Aug 31, 201109:13 AMDaily Biz Briefs
Jobless rates inch up in Olympia, Tacoma
The jobless rate rose in Olympia from 7.9 percent to 8.1 percent. Tacoma's rate ticked up from 9.5 percent to 9.6 percent.
Twelve metro areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15 percent, while 10 areas registered rates of less than 5 percent.
El Centro, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz., recorded the highest unemployment rates in July 2011, 30.8 and 30 percent, respectively. Bismarck, N.D., registered the lowest unemployment rate, 3 percent.
The national unemployment rate in July was 9.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 9.7 percent a year earlier.