Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas


Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Dec. 2013Dec. 2014p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
  United States 6.5 5.4 -1.1
1 Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.4 7.5 -4.9
2 Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.4 7.6 -4.8
3 Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.7 7.8 -3.9
4 Kankakee-Bradley, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.2 7.4 -3.8
5 Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 25.6 22.1 -3.5
6 Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.8 5.6 -3.2
6 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 5.0 -3.2
8 New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA 10.5 7.4 -3.1
9 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 5.2 -3.0
9 Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 5.7 -3.0
11 Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4 6.5 -2.9
11 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 9.1 6.2 -2.9
13 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.2 6.4 -2.8
13 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 5.2 -2.8
15 Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 5.5 -2.7
15 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 5.6 -2.7
15 Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 5.3 -2.7
18 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA 8.8 6.2 -2.6
18 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.4 7.8 -2.6
20 Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 5.5 -2.5
20 Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 4.4 -2.5
20 Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.7 7.2 -2.5
23 Holland-Grand Haven, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 3.6 -2.4
23 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 4.5 -2.4
23 Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 4.5 -2.4
23 Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 5.2 -2.4
27 Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 4.5 -2.3
27 Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 4.7 -2.3
27 Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 5.1 -2.3
30 Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 4.6 -2.2
30 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4 7.2 -2.2
30 Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 4.7 -2.2
30 Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.2 7.0 -2.2
30 Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 4.4 -2.2
30 El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 5.7 -2.2
30 Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 5.5 -2.2
30 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 3.6 -2.2
30 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 5.1 -2.2
39 Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 5.1 -2.1
39 Elizabethtown, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 4.7 -2.1
39 Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 3.9 -2.1
39 Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 4.1 -2.1
39 Sandusky, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 5.2 -2.1
39 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 5.6 -2.1
39 Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 5.6 -2.1
46 Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 4.5 -2.0
46 Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 3.2 -2.0
46 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.1 -2.0
46 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 6.9 -2.0
46 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 4.8 -2.0
46 Reno-Sparks, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 6.2 -2.0
46 Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.0 -2.0
46 Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.2 5.2 -2.0
54 Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.7 5.8 -1.9
54 Bloomington-Normal, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 5.3 -1.9
54 Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.2 -1.9
54 Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 4.6 -1.9
54 Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 5.4 -1.9
54 Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 4.0 -1.9
54 Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.2 -1.9
54 Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.3 5.4 -1.9
54 Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.6 7.7 -1.9
54 Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 4.1 -1.9
54 Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 4.9 -1.9
65 Boise City-Nampa, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 3.3 -1.8
65 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 3.9 -1.8
65 Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.7 5.9 -1.8
68 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 4.8 -1.7
68 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 3.7 -1.7
68 Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.1 -1.7
71 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 5.9 4.3 -1.6
71 Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 6.1 -1.6
71 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 3.1 -1.6
71 Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.3 -1.6
71 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 5.5 -1.6
71 Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 3.1 -1.6
71 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 4.8 -1.6
71 Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 4.6 -1.6
71 Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 3.5 -1.6
71 Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 4.4 -1.6
71 Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 4.0 -1.6
71 Stockton, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.0 10.4 -1.6
71 Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.4 -1.6
71 Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 13.8 12.2 -1.6
85 Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 4.4 -1.5
85 Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.0 -1.5
85 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.0 -1.5
85 Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 6.0 -1.5
85 Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.1 -1.5
85 Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 4.4 -1.5
85 Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.0 10.5 -1.5
85 Norwich-New London, CT-RI Metropolitan NECTA 7.6 6.1 -1.5
85 Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.6 8.1 -1.5
85 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 7.2 -1.5
85 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 3.8 -1.5
85 Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 3.1 -1.5
85 York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.3 -1.5
98 Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.5 -1.4
98 Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.4 -1.4
98 Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.2 -1.4
98 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 3.8 -1.4
98 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.1 -1.4
98 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.0 -1.4
98 Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 3.9 -1.4
98 Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 5.9 -1.4
98 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 6.1 -1.4
98 Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.5 -1.4
98 Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.0 -1.4
98 Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA 9.0 7.6 -1.4
110 Bend, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.8 7.5 -1.3
110 Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.1 -1.3
110 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.3 -1.3
110 Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.8 7.5 -1.3
110 College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 3.0 -1.3
110 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 6.7 -1.3
110 Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 4.6 -1.3
110 Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.1 -1.3
110 Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.7 -1.3
110 Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 3.6 -1.3
110 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.0 -1.3
110 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 3.6 -1.3
110 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.4 -1.3
