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Unemployment In Metro Areas Rises; California Hit Worst

More than one hundred metropolitan areas reported unemployment rates of 10 percent or higher in March, with California by far the worst hit, according to information released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today.

Unemployment in El Centro, Calif., reached 25.1 percent, Merced, Calif., hit 20.4 percent, and ten more Californian metro areas reported unemployment of at least 15 percent.

Of the areas with populations over 1 million, Detroit, Mich., and Riverside, Calif., reported the highest unemployment rates in March. All 49 large areas reported an increase in the jobless rate.

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