Unemployment Rate Over-the-Year Change for Large Metropolitan Areas

(with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more)


Unemployment Rate Over-the-Year Change for Large Metropolitan Areas
Annual Average Rankings
20092010
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 15.0 13.9 -1.1
2 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 7.3 -0.6
2 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4 8.8 -0.6
4 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.1 8.6 -0.5
5 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.8 10.6 -0.2
6 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 7.6 7.5 -0.1
6 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 9.9 9.8 -0.1
8 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 8.9 0.0
8 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 8.9 0.0
8 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 8.9 0.0
11 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4 8.5 0.1
11 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.0 10.1 0.1
11 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.0 10.1 0.1
11 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 7.9 0.1
15 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 8.2 0.2
16 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 7.1 0.3
16 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4 8.7 0.3
16 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 9.0 0.3
16 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 6.5 0.3
16 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.9 11.2 0.3
16 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 6.5 0.3
22 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.7 10.1 0.4
22 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.0 10.4 0.4
22 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.3 9.7 0.4
22 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.6 9.0 0.4
22 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 7.5 0.4
27 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 8.3 0.5
27 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 8.2 0.5
27 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.2 9.7 0.5
27 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.1 9.6 0.5
31 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.2 11.8 0.6
31 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 7.8 0.6
31 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 11.1 11.7 0.6
34 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 7.2 0.7
34 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 8.9 0.7
34 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.6 10.3 0.7
37 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 9.1 0.8
37 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 7.4 0.8
39 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.9 11.8 0.9
40 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 8.5 1.0
40 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.3 11.3 1.0
40 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.3 11.3 1.0
40 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.6 10.6 1.0
44 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.8 10.9 1.1
44 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 13.2 14.3 1.1
44 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.8 11.9 1.1
47 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 8.2 9.4 1.2
48 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.1 12.5 1.4
49 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.9 14.1 2.2

1 Area boundaries do not reflect official OMB definitions.
NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based.

 

Last Modified Date: April 18, 2014