Unemployment rates for US cities in the Midwest

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Associated Press

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, evidence that steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.

The Labor Department said Tuesday that rates fell in November from October in 215 of the 372 largest metro areas. Rates were unchanged in 33 and rose in 124.

Rates dropped below 7 percent in 192 cities. That's the first time since the recession ended that more than half of large cities had rates below that threshold.

Here are unemployment rates in November for states and cities in the Midwest:

Metro Unemployment, Midwest
Unemployment rates by state and city
Figures in percentages
Nov. 2012Oct. 2012Nov. 2011
Illinois8.28.49.2
Bloomington-Normal6.16.66.8
Champaign-Urbana7.27.67.8
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville8.38.39.3
Danville9.89.99.9
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island6.46.97.4
Decatur10.210.19.8
Kankakee-Bradley1010.311.1
Peoria7.77.78
Rockford10.510.811.8
Springfield6.87.17.4
Indiana87.48.6
Anderson9.58.810.1
Bloomington76.37.2
Columbus65.46.7
Elkhart-Goshen98.310.9
Evansville7.16.57.3
Fort Wayne7.46.89.4
Indianapolis-Carmel7.67.18.1
Kokomo8.88.19.9
Lafayette7.36.47.3
Michigan City-La Porte9.78.99.8
Muncie8.98.310.1
South Bend-Mishawaka8.78.29.2
Terre Haute9.88.99.9
Iowa4.54.65.2
Ames3.13.33.8
Cedar Rapids4.84.85.5
Des Moines-West Des Moines4.64.65.3
Dubuque43.94.7
Iowa City3.23.43.8
Sioux City4.74.75.2
Waterloo-Cedar Falls4.54.65
Kansas5.25.26.1
Lawrence4.84.75.4
Manhattan4.74.65.4
Topeka6.15.96.7
Wichita66.17.4
Michigan7.98.38.6
Ann Arbor4.34.65.2
Battle Creek5.96.17.1
Bay City6.86.97.8
Detroit-Warren-Livonia9.710.59.6
Flint7.88.18.9
Grand Rapids-Wyoming5.45.66.7
Holland-Grand Haven5.35.56.6
Jackson6.878.1
Kalamazoo-Portage66.27.3
Lansing-East Lansing5.65.96.7
Monroe6.46.67.8
Muskegon-Norton Shores7.57.68.5
Niles-Benton Harbor7.27.38.5
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North77.38
Minnesota5.15.25.3
Duluth6.15.96.2
Mankato-North Mankato44.44.2
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington55.25.2
Rochester4.14.54.4
St Cloud4.855.2
Missouri6.46.67.6
Cape Girardeau-Jackson5.96.16.8
Columbia4.34.64.9
Jefferson City55.25.9
Joplin5.45.76.6
Kansas City6.16.27.2
St Joseph5.25.46.2
St Louis6.97.28.2
Springfield5.55.76.8
Nebraska3.43.53.8
Lincoln33.23.4
Omaha-Council Bluffs3.73.94.3
North Dakota2.82.42.9
Bismarck2.62.22.8
Fargo32.83.2
Grand Forks3.43.24.1
Ohio6.56.37.5
Akron65.97.2
Canton-Massillon6.46.37.9
Cincinnati-Middletown6.36.37.6
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor6.76.16.8
Columbus5.55.56.5
Dayton6.76.68
Lima6.76.68.2
Mansfield7.57.59
Sandusky6.46.57.8
Springfield6.36.37.8
Steubenville-Weirton9.69.410.2
Toledo7.26.98.2
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman7.47.38.1
South Dakota4.144
Rapid City4.44.24.2
Sioux Falls3.73.73.7
Wisconsin6.35.76.5
Appleton5.455.7
Eau Claire5.455.7
Fond du Lac5.65.16.2
Green Bay5.85.36.2
Janesville7.77.18.4
La Crosse4.84.44.9
Madison4.44.14.6
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis6.86.37.1
Oshkosh-Neenah5.65.25.7
Racine7.978
Sheboygan5.95.46.7
Wausau6.35.66.5

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