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Unemployment rates were lower in April 2021 than a year earlier in all metropolitan areas

June 11, 2021

Unemployment rates were lower in April than a year earlier in all 389 metropolitan areas. A total of 27 areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent and 10 areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent.

 Metropolitan area unemployment rates, April 2021
Metropolitan area April 2021 unemployment rate Percentage point change in unemployment rate from April 2020 to April 2021

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

3.0 -27.8

Kokomo, IN

6.1 -24.9

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

9.0 -24.3

Flint, MI

6.8 -24.1

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

11.0 -23.4

Muskegon, MI

7.0 -22.5

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

11.5 -21.4

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

3.7 -20.9

Monroe, MI

6.0 -20.2

Saginaw, MI

6.5 -19.7

Bay City, MI

5.8 -19.3

Battle Creek, MI

6.0 -18.2

Jackson, MI

5.4 -18.2

Ocean City, NJ

10.0 -17.9

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

4.6 -17.2

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

4.2 -16.8

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

4.8 -15.9

Toledo, OH

5.6 -15.9

Dalton, GA

4.0 -15.8

Gadsden, AL

3.4 -15.8

New Bedford, MA

7.4 -15.7

Carson City, NV

5.5 -15.4

Midland, MI

4.5 -15.3

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

6.1 -15.2

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

4.0 -15.1

Fort Wayne, IN

4.0 -15.0

Reno, NV

4.9 -15.0

Mansfield, OH

5.3 -14.9

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

5.2 -14.8

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

6.2 -14.7

Barnstable Town, MA

6.9 -14.5

Bowling Green, KY

3.4 -14.5

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

3.5 -14.2

Columbus, IN

3.3 -14.2

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

6.0 -14.2

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

5.5 -14.1

Wichita, KS

4.9 -14.1

Fond du Lac, WI

3.4 -14.0

Tuscaloosa, AL

3.1 -14.0

East Stroudsburg, PA

7.5 -13.9

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

4.2 -13.6

Manchester, NH

2.7 -13.5

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

5.5 -13.4

Lima, OH

6.5 -13.2

Asheville, NC

3.9 -13.1

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

7.2 -13.1

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

6.7 -13.0

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

4.8 -12.9

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

3.9 -12.9

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

5.3 -12.8

Rockford, IL

9.7 -12.8

Lexington-Fayette, KY

3.2 -12.6

Coeur d'Alene, ID

3.9 -12.5

El Centro, CA

16.1 -12.5

Lawton, OK

4.2 -12.5

Springfield, OH

4.8 -12.5

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

7.2 -12.4

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

5.8 -12.4

Clarksville, TN-KY

4.6 -12.3

Janesville-Beloit, WI

5.1 -12.3

Morristown, TN

4.2 -12.2

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

5.6 -12.1

Altoona, PA

5.8 -12.0

Beckley, WV

6.4 -12.0

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2.5 -12.0

Yuma, AZ

13.1 -11.9

Carbondale-Marion, IL

5.7 -11.8

Elmira, NY

6.0 -11.8

Owensboro, KY

3.6 -11.8

Brunswick, GA

3.6 -11.7

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

2.9 -11.7

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

4.1 -11.7

Reading, PA

6.3 -11.7

Sheboygan, WI

3.4 -11.7

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

5.1 -11.6

Syracuse, NY

5.7 -11.6

Urban Honolulu, HI

7.2 -11.6

Glens Falls, NY

5.6 -11.5

Muncie, IN

4.5 -11.5

Napa, CA

6.3 -11.5

Bellingham, WA

6.9 -11.4

Binghamton, NY

5.7 -11.4

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

2.9 -11.4

Kingston, NY

5.3 -11.4

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

6.5 -11.3

Wilmington, NC

3.9 -11.3

Evansville, IN-KY

4.0 -11.2

Gettysburg, PA

4.1 -11.2

Portsmouth, NH-ME

2.9 -11.2

Johnstown, PA

6.6 -11.1