110 Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.3 -1.3
110 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 6.2 -1.3
110 San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 3.1 -1.3
110 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.2 -1.3
110 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.0 -1.3
110 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 6.1 -1.3
110 Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 3.9 -1.3
110 Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 3.9 -1.3
110 Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.8 -1.3
132 Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 3.2 -1.2
132 Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 4.8 -1.2
132 Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.3 -1.2
132 Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4 8.2 -1.2
132 Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.8 11.6 -1.2
132 Janesville, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.7 -1.2
132 Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 3.5 -1.2
132 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.7 -1.2
132 Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 3.0 -1.2
132 Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.0 -1.2
132 New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.0 5.8 -1.2
132 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan NECTA 4.9 3.7 -1.2
132 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.6 -1.2
145 Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 2.9 -1.1
145 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.4 -1.1
145 Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.1 11.0 -1.1
145 Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.0 -1.1
145 Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.4 -1.1
145 Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.2 -1.1
145 Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA 5.5 4.4 -1.1
145 Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.7 3.6 -1.1
145 Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.0 -1.1
145 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.9 -1.1
145 Palm Coast, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 7.6 -1.1
145 Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA 4.3 3.2 -1.1
145 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.4 -1.1
145 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.7 5.6 -1.1
145 State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.4 -1.1
145 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.5 9.4 -1.1
145 Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 4.5 -1.1
162 Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.0 -1.0
162 Bakersfield-Delano, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.9 9.9 -1.0
162 Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA 5.6 4.6 -1.0
162 Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.0 -1.0
162 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA 6.3 5.3 -1.0
162 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.0 -1.0
162 Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.3 4.3 -1.0
162 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.1 -1.0
162 Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 3.7 -1.0
162 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 6.8 5.8 -1.0
162 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.0 -1.0
162 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 7.9 -1.0
162 Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 13.8 12.8 -1.0
162 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.2 -1.0
162 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 3.3 -1.0
162 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.6 -1.0
162 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.8 -1.0
162 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.8 -1.0
162 Rochester-Dover, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA 4.5 3.5 -1.0
162 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.7 -1.0
162 Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 3.9 -1.0
162 Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.2 -1.0
184 Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.3 -0.9
184 Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.6 -0.9
184 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.0 -0.9
184 Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.7 -0.9
184 Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.6 -0.9
184 Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.5 2.6 -0.9
184 Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 7.4 -0.9
184 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5 7.6 -0.9
184 Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.1 -0.9
184 Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.5 2.6 -0.9
184 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.3 -0.9
184 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.7 -0.9
184 Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.3 -0.9
184 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.2 -0.9
184 Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 6.8 -0.9
184 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.2 8.3 -0.9
184 St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 3.9 -0.9
184 Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 13.6 12.7 -0.9
202 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.6 -0.8
202 Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.3 -0.8
202 Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.1 -0.8
202 Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.4 -0.8
202 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.7 -0.8
202 Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.8 -0.8
202 Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.0 -0.8
202 Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.2 -0.8
202 Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.6 -0.8
202 Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.6 -0.8
202 Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 6.6 -0.8
202 Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.0 -0.8
202 Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.8 -0.8
202 Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 2.9 2.1 -0.8
202 Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.4 -0.8
202 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.0 -0.8
202 Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.2 -0.8
202 Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.7 -0.8
220 Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 6.8 -0.7
220 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.0 -0.7
220 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.3 -0.7
220 Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.5 -0.7
220 Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.2 -0.7
220 Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.2 -0.7
220 La Crosse, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.8 -0.7
220 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.1 -0.7
220 Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.1 -0.7
220 Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 3.7 -0.7
220 Naples-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.7 -0.7
220 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.0 -0.7
220 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 3.2 -0.7
220 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.2 -0.7
220 Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8 3.1 -0.7
220 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.4 -0.7
220 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.7 -0.7
220 Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.5 -0.7
220 Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.1 -0.7
239 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.5 -0.6
239 Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.1 -0.6
239 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.3 -0.6
239 Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 7.3 -0.6
239 Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.2 -0.6
239 Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.4 -0.6
239 Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.1 2.5 -0.6
239 Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.4 -0.6
239 Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.4 -0.6
