Unemployment rates decline in 274 metropolitan areas over a 12 month period ending February 2017

According to recently released information by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment rates were lower in February 2017 than a year earlier in 274 of the 388 metropolitan areas. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment among the metropolitan divisions occurred in Camden, New Jersey, and Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas (+3.7 percent each).

The increase in employment across so many metropolitan areas is good news for job seekers. A robust labor market is shortening job searches and providing opportunities for many job seekers across the country.

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