Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

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


Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Annual Average Rankings
Year: 2010
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area5.9
2Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area6.3
3Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.0
4San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.2
5Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area7.3
6Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA7.6
6Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area7.6
8New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.7
8Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area7.7
10Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.0
10Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.0
12Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area8.1
12Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area8.1
12Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area8.1
15Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area8.3
16Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area8.4
17Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area8.6
17Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.6
17Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area8.6
20Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area8.7
20Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area8.7
22Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area8.8
23Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area8.9
23New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.9
25Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area9.0
26Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA9.2
27Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.6
27Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area9.6
27St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 19.6
30Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area9.7
30Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.7
32Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area9.8
33Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.9
33Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.9
33San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.9
36Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.2
37Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.3
38San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.5
39Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area10.6
40Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.7
40San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.7
42Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.8
43Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area11.1
43Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA11.1
43Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area11.1
46Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area11.7
47Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area11.8
48Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area12.4
49Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area13.7
50Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area13.8
51Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area13.9

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