ZIP Codes with the Highest Unemployment

Posted on October 31, 2012


Unemployment has been a hot topic of discussion since the onset of the American recession.  Considering the national average for unemployment is just under 8%, things could be a lot worse. takes a look at the ZIP Codes that have had the highest rates of employment. 


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Believe it or not, there are many ZIP Codes in the US with higher rates of unemployment than the 8% national average.  Much higher.  Take the Seattle, Washington ZIP Code 98134, for example.  With a population of just 636 people, this Seattle ZIP Code sports a 58.92% unemployment rate.  That’s over 300 unemployed persons within a single ZIP Code.


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Several areas in Los Angeles, California have also had unemployment rates over 50%.  90013, a small ZIP Code in Downtown Los Angeles with a population of just over 9,000 has an unemployment rate of 50.19%.  It ranks as the ZIP Code with the 60th highest unemployment rate in the nation. 


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Atlanta, Georgia’s 30313 ZIP Code takes the cake.  With a population of just over 11,000, the unemployment rate tips the scales at 76.15%.  Some areas within the ZIP Code have an unemployment rate as high as 95%, while others are at a minimal 9%.


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