U.S. Unemployment Outliers

Interest chart from the BLS showing North Dakota cities with some of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation due to the Bakken Shale boom.

In May, five U.S. metropolitan areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent, with Yuma, AZ (28.9 percent), and El Centro, CA (26.8 percent), recording the highest rates. Bismarck, ND (2.5 percent), and Fargo, ND-MN (3.0 percent), recorded the lowest unemployment rates among the metropolitan areas.

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