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Midland, Texas, registered the lowest unemployment rate in December among all U.S. metropolitan areas at 3.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Yuma, Ariz., area recorded the highest unemployment rate in December at 27.3 percent.
Among large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California posted the highest jobless rate in December, at 10.9 percent. The Oklahoma City area posted the lowest jobless rate at 4.6 percent.