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24/7 Wall St.: Cities with Double the National Jobless Rate

Cities with Double the National Jobless Rate

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)

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