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: 2012
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area4.6
2Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area5.3
3Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area5.5
4Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area5.7
5Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area5.8
6Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA6.1
7San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.3
8Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area6.4
9Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area6.5
9Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area6.5
11Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area6.6
11Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.6
11Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.6
11Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.6
15Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area6.8
16Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area7.0
17New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.1
18Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.2
18Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.2
20Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area7.3
21Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area7.4
21Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area7.4
21Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area7.4
21St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 17.4
25Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area7.5
26Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area7.6
27Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area7.8
27San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.8
29Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area7.9
30Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.0
30Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.0
32San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.1
33Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.3
33Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.3
33Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.3
36Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA8.4
37Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area8.5
37Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area8.5
37Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.5
37Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area8.5
41New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.7
42Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.8
43Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area9.1
43San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.1
45Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area9.2
46Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA10.0
47Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area10.1
48Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.2
49Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.3
50Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area11.3
51Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area11.5

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