Skip to comments.Calif., Ariz. Border Towns Have Nationís Highest Unemployment: Over 28%
Posted on 11/30/2012 3:46:05 PM PST by Bon of Babble
The metropolitan areas of Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., have the two highest unemployment rates in the country, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In the El Centro metropolitan area, the unemployment rate for October was 28.1 percent, said BLS. In the Yuma metropolitan area, it was 29.8 percent.
The national unemployment rate in October was 7.9 percent.
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Interesting, higher levels than the Great Depression. But then we did not try FDR for two terms if I recall correctly.
Just 1 percent of California taxpayers are already providing 45 percent of the state's income tax revenue, such income taxes now fund half the budget.
I'm sure the rich won't mind paying their fair share!!
Sadly, the state on the left just voted for four more years of the same.
Yet another reason I’m not proud that I was born in El Centro...
El Centro aka Hell Centro.
Soon coming to a city near you. Only Union Jobs will exist—the rest on the dole—until our credit runs out.
Answer: Sure they could, but it doesn't pay as well.
We have those little towns all around our city. Try these towns zip codes and be sure and look at the demographics.
The leeches hadn't gotten used to how convenient the distribution of wealth can be back then...
I know those towns well. My grandparents were from Lost Hills, Wasco and then later Bakersfield.
They are dangerous and sad places now. I grew up in Lamont which is now about 95% Mexican.
I’m so sorry, I meant PFL (ping for later). I was too tired to read it last night, but I lived in Yuma for 4 years and wanted to read the article.
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