When the U.S. labor market is discussed, the national figures naturally take center stage. But the employment picture across the country can be very different — not just between states, but from city to city, too. The recent jobs figures for February show a great variation among the country’s largest metropolitan areas. While some are doing extremely well, others are plagued with astronomical unemployment rates that are getting even worse.
The five worst-off metropolitan regions had unemployment rates of 17.6 percent or more in February — more than double the national unemployment rate of 8.7 percent. Meanwhile, the five best regions had unemployment rates of 4.2 percent or less. Read on for a look at the worst-off cities.(iStock Photo) More From 24/7 Wall Street
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