Top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rate in the United States in 2017

Top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rate in the U.S. 2017 This statistic shows the top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the United States in 2017. In 2017, El Centro in California was ranked first with an unemployment rate of about 19.1 percent.
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El Centro, CA 19.1%
Yuma, AZ 17%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 10.4%
Merced, CA 9.3%
Bakersfield, CA 9.2%
Ocean City, NJ 9.1%
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 8.9%
Fresno, CA 8.5%
Yuba City, CA 8.2%
Madera, CA 8.1%
Modesto, CA 7.5%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 7.4%
Salinas, CA 7.2%
Farmington, NM 7.2%
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 7.2%
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 7.1%
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 7%
Stockton-Lodi, CA 7%
Las Cruces, NM 6.9%
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 6.9%
Unemployment rate
El Centro, CA 19.1%
Yuma, AZ 17%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 10.4%
Merced, CA 9.3%
Bakersfield, CA 9.2%
Ocean City, NJ 9.1%
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 8.9%
Fresno, CA 8.5%
Yuba City, CA 8.2%
Madera, CA 8.1%
Modesto, CA 7.5%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 7.4%
Salinas, CA 7.2%
Farmington, NM 7.2%
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 7.2%
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 7.1%
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 7%
Stockton-Lodi, CA 7%
Las Cruces, NM 6.9%
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 6.9%
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This statistic shows the top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the United States in 2017. In 2017, El Centro in California was ranked first with an unemployment rate of about 19.1 percent.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force.

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