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
Dec. 2015p
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 2.8
2 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.1
2 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.1
2 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.1
5 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.3
6 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.5
7 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7
8 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8
8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8
11 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9
11 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9
11 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9
14 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.1
14 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
14 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
14 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
18 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
19 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3
19 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3
19 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3
19 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 4.3
23 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4
23 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4
23 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4
26 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
26 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
26 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
26 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
30 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6
30 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6
32 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7
32 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7
32 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7
32 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7
36 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8
37 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9
37 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9
37 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9
37 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 4.9
41 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.0
41 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
41 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
44 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3
45 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4
45 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4
47 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
48 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
49 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9
50 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
51 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2

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: February 3, 2016