More-Cities-Seeing-at-Least-15-Percent-Unemployment: Personal Finance News from Yahoo Finance

Porterville has the 5th highest unemployment  level in the US in march among 310 population areas.

13 of the top 18   areas are in California, including a nearly unbroken chain of population centers between north of the  Grapevine  to Sacramento,  and then north of Sacramento well into Oregon.

Cities With Jobless Rates of 15% or More
Metro AreaStateMarch 2009 Jobless RateRise From March 2008
El CentroCA25.1%7.5
MercedCA20.4%6.7
Yuba CityCA19.5%6.8
Elkhart-GoshenIN18.8%13
Visalia-PortervilleCA17.7%6.1
ModestoCA17.5%6.3
BendOR17.0%9.2
FresnoCA17.0%6
ReddingCA16.8%6.6
Hanford-CorcoranCA16.7%5.4
StocktonCA16.4%6.2
BakersfieldCA15.9%5.2
SalinasCA15.7%5
Hickory-Lenoir-MorgantonNC15.4%9.1
FlintMI15.3%4.6
Madera-ChowchillaCA15.3%5
YumaAZ15.3%5.4
Ocean CityNJ15.0%4.2

More-Cities-Seeing-at-Least-15-Percent-Unemployment: Personal Finance News from Yahoo Finance.

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