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

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


Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Mar. 2014Mar. 2015p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4 6.0 -3.4
2 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 6.5 -2.4
3 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 4.9 -2.1
3 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 6.0 -2.1
5 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 5.1 -2.0
6 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 8.7 6.8 -1.9
7 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 4.2 -1.8
8 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 6.4 -1.7
9 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 4.3 -1.6
9 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.3 -1.6
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.2 -1.6
12 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.1 -1.4
12 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.5 -1.4
12 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 4.8 -1.4
12 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 7.3 5.9 -1.4
16 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.8 -1.3
16 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.0 -1.3
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.6 -1.3
16 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.5 -1.3
20 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4 7.2 -1.2
20 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.6 -1.2
20 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 3.7 -1.2
23 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.9 -1.1
23 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 3.3 -1.1
23 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 5.5 4.4 -1.1
23 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.9 -1.1
23 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.4 -1.1
23 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.0 -1.1
23 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.1 -1.1
23 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 5.6 -1.1
23 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.3 -1.1
32 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.3 -1.0
32 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 5.7 -1.0
32 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.2 -1.0
32 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 3.3 -1.0
32 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 4.6 -1.0
37 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.4 -0.9
37 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.4 -0.9
37 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.5 -0.9
37 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.5 -0.9
41 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.0 -0.8
42 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.7 -0.7
42 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.2 6.5 -0.7
42 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.5 -0.7
42 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.6 -0.7
42 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.5 -0.7
42 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 3.5 -0.7
48 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.2 -0.6
49 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.7 -0.5
50 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.5 -0.4
51 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 6.2 0.7

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 29, 2015