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: 2013
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area4.5
2Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area4.7
3Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area4.8
4Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area5.1
5Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area5.5
6San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area5.7
7Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.8
8Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.0
8Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.0
10Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA6.1
10Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area6.1
10Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.1
13Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area6.2
13Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area6.2
15Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.3
15Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area6.3
17Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area6.5
17San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.5
19Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area6.6
20New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.7
20Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area6.7
20San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.7
23Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area6.9
23Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.9
25Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area7.0
25Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area7.0
25Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area7.0
25Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area7.0
29Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area7.1
30Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area7.2
30Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area7.2
30Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area7.2
30St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 17.2
34Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area7.3
34Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area7.3
34Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.3
37Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area7.6
38Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA7.7
39Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.8
39Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area7.8
39Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area7.8
39San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.8
43New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.9
44Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area8.6
45Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.7
46Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area9.0
46Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.0
48Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA9.1
49Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area9.6
50Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.8
51Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area9.9

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