Unemployment rates for Southern US cities

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Associated Press

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:01 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 South:

Metro Area Unemployment Rates, South
Unemployment rates by state and city
Figures in percentages
Oct. 2012Sept. 2012Oct. 2011
Alabama7.87.68.3
Anniston-Oxford8.27.88.6
Auburn-Opelika6.76.46.6
Birmingham-Hoover76.87.6
Decatur7.57.28.1
Dothan7.57.37.6
Florence-Muscle Shoals7.37.37.8
Gadsden8.57.68.5
Huntsville6.76.47.1
Mobile8.78.59.5
Montgomery87.78.5
Tuscaloosa7.87.47.7
Arkansas6.66.57.3
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers54.95.7
Fort Smith7.97.68.3
Hot Springs7.16.97.5
Jonesboro6.56.46.8
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway65.96.6
Pine Bluff8.58.39.3
Delaware6.66.57.2
Dover777.2
Washington, D.C.8.38.710.1
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-Md.5.15.35.6
Florida8.28.610.2
Cape Coral-Fort Myers8.59.210.7
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin5.767
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach8.48.810.4
Gainesville6.26.97.5
Jacksonville7.78.29.7
Lakeland-Winter Haven9.29.911.5
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach8.28.510
Naples-Marco Island8.49.310.3
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota8.38.910.5
Ocala9.19.811.9
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford7.98.410.1
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville8.79.111.1
Palm Coast11.31213.8
Panama City-Lynn Haven7.889.8
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent7.78.39.4
Port St Lucie10.21112.2
Punta Gorda8.59.110.5
Sebastian-Vero Beach10.211.312.5
Tallahassee6.67.38.1
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater8.28.810.5
Georgia8.58.69.6
Albany9.39.410.4
Athens-Clarke County6.26.47.2
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta8.28.39.4
Augusta-Richmond County8.68.69.3
Brunswick9.59.610.6
Columbus8.78.79.3
Dalton11.311.112.9
Gainesville6.66.77.9
Hinesville-Fort Stewart8.58.69.4
Macon99.110
Rome9.59.611.3
Savannah7.97.98.9
Valdosta8.28.39.1
Warner Robins7.37.27.7
Kentucky7.87.88.8
Bowling Green7.26.68.1
Elizabethtown7.57.49.1
Lexington-Fayette6.36.27.2
Louisville-Jefferson County7.57.69
Owensboro6.86.67.3
Louisiana6.36.37.1
Alexandria6.16.17
Baton Rouge6.26.27
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux4.34.25
Lafayette4.24.15.4
Lake Charles5.85.76.7
Monroe6.76.87.5
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner6.56.77.1
Shreveport-Bossier City6.56.56.7
Maryland6.36.56.7
Baltimore-Towson6.877.1
Cumberland77.27.3
Hagerstown-Martinsburg7.37.68.2
Salisbury8.18.18.7
Mississippi8.39.110.6
Gulfport-Biloxi7.88.610.1
Hattiesburg7.37.99.6
Jackson6.77.48.6
Pascagoula8.59.411.6
North Carolina8.8910.3
Asheville6.87.18.1
Burlington8.78.910.5
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill8.99.110.6
Durham-Chapel Hill6.778.1
Fayetteville9.39.610.2
Goldsboro8.48.79.3
Greensboro-High Point9.19.310.8
Greenville9.29.310.5
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton1010.312.3
Jacksonville8.18.39.1
Raleigh-Cary77.28.5
Rocky Mount11.71214
Wilmington8.99.210.5
Winston-Salem8.28.59.7
Oklahoma5.24.96.3
Lawton76.67.3
Oklahoma City4.94.65.9
Tulsa5.65.36.9
South Carolina8.28.39.9
Anderson889.4
Charleston-Summerville6.76.88.3
Columbia7.37.48.6
Florence99.210.9
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley6.86.88.2
Myrtle Beach-Conway9.18.810.9
Spartanburg8.18.310
Sumter9.59.511.3
Tennessee7.87.68.5
Chattanooga7.17.17.7
Clarksville8.38.39.2
Cleveland7.97.88.6
Jackson8.27.98.9
Johnson City76.97.5
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol6.96.97.5
Knoxville6.26.16.7
Memphis8.68.49.8
Morristown9.39.310.1
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro6.46.47.3
Texas6.36.37.6
Abilene4.956.2
Amarillo4.34.45.2
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos5.35.46.6
Beaumont-Port Arthur9.89.810.5
Brownsville-Harlingen10.110.211.3
College Station-Bryan5.35.46.3
Corpus Christi5.85.97.3
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington6.26.37.5
El Paso8.78.710.1
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown6.26.37.7
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood778.1
Laredo6.36.47.5
Longview5.65.76.7
Lubbock4.955.9
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission10.110.411.2
Midland3.33.34.1
Odessa3.93.95.2
San Angelo4.84.86
San Antonio-New Braunfels667.2
Sherman-Denison6.56.58
Texarkana5.96.17.2
Tyler6.56.58.2
Victoria5.35.26.4
Waco5.967.2
Wichita Falls5.85.96.8
Virginia5.45.66
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford5.65.96.3
Charlottesville4.54.75
Danville7.77.98.9
Harrisonburg5.35.55.9
Lynchburg5.96.36.8
Richmond66.26.7
Roanoke5.55.86.3
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News6.16.36.9
Winchester5.55.86.2
West Virginia6.86.97.2
Charleston6.56.86.8
Huntington-Ashland6.66.87.7
Morgantown4.65.15.2
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna6.36.57.4
Wheeling6.97.27.7

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