Unemployment Rates for the 50 Largest Cities

(Based on Census 2000 Population)


Unemployment Rates for the 50 Largest Cities
Annual Average Rankings
Year: 2009
RankCityRate
1 Omaha city, NE 4.8
2 Honolulu County/city, HI 5.8
3 Oklahoma City city, OK 6.1
4 Virginia Beach city, VA 6.2
5 Austin city, TX 6.3
5 San Antonio city, TX 6.3
7 Albuquerque city, NM 6.4
8 Tulsa city, OK 6.8
9 Houston city, TX 7.2
10 Minneapolis city, MN 7.5
11 Boston city, MA 7.6
12 Fort Worth city, TX 7.7
12 New Orleans city, LA 7.7
14 El Paso city, TX 8.0
14 Seattle city, WA 8.0
16 Dallas city, TX 8.1
17 Columbus city, OH 8.3
17 Mesa city, AZ 8.3
19 Colorado Springs city, CO 8.5
20 Nashville-Davidson (consolidated) city, TN 8.9
20 San Francisco County/city, CA 8.9
22 Denver County/city, CO 9.0
23 Charlotte city, NC 9.2
23 New York city, NY 9.2
25 Indianapolis (consolidated) city, IN 9.4
26 Philadelphia County/city, PA 9.6
26 San Diego city, CA 9.6
28 Washington city, DC 9.7
29 Tucson city, AZ 9.8
30 Kansas City city, MO 10.0
31 Louisville-Jefferson County (consolidated) city, KY 10.1
32 Jacksonville city, FL 10.2
33 Portland city, OR 10.4
34 Atlanta city, GA 10.6
34 Phoenix city, AZ 10.6
36 Baltimore city, MD 10.7
37 Chicago city, IL 10.9
38 Cleveland city, OH 11.0
39 Memphis city, TN 11.1
40 Milwaukee city, WI 11.4
41 Miami city, FL 11.8
41 St. Louis city, MO 11.8
43 San Jose city, CA 12.0
44 Las Vegas city, NV 12.3
45 Long Beach city, CA 12.7
46 Los Angeles city, CA 12.8
47 Sacramento city, CA 13.2
48 Fresno city, CA 14.1
49 Oakland city, CA 15.8
50 Detroit city, MI 24.9

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

 

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2013