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

(with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more)


Unemployment Rate Over-the-Year Change for Large Metropolitan Areas
Annual Average Rankings
20102011
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 13.9 11.6 -2.3
2 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.6 9.3 -1.3
3 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 7.5 -1.2
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.2 10.0 -1.2
3 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.9 10.7 -1.2
6 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.8 10.7 -1.1
6 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.7 8.6 -1.1
6 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.3 10.2 -1.1
6 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.7 8.6 -1.1
10 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 7.9 -1.0
10 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.9 9.9 -1.0
10 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.3 10.3 -1.0
10 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.3 -1.0
10 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.5 -1.0
10 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 9.8 8.8 -1.0
16 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.6 7.7 -0.9
16 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 7.5 6.6 -0.9
16 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 8.0 -0.9
16 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 8.0 -0.9
16 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.3 9.4 -0.9
16 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.6 8.7 -0.9
22 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 7.1 -0.8
23 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 7.6 -0.7
23 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0 8.3 -0.7
23 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.8 8.1 -0.7
23 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 14.3 13.6 -0.7
27 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.4 9.8 -0.6
27 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.5 11.9 -0.6
29 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5 8.0 -0.5
29 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.1 8.6 -0.5
29 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 14.1 13.6 -0.5
29 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.1 9.6 -0.5
29 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 7.3 -0.5
29 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 11.7 11.2 -0.5
29 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.7 -0.5
29 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.6 10.1 -0.5
37 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.8 -0.4
37 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 9.4 9.0 -0.4
37 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5 8.1 -0.4
37 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.8 11.4 -0.4
37 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0 8.6 -0.4
37 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 7.1 -0.4
37 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 6.1 -0.4
44 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.1 9.8 -0.3
44 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.8 -0.3
44 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 8.6 -0.3
47 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.1 10.1 0.0
47 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 7.2 0.0
49 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 7.5 0.1

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 18, 2014