Unemployment DC area lower (but it is not as low as in this city in Iowa) - WTOP

Unemployment rates dropped in most 388 metropolitan areas in September, with unemployment rates lower in both the D.C. region and Baltimore. This is the lowest national score.

WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates fell in 308 of the 388 metropolitan areas in 308, with unemployment rates lower in both the D.C. region and Baltimore.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Labor Department, the unemployment rate in the DC region of the same name in September was 3.3 percent, below the national average of 3.7 percent and a decrease compared to 3.5 percent in August.

The unemployment rate in Baltimore in September was 4.0 percent, a decrease from 4.4 percent in August.

The lowest unemployment rate in the nation remains in Ames, Iowa, just north of the Iowa capital in Des Moines, and the home of Iowa State University. The unemployment rate in September was only 1.4 percent.

The highest unemployment rate in September was 19.3 percent in the agricultural community of El Centro, California, near the Mexican border.

Among cities with a population of 1 million or more, Minneapolis retains the title of the lowest unemployment rate in large cities, with only 2.2 percent in September.

The highest unemployment rate in large cities in September was in New Orleans, at 4.8 percent.


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