US Unemployment rate for April 2013
Unemployment rates were lower in April than a year earlier in 276 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 78 areas, and unchanged in 18 areas. Four areas had jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent, and 48 areas had rates of less than 5.0 percent. Two hundred seventy-four metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 88 had decreases, and 10 had no change. The national unemployment rate in April was 7.1 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 7.7 percent a year earlier.