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Unemployment Rises in 90 Percent of U.S. Cities.

Washington, Ramadan 21, 1434, Jul 30, 2013, SPA -- Unemployment rates increased in almost all large U.S. cities in June, the government said Tuesday, as college graduates and many of those still in school began searching for jobs.

The Labor Department reported that unemployment rates rose in 347 large metropolitan areas last month compared with the previous month. Rates fell in 12 and were unchanged in 13. In May, rates had fallen in 109 cities and rose in 243.

Many of the cities with significant rate increases have large universities where students graduated in June and began looking for work, and many university workers are temporarily unemployed in the summer when the academic year ends.

The city with the country's lowest unemployment rate was Bismarck, North Dakota, where it was 2.8 percent. Yuma, Arizona, reported the highest rate at 31.8 percent.

Among the 49 cities with more than 1 million in population, Detroit, Michigan had the highest unemployment rate at 10.3 percent. That is up from 9 percent in May.

The unemployment rate in Minneapolis was 5.1 percent, the lowest among the large cities.

--SPA 00:59 LOCAL TIME 21:59 GMT

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