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
Dec. 2014Dec. 2015p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 4.7 -1.7
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.4 -1.4
3 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 3.9 -1.3
3 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.1 -1.3
3 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 6.2 4.9 -1.3
6 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 4.9 -1.1
6 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.4 -1.1
6 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.4 -1.1
6 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.7 -1.1
6 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.9 -1.1
11 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 5.3 4.3 -1.0
12 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.1 -0.9
12 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.1 -0.9
12 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.4 -0.9
15 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.9 -0.8
15 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.5 -0.8
15 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 3.8 -0.8
15 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.2 -0.8
15 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.3 -0.8
15 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.1 -0.8
15 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.7 -0.8
15 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.5 -0.8
15 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.7 -0.8
24 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.7 5.0 -0.7
24 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.6 -0.7
24 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.8 -0.7
27 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.8 -0.6
27 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.2 -0.6
27 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.1 -0.6
27 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 3.8 -0.6
31 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.5 -0.5
31 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 3.9 -0.5
31 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.5 -0.5
34 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4 3.1 -0.3
34 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.4 4.1 -0.3
34 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.7 -0.3
34 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.0 -0.3
34 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.1 2.8 -0.3
39 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.3 -0.2
39 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.5 -0.2
41 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.9 -0.1
41 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.5 -0.1
41 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.2 3.1 -0.1
44 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.7 0.0
44 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.3 0.0
44 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 3.9 0.0
44 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.3 3.3 0.0
48 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 5.0 0.1
49 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 4.4 0.3
50 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 5.3 0.5
51 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 4.6 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: February 3, 2016