Unemployment rate lower than U.S. rate in 214 metropolitan areas in July 2013

August 30, 2013

In July 2013, a total of 214 areas had unemployment rates below the U.S. figure of 7.7 percent, 152 areas had rates above it, and 6 areas had rates equal to that of the nation. Forty-one areas had jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent, and 34 areas had rates of less than 5.0 percent. Yuma, Arizona, and El Centro, California, had the highest unemployment rates in July, 34.5 percent and 26.1 percent, respectively.

Unemployment rates for states and metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, July 2013

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Unemployment rates for states and metropolitan areas, July 2013
StateAreaUnemployment rate

Alabama

Alabama6.6

Alabama

Anniston-Oxford7.8

Alabama

Auburn-Opelika5.5

Alabama

Birmingham-Hoover5.6

Alabama

Decatur6.2

Alabama

Dothan6.1

Alabama

Florence-Muscle Shoals6.4

Alabama

Gadsden6.4

Alabama

Huntsville5.6

Alabama

Mobile7.5

Alabama

Montgomery6.7

Alabama

Tuscaloosa6.9

Alaska

Alaska5.9

Alaska

Anchorage5.3

Alaska

Fairbanks5.3

Arizona

Arizona8.3

Arizona

Flagstaff7.9

Arizona

Lake Havasu City-Kingman9.7

Arizona

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale6.9

Arizona

Prescott8.2

Arizona

Tucson7.2

Arizona

Yuma34.5

Arkansas

Arkansas7.6

Arkansas

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers5.9

Arkansas

Fort Smith7.6

Arkansas

Hot Springs7.8

Arkansas

Jonesboro7.3

Arkansas

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway6.8

Arkansas

Pine Bluff10.3

California

California9.3

California

Bakersfield-Delano11.6

California

Chico10.8

California

El Centro26.1

California

Fresno12.5

California

Hanford-Corcoran12.6

California

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana9.8

California

Madera-Chowchilla11.3

California

Merced14.6

California

Modesto12.9

California

Napa6.0

California

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura8.0

California

Redding10.9

California

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario11.0

California

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville8.9

California

Salinas8.2

California

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos7.8

California

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont6.9

California

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara7.2

California

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles6.9

California

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta6.7

California

Santa Cruz-Watsonville8.2

California

Santa Rosa-Petaluma7.1

California

Stockton12.8

California

Vallejo-Fairfield8.5

California

Visalia-Porterville13.8

California

Yuba City14.0

Colorado

Colorado6.9

Colorado

Boulder5.4

Colorado

Colorado Springs8.4

Colorado

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield6.8

Colorado

Fort Collins-Loveland5.6

Colorado

Grand Junction8.3

Colorado

Greeley7.5

Colorado

Pueblo9.9

Connecticut

Connecticut8.3

Connecticut

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk7.7

Connecticut

Danbury6.7

Connecticut

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford8.4

Connecticut

New Haven8.8

Connecticut

Norwich-New London8.4

Connecticut

Waterbury11.1

Delaware

Delaware7.6

Delaware

Dover8.1

District of Columbia

District of Columbia9.0

District of Columbia

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria5.7

Florida

Florida7.4

Florida

Cape Coral-Fort Myers7.6

Florida

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin5.1

Florida

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach7.3

Florida

Gainesville6.0

Florida

Jacksonville7.0

Florida

Lakeland-Winter Haven8.7

Florida

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach7.5

Florida

Naples-Marco Island7.5

Florida

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota7.4

Florida

Ocala8.3

Florida

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford6.9

Florida

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville7.8

Florida

Palm Coast10.4

Florida

Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach6.5

Florida

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent7.0

Florida

Port St Lucie9.5

Florida

Punta Gorda7.4

Florida

Sebastian-Vero Beach9.7

Florida

Tallahassee6.7

Florida

Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater7.3

Georgia

Georgia9.1

Georgia

Albany9.8

Georgia

Athens-Clarke County6.9

Georgia

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta8.6

Georgia

Augusta-Richmond County9.1

Georgia

Brunswick10.0

Georgia

Columbus9.2

Georgia

Dalton12.3

Georgia

Gainesville7.5

Georgia

Hinesville-Fort Stewart10.0

Georgia

Macon9.5

Georgia

Rome10.2

Georgia

Savannah8.7

Georgia

Valdosta8.7

Georgia

