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California area posts highest jobless rate

April 10 2013

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California posted the highest jobless rate among large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more in February with a rate of 10.8 percent, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that was released today.

The Oklahoma City area again posted the lowest jobless rate among all large metropolitan areas at 4.9 percent, down from 5.2 percent in January.

Among areas of all sizes, the Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., areas recorded the highest unemployment rates February at 25.6 and 24.2 percent, respectively. Midland, Texas, registered the lowest unemployment rate in February among all U.S. metropolitan areas at 3.2 percent.

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