Job growth is one indication of a booming economy. And, right now, the U.S. is seeing notable gains. The national unemployment rate is down to 3.5%, unchanged since October and the lowest in more than 50 years.
Unfortunately, not everyone has enjoyed that uptick. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ October data on 389 metropolitan areas, more than 100 had jobless rates above the nation’s average.
In 240 of those areas, the unemployment rate showed a decrease, however. In another 121 metros it went up, and in 28 it was unchanged, according to a November BLS release.
Following are metropolitan areas with the highest jobless rates in the country.