Pittsfield, MA

7.6 -11.1

Charleston, WV

6.3 -11.0

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

3.5 -11.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

5.7 -11.0

Dayton, OH

4.8 -10.9

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

6.2 -10.9

Savannah, GA

3.9 -10.9

Wheeling, WV-OH

6.1 -10.9

Ann Arbor, MI

4.0 -10.8

Racine, WI

5.4 -10.8

Terre Haute, IN

5.0 -10.8

Appleton, WI

3.3 -10.7

Flagstaff, AZ

7.5 -10.7

Leominster-Gardner, MA

6.9 -10.7

Peoria, IL

6.4 -10.7

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

6.3 -10.5

Danville, IL

6.5 -10.5

Green Bay, WI

3.7 -10.5

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

3.8 -10.5

Salinas, CA

8.6 -10.5

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

7.4 -10.5

York-Hanover, PA

5.1 -10.5

Canton-Massillon, OH

5.2 -10.4

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

4.6 -10.4

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

6.0 -10.4

Pittsburgh, PA

6.2 -10.4

Prescott, AZ

5.5 -10.4

Punta Gorda, FL

4.8 -10.4

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

2.5 -10.3

Chattanooga, TN-GA

3.8 -10.3

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

5.6 -10.3

Greensboro-High Point, NC

4.9 -10.3

Rochester, NY

5.6 -10.3

Rome, GA

3.5 -10.3

Utica-Rome, NY

6.0 -10.3

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

5.4 -10.2

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

3.8 -10.2

Lancaster, PA

4.7 -10.2

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

4.3 -10.2

Knoxville, TN

3.7 -10.1

Mobile, AL

4.1 -10.1

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

6.3 -10.1

Akron, OH

5.0 -10.0

Auburn-Opelika, AL

2.3 -10.0

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

5.2 -10.0

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

5.1 -10.0

Missoula, MT

3.8 -10.0

Bend-Redmond, OR

6.3 -9.9

Erie, PA

7.4 -9.9

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

7.7 -9.9

Hot Springs, AR

5.2 -9.8

Montgomery, AL

3.6 -9.8

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

5.0 -9.7

Cleveland, TN

4.1 -9.7

Santa Rosa, CA

5.7 -9.7

Wenatchee, WA

6.4 -9.7

Williamsport, PA

6.3 -9.7

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

4.0 -9.6

Eau Claire, WI

3.8 -9.6

Joplin, MO

3.3 -9.5

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

4.3 -9.5

Johnson City, TN

4.1 -9.4

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

3.2 -9.4

Lawrence, KS

3.2 -9.4

Topeka, KS

3.0 -9.4

Homosassa Springs, FL

6.2 -9.3

Kankakee, IL

6.9 -9.3

Jackson, MS

5.3 -9.2

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

3.5 -9.2

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

6.7 -9.2

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

5.6 -9.2

Spartanburg, SC

4.5 -9.2

St. George, UT

2.9 -9.2

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

4.7 -9.2

Tulsa, OK

4.3 -9.2

Kansas City, MO-KS

4.1 -9.1

Longview, WA

7.3 -9.1

Wausau, WI

3.3 -9.1

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

5.9 -9.0

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

7.5 -9.0

Fayetteville, NC

6.1 -9.0

Jackson, TN

4.5 -9.0

Lebanon, PA

5.4 -9.0

Oklahoma City, OK

4.3 -9.0

Panama City, FL

4.4 -9.0

Port St. Lucie, FL

4.9 -9.0

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

5.3 -9.0

Springfield, IL

5.9 -9.0

Boise City, ID

3.3 -8.9

Stockton-Lodi, CA

9.0 -8.9

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

2.7 -8.8

Chico, CA

7.1 -8.8

Great Falls, MT

3.7 -8.8

Rapid City, SD

3.1 -8.8

Winston-Salem, NC

4.3 -8.8

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

3.9 -8.7

Burlington, NC

4.3 -8.7

Columbus, OH

4.5 -8.7

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

4.5 -8.7

Redding, CA

7.0 -8.7

Worcester, MA-CT

6.0 -8.7

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

5.0 -8.6

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

3.4 -8.6

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

4.4 -8.6

Dubuque, IA

4.0 -8.6

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

4.2 -8.6

Modesto, CA

8.6 -8.6

