With unemployment down to 6.6 percent nationally — as reported in the Labor Department’s latest January survey — the overview obscures the range of joblessness measured around the country.
Bloomberg’s Alex Tanzi has tallied the numbers by Federal Reserve District, as reported by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.
And at the end of December, the unemployment rates in these districts ranged from a low of 4.737 percent in the Minneapolis district to a high of 7.336 percent in San Francisco.
A spread of 2.6 percent from highest to lowest.
Chicago and St. Louis reported in with some of the higher rates, just above 7 percent.
And Kansas City and Dallas reported in with some of the lower rates, from 5.2 percent to 5.6 percent.