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
20122013
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area11.39.6-1.7
1Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area11.59.8-1.7
3Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.38.7-1.6
4Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.57.0-1.5
5Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area9.27.8-1.4
5San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.16.7-1.4
5Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.25.8-1.4
8San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.17.8-1.3
8San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.86.5-1.3
8Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.37.0-1.3
11Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.37.1-1.2
11Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.29.0-1.2
11Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area7.46.2-1.2
14Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.37.2-1.1
15Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.87.8-1.0
15Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area7.66.6-1.0
17Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area8.57.6-0.9
17Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA10.09.1-0.9
17Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area7.97.0-0.9
20New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.77.9-0.8
20Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.17.3-0.8
20Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area5.34.5-0.8
23Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area7.06.3-0.7
23Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA8.47.7-0.7
23Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.07.3-0.7
23Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area5.54.8-0.7
23Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area8.57.8-0.7
23Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area7.46.7-0.7
29Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area5.75.1-0.6
29Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.66.0-0.6
29Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.66.0-0.6
29San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.35.7-0.6
29Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area6.86.2-0.6
34Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area7.87.3-0.5
34Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.66.1-0.5
36New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.16.7-0.4
37Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area7.37.0-0.3
37Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area7.57.2-0.3
37Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area6.46.1-0.3
37Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.26.9-0.3
37Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area5.85.5-0.3
42Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area7.47.2-0.2
42Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area10.19.9-0.2
42Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area6.56.3-0.2
42St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 17.47.2-0.2
46Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area9.19.0-0.1
47Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA6.16.10.0
47Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area6.56.50.0
49Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area8.58.60.1
49Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area4.64.70.1
51Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area6.66.90.3

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 21, 2015