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

6.4 -8.6

St. Louis, MO-IL

4.4 -8.6

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

8.4 -8.6

Madison, WI

3.3 -8.5

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

8.1 -8.5

Springfield, MO

3.0 -8.5

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

5.2 -8.4

Jacksonville, NC

4.5 -8.4

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

5.8 -8.4

Morgantown, WV

4.3 -8.4

Salisbury, MD-DE

6.1 -8.4

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

3.2 -8.3

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

3.8 -8.3

Duluth, MN-WI

4.8 -8.3

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

6.2 -8.3

Springfield, MA-CT

6.9 -8.2

Athens-Clarke County, GA

3.1 -8.1

Bloomington, IL

4.8 -8.1

Cedar Rapids, IA

4.6 -8.1

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

5.0 -8.1

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

7.6 -8.1

Salt Lake City, UT

2.9 -8.0

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

6.0 -8.0

Bakersfield, CA

10.7 -7.9

Decatur, AL

2.3 -7.9

Gainesville, GA

2.5 -7.9

Madera, CA

9.5 -7.9

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

5.8 -7.9

Billings, MT

3.5 -7.8

Columbus, GA-AL

4.1 -7.8

Huntsville, AL

2.2 -7.8

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

8.2 -7.8

Raleigh, NC

3.6 -7.8

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

6.6 -7.8

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

4.6 -7.8

Yuba City, CA

9.4 -7.8

Hammond, LA

7.2 -7.7

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

4.0 -7.7

Medford, OR

6.4 -7.6

Merced, CA

10.9 -7.6

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

7.6 -7.6

Texarkana, TX-AR

5.7 -7.6

Visalia-Porterville, CA

11.0 -7.6

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

9.9 -7.5

Decatur, IL

7.9 -7.5

Eugene, OR

6.6 -7.5

Fresno, CA

9.6 -7.5

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

5.9 -7.5

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

6.0 -7.5

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

5.6 -7.5

El Paso, TX

6.9 -7.4

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

3.9 -7.4

Harrisonburg, VA

3.2 -7.4

Hattiesburg, MS

5.2 -7.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

9.9 -7.4

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

4.5 -7.4

Austin-Round Rock, TX

4.5 -7.3

Dover, DE

7.0 -7.3

Kennewick-Richland, WA

6.7 -7.3

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

5.1 -7.3

Tucson, AZ

6.6 -7.3

Albany, OR

6.6 -7.2

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3.5 -7.2

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

10.3 -7.2

Ocala, FL

5.4 -7.2

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

9.1 -7.1

Corpus Christi, TX

7.9 -7.1

Jacksonville, FL

4.4 -7.1

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.6 -7.1

Twin Falls, ID

3.3 -7.1

Walla Walla, WA

5.4 -7.1

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

4.0 -7.0

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

6.1 -7.0

Richmond, VA

4.4 -7.0

Roanoke, VA

3.7 -7.0

Rocky Mount, NC

6.3 -7.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

7.1 -6.9

Macon-Bibb County, GA

4.3 -6.9

Winchester, VA-WV

3.1 -6.9

Charlottesville, VA

3.4 -6.8

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

5.7 -6.8

Dothan, AL

2.8 -6.8

Ithaca, NY

4.2 -6.8

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.4 -6.8

Victoria, TX

7.0 -6.8

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

10.2 -6.7

New Bern, NC

4.1 -6.7

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

3.2 -6.7

Yakima, WA

8.1 -6.7

Cumberland, MD-WV

5.7 -6.6

Grants Pass, OR

7.1 -6.6

The Villages, FL

6.2 -6.6

Warner Robins, GA

3.3 -6.6

Bloomington, IN

3.5 -6.5

Fort Smith, AR-OK

4.3 -6.5

Iowa City, IA

3.4 -6.5

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

3.8 -6.4

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

3.5 -6.4

Enid, OK

3.7 -6.4

Grand Island, NE

2.5 -6.4

Hinesville, GA

3.5 -6.4

Lynchburg, VA

4.0 -6.4

