Unemployment rates for Northeastern US cities

Tuesday - 1/8/2013, 3:36pm EST

Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, evidence that steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that rates fell in November from October in 215 of the 372 largest metro areas. Rates were unchanged in 33 and rose in 124.
Rates dropped below 7 percent in 192 cities. That's the first time since the recession ended that more than half of large cities had rates below that threshold.
Here are unemployment rates in November for states and cities in the Northeast:
Metro Area Unemployment Rates, Northeast
Unemployment rates by state and city
Figures in percentages
Nov. 2012 Oct. 2012 Nov. 2011
Connecticut 8.3 8.6 7.8
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk 7.7 8.1 7.3
Danbury 6.6 6.9 6.1
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford 8.2 8.6 7.8
New Haven 8.6 9 8.1
Norwich-New London 8.8 9 8.1
Waterbury 10.7 11.1 10.2
Maine 7 6.7 6.8
Bangor 6.6 6.6 6.3
Lewiston-Auburn 6.7 6.8 6.7
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford 5.7 5.5 5.6
Massachusetts 6.1 6.2 6.4
Barnstable Town 6.6 6.1 7
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy 5.6 5.8 5.8
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner 8.2 8.1 8.7
New Bedford 9.5 9.2 9.5
Pittsfield 6.5 6.5 6.6
Springfield 7.2 7.3 7.3
Worcester 6.7 6.8 6.9
New Hampshire 5.4 5.2 4.9
Manchester 5.4 5.2 4.9
Portsmouth 4.7 4.5 4.4
Rochester-Dover 5.1 5 4.8
New Jersey 9.3 9.4 8.7
Atlantic City-Hammonton 14.5 12.9 12.3
Ocean City 14.5 11.8 14
Trenton-Ewing 7.4 7.8 7.2
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton 12.9 13.3 12.4
New York 7.9 8.3 7.9
Albany-Schenectady-Troy 6.8 7.2 6.8
Binghamton 8 8.3 8
Buffalo-Niagara Falls 7.9 8.2 7.5
Elmira 8.5 8.8 7.8
Glens Falls 7.6 7.4 7.7
Ithaca 5.4 5.8 5.5
Kingston 7.9 8.4 7.7
New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island 8.4 8.7 8.2
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown 7.4 7.8 7.2
Rochester 7.4 7.7 7.2
Syracuse 7.9 8.2 7.8
Utica-Rome 7.9 8 7.7
Pennsylvania 7.3 7.4 7.3
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton 8 8.2 8
Altoona 6.6 6.6 6.4
Erie 7 7 7.2
Harrisburg-Carlisle 6.6 6.8 6.7
Johnstown 8 7.9 7.8
Lancaster 6 6.2 6.3
Lebanon 6.1 6.3 6
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington 8 8.3 8
Pittsburgh 6.5 6.6 6.5
Reading 7.1 7.4 7.5
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre 8.6 8.8 8.6
State College 5 4.9 4.9
Williamsport 7.3 7.5 6.9
York-Hanover 7 7.2 7.2
Rhode Island 10 9.9 10.5
Providence-Fall River-Warwick 9.9 9.7 10.3
Vermont 4.6 4.6 4.9
Burlington-South Burlington 3.7 3.8 3.9