In every city in America the unemployment rate went up

The BLS released the metropolitan unemployment rate and every city in the United States show their ranks of the jobless swell.

Unemployment rates were higher in August than a year earlier in all 372 metropolitan areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sixteen areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent, while 9 areas registered rates below 5.0 percent. The national unemployment rate in August was 9.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted, up from 6.1 percent a year earlier. Among the 369 metropolitan areas for which nonfarm payroll employment data were available, 356 areas reported over-the-year decreases in payroll employment, 11 reported increases, and 2 had no change.

This is the 8th month in a row for increases.

Which city is the worst? Why Detroit of course, with 17%.

Most interesting is Silicon valley has the 4th highest unemployment yearly increase. Portland Oregon was the 3rd highest, also an area with technology related jobs.

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Michigan Unemployment Trends - August 2009

Michigan Unemployment Trend Heat Maps:
A map of Michigan Unemployment in August 2009 (BLS data)

versus Michigan Unemployment Levels 1 year ago