Recovery continues: Further drop reported in unemployment
The job market in U.S. cities continued to improve in October, as unemployment rates declined in more than half of the 372 largest cities, according to The Associated Press (AP). Figures from the Labor Department show that Bismarck, N.D., with 2.2 percent unemployment, had the lowest rate among U.S. cities in October, while Yuma, Ariz., had the highest rate at 29.8 percent.
Unemployment rates fell in 201 metro areas in October, according to the Labor Department. Rates rose in 116 metros and were unchanged in 55. The national unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September, primarily because more Americans began looking for work.
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