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
20112012
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 13.5 11.2 -2.3
2 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.2 8.4 -1.8
2 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.6 8.8 -1.8
4 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.2 8.5 -1.7
5 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.9 8.3 -1.6
6 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.4 -1.5
6 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.6 7.1 -1.5
6 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 6.6 -1.5
6 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 13.6 12.1 -1.5
6 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.9 10.4 -1.5
11 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 6.1 -1.4
11 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 6.6 -1.4
11 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.7 8.3 -1.4
11 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.0 8.6 -1.4
15 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.8 9.5 -1.3
15 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.6 10.3 -1.3
15 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 6.8 -1.3
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.4 10.1 -1.3
15 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4 8.1 -1.3
15 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 7.4 -1.3
21 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5 7.3 -1.2
21 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 8.8 7.6 -1.2
23 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 6.7 -1.1
23 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.3 8.2 -1.1
23 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.0 8.9 -1.1
26 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.8 8.8 -1.0
26 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.8 -1.0
26 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.0 9.0 -1.0
26 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 6.5 -1.0
30 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.8 8.9 -0.9
31 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.5 -0.8
31 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 11.1 10.3 -0.8
33 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.6 7.9 -0.7
33 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.5 -0.7
33 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.8 -0.7
33 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.4 -0.7
37 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 9.0 8.4 -0.6
37 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4 7.8 -0.6
37 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 7.4 -0.6
40 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 7.2 -0.5
40 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 6.6 6.1 -0.5
40 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 7.4 -0.5
40 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.6 -0.5
44 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.6 -0.4
45 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.6 8.6 0.0
45 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 7.2 0.0
47 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.6 8.8 0.2
48 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 8.1 0.3
49 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 8.5 0.4

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: February 28, 2014