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
Sept. 2013Sept. 2014p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.7 7.1 -2.6
2 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4 6.1 -2.3
3 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 4.0 -2.2
4 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 4.8 -2.1
5 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 4.3 -2.0
6 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 5.5 -1.9
7 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 5.8 -1.8
8 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 5.7 -1.7
8 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 9.2 7.5 -1.7
8 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.9 8.2 -1.7
11 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.5 5.9 -1.6
11 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 7.1 -1.6
13 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 4.8 -1.5
13 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.6 -1.5
13 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 6.6 -1.5
16 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.4 -1.4
16 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 5.9 -1.4
16 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.2 -1.4
19 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.7 -1.3
19 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.2 7.9 -1.3
19 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.5 -1.3
19 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 4.7 -1.3
19 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.0 -1.3
24 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 6.2 -1.2
24 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.1 -1.2
24 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.9 -1.2
27 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.0 -1.1
27 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.1 -1.1
27 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.3 -1.1
27 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.8 -1.1
31 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.2 -1.0
31 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.1 8.1 -1.0
31 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 3.6 -1.0
31 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.2 -1.0
35 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 6.5 5.6 -0.9
35 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.7 -0.9
35 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.2 -0.9
38 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.8 -0.8
38 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.7 -0.8
40 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.8 -0.7
41 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.1 -0.6
42 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.8 6.3 -0.5
43 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 7.3 -0.3
43 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.4 -0.3
43 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.6 -0.3
43 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.0 -0.3
47 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.5 -0.2
48 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 6.0 0.1
48 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 6.2 0.1

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: October 29, 2014