Top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rate in the United States in 2016

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El Centro, CA 23.5%
Yuma, AZ 18.6%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 11%
Merced, CA 10.5%
Bakersfield, CA 10.3%
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 10%
Ocean City, NJ 9.8%
Fresno, CA 9.4%
Yuba City, CA 9.2%
Madera, CA 9.2%
Farmington, NM 8.9%
Modesto, CA 8.5%
Stockton-Lodi, CA 8.1%
Yakima, WA 8%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 7.8%
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 7.7%
Salinas, CA 7.6%
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 7.5%
Longview, WA 7.5%
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 7.4%

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This statistic shows the top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the United States in 2016. In 2016, El Centro in California was ranked first with an unemployment rate of about 23.5 percent.
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April 2017
United States
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Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force.

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