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Largest Cities in U.S. Finally See Unemployment Rates Below 10%

April 8, 2021, 7:27 PM

Unemployment rates in each of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas dipped below 10% in February for the first time since the pandemic started as the economic recovery gathered momentum, government data released this week showed.

Los Angeles and New York City continue to have the highest jobless rates among the 51 metro areas with a 2010 Census population of at least 1 million. In February the unemployment rates in Los Angeles and New York were 9.9% and 9.8%, respectively, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Still, the rate in New York is 6 percentage points higher than the same...

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