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
20112012
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area13.311.3-2.0
2Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.87.0-1.8
3Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.08.3-1.7
4Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.18.5-1.6
5Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.97.4-1.5
5Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area13.011.5-1.5
5Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area11.810.3-1.5
5Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.77.2-1.5
9Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area10.69.2-1.4
9Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area9.78.3-1.4
9Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.27.8-1.4
9Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area7.86.4-1.4
13Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area7.86.5-1.3
13Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area11.410.1-1.3
13Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area7.86.5-1.3
13Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area11.510.2-1.3
13Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area9.68.3-1.3
13Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area8.77.4-1.3
13Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area6.65.3-1.3
13San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.17.8-1.3
13San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.48.1-1.3
22Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.86.6-1.2
22San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.39.1-1.2
24Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.98.8-1.1
24St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 18.57.4-1.1
26Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.66.6-1.0
27Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.65.7-0.9
27Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area9.48.5-0.9
27Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.98.0-0.9
30Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area9.99.1-0.8
30Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area7.46.6-0.8
30Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area6.35.5-0.8
30Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area8.27.4-0.8
30San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.16.3-0.8
35Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.78.0-0.7
35Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA10.710.0-0.7
35Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.36.6-0.7
38Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area8.27.6-0.6
38Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area8.17.5-0.6
38New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.77.1-0.6
41Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA6.66.1-0.5
41Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area7.36.8-0.5
43Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA8.88.4-0.4
43Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area5.04.6-0.4
45Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area7.67.3-0.3
45Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area6.15.8-0.3
47Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.47.2-0.2
48Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area8.58.50.0
49New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.68.70.1
50Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area7.77.90.2
51Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area8.28.50.3

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: July 1, 2015