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
Jan. 2014Jan. 2015p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 9.4 7.3 -2.1
2 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.3 7.4 -1.9
3 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 6.9 -1.8
4 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0 7.3 -1.7
5 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.5 -1.6
6 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.5 -1.5
7 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.5 -1.4
7 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 6.7 -1.4
7 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 5.8 -1.4
10 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.0 -1.3
10 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.8 7.5 -1.3
10 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 7.3 6.0 -1.3
13 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 4.4 -1.2
13 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 4.8 -1.2
15 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.5 -1.1
15 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 6.0 4.9 -1.1
15 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.0 -1.1
15 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.0 -1.1
15 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.1 -1.1
15 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 4.8 -1.1
21 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.5 -1.0
21 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.5 -1.0
21 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.6 -1.0
21 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 3.7 -1.0
25 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.2 -0.9
25 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 3.7 -0.9
25 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.7 -0.9
25 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.1 -0.9
29 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.6 6.8 -0.8
29 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.4 -0.8
29 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.1 -0.8
29 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.5 -0.8
29 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 5.9 -0.8
29 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.7 -0.8
35 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 6.7 -0.7
35 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.8 -0.7
35 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.6 -0.7
35 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.2 -0.7
35 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.2 -0.7
35 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 3.6 -0.7
35 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.5 -0.7
42 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.8 -0.5
42 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.8 -0.5
44 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.2 -0.4
44 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.9 -0.4
44 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.9 -0.4
47 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.5 -0.1
48 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 7.9 0.0
49 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 6.2 0.1
50 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 5.6 0.6
51 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 6.9 1.1

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: March 20, 2015