Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

(with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more)


Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Aug. 2014p
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8
2 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4
2 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4
4 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6
5 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8
6 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9
7 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1
7 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1
9 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3
10 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4
12 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 5.5
12 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
12 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6
16 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
16 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
18 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9
19 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0
19 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0
21 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
21 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
21 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
21 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
25 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
26 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
26 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
26 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
26 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
26 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
31 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
32 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6
32 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6
32 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6
32 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6
32 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.6
37 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7
38 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8
39 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0
39 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0
39 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.0
39 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0
43 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7
43 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7
45 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9
45 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.9
47 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0
48 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5
49 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7

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 1, 2014