07 Dec 2015 Lowest Unemployment Rates Among Mid-Sized Counties Found in Fargo-ND, Lincoln-NE, Boulder-CO; Highest Unemployment in Yuma-AZ, El Centro-CA, Visalia-CA
The September unemployment rates in mid-sized counties (150,000 – 500,000 people) range from 1.9% to 26.0%.
Unemployment is lowest in Cass County (1.9%) in Fargo, ND; Lancaster County (2.2%) in Lincoln, NE; and Boulder County (2.6%) in Boulder, CO. Low employment mid-sized counties are also found in Denver, Rochester, and Omaha metros.
The highest unemployment is found in Yuma County (26.0%) in Yuma-AZ, Imperial County (21.6%) in El Centro-CA, and Tulare County (9.9%) in Visalia-CA.
167 mid-sized counties saw unemployment increase from 2005 to 2015 and 125 registered a decrease.
Unemployment decreased the most in Harrison County (-18.7 pts.) in Gulfport-MS; East Baton Rouge Parish (-6.2 pts.) in Baton Rouge-LA; and Saginaw County (-2.7 pts.) in Saginaw-MI.
The largest increase in unemployment was in Yuma County (8.2 pts.) in Yuma-AZ; Mohave County (4.0 pts.) in Lake Havasu City-AZ; and Imperial County (3.0 pts.) in El Centro-CA.
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Original data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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