New Orleans had the highest unemployment rate among large metro areas in June 2019

August 08, 2019

Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana, had the highest unemployment rate in June 2019, 5.0 percent. Austin-Round Rock, Texas; San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California; and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, had the lowest unemployment rates among these large metropolitan areas in June, 2.7 percent each.
  Metropolitan area unemployment rates, June 2019, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Rate

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

1.9%

Idaho Falls, ID

2.1

Midland, TX

2.1

Portsmouth, NH-ME

2.1

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

2.2

Dubuque, IA

2.2

Iowa City, IA

2.2

Ames, IA

2.3

Manchester, NH

2.3

Portland-South Portland, ME

2.3

Sioux Falls, SD

2.4

Columbus, IN

2.5

Fargo, ND-MN

2.5

Boise City, ID

2.6

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

2.6

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.6

Fort Collins, CO

2.6

Pocatello, ID

2.6

Twin Falls, ID

2.6

Amarillo, TX

2.7

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.7

Bismarck, ND

2.7

Boulder, CO

2.7

Columbia, MO

2.7

Logan, UT-ID

2.7

Odessa, TX

2.7

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.7

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.7

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

2.7

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.7

Trenton, NJ

2.7

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

2.7

Bangor, ME

2.8

Cedar Rapids, IA

2.8

Charlottesville, VA

2.8

Coeur d'Alene, ID

2.8

Greeley, CO

2.8

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

2.8

Missoula, MT

2.8

Napa, CA

2.8

Santa Rosa, CA

2.8

Winchester, VA-WV

2.8

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

2.9

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

2.9

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2.9

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

2.9

Madison, WI

2.9

Springfield, MO

2.9

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

3.0

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

3.0

Huntsville, AL

3.0

Jefferson City, MO

3.0

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.0

Provo-Orem, UT

3.0

Rapid City, SD

3.0

Roanoke, VA

3.0

Rochester, MN

3.0

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

3.0

Sheboygan, WI

3.0

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

3.1

College Station-Bryan, TX

3.1

Decatur, AL

3.1

Enid, OK

3.1

Fort Wayne, IN

3.1

Gainesville, GA

3.1

Gettysburg, PA

3.1

Harrisonburg, VA

3.1

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

3.1

Jonesboro, AR

3.1

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

3.1

Lawrence, KS

3.1

Manhattan, KS

3.1

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

3.1

Richmond, VA

3.1

Sherman-Denison, TX

3.1

Urban Honolulu, HI

3.1

Wausau, WI

3.1

Abilene, TX

3.2

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

3.2

Appleton, WI

3.2

Auburn-Opelika, AL

3.2

Barnstable Town, MA

3.2

Billings, MT

3.2

Evansville, IN-KY

3.2

Fond du Lac, WI

3.2

Grand Forks, ND-MN

3.2

Great Falls, MT

3.2

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

3.2

Lubbock, TX

3.2

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

3.2

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

3.2

Oklahoma City, OK

3.2

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

3.2

Salt Lake City, UT

3.2

San Angelo, TX

3.2

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

3.2

State College, PA

3.2

Topeka, KS

3.2

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

3.2

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

3.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.3

Danbury, CT

3.3

Glens Falls, NY

3.3

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

3.3

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

3.3

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3.3

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.3

Kingston, NY

3.3

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

3.3

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

3.3

Lancaster, PA

3.3

Lincoln, NE

3.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

3.3

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

3.3

Montgomery, AL

3.3

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

3.3

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

3.3

St. Cloud, MN

3.3

St. Joseph, MO-KS

3.3

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

3.3

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

3.4

Corvallis, OR

3.4

Eau Claire, WI

3.4

Gainesville, FL