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

6.6 -6.4

Pocatello, ID

3.2 -6.4

Sioux Falls, SD

2.6 -6.4

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

4.7 -6.3

Albany, GA

5.0 -6.2

Champaign-Urbana, IL

4.8 -6.2

Manhattan, KS

2.6 -6.2

Colorado Springs, CO

6.5 -6.1

Laredo, TX

7.0 -6.1

State College, PA

4.1 -6.1

Tyler, TX

5.6 -6.1

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

6.4 -6.0

Grand Junction, CO

6.8 -6.0

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

4.4 -6.0

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

3.5 -6.0

Valdosta, GA

3.8 -6.0

Baton Rouge, LA

5.8 -5.9

Columbia, MO

2.6 -5.9

Fort Collins, CO

5.5 -5.9

Lincoln, NE

2.2 -5.8

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

8.3 -5.8

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

2.9 -5.8

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

6.0 -5.8

Greenville, NC

4.4 -5.7

Ames, IA

2.5 -5.6

Anchorage, AK

7.2 -5.6

Bismarck, ND

3.4 -5.6

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

4.1 -5.6

St. Joseph, MO-KS

3.1 -5.6

Salem, OR

6.0 -5.5

Sumter, SC

5.0 -5.5

Trenton, NJ

5.7 -5.5

Lafayette, LA

5.9 -5.4

Lake Charles, LA

7.0 -5.4

Portland-South Portland, ME

4.6 -5.4

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

5.6 -5.3

Idaho Falls, ID

2.7 -5.3

Jefferson City, MO

2.7 -5.3

Jonesboro, AR

3.4 -5.3

Provo-Orem, UT

2.4 -5.3

Sherman-Denison, TX

4.8 -5.3

Gainesville, FL

4.0 -5.2

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

6.3 -5.2

Fargo, ND-MN

3.2 -5.1

Sebring, FL

6.3 -5.1

Wichita Falls, TX

5.5 -5.1

Goldsboro, NC

4.6 -5.0

Waco, TX

5.1 -5.0

Killeen-Temple, TX

6.0 -4.9

Longview, TX

6.9 -4.9

Corvallis, OR

4.6 -4.8

Grand Forks, ND-MN

4.0 -4.8

Boulder, CO

5.3 -4.7

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

2.9 -4.7

Lubbock, TX

4.9 -4.7

San Angelo, TX

5.2 -4.7

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

3.4 -4.6

Amarillo, TX

4.0 -4.5

Monroe, LA

5.8 -4.5

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

5.0 -4.4

College Station-Bryan, TX

4.6 -4.3

St. Cloud, MN

4.4 -4.3

Alexandria, LA

4.4 -4.2

Fairbanks, AK

5.8 -4.2

Tallahassee, FL

4.6 -4.2

Bangor, ME

4.9 -4.1

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

5.2 -4.0

Logan, UT-ID

2.0 -4.0

Abilene, TX

4.8 -3.9

Rochester, MN

3.3 -3.8

Columbia, SC

4.0 -3.7

Florence, SC

4.6 -3.7

Santa Fe, NM

7.2 -3.7

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

5.4 -3.6

Odessa, TX

9.9 -3.6

Greeley, CO

6.5 -3.5

Pine Bluff, AR

6.1 -3.5

Midland, TX

6.8 -3.4

Albuquerque, NM

7.2 -3.2

Pueblo, CO

8.6 -2.7

Farmington, NM

8.9 -2.2

California-Lexington Park, MD

4.1 -2.1

Las Cruces, NM

7.7 -2.0

Danbury, CT

6.6 -1.7

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

7.5 -0.8

Cheyenne, WY

4.6 -0.8

New Haven, CT

7.1 -0.4

Waterbury, CT

9.1 -0.3

Casper, WY

7.4 -0.2

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

7.7 -0.2

In April 2021, Logan, Utah-Idaho, had the lowest unemployment rate, 2.0 percent, followed by Huntsville, Alabama, and Lincoln, Nebraska, 2.2 percent each. El Centro, California, had the highest rate, 16.1 percent. A total of 237 areas had April jobless rates below the U.S. rate of 5.7 percent, 143 areas had rates above it, and 9 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.

The largest over-the-year unemployment rate decreases occurred in Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana (−27.8 percentage points), and Kokomo, Indiana (−24.9 points). Rates fell over the year by at least 15.0 percentage points in an additional 25 areas.

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 — April 2021." Also see charts of the latest metropolitan area employment and unemployment data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates were lower in April 2021 than a year earlier in all metropolitan areas at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/unemployment-rates-were-lower-in-april-2021-than-a-year-earlier-in-all-metropolitan-areas.htm (visited December 06, 2021).

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