Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

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


Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Annual Average Rankings
Year: 2011
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area5.0
2Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area6.1
3Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area6.3
4Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area6.6
4Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA6.6
4Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area6.6
7San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.1
8Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.3
8Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area7.3
10Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area7.4
10Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.4
12Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area7.6
12Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.6
14New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.7
14Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area7.7
16Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area7.8
16Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area7.8
16Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area7.8
16Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area7.8
20Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area8.1
21Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area8.2
21Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area8.2
21Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area8.2
24Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area8.5
24St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 18.5
26New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.6
27Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.7
27Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area8.7
27Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.7
30Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area8.8
30Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA8.8
32Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area8.9
32Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.9
34San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.1
35Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area9.2
36Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area9.4
36San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.4
38Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area9.6
39Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area9.7
40Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area9.9
40Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area9.9
42Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.0
43Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area10.1
44San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10.3
45Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area10.6
46Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA10.7
47Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area11.4
48Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area11.5
49Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area11.8
50Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area13.0
51Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area13.3

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