I was looking at the April unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and found some interesting things to pass along:
– Bismarck, N.D., had the lowest unemployment rate, 2.8 percent, followed by Fargo, N.D. and Lincoln, Neb., at 3.3 percent each.
– In April, 41 metropolitan areas reported jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent, down from 79 areas a year earlier. 163 areas posted rates below 7.0 percent, up from 100 areas in April of last year.
– El Centro, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz., recorded the highest unemployment rates in April, 26.8 and 26.0 percent, respectively. The next eight areas with jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent were all in California.