Yuma Arizona tops national list

When the headline asserted that the Arizona city of Yuma ranked at the top of a national list, the natural inclination was to seek out the Arizona Department of Tourism’s website to see what was driving the news. Aside from those seeking to experience scorching, triple digit temperatures or visit the notorious Territorial Prison, the southwestern Arizona city isn’t normally a summer travel destination

The news, it turns out, centers on the recently released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest economic news report provides the continuing dismal news on the employment front, skewed by the administration’s decision not to reflect the job seekers who previously held full-time employment and now have one or more part-time jobs just to make ends meet. Others disappeared from the count when their unemployment benefits ran out while remaining unable to find employment. The Obama administration makes you dig for the appalling statistics. Scroll down to Table 1 and find Civilian labor force and unemployment by state and metropolitan area.

It takes a while on that wordy and cluttered economic news report to locate this jarring news that Yuma Arizona tops the national list with the highest unemployment in the nationat a staggering 28.9 percent. That’s nearly one third of the previously working populace.

Aside from the Arizona city of Yuma, California tops the rest of the list with metro area rates ranging from an abysmal high of 26.8 percent unemployment to 14.3.

The states with the lowest unemployment are North Dakota (the city of  Bismarck is at an enviable 2.5%, joining three other N.D. cities which also reflect exceptionally low rates).  Cities in Nebraska, Vermont, Iowa, Texas and New Hampshire factor in similarly low unemployment numbers. The Boston Globe provides a complete list.

The national May unemployment rate has risen to 8.2% with an additional 220,000 seeking benefits. Unemployment rates rose in more than two-thirds of U.S. cities last month. Food-stamp enrollment has risen to an all-time high during Barack Obama’s first term.  Spending for food stamps has more than doubled in four years to a record $75.7 billion.

It’s time for a change. Under the current tyrannical regime, hope has all but flown out the door.

5 Responses to Yuma Arizona tops national list

  1. teapartypatriot says:

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    • Joe Evans says:

      How right you are TPP! We have been had with the election of this imposter. Each one of us needs to commit to turning out the vote for Mitt Romney. There is no second chance. There will be no do-overs. If Romney was not your first choice, bury it and come together to get him elected. To those who question his faith, get over it. We have members of the LDS faith in the US House and Senate, largely represented in our AZ state legislature, on the judical bench, running the Secretary of State’s office and in all walks of life. Most are conservative. Witness Sen. Russell Pearce and his strong commitment to our Constitution. To those who think Ron Paul is the answer, give it a rest. He doesn’t have the delegates and is past his prime. The future of our nation is at stake as it has not been since the war between the states. We must come together to defeat Barack Obama.

  2. Blackbeard says:

    The unpolitically-correct truth that jumps out with these unemployment figures is that the soaring rates are in areas with high numbers of uneducated illegals such as the border town of Yuma which abuts El Centro, Mexico and all of the cities in Mexifornia (previously known as California). This illustrates the vast differences between legal immigration and illegals slithering across the desert to invade the USA.

    Contrast that demographic with this of LEGAL immigrants from India. Their median income of nearly $70,000 comes close to doubling the $40,000 median income of native-born American families. There are approximately 200,000 Indian-American millionaires. Indian-Americans are one of the wealthiest and best-educated communities in the United States. Nearly 10% of the physicians in the US are of Indian origin.

    Illegals from Mexico and Central America are mostly living at or near the poverty level and have little formal education. The numbers don’t increase proportionally with the billions of dollar costs to Americans taxpayers for ESL and other programs intended to balance the unequal status for their children. The dropout numbers among Hispanic youth in America remain high with nearly half leaving high school….one third during 9th grade.

    There is a vast difference between legal and illegal immigration. Those who enter criminally often remain criminals. They create barrios here and teach their children our American southwest is theirs and they will reconquer it. Legal immigrants acclimate and become Americans.

    More facts here:

    Click to access GraduationRates_FactSheet.pdf


    • Teller Of Truth says:

      Fascinating information, Blackbeard. It’s difficult to disagree with the supportive information included here. Illegals are rarely contributors to our society and usually have no desire to be Americanized, carrying Mexican pride to such an extreme that I wonder why they didn‘t stay home. And contrary to the media continually blurring illegal and legal immigration there are many reasons other than the obvious method of entry to differentiate between them. You’ve done a good job.

  3. Clark says:

    That might explain all of the Obamatax waivers that companies in the Yuma area have received. http://cciio.cms.gov/resources/files/Files2/01062012/Employer_01062012.pdf