10. Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
It has the lowest jobless rate on the list, but Brownsville's November rate of 11.2 percent was still more than two points higher than the national average. The metro area only managed to drop 0.5 percentage points from its unemployment rate during the prior 12 months.
November 2011 Unemployment Rate: 11.2 percent
Year-Over-Year Change: -0.5 percentage points