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
May 2016p
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 2.9
2 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.0
3 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.1
4 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.3
5 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4
5 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4
8 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 3.5
8 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.5
10 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6
12 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7
13 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8
14 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0
14 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0
16 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
16 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
16 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
16 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
16 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
22 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
22 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
22 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
22 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
22 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
22 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
22 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 4.2
22 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
30 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3
31 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4
31 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4
33 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
33 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
35 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6
35 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6
37 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7
37 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7
39 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8
39 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8
41 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9
42 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 5.0
43 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1
43 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1
45 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3
45 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3
47 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4
47 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.4
49 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
50 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
51 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4

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: June 29, 2016