Unemployment Rates for the 50 Largest Cities

(Based on Census 2000 Population)


Unemployment Rates for the 50 Largest Cities
Annual Average Rankings
Year: 2008
RankCityRate
1 Omaha city, NE 3.5
2 Honolulu County/city, HI 3.6
2 Tulsa city, OK 3.6
2 Virginia Beach city, VA 3.6
5 Oklahoma City city, OK 3.7
6 Seattle city, WA 4.1
7 Albuquerque city, NM 4.2
7 Austin city, TX 4.2
9 San Antonio city, TX 4.6
10 Houston city, TX 4.8
10 Mesa city, AZ 4.8
12 Minneapolis city, MN 5.0
13 Boston city, MA 5.1
13 Fort Worth city, TX 5.1
15 San Francisco County/city, CA 5.2
16 Denver County/city, CO 5.3
17 New Orleans city, LA 5.4
18 Colorado Springs city, CO 5.5
18 Columbus city, OH 5.5
18 Dallas city, TX 5.5
18 Nashville-Davidson (consolidated) city, TN 5.5
18 New York city, NY 5.5
23 Charlotte city, NC 5.6
23 Indianapolis (consolidated) city, IN 5.6
25 El Paso city, TX 5.9
25 Portland city, OR 5.9
27 Jacksonville city, FL 6.0
27 San Diego city, CA 6.0
29 Phoenix city, AZ 6.2
29 Tucson city, AZ 6.2
31 Louisville-Jefferson County (consolidated) city, KY 6.5
32 Baltimore city, MD 6.6
32 Washington city, DC 6.6
34 Miami city, FL 6.7
34 Milwaukee city, WI 6.7
34 San Jose city, CA 6.7
37 Chicago city, IL 6.9
38 Atlanta city, GA 7.1
38 Philadelphia County/city, PA 7.1
40 Las Vegas city, NV 7.2
41 Kansas City city, MO 7.4
42 St. Louis city, MO 7.5
43 Memphis city, TN 7.7
44 Long Beach city, CA 8.3
44 Los Angeles city, CA 8.3
46 Sacramento city, CA 8.5
47 Cleveland city, OH 8.8
48 Oakland city, CA 9.5
49 Fresno city, CA 9.8
50 Detroit city, MI 15.9

NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence.

 

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2013