The Birmingham-Hoover area in Alabama posted one of the lowest jobless rates in March, coming in at an impressive 1.8%. The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area of Florida was close behind, with a rate of 2.2%. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise area in Nevada reported the highest rate at a concerning 5.7%. Across all metropolitan areas of all sizes, Decatur and Huntsville in Alabama, and the Rapid City area in South Dakota all posted the lowest unemployment rates at 1.6% each. El Centro, California, came in at an alarming 15.6% for the highest jobless rate. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 208 of the 389 metropolitan areas had jobless rates lower than the previous year. Comparatively, 11 of the most populous metropolitan areas reported the lowest division unemployment rate at 1.8%, whereas Egin, Illinois and Tacoma-Lakewood, Washington had the highest at 5.3%.