Metro Area Unemployment October 2009: Still, Still Worsening

Unemployment in October 2009 was higher than a year earlier in all 372 metropolitan areas, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Fifteen areas reported jobless rates of 15 percent or more (of which 9 of these areas are in California); another 109 areas reported jobless rates of 10-15 percent.

Of the 49 metropolitan areas with populations of a million or more, the highest unemployment was in Detroit, Mich., and Riverside, Calif., while the lowest unemployment was in Washington, D.C., Oklahoma City, Okla., and Virginia Beach, Va.

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