The Labor Department said Tuesday that unemployment rates rose in 347 large metro areas in June compared with the previous month. They fell in 12 and were unchanged in 13. In May, rates fell in 109 cities and rose in 243.
Unlike the national figures, the metro unemployment data are not adjusted for such seasonal changes. 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.
Nationally, the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in June, down from 8.2 percent a year ago. Employers added 195,000 jobs last month. That’s close to average monthly gain in the first half of this year of 202,000. Hiring averaged only 180,000 a month in the previous six months.
The California college has been placed on lockdown, and the reportedly wounded suspect was found in the school’s library and is now in custody. The Secret Service said that the shooting did not impact the President’s travel schedule.
Police officers Friday stand next to the body of a man believed to be the suspect in a fatal shooting on and off the Santa Monica College campus.
Nine people have been shot, at least seven fatally, near Caifornia’s Santa Monica College on Friday.
It was a chaotic scene that kept the seaside town on edge for hours as police tracked down the gunman through a residential neighborhood and shot him dead on crowded college campus.