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

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


Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Mar. 2015Mar. 2016p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 4.8 -1.7
1 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 4.7 -1.7
3 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.2 -1.3
4 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 3.3 -1.1
5 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.8 -1.0
6 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.4 -0.9
6 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.0 -0.9
6 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.6 -0.9
6 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 6.9 6.0 -0.9
10 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.3 -0.8
10 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.4 -0.8
10 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.0 -0.8
10 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.3 -0.8
10 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.5 -0.8
10 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.9 -0.8
10 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.4 -0.8
10 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.4 -0.8
18 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 4.9 -0.7
18 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.6 -0.7
18 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.2 -0.7
18 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.7 -0.7
18 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.8 -0.7
23 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.6 4.0 -0.6
23 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.9 -0.6
23 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.6 -0.6
23 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.0 -0.6
23 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.9 -0.6
23 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 5.7 5.1 -0.6
29 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.2 -0.5
29 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.1 -0.5
31 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.0 -0.4
31 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.8 -0.4
33 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.1 -0.3
33 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.8 -0.3
35 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.3 3.1 -0.2
36 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.6 -0.1
37 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 5.0 0.0
37 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 4.0 0.0
37 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.6 0.0
37 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.7 0.0
41 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.8 0.1
41 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.4 0.1
41 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 6.1 6.2 0.1
41 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 5.0 0.1
45 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.5 0.2
46 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6 3.9 0.3
46 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 5.1 0.3
48 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.9 0.4
49 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.8 0.5
50 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 6.6 0.6
50 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.9 0.6

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: April 27, 2016