Unemployment Rates for the 50 Largest Cities

(Based on Census 2000 Population)


Unemployment Rates for the 50 Largest Cities
Annual Average Rankings
Year: 2012
RankCityRate
1 Omaha city, NE 4.7
2 Oklahoma City city, OK 5.0
3 Honolulu County/city, HI 5.1
4 Austin city, TX 5.4
4 Tulsa city, OK 5.4
6 Minneapolis city, MN 5.5
7 Virginia Beach city, VA 5.7
8 Seattle city, WA 6.2
9 Columbus city, OH 6.3
10 Boston city, MA 6.5
10 San Antonio city, TX 6.5
12 Fort Worth city, TX 6.8
12 Nashville-Davidson (consolidated) city, TN 6.8
14 Albuquerque city, NM 6.9
15 Houston city, TX 7.0
16 Mesa city, AZ 7.1
17 San Francisco County/city, CA 7.2
18 Dallas city, TX 7.4
19 Kansas City city, MO 7.6
20 Phoenix city, AZ 7.7
20 Portland city, OR 7.7
22 New Orleans city, LA 7.8
23 Charlotte city, NC 7.9
24 Tucson city, AZ 8.1
25 Denver County/city, CO 8.2
26 Indianapolis (consolidated) city, IN 8.5
27 Louisville-Jefferson County (consolidated) city, KY 8.6
28 El Paso city, TX 8.7
29 Jacksonville city, FL 8.8
30 San Diego city, CA 8.9
31 Colorado Springs city, CO 9.1
31 Washington city, DC 9.1
33 New York city, NY 9.3
34 San Jose city, CA 9.4
34 St. Louis city, MO 9.4
36 Cleveland city, OH 9.9
37 Baltimore city, MD 10.2
37 Chicago city, IL 10.2
37 Milwaukee city, WI 10.2
40 Memphis city, TN 10.4
41 Miami city, FL 10.5
42 Philadelphia County/city, PA 10.8
43 Atlanta city, GA 11.2
44 Long Beach city, CA 12.0
45 Las Vegas city, NV 12.1
45 Los Angeles city, CA 12.1
47 Sacramento city, CA 12.3
48 Oakland city, CA 13.6
49 Fresno city, CA 14.1
50 Detroit city, MI 18.0

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

 

Last Modified Date: April 18, 2014