Unemployment rates in May in Western US cities

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Posted: Jun 27, 2012 6:02 PM
Unemployment rates in May in Western US cities

Unemployment rates rose in more than two-thirds of U.S. cities last month, evidence that the slowdown in hiring last month was felt nationwide.

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

Metro Unemployment, West
Unemployment rates by state and city
Figures in percentages
May 2012 April 2012 May 2011
Alaska 7.1 7.2 7.3
Anchorage 6.2 6.3 6.6
Fairbanks 6.3 6.5 6.3
Arizona 8.2 7.5 9.1
Flagstaff 7.7 7.3 8.5
Lake Havasu City-Kingman 9.5 8.8 10.5
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale 7.2 6.6 8.2
Prescott 8.5 7.9 9.5
Tucson 7.2 6.6 8
Yuma 28.9 26 29.5
California 10.4 10.5 11.4
Bakersfield-Delano 13.6 14.5 14.6
Chico 12.2 12.5 13.1
El Centro 26.8 28.1 29
Fresno 14.9 15.8 16
Hanford-Corcoran 14.8 15.6 15.7
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 10.2 10.1 11.1
Madera-Chowchilla 14.3 15.5 15
Merced 17.3 18.5 18
Modesto 15.6 16.3 16.8
Napa 7.5 8.3 8.4
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura 8.6 8.7 9.5
Redding 12.7 13.4 14.6
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 11.8 11.7 13.1
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade 10.4 10.5 11.6
Salinas 9.9 11.5 10.7
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos 8.8 8.8 9.8
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont 8.2 8.1 9.3
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 8.4 8.4 9.8
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles 7.8 7.9 8.8
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta 7.4 7.7 8.1
Santa Cruz-Watsonville 10.4 11.9 11.4
Santa Rosa-Petaluma 8.3 8.7 9.4
Stockton 14.5 15.3 16
Vallejo-Fairfield 10.1 10.2 11.3
Visalia-Porterville 14.7 16.1 15.3
Yuba City 17.9 18.7 18.8
Colorado 8.2 8 8.3
Boulder 6.2 5.9 6
Colorado Springs 9.3 9.2 9.1
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield 8.1 7.9 8.3
Fort Collins-Loveland 6.4 6.3 6.6
Grand Junction 9 9.1 9.6
Greeley 8.8 8.8 9.1
Pueblo 10.5 10.4 10
Hawaii 6.3 6 6.5
Honolulu 5.6 5.3 5.5
Idaho 7.4 7.8 8.1
Boise City-Nampa 7.4 7.5 8.2
Coeur d'Alene 8.5 9.3 9.7
Idaho Falls 6.3 6.6 6.3
Lewiston 6.4 7.1 6.9
Pocatello 7.1 7.4 7.2
Montana 6.1 6.3 6.4
Billings 4.6 4.5 4.7
Great Falls 5.6 5.5 5.6
Missoula 6 6.2 6
Nevada 11.6 11.5 13.3
Carson City 11.7 11.8 12.6
Las Vegas-Paradise 11.8 11.6 13.6
Reno-Sparks 11.5 11.4 12.9
New Mexico 6.4 6.2 7.2
Albuquerque 6.8 6.5 7.6
Farmington 6.4 6.2 7.5
Las Cruces 6.7 6.6 7.4
Santa Fe 4.9 4.7 5.8
Oregon 8.2 8.5 9.1
Bend 10.3 11.2 11.8
Corvallis 5.7 5.7 6.2
Eugene-Springfield 8.1 8.3 9
Medford 10.2 10.9 11.5
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro 7.7 8 9
Salem 8.7 9.1 9.7
Utah 5.8 6 6.8
Logan 4.3 4.5 4.9
Ogden-Clearfield 5.9 6.1 6.8
Provo-Orem 5.7 5.9 6.7
St George 7.1 7.5 8.4
Salt Lake City 5.7 5.7 6.7
Washington 8.4 7.9 9.2
Bellingham 7.9 7.1 8.1
Bremerton-Silverdale 7.8 7.2 8
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland 9 8.6 7.5
Longview 11.2 10.8 12.1
Mount Vernon-Anacortes 9.9 9.1 10
Olympia 8.1 7.5 8.3
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 7.6 6.9 8.7
Spokane 9.1 8.7 9.1
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee 9.2 8.5 9
Yakima 10.8 10.4 10.2
Wyoming 5 5.6 5.8
Casper 4.6 4.9 5.7
Cheyenne 5.7 6.1 6.3