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
July 2013July 2014p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4 6.8 -2.6
2 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.4 8.2 -2.2
3 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 9.9 8.0 -1.9
4 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5 6.8 -1.7
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.7 8.0 -1.7
4 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.9 9.2 -1.7
7 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 5.6 -1.6
7 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 4.9 -1.6
7 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 6.7 -1.6
10 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 5.2 -1.5
10 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.3 -1.5
10 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 7.4 -1.5
13 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 6.6 -1.4
13 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 5.9 -1.4
15 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 8.3 7.0 -1.3
15 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 6.4 -1.3
15 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 5.8 -1.3
18 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 6.7 5.5 -1.2
18 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.4 -1.2
18 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 6.8 -1.2
18 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.0 -1.2
18 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.2 -1.2
18 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.7 -1.2
24 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.1 -1.1
25 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 4.6 -1.0
25 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.5 -1.0
25 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.5 -1.0
25 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.6 -1.0
25 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.3 -1.0
30 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.3 -0.9
30 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.3 -0.9
32 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.6 9.8 -0.8
32 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.2 -0.8
32 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.2 -0.8
32 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.8 -0.8
36 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.6 -0.7
36 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.6 8.9 -0.7
36 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.5 -0.7
39 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 7.2 -0.6
39 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.2 -0.6
39 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 7.7 7.1 -0.6
42 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.4 -0.5
43 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.7 -0.4
43 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.8 -0.4
45 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 8.0 -0.3
45 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.9 -0.3
45 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.6 -0.3
45 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.4 -0.3
49 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 6.6 0.8

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: August 27, 2014