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A Look At The Worst Job Markets Around The U.S.

by Ma. Consuelo Jose
Writer of Diversity Working

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Here's a glimpse of areas in the US that are doing poorly despite the fact that the number of jobs continues to grow. The following states and cities remain at the bottom of the job market barrel:

  • FLORIDA: Palm Coast, Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie - the Palm Coast, Vero Beach, and Port St. Lucie areas possess approximate unemployment rates of 10 percent, 9.4 percent, and 9.2 percent, respectively, as of August, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • CALIFORNIA: Merced, Visalia, Yuba City, Stockton, Modesto - Areas strung along outside of San Francisco and Sacramento remain among the worst hit, including Merced, Visalia, Yuba City, Stockton, and Modesto all at 11.9 percent unemployment or higher, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • NEVADA: Las Vegas, Carson City, Reno - According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the state’s overall unemployment rate tops the chart at 9.5 percent, with the Las Vegas area weighing in at 9.6 percent and Carson City and Reno at 9.4 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively.

  • MICHIGAN: Detroit - Remaining residents struggle under a 9.8 percent unemployment rate, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • NEW JERSEY: Bridgeton, Atlantic City, Camden - Hit heavily by the financial crisis, New Jersey received a second economic blow with Hurricane Sandy. The superstorm affected both the housing market as well as the state’s heavily relied-upon tourism income from the Jersey Shore

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