Unemployment falls in nearly 90% of cities
By The Associated Press
Published: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large metro areas in August, mainly because more people gave up looking for work.
The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped in 329 large cities, the most in four months. Rates rose in 24 cities, including Pittsburgh, and were unchanged in 19. Pittsburgh's rate rose to 7.3 percent from 7.1 percent in July.
The nation's unemployment rate fell in August to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent, also because more people stopped searching for jobs and weren't counted.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Chocolate prices expected to soar as ingredients grow more expensive
- Pandora sued by record companies
- Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs
- Investment in Western Pa. startups reaches 5-year high
- Chrysler’s Easter eggs fun for vehicle owners
- Pa. unemployment rate falls to lowest since 2008; 12,000 more enter workforce
- Squeezed by competition, Chobani to expand offerings
- Under the Hood: A chance to take top cars for a spin
- How’s your doctor doing? Comparison shop online
- Heinz offers Pittsburgh workers a buyout if they are unhappy
- Consumer price index up 0.2 percent in March