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Texas and California tech metro areas post lowest jobless rates

July 03, 2019

Three metropolitan areas known as technology hubs posted the lowest jobless rates among all large metro areas in the US in May at 2.2% each. Those areas were the Austin-Round Rock metro area in Texas and the San Francisco and San Jose areas in California, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Highest jobless rate among large metropolitan areas in May was 4.3% in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn area in Michigan.

Among metropolitan areas of all sizes, Ames, Iowa, and Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont, tied for the lowest unemployment rate at 1.5% each in May. They were followed by Midland, Texas, as 1.7%.

The highest jobless rate among metro areas of all sizes was in Yuma, Arizona, at 17.1%.


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