Unemployment rates in Southern US cities

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Posted: Jun 27, 2012 5:47 PM
Unemployment rates in Southern 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 the South:

Metro Area Unemployment Rates, South
Unemployment rates by state and city
Figures in percentages
May 2012 April 2012 May 2011
Alabama 7.5 6.6 8.9
Anniston-Oxford 7.9 6.9 9.3
Auburn-Opelika 6.5 5.6 7.5
Birmingham-Hoover 6.8 5.9 8.2
Decatur 7.5 6.7 8.7
Dothan 7 6.2 8.1
Florence-Muscle Shoals 6.8 6.1 8.1
Gadsden 7.3 6.4 9
Huntsville 6.5 5.7 7.5
Mobile 8.5 7.6 9.9
Montgomery 7.6 6.7 8.8
Tuscaloosa 7.3 7.1 8.8
Arkansas 7.3 6.9 7.9
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers 5.7 5.3 6.1
Fort Smith 7.7 7.3 8.3
Hot Springs 7.8 7.2 8.3
Jonesboro 7 6.5 7.6
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway 6.7 6.2 6.9
Pine Bluff 9.2 8.7 10
Delaware 6.4 6.9 6.8
Dover 6.4 7.1 6.8
Washington, D.C. 9 8.3 10
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-Md. 5.3 5.1 5.7
Florida 8.5 8.3 10.3
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 8.7 8.6 10.8
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 5.9 5.7 6.9
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 8.7 8.6 10.6
Gainesville 6.7 6.3 7.3
Jacksonville 8 8 9.7
Lakeland-Winter Haven 9.2 9.1 11
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach 8.7 8.3 10.7
Naples-Marco Island 7.8 7.5 9.6
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota 8.4 8.3 10.4
Ocala 9.8 9.7 11.9
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 8.3 8.2 10.1
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 9 9 10.7
Palm Coast 11.7 11.6 13.4
Panama City-Lynn Haven 7.8 7.8 9.4
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 8.1 7.9 9.3
Port St Lucie 10 9.9 11.8
Punta Gorda 8.7 8.7 10.4
Sebastian-Vero Beach 10.4 9.9 12.4
Tallahassee 7.2 6.7 7.9
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater 8.6 8.6 10.6
Georgia 8.9 8.7 9.6
Albany 9.5 9.4 10.1
Athens-Clarke County 6.5 6.5 7.1
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta 8.6 8.5 9.5
Augusta-Richmond County 9 8.4 8.8
Brunswick 9.7 9.7 10.3
Columbus 8.7 8.4 8.9
Dalton 11.4 11.4 11.5
Gainesville 6.9 6.9 7.8
Hinesville-Fort Stewart 8.8 8.6 8.7
Macon 9.4 9.1 10.1
Rome 10.3 10.1 10.6
Savannah 8.4 8.4 8.5
Valdosta 8.4 8.1 8.9
Warner Robins 7.4 7.2 8
Kentucky 8.1 7.8 9.4
Bowling Green 7 6.8 7.9
Elizabethtown 7.6 7.6 8.2
Lexington-Fayette 6.5 6.2 7.8
Louisville-Jefferson County 8.1 7.8 9.6
Owensboro 6.6 6.3 8.2
Louisiana 7.1 6.4 7.2
Alexandria 7.1 6.4 6.9
Baton Rouge 7.1 6.4 7.3
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux 5.1 4.4 5.5
Lafayette 5.1 4.5 5.8
Lake Charles 6.9 6.1 6.7
Monroe 7.7 7 7.5
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner 7.2 6.4 7
Shreveport-Bossier City 7 6.2 6.6
Maryland 6.7 6.5 7
Baltimore-Towson 7.1 6.9 7.4
Cumberland 7.6 7.4 8
Hagerstown-Martinsburg 8 7.8 8.9
Salisbury 8.5 8.7 8.9
Mississippi 8.9 8.4 10.6
Gulfport-Biloxi 8.2 7.9 9.4
Hattiesburg 7.7 7.1 9.1
Jackson 7.1 6.7 8.1
Pascagoula 9.3 9.1 11
North Carolina 9.4 9.1 10.3
Asheville 7.6 7.4 8.3
Burlington 9.4 9.6 10.5
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill 9.5 9.1 10.8
Durham-Chapel Hill 7.4 7.1 7.9
Fayetteville 9.8 9.4 9.9
Goldsboro 8.6 8.4 9.2
Greensboro-High Point 9.7 9.4 10.8
Greenville 9.8 9.2 10.9
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton 10.9 10.5 12.5
Jacksonville 8.6 8.3 8.6
Raleigh-Cary 7.7 7.4 8.4
Rocky Mount 12.5 12.1 13.9
Wilmington 9.6 9.2 10.2
Winston-Salem 8.9 8.5 9.9
Oklahoma 4.8 4.4 5.9
Lawton 6.2 5.7 6.2
Oklahoma City 4.5 4 5.4
Tulsa 5.3 4.9 6.6
South Carolina 9.3 8.5 10.1
Anderson 9.2 8.2 9.7
Charleston-Summerville 7.9 7 8.4
Columbia 8.4 7.5 8.9
Florence 10 9.3 11.5
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley 8 7 8.5
Myrtle Beach-Conway 9.9 9.5 10.7
Spartanburg 9.5 8.5 10.4
Sumter 10.7 9.8 11.4
Tennessee 7.9 7.5 9.1
Chattanooga 7.4 7.1 8.3
Clarksville 8.4 8.2 9.8
Cleveland 8.2 7.9 9.2
Jackson 8.3 8 9.7
Johnson City 7.2 6.8 8.3
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol 7 6.9 7.9
Knoxville 6.3 6.1 7.2
Memphis 8.8 8.4 9.9
Morristown 9.6 9.2 11
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro 6.7 6.5 8
Texas 6.9 6.5 7.8
Abilene 5.7 5.3 6.3
Amarillo 4.8 4.4 5.3
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos 5.8 5.5 6.6
Beaumont-Port Arthur 10.2 9.5 11
Brownsville-Harlingen 10.4 10 11.6
College Station-Bryan 5.8 5.3 6.3
Corpus Christi 6.4 6.1 7.9
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 6.8 6.5 7.7
El Paso 9.3 8.8 10.2
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown 6.9 6.5 8.1
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood 7.6 7.1 7.9
Laredo 7 6.6 8.1
Longview 5.9 5.5 6.7
Lubbock 5.3 5 6
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 10.8 10.1 11.8
Midland 3.8 3.5 4.3
Odessa 4.3 4 5.8
San Angelo 5.3 5 6.2
San Antonio-New Braunfels 6.6 6.2 7.2
Sherman-Denison 7.3 6.9 8.4
Texarkana 6.5 6.3 7.3
Tyler 6.8 6.4 7.3
Victoria 5.8 5.5 6.8
Waco 6.6 6.1 7.1
Wichita Falls 6.3 5.9 6.9
Virginia 5.5 5.4 6
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford 6.3 5.5 6.9
Charlottesville 4.6 4.4 5
Danville 8.1 8.3 9.6
Harrisonburg 5.8 5.3 6.1
Lynchburg 6.3 6.1 6.9
Richmond 6.1 6 6.7
Roanoke 5.9 5.8 6.4
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News 6.3 6.1 6.7
Winchester 5.7 5.5 6.3
West Virginia 7.3 6.9 7.8
Charleston 7 6.5 7.2
Huntington-Ashland 7.1 6.8 8
Morgantown 5.3 4.8 5.7
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna 7.1 7 8.1
Wheeling 7 7.1 8.3