3.4

Grand Island, NE

3.4

Green Bay, WI

3.4

Ithaca, NY

3.4

Joplin, MO

3.4

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

3.4

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

3.4

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

3.4

Reno, NV

3.4

Tulsa, OK

3.4

Tyler, TX

3.4

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

3.4

Wichita Falls, TX

3.4

Ann Arbor, MI

3.5

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

3.5

Colorado Springs, CO

3.5

Columbia, SC

3.5

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

3.5

Jacksonville, FL

3.5

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

3.5

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

3.5

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

3.5

St. Louis, MO-IL

3.5

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

3.5

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.5

Spartanburg, SC

3.5

Tallahassee, FL

3.5

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

3.5

Tuscaloosa, AL

3.5

Victoria, TX

3.5

Waco, TX

3.5

Worcester, MA-CT

3.5

Asheville, NC

3.6

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

3.6

Dothan, AL

3.6

Grand Junction, CO

3.6

Kokomo, IN

3.6

Lebanon, PA

3.6

Leominster-Gardner, MA

3.6

Lynchburg, VA

3.6

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

3.6

Pittsfield, MA

3.6

Rochester, NY

3.6

St. George, UT

3.6

Savannah, GA

3.6

Springfield, IL

3.6

Syracuse, NY

3.6

Wichita, KS

3.6

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

3.7

Bloomington, IL

3.7

Brunswick, GA

3.7

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

3.7

California-Lexington Park, MD

3.7

Cheyenne, WY

3.7

Columbus, OH

3.7

Fort Smith, AR-OK

3.7

Lawton, OK

3.7

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

3.7

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

3.7

York-Hanover, PA

3.7

Athens-Clarke County, GA

3.8

Bloomington, IN

3.8

Champaign-Urbana, IL

3.8

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

3.8

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

3.8

Elmira, NY

3.8

Gadsden, AL

3.8

Hot Springs, AR

3.8

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

3.8

Killeen-Temple, TX

3.8

Longview, TX

3.8

New Haven, CT

3.8

Ocean City, NJ

3.8

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

3.8

Bend-Redmond, OR

3.9

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

3.9

Chattanooga, TN-GA

3.9

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

3.9

El Paso, TX

3.9

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

3.9

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

3.9

Janesville-Beloit, WI

3.9

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

3.9

Knoxville, TN

3.9

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

3.9

Laredo, TX

3.9

Lexington-Fayette, KY

3.9

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

3.9

Panama City, FL

3.9

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

3.9

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

3.9

Springfield, MA-CT

3.9

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

3.9

Warner Robins, GA

3.9

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

4.0

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

4.0

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

4.0

Binghamton, NY

4.0

Carbondale-Marion, IL

4.0

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4.0

Florence, SC

4.0

Midland, MI

4.0

Pittsburgh, PA

4.0

Port St. Lucie, FL

4.0

Punta Gorda, FL

4.0

Raleigh, NC

4.0

Utica-Rome, NY

4.0

Valdosta, GA

4.0

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

4.1

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

4.1

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

4.1

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

4.1

Jackson, MI

4.1

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

4.1

Lima, OH

4.1

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

4.1

Monroe, MI

4.1

Muncie, IN

4.1

Peoria, IL

4.1

Racine, WI

4.1

Reading, PA

4.1

Rome, GA

4.1

Salisbury, MD-DE

4.1

Terre Haute, IN

4.1

Wilmington, NC

4.1

Altoona, PA

4.2

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

4.2

Casper, WY

4.2

Dayton, OH

4.2

Dover, DE

4.2

Duluth, MN-WI

4.2

Erie, PA

4.2

Jackson, TN

4.2

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

4.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

4.2

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

4.2

Macon-Bibb County, GA

4.2

Mobile, AL

4.2

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

4.2

Ocala, FL

4.2

Salem, OR

4.2

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

4.2

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