239 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.0 -0.6
239 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.6 -0.6
239 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.8 -0.6
239 Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4 2.8 -0.6
239 Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.1 -0.6
239 Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.3 10.7 -0.6
239 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.8 -0.6
239 St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.2 -0.6
239 Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 7.5 -0.6
239 Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.4 -0.6
239 Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.8 -0.6
259 Anniston-Oxford, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.8 -0.5
259 Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.6 -0.5
259 Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.3 -0.5
259 Eugene-Springfield, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.2 -0.5
259 Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.1 -0.5
259 Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.2 -0.5
259 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 7.6 -0.5
259 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.3 -0.5
259 Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.5 -0.5
259 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.1 -0.5
259 Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.4 -0.5
259 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.0 -0.5
259 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 6.0 -0.5
259 Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.0 -0.5
259 Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.5 -0.5
259 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.0 -0.5
259 Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8 3.3 -0.5
259 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.5 3.0 -0.5
259 St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 3.7 -0.5
259 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.5 -0.5
259 Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.9 -0.5
259 Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.2 -0.5
259 Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.8 -0.5
282 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.4 -0.4
282 Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.1 -0.4
282 Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.2 -0.4
282 Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.3 -0.4
282 Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 7.2 -0.4
282 Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.7 -0.4
282 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.2 -0.4
282 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 3.9 -0.4
282 Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.3 -0.4
282 Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8 3.4 -0.4
282 Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area 2.7 2.3 -0.4
282 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.6 -0.4
282 Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4 8.0 -0.4
282 Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.2 -0.4
282 Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.5 -0.4
282 Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8 3.4 -0.4
282 Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.6 -0.4
282 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.7 -0.4
282 Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.2 -0.4
282 Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.3 -0.4
282 Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.8 -0.4
282 Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.2 -0.4
304 Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.0 2.7 -0.3
304 Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.9 -0.3
304 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.5 -0.3
304 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.6 -0.3
304 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.6 -0.3
304 Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.3 -0.3
304 Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.3 -0.3
304 Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 3.9 -0.3
304 Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4 3.1 -0.3
304 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.9 -0.3
304 Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.2 -0.3
304 Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.0 2.7 -0.3
304 Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.5 -0.3
304 Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.2 8.9 -0.3
304 Madera-Chowchilla, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.8 10.5 -0.3
304 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 7.6 -0.3
304 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.8 -0.3
304 Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8 3.5 -0.3
304 Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.6 -0.3
304 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.2 -0.3
304 Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.7 -0.3
304 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.0 -0.3
326 Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.5 -0.2
326 Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.5 -0.2
326 Danville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.4 -0.2
326 Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.4 -0.2
326 Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.7 -0.2
326 Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.1 -0.2
326 Salisbury, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 7.5 -0.2
326 Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.5 -0.2
326 Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.8 -0.2
326 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 7.4 -0.2
336 Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.2 -0.1
336 Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8 3.7 -0.1
336 El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 21.1 21.0 -0.1
336 Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 7.1 -0.1
336 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 8.8 -0.1
336 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.5 -0.1
342 Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 5.2 0.0
342 Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 2.9 2.9 0.0
342 Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 6.0 0.0
342 Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.7 12.7 0.0
342 Olympia, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 6.5 0.0
342 Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.1 3.1 0.0
348 Anderson, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.4 0.1
348 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.9 0.1
348 Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 7.8 0.1
351 Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 6.4 0.2
351 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 6.2 0.2
351 Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA 3.1 3.3 0.2
351 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 5.4 0.2
351 Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.7 0.2
351 Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.6 0.2
351 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 5.2 0.2
351 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 8.1 0.2
351 Spokane, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 7.6 0.2
360 Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area 2.7 3.0 0.3
361 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.7 0.4
361 Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.4 10.8 0.4
363 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 6.3 0.7
364 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.5 11.3 0.8
365 Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 5.3 1.1
366 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.0 4.2 1.2
366 Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4 4.6 1.2
368 Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 5.7 1.3
368 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 6.5 1.3
370 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 6.1 1.5
371 Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 6.7 1.7
372 Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 6.7 1.9

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: February 4, 2015