Just recently the national unemployment rate dropped down to 8.5%. However the national employment rate is just the nation wide average. Unemployment may be far higher or lower in your city. The unemployment rate is as low as 2.8% in parts of North Dakota and as high as 27% in El Centro California.
The BLS published the unemployment rates for major metropolitian areas as of Nov. 2011. Note that the data is not seasonally adjusted.
Here is a sample of the unemployment rates for various metropolitan areas across the USA.
|34||Ann Arbor, MI||5.2|
|96||Baton Rouge, LA||6.6|
|143||Warner Robins, GA||7.2|
|236||New Haven, CT||8.3|
|286||Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL||9.4|
|334||Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA||10.7|
The full list on the BLS site has a total of 371 metropolitan areas so you can visit the BLS link to see the full list.