I assume the other 2% didn’t get their paperwork in

Probably because they'd laid-off the guy who does that.

98 percent of metro areas see jobless rates rise

By JEANNINE AVERSA, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates rose in 98 percent of U.S. metropolitan areas late last year, with manufacturing layoffs driving the largest annual increases in Indiana's Elkhart-Goshen region and Dalton, Ga.

The Labor Department said Wednesday that jobless rates climbed in 363 of the largest 369 metropolitan areas in December from a year earlier.

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  1. GeezLousie this stuffs freaks me out.Hell in a handbasket…But I'm glad I got axed in 1997. Beat the rush.

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  2. lol – to the headline. As for low unemployment places, Logan, Utah, huh? Yeah, I know it. On the daily TV news in winter as the coldest spot in the state. In the mountains. Remote. Possibly the most Mormon town in Utah (i.e., 100% Mormon population, or damn close). The 2-sometthing percent unemployment rate ain't enough to get me to move there.

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  3. Well, they jsut had a boom in unemployed people. That is an increase, isn't it? Of course, areas like Chicago that have more dead people on their voting roles than elsewhere, I don't think dead people lose their jobs, do they?

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  4. I knew someone would be able to find an upside to all this….Somehow, though, that just isn't as cheering as it might be.

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  5. Um… Well… Dead people need jobs too, right? Or is that love? I don't remember. Oh! Lunch time…

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