Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

(with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more)


Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Nov. 2013Nov. 2014p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 5.8 -2.4
2 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 4.3 -2.2
2 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 3.7 -2.2
2 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 8.9 6.7 -2.2
5 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 3.9 -2.0
6 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0 7.1 -1.9
7 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 5.4 -1.8
8 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 4.3 -1.7
9 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.4 -1.6
9 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.2 -1.6
11 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.5 -1.5
11 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 5.2 -1.5
13 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 6.0 4.7 -1.3
13 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.3 8.0 -1.3
15 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.0 -1.2
15 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.5 -1.2
15 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.7 -1.2
15 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.3 -1.2
15 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.8 -1.2
20 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.6 -1.1
20 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 7.2 -1.1
20 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 7.6 -1.1
20 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.0 -1.1
20 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.8 -1.1
20 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.2 -1.1
26 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 3.9 -1.0
26 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.0 -1.0
26 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.6 5.6 -1.0
29 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 3.9 -0.8
29 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.8 -0.8
29 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.0 6.2 -0.8
29 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.4 -0.8
29 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.5 -0.8
29 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.4 -0.8
35 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.3 -0.7
35 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.8 -0.7
37 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.5 -0.6
37 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.1 -0.6
37 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.0 -0.6
40 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.5 -0.5
40 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.5 -0.5
40 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.0 -0.5
40 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.8 -0.5
40 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.1 -0.5
45 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.5 -0.4
46 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.9 -0.3
47 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.8 -0.2
47 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 6.2 -0.2
49 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 6.4 1.4

p = preliminary.
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. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.

 

Last Modified Date: December 30, 2014