Unemployment Rate Over-the-Year Change for Large Metropolitan Areas

(with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more)


Unemployment Rate Over-the-Year Change for Large Metropolitan Areas
Annual Average Rankings
20092010
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area15.113.9-1.2
2Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.58.6-0.9
3Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.910.2-0.7
4Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.29.8-0.4
4Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area7.77.3-0.4
6Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area10.09.7-0.3
7Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area11.911.7-0.2
7Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area8.68.4-0.2
7San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.710.5-0.2
7St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 19.89.6-0.2
11Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area8.78.70.0
11Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.99.90.0
11Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area5.95.90.0
11Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA11.111.10.0
11Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area8.68.60.0
16Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.97.00.1
16Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA7.57.60.1
16Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area8.88.90.1
16Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area11.011.10.1
20Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area7.98.10.2
21Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area8.38.60.3
21Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area8.79.00.3
21Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.88.10.3
21New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.68.90.3
21Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area9.39.60.3
21Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area6.06.30.3
27Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.910.30.4
27Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area10.210.60.4
27Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.59.90.4
30Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area8.38.80.5
30Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.58.00.5
30San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.77.20.5
30San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.49.90.5
34Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.511.10.6
34Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area7.17.70.6
36Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area7.48.10.7
36Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.68.30.7
36Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.010.70.7
36Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.38.00.7
36Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area6.97.60.7
41Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.89.60.8
41Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.010.80.8
41Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area12.913.70.8
44Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.911.80.9
45New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.77.71.0
45Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.79.71.0
47Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area7.58.71.2
47Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA8.09.21.2
49San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.410.71.3
50Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.912.41.5
51Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area11.513.82.3

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. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based.

 

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2015