Wyoming 5.1 5.3 5.6
Casper 4.9 4.9 5.7
Cheyenne 5.9 6.1 6.5