4.2

Springfield, OH

4.2

Sumter, SC

4.2

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

4.2

Williamsport, PA

4.2

Akron, OH

4.3

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

4.3

Canton-Massillon, OH

4.3

Carson City, NV

4.3

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

4.3

Kankakee, IL

4.3

Lake Charles, LA

4.3

Mansfield, OH

4.3

Morgantown, WV

4.3

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

4.3

Toledo, OH

4.3

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

4.3

Winston-Salem, NC

4.3

Burlington, NC

4.4

Cleveland, TN

4.4

Corpus Christi, TX

4.4

Eugene, OR

4.4

Hinesville, GA

4.4

Johnson City, TN

4.4

Owensboro, KY

4.4

Pueblo, CO

4.4

Texarkana, TX-AR

4.4

Wenatchee, WA

4.4

Battle Creek, MI

4.5

Columbus, GA-AL

4.5

Dalton, GA

4.5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

4.5

Morristown, TN

4.5

Santa Fe, NM

4.5

Albany, OR

4.6

Bowling Green, KY

4.6

Medford, OR

4.6

Muskegon, MI

4.6

New Bedford, MA

4.6

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

4.6

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

4.6

Redding, CA

4.6

Albany, GA

4.7

Charleston, WV

4.7

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

4.7

Danville, IL

4.7

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

4.7

New Bern, NC

4.7

Waterbury, CT

4.7

Wheeling, WV-OH

4.7

Clarksville, TN-KY

4.8

Goldsboro, NC

4.8

Greensboro-High Point, NC

4.8

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

4.8

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

4.8

Salinas, CA

4.8

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

4.8

Baton Rouge, LA

4.9

East Stroudsburg, PA

4.9

Prescott, AZ

4.9

Bay City, MI

5.0

Beckley, WV

5.0

Decatur, IL

5.0

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

5.0

Tucson, AZ

5.0

Grants Pass, OR

5.1

Saginaw, MI

5.1

Sebring, FL

5.1

Walla Walla, WA

5.1

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

5.2

Chico, CA

5.2

Greenville, NC

5.2

Hattiesburg, MS

5.2

Homosassa Springs, FL

5.2

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

5.2

Lafayette, LA

5.2

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

5.2

The Villages, FL

5.2

Albuquerque, NM

5.3

Jackson, MS

5.3

Jacksonville, NC

5.3

Johnstown, PA

5.3

Kennewick-Richland, WA

5.3

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

5.3

Rockford, IL

5.3

Bellingham, WA

5.4

Fairbanks, AK

5.4

Flint, MI

5.4

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

5.4

Pine Bluff, AR

5.4

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

5.5

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

5.6

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

5.6

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

5.6

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

5.6

Alexandria, LA

5.7

Anchorage, AK

5.7

Fayetteville, NC

5.7

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

5.7

Monroe, LA

5.8

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

5.8

Cumberland, MD-WV

5.9

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

5.9

Stockton-Lodi, CA

6.0

Flagstaff, AZ

6.1

Rocky Mount, NC

6.1

Hammond, LA

6.2

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

6.2

Yakima, WA

6.2

Farmington, NM

6.3

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

6.3

Las Cruces, NM

6.3

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

6.3

Modesto, CA

6.5

Longview, WA

6.7

Yuba City, CA

6.7

Madera, CA

7.0

Fresno, CA

7.1

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

7.9

Bakersfield, CA

8.0

Merced, CA

8.1

Visalia-Porterville, CA

9.1

El Centro, CA

18.6

Yuma, AZ

19.6

Among all 389 metropolitan areas, Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont, had the lowest unemployment rate, 1.9 percent. Yuma, Arizona, and El Centro, California, had the highest unemployment rates, 19.6 percent and 18.6 percent, respectively.  A total of 192 areas had June jobless rates above the U.S. rate of 3.8 percent, 183 areas had rates below it, and 14 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — June 2019.” Also see Charts related to the latest "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment" news release.




    



                        
                                                     
                 
          
     
       
      
                    
     
     
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, New Orleans had the highest unemployment rate among large metro areas in June 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/new-orleans-had-highest-unemployment-rate-among-large-metro-areas-in-june-2019.htm (visited August 20, 2019).

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