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 Area13.211.2-2.0
2Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.87.0-1.8
3Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area9.98.2-1.7
4Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.08.4-1.6
5Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.97.4-1.5
5Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area9.78.2-1.5
5Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area13.011.5-1.5
5Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area11.810.3-1.5
5San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.58.0-1.5
5Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.77.2-1.5
11Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area10.69.2-1.4
11Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.27.8-1.4
11Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area7.86.4-1.4
14Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area7.86.5-1.3
14Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area11.410.1-1.3
14Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area7.86.5-1.3
14Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area9.68.3-1.3
14Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area6.65.3-1.3
14San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.17.8-1.3
20Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.86.6-1.2
20Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area11.410.2-1.2
20Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area8.67.4-1.2
20St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 18.57.3-1.2
20San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.39.1-1.2
25Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.98.8-1.1
26Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.66.6-1.0
26Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.08.0-1.0
28Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.65.7-0.9
28Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area9.48.5-0.9
30Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area9.99.1-0.8
30Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area7.36.5-0.8
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
35Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA10.710.0-0.7
35Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.36.6-0.7
37Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area8.37.7-0.6
37Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.78.1-0.6
37Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area8.17.5-0.6
37New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.77.1-0.6
41Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA6.66.1-0.5
41Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area5.04.5-0.5
41Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area7.36.8-0.5
44Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area7.67.2-0.4
44Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA8.88.4-0.4
46Washington-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 Area8.58.4-0.1
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: April 15, 2016