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
Feb. 2013Feb. 2014p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0 6.4 -2.6
2 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.5 8.6 -1.9
2 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.2 -1.9
4 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.2 -1.7
4 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.2 -1.7
6 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.0 -1.6
6 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5 6.9 -1.6
8 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4 6.9 -1.5
9 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 6.1 -1.4
9 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.8 9.4 -1.4
9 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.5 -1.4
12 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4 8.1 -1.3
12 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.3 -1.3
12 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 7.0 -1.3
12 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.3 -1.3
16 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.1 -1.2
16 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.8 7.6 -1.2
16 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 6.5 -1.2
16 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4 8.2 -1.2
20 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.5 -1.1
20 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.5 8.4 -1.1
20 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 5.6 -1.1
20 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 7.2 -1.1
20 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 7.0 -1.1
20 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.0 -1.1
26 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.0 9.0 -1.0
26 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 8.4 7.4 -1.0
26 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 7.7 -1.0
29 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 6.5 -0.9
29 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.5 -0.9
31 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.8 9.0 -0.8
31 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 7.2 -0.8
31 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.1 -0.8
31 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 10.5 9.7 -0.8
31 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.7 -0.8
36 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.8 -0.7
36 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.8 -0.7
36 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.7 -0.7
36 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.5 -0.7
40 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.1 -0.6
41 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 6.4 5.9 -0.5
41 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.6 8.1 -0.5
43 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.0 -0.4
43 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 6.0 -0.4
45 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.9 -0.3
46 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 8.1 -0.1
46 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 5.1 -0.1
48 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 6.5 0.1
49 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 8.0 8.2 0.2

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 9, 2014