Unemployment rates for US cities in the Midwest

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Associated Press

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 28 at 3:06 PM

Unemployment rates declined last month in more than half of the 372 largest U.S. cities, further evidence of steady improvement in the job market.

The Labor Department says rates fell in 201 metro areas. They rose in 116 and were unchanged in 55. The number of cities with unemployment below 7 percent rose to 180 last month, up from 107 a year ago.

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

Metro Unemployment, Midwest
Unemployment rates by state and city
Figures in percentages
Oct. 2012Sept. 2012Oct. 2011
Illinois8.48.19.6
Bloomington-Normal6.66.77.3
Champaign-Urbana7.67.78.5
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville8.389.7
Danville9.91010.9
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island6.96.57.6
Decatur10.110.210.3
Kankakee-Bradley10.210.511.7
Peoria7.77.58.6
Rockford10.81112.6
Springfield7.17.27.9
Indiana7.47.58.8
Anderson8.7910
Bloomington6.36.87.6
Columbus5.45.57
Elkhart-Goshen8.38.411.2
Evansville6.56.87.6
Fort Wayne6.87.58.5
Indianapolis-Carmel7.17.18.4
Kokomo8.28.410
Lafayette6.46.57.5
Michigan City-La Porte8.98.810.1
Muncie8.38.79.8
South Bend-Mishawaka8.28.19.5
Terre Haute8.99.210
Iowa4.64.45.3
Ames3.434
Cedar Rapids4.84.65.6
Des Moines-West Des Moines4.74.45.4
Dubuque43.74.6
Iowa City3.43.24.1
Sioux City4.84.55.2
Waterloo-Cedar Falls4.64.35.1
Kansas5.25.36.2
Lawrence4.74.85.5
Manhattan4.64.65.3
Topeka5.95.96.8
Wichita6.16.27.4
Michigan8.38.29.1
Ann Arbor4.64.95.7
Battle Creek6.16.57.6
Bay City6.97.28.2
Detroit-Warren-Livonia10.51010.6
Flint8.18.49.4
Grand Rapids-Wyoming5.667.2
Holland-Grand Haven5.55.87
Jackson77.48.5
Kalamazoo-Portage6.26.57.6
Lansing-East Lansing5.96.26.9
Monroe6.67.18.2
Muskegon-Norton Shores7.589
Niles-Benton Harbor7.37.88.5
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North7.37.68.3
Minnesota5.25.35.4
Duluth5.96.16.1
Mankato-North Mankato4.44.64.4
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington5.25.35.4
Rochester4.54.54.6
St Cloud55.15.1
Missouri6.66.37.9
Cape Girardeau-Jackson6.25.87.2
Columbia4.64.25.3
Jefferson City5.34.96.1
Joplin5.75.37.1
Kansas City6.26.17.5
St Joseph5.456.7
St Louis7.278.6
Springfield5.75.37.2
Nebraska3.53.44.1
Lincoln3.23.13.6
Omaha-Council Bluffs3.93.84.6
North Dakota2.42.32.7
Bismarck2.22.22.5
Fargo2.82.83.2
Grand Forks3.13.23.9
Ohio6.36.58
Akron5.96.17.8
Canton-Massillon6.26.58.5
Cincinnati-Middletown6.36.48.1
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor6.16.67
Columbus5.45.77.2
Dayton6.66.98.6
Lima6.66.89
Mansfield7.57.59.4
Sandusky6.55.78.5
Springfield6.36.98.4
Steubenville-Weirton9.49.710.5
Toledo6.97.28.7
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman7.47.58.7
South Dakota43.94
Rapid City4.24.14.1
Sioux Falls3.73.73.8
Wisconsin5.76.26.6
Appleton55.55.9
Eau Claire55.65.7
Fond du Lac5.15.76.2
Green Bay5.35.76.2
Janesville7.17.98.4
La Crosse4.44.85
Madison4.14.64.8
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis6.36.97.3
Oshkosh-Neenah5.25.75.9
Racine77.78
Sheboygan5.45.96.7
Wausau5.66.46.7

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