The Wall Street Journal had an article in Wednesday's edition of unemployment rates by metropolitan area. (See here.) Cities in California dominate the high unemployment rates--El Centro tops the list at 26.9%. Iowa City has the lowest on the list at 3.2%. Other low cities include Ames, Iowa, Lincoln, Nebraska, Manhattan, Kansas, and Sioux Falls, SD.
I note that my area of Holland, Michigan is at 11.5% while Baton Rouge, Louisiana is at 5.2%. In 1992, when I moved from Baton Rouge to Holland, the unemployment rate in Holland was well below the national average while Baton Rouge was above the national average. Things have certainly changed.