From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest unemployment rates in October, 31.9 percent and 25.2 percent, respectively.
These folks are getting a lot of Colorado River water. There’s seasonality to the resulting ag work economies, but really, this is a graph of economic suckage:
Why does the unemployment rate always drop in March and Rise in August?
Greg – I presume it’s seasonal agricultural employment.