Unemployment rates fell in 354 of 389 metro areas in September
They rose in 27 areas
From the BLS: “Unemployment rates were lower in September than a year earlier in 354 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 27 areas, and unchanged in 8 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. A total of 150 areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent and 2 areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent. Nonfarm payroll employment increased over the year in 111 metropolitan areas and was essentially unchanged in 278 areas. The national unemployment rate in September was 3.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 4.6 percent a year earlier.“
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