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

(with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more)


Unemployment Rate Over-the-Year Change for Large Metropolitan Areas
Annual Average Rankings
20102011
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area13.911.4-2.5
2Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.28.9-1.3
3Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area9.07.8-1.2
3Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.89.6-1.2
5Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area11.710.6-1.1
5Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area7.76.6-1.1
5San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.59.4-1.1
5St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 19.68.5-1.1
5Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area11.110.0-1.1
10Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area9.88.8-1.0
10Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA7.66.6-1.0
10Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.98.9-1.0
10Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area8.47.4-1.0
10Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.79.7-1.0
10Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area7.36.3-1.0
10Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area11.110.1-1.0
10Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.78.7-1.0
18Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.68.7-0.9
18Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area8.77.8-0.9
18Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area5.95.0-0.9
18Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area9.68.7-0.9
22Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area8.98.1-0.8
22Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.67.8-0.8
22San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.99.1-0.8
25Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area10.69.9-0.7
25Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.99.2-0.7
25Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.07.3-0.7
25Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area13.713.0-0.7
29Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.07.4-0.6
29Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area12.411.8-0.6
31Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area8.17.6-0.5
31Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area8.17.6-0.5
31Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area8.78.2-0.5
31Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area8.37.8-0.5
31Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area13.813.3-0.5
36Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.39.9-0.4
36Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.06.6-0.4
36Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area8.68.2-0.4
36Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA9.28.8-0.4
36Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA11.110.7-0.4
36Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area8.68.2-0.4
36Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area8.17.7-0.4
36San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.710.3-0.4
44Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area11.811.5-0.3
44Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area9.79.4-0.3
44New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.98.6-0.3
44Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area8.88.5-0.3
44Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area7.67.3-0.3
49Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area6.36.1-0.2
50San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.27.1-0.1
51New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.77.70.0

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 21, 2015