The Minneapolis and Salt Lake City metropolitan areas posted the lowest jobless rates in August among the 51 largest metropolitan areas in the US with populations of 1 million or more, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Minneapolis and Salt Lake City both posted jobless rates of 2.1% in August.
On the flip side, the large metro area with the highest jobless rate in August was Las Vegas at 5.7%.
The BLS reported 11 of the most populous metro areas are made up of 38 metropolitan divisions, which are separately identifiable employment centers. Among these, the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall area in Florida and the San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco area in California posted the lowest jobless rates at 2.3% each. The Philadelphia area in Pennsylvania posted the highest rate at 5.9%.
Among metro areas of all sizes, three areas tied for the lowest jobless rate in August at 1.7%: the Burlington-South Burlington area in Vermont, the Fargo metro area in North Dakota and Minnesota, and the Mankato-North Mankato area in Minnesota. The highest jobless rate was in Yuma, Arizona, at 21.0%.