Cities with Double the National Unemployment Rate

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    Cities with Double the National Unemployment Rate - 24/7 Wall St.

    The five worst-off metropolitan regions had unemployment rates of 17.6% or more in February — more than double the national unemployment rate of 8.7%.


    5. Visalia-Porterville, Calif.
    > February unemployment: 17.6%
    > 12-month change in unemployment: -4.3%

    4. Yuba City, Calif.
    > February unemployment: 19.9%
    > 12-month change in unemployment: -6.1%

    3. Merced, Calif.
    > February unemployment: 20.0%
    > 12-month change in unemployment: -4.8%

    2. Yuma, Ariz.
    > February unemployment: 23.7%
    > 12-month change in unemployment: +9.2%

    1. El Centro, Calif.
    > February unemployment: 26.7%
    > 12-month change in unemployment: -4.0%

    Obama says everything is a ok, wtf ,think we are beaning feed a big shit sandwich

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    So now statistical deviation from average is also Obama's fault?
     
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    they are all CA cities, very very liberal what do you expect.

    Yuma does not count, it is border town with huge transient agricultural population
     
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    Ok, so now let's look at the cities with less than half the 8.7% rate

    7. Burlington, Vermont
    February Unemployment: 4.3%
    12 month change: -0.8

    6. Fargo, North Dakota
    February Unemployment: 3.8%
    12 month change: -0.2

    5. Iowa City, Iowa
    February unemployment: 4.2%
    12-month change: -0.2

    4. Lincoln, Nebraska
    February Unemployment: 4.0%
    12 month change: -0.4

    3. Ames, Iowa
    February Unemployment: 4.0%
    12 month change: -0.6

    2. Midland, Texas
    February Unemployment: 3.8%
    12 month change: -0.9

    1. Bismark, North Dakota
    February Unemployment: 3.8%
    12 month change: -0.4

    Source: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/metro.t01.htm

    So, we have a 5 cities with over double the national rate, and 7 with less than half. And this tells us what? If you have 5 doom and I have 7 great, does that mean there's no bad news? Or does it just tell us the UE rate isn't uniform?
     
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    So, we have a 5 cities with over double the national rate, and 7 with less than half. And this tells us what? If you have 5 doom and I have 7 great, does that mean there's no bad news? Or does it just tell us the EU rate isn't uniform?[/QUOTE]

    Tells me me California is a cesspool , with people leaving left and right , and all your left with is illegals, gangs, drug dealers, fruit pickers,welfare moms, crack heads,but I did hear they have nice weather, and insane taxes, and I forgot Arizona is not much better off either...
     
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    Tells me me California is a cesspool , with people leaving left and right , and all your left with is illegals, gangs, drug dealers, fruit pickers,welfare moms, crack heads,but I did hear they have nice weather, and insane taxes, and I forgot Arizona is not much better off either...[/QUOTE]
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    Correlation is not cause and effect.
     
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    To bad our own Government is part of the problem, America in general is turning into a big garbage dump with most oblivious to what we are becoming.
     
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    The ones that have Dem's running them are higher in unemployment.

    The ones that have Repubs running them are lower and much lower at that.
     
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    Well, State data for March came out today:
    Lowest ten UE rates (3 ties, so 13 states) and party of Governor:
    1. North Dakota 3.0 R
    2. Nebraska 4.0 R
    3. South Dakota 4.3 R
    4. Vermont 4.8 D
    5. Iowa 5.2 R
    5. New Hampshire 5.2 D
    6. Wyoming 5.3 R
    7. Oklahoma 5.4 R
    8. Virginia 5.6 R
    9. Minnesota 5.8 D
    9. Utah 5.8 R
    10. Kansas 6.2 R
    10. Montana 6.2 D
    So of 13 lowest UE states we have 9 Republicans and 4 Democrats

    Next, the 10 highest rates (yes, I'm including DC as a state):
    1. Nevada 12.0 R
    2. Rhode Island 11.1 I
    3. California 11.0 D
    4 District of Columbia 9.8 D
    5 North Carolina 9.7 D
    6. Florida 9.0 R
    6. Georgia 9.0 R
    6. Mississippi 9.0 R
    6. New Jersey 9.0 R
    7. South Carolina 8.9 R
    8. Illinois 8.8 D
    9. Arizona 8.6 R
    9. Kentucky 8.6 D
    9. Oregon 8.6 D
    10. Michigan 8.5 R
    10. New York 8.5 D

    Interesting to note that the state with by far the worst UE rate has a Republican Governor.
    So out of 16 states (including DC) we have 8 Republicans, 7 Democrats, and 1 Independent.

    Note, that though still above the National Rate, Michigan has come down from over 10% unemployment last year.

    But in short, the claim that high UE states are Democrat and low ones are Republican doesn't seem to hold water. There's some correlation, but it doesn't appear causal...rural, agricultural states in the mid west tend to be more conservative, and they also have industries more resistant to unemployment.
     

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