Friday, November 13, 2009

The 20 Most Unemployed Cities In America

Kamelia Angelova and Joe WeisenthalNov. 4, 2009, 9:30 AM

The national unemployment rate still hasn't quite edged past 10%. But some places blew past this benchmark ages ago. In some places, it's not a matter of "if" a full-blown depression could emerge.

Some cities you can probably guess (Detroit), but others (Hollywood, and Silicon Valley) are pretty surprising.

See the most unemployed places in America >>
(Photo via Flickr user Franco Folini)


  1. i am shocked that phoenix is not on the list.

  2. RZ, you can just imagine then how bad things must be getting then. For some reason we're still doing OK in NJ. Layoffs are happening, but not nearly to the extent seen in other parts of the country. I had heard someone a while back (I think that it was Gerald Celente) that had predicted we would be seeing pockets of depression rather than a nationwide event like what happened in the '30s. Recession still is ocurring nationwide though, despite the government officials statements to the contrary.

  3. re " pockets of depression" lol. Ya, one of those pockets belong to me. my mind has been in a state of depression. S/Korea is looking better to me all the time. LOL. RJ. Would call this flight of fright. LOL i just call it a back up plan. i am more and more disgusted with this country on a daily basis. ---------nice to see ya again. lol

  4. here's something interesting to add to that: Unemployed per Job Posting How hard is it to find a job in your city? Here's the number of unemployed per job posting for the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S.

  5. Ahhhh, Now I Get It: - The real reason republicans delayed passage of the unemployment extension benefits was this: Because the bill was held up for so long in the Senate, an end-of-the-year filing deadline will prevent anyone from accessing the final six weeks of benefits, according to state officials and sources on Capitol Hill. On Friday, President Obama signed into law legislation extending jobless benefits by 14 weeks nationwide, with an additional six weeks for those states where unemployment rates top 8.5 percent. Those benefits kicked in on Sunday. But there’s a glitch. The new law treats the 20-week extension as two separate extensions of 14 weeks and six weeks, with participants required to exhaust the first 14 weeks before applying for the next six. However, the current law keeps a Dec. 31 application deadline, roughly seven weeks from now, making collecting the full 20 weeks impossible