Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

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


Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Jan. 2015p
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6
2 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7
2 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7
4 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
4 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
6 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4
7 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
7 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
9 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8
9 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8
12 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.9
12 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9
14 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
15 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2
16 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
16 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
16 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
16 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
16 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
16 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
22 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6
22 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6
22 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6
25 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
25 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
27 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
27 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
27 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
30 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9
30 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9
32 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0
32 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0
32 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.0
35 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
36 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
36 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
36 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
36 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
40 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
41 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7
41 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7
43 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 6.8
44 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9
44 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9
46 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.3
46 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3
48 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4
50 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5
51 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9

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