Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

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


Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Annual Average Rankings
Year: 2012
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
2 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
4 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
5 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 6.1
6 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
7 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
8 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4
9 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
9 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
9 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
12 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7
13 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8
13 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8
13 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8
16 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2
16 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2
18 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3
18 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3
20 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4
20 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4
22 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5
23 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6
24 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 7.7
25 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8
26 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9
27 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0
28 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2
28 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2
30 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3
30 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 8.3
32 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4
33 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5
34 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.6
35 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7
35 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7
37 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.8
37 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.8
39 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9
39 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9
39 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9
42 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.1
43 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.3
44 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.1
45 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 10.2
46 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.3
46 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.3
48 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.7
49 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.0

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