Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas, Not Seasonally Adjusted
[with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more]
Metropolitan area October 2015
rate
October 2016(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

4.1 2.6 -1.5 1

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.5 -0.9 2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.8 -0.8 3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.2 -0.8 3

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.4 -0.7 5

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.5 -0.7 5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.4 -0.7 5

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.4 -0.7 5

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.1 4.4 -0.7 5

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 10

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.0 4.5 -0.5 11

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -0.5 11

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 11

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 11

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.9 -0.4 15

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.6 -0.4 15

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.6 -0.4 15

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.9 -0.4 15

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.2 -0.4 15

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.1 -0.3 20

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.8 -0.3 20

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.9 -0.3 20

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.1 -0.2 23

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.4 -0.2 23

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.5 -0.2 23

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.7 -0.2 23

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.9 -0.2 23

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.9 -0.2 23

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.2 -0.1 29

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 2.9 -0.1 29

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.7 -0.1 29

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 3.0 -0.1 29

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.7 -0.1 29

St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area(1)

4.4 4.3 -0.1 29

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.7 -0.1 29

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.9 0.0 36

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.1 0.0 36

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.9 0.1 38

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.1 0.1 38

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.2 0.1 38

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.6 0.1 38

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.6 0.1 38

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.5 0.2 43

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 3.1 0.2 43

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 5.0 0.3 45

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.7 0.4 46

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 5.1 0.4 46

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 5.1 0.4 46

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 4.3 0.7 49

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 5.5 1.0 50

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 5.0 1.2 51

Footnotes
(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: November 30, 2016