Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas, Not Seasonally Adjusted
[with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more]
Metropolitan area August 2017
rate
August 2018(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.0 -1.4 1

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 3.6 -1.1 2

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.3 -1.1 2

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.5 -1.1 2

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.4 -1.0 5

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.4 -1.0 5

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.7 -0.9 7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.2 -0.9 7

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.4 -0.9 7

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.2 -0.9 7

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 3.8 -0.9 7

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.4 -0.9 7

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.3 -0.8 13

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.6 -0.8 13

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.5 -0.8 13

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.2 -0.8 13

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 2.8 -0.8 13

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 2.7 -0.8 13

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.6 -0.8 13

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 20

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

4.8 4.1 -0.7 20

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.5 -0.7 20

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.9 -0.7 20

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.2 -0.7 20

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.2 -0.7 20

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.9 -0.6 26

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.6 -0.6 26

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.4 -0.5 28

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 28

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

4.4 3.9 -0.5 28

St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area(1)

4.1 3.6 -0.5 28

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 28

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.8 -0.4 33

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.9 -0.4 33

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.8 -0.4 33

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.0 -0.3 36

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.6 -0.3 36

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.5 -0.3 36

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.6 -0.2 39

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.5 -0.2 39

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.6 -0.2 39

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.5 -0.2 39

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.4 -0.1 43

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.8 -0.1 43

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

3.4 3.3 -0.1 43

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.3 -0.1 43

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.5 0.1 47

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.4 0.1 47

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.4 0.2 49

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 3.1 0.2 49

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 3.3 0.6 51

Footnotes
(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 3, 2018