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Figure 6-5: Percent of Population Unemployed, Metropolitan Areas, 2000 (Text Description)

The figure is a graph showing the unemployment rates for various metropolitan areas, by region of the Nation. In the Northeast, New York had the highest unemployment rate, nearly 9 percent. In Trenton, Buffalo, and Philadelphia, the unemployment rate was between 6 and 8 percent. In Pittsburgh, Bergen-Passaic, and Boston, the unemployment rate was between 4 and 6 percent. In Nassau-Suffolk and Lancaster, the unemployment rate was between 3 and 4 percent. In the South, Miami had the highest unemployment rate, nearly 9 percent. In Augusta, Pensacola, and Norfolk, the unemployment rate was between 6 and 8 percent. In Atlanta, Orlando, and Richmond, the unemployment rate was between 4 and 6 percent. In Sarasota, the unemployment was slightly below 4 percent. In the Midwest, Saginaw and Chicago had unemployment rates between 6 and 7 percent. In Detroit, St. Louis, Lansing, and Kansas City, the unemployment rate was between 4 and 6 percent. In Minneapolis, the unemployment rate was slightly below 4 percent. In the West, the unemployment rate was roughly 12 percent in Fresno and Modesto. In Stockton, the unemployment rate approached 11 percent. In Los Angeles, the rate was slightly more than 8 percent. In Las Vegas and Honolulu, the unemployment rate was between 6 and 8 percent. In Portland, Oakland, Seattle, and San Francisco, the unemployment rate was between 4 and 6 percent.

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