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
July 2014July 2015p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.9 7.0 -2.9
2 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.7 5.8 -1.9
3 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 7.1 -1.8
4 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.1 -1.5
4 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 6.0 -1.5
4 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.4 -1.5
7 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 5.9 -1.4
7 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.4 -1.4
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 6.8 -1.4
7 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.3 -1.4
11 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.1 -1.3
11 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.0 5.7 -1.3
13 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.6 -1.2
13 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.0 -1.2
13 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.6 -1.2
13 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.2 -1.2
17 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.6 -1.1
17 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 5.6 -1.1
17 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.2 -1.1
17 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 3.9 -1.1
17 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 4.5 -1.1
17 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.4 -1.1
23 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.5 -1.0
23 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 5.5 4.5 -1.0
23 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.2 -1.0
23 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 3.8 -1.0
23 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 7.0 -1.0
23 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 5.7 -1.0
23 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.7 5.7 -1.0
30 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.1 -0.9
30 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.5 -0.9
32 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.8 -0.8
32 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.4 -0.8
34 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.0 -0.7
34 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.7 -0.7
34 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.2 -0.7
34 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.1 -0.7
34 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.1 -0.7
34 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.2 -0.7
34 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.6 -0.7
41 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.8 -0.6
41 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.0 -0.6
41 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.5 -0.6
41 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.7 -0.6
41 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.8 -0.6
46 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.4 -0.5
47 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.8 -0.4
48 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 3.7 -0.2
48 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.3 -0.2
48 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 3.7 -0.2
51 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.9 -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: September 1, 2015