Warner Robins8.1

Hawaii

Hawaii4.7

Hawaii

Honolulu4.2

Idaho

Idaho6.2

Idaho

Boise City-Nampa6.1

Idaho

Coeur d’Alene6.8

Idaho

Idaho Falls5.3

Idaho

Lewiston6.1

Idaho

Pocatello6.7

Illinois

Illinois9.6

Illinois

Bloomington-Normal7.8

Illinois

Champaign-Urbana8.9

Illinois

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville9.6

Illinois

Danville11.8

Illinois

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island6.9

Illinois

Decatur13.2

Illinois

Kankakee-Bradley11.2

Illinois

Peoria9.4

Illinois

Rockford11.4

Illinois

Springfield8.0

Indiana

Indiana8.3

Indiana

Anderson9.7

Indiana

Bloomington8.2

Indiana

Columbus6.4

Indiana

Elkhart-Goshen8.5

Indiana

Evansville7.6

Indiana

Fort Wayne8.5

Indiana

Indianapolis-Carmel7.5

Indiana

Kokomo9.1

Indiana

Lafayette8.4

Indiana

Michigan City-La Porte9.9

Indiana

Muncie10.3

Indiana

South Bend-Mishawaka9.5

Indiana

Terre Haute10.7

Iowa

Iowa4.7

Iowa

Ames4.3

Iowa

Cedar Rapids4.9

Iowa

Des Moines-West Des Moines4.6

Iowa

Dubuque4.5

Iowa

Iowa City3.9

Iowa

Sioux City4.9

Iowa

Waterloo-Cedar Falls4.7

Kansas

Kansas6.2

Kansas

Lawrence6.1

Kansas

Manhattan6.0

Kansas

Topeka6.7

Kansas

Wichita7.1

Kentucky

Kentucky8.5

Kentucky

Bowling Green7.5

Kentucky

Elizabethtown7.7

Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette6.6

Kentucky

Louisville-Jefferson County8.2

Kentucky

Owensboro7.0

Louisiana

Louisiana7.1

Louisiana

Alexandria7.3

Louisiana

Baton Rouge7.0

Louisiana

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux5.0

Louisiana

Lafayette5.4

Louisiana

Lake Charles6.4

Louisiana

Monroe7.5

Louisiana

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner7.2

Louisiana

Shreveport-Bossier City7.5

Maine

Maine6.6

Maine

Bangor6.9

Maine

Lewiston-Auburn6.8

Maine

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford5.6

Maryland

Maryland7.0

Maryland

Baltimore-Towson7.5

Maryland

Cumberland7.9

Maryland

Hagerstown-Martinsburg7.1

Maryland

Salisbury8.7

Massachusetts

Massachusetts7.2

Massachusetts

Barnstable Town5.9

Massachusetts

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy6.6

Massachusetts

Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner9.7

Massachusetts

New Bedford11.2

Massachusetts

Pittsfield7.1

Massachusetts

Springfield8.7

Massachusetts

Worcester8.0

Michigan

Michigan9.7

Michigan

Ann Arbor7.2

Michigan

Battle Creek8.5

Michigan

Bay City9.7

Michigan

Detroit-Warren-Livonia10.4

Michigan

Flint11.2

Michigan

Grand Rapids-Wyoming7.5

Michigan

Holland-Grand Haven7.7

Michigan

Jackson9.8

Michigan

Kalamazoo-Portage8.4

Michigan

Lansing-East Lansing8.9

Michigan

Monroe9.5

Michigan

Muskegon-Norton Shores9.7

Michigan

Niles-Benton Harbor9.8

Michigan

Saginaw-Saginaw Township North10.2

Minnesota

Minnesota5.1

Minnesota

Duluth6.5

Minnesota

Mankato-North Mankato4.5

Minnesota

Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington4.9

Minnesota

Rochester4.3

Minnesota

St Cloud5.2

Mississippi

Mississippi8.6

Mississippi

Gulfport-Biloxi7.7

Mississippi

Hattiesburg7.3

Mississippi

Jackson6.7

Mississippi

Pascagoula8.8

Missouri

Missouri7.4

Missouri

Cape Girardeau-Jackson7.2

Missouri

Columbia5.5

Missouri

Jefferson City6.3

Missouri

Joplin6.8

Missouri

Kansas City7.1

Missouri

St Joseph6.0

Missouri

St Louis17.9

Missouri

Springfield6.2

Montana

Montana4.8

Montana

Billings3.9

Montana

Great Falls4.6

Montana

Missoula4.6

Nebraska

Nebraska4.4

Nebraska

Lincoln4.1

Nebraska

Omaha-Council Bluffs4.6

Nevada

Nevada9.5

Nevada

Carson City9.5

Nevada

Las Vegas-Paradise9.7

Nevada

Reno-Sparks9.3

New Hampshire

New Hampshire5.1

New Hampshire

Manchester5.0

New Hampshire

Portsmouth4.5

New Hampshire

Rochester-Dover5.1

New Jersey

New Jersey8.6

New Jersey

Atlantic City-Hammonton11.5

New Jersey

Ocean City8.4

New Jersey

Trenton-Ewing7.2

New Jersey

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton12.6

New Mexico

New Mexico7.5

New Mexico

Albuquerque7.8

New Mexico

Farmington7.6

New Mexico

Las Cruces8.3

New Mexico

Santa Fe5.8

New York

New York7.6

New York

Albany-Schenectady-Troy6.4

New York

Binghamton7.6

New York

Buffalo-Niagara Falls7.4

New York

Elmira7.9

New York

Glens Falls6.1

New York

Ithaca5.6

New York

Kingston7.7

New York

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island8.0

New York

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown7.1

New York

Rochester7.0

New York

Syracuse7.4

New York

Utica-Rome7.4

North Carolina

North Carolina9.1

North Carolina

Asheville6.8

North Carolina

Burlington9.2

North Carolina

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill9.1

North Carolina

Durham-Chapel Hill7.1

North Carolina

Fayetteville10.6

North Carolina

Goldsboro9.0

North Carolina

Greensboro-High Point9.6

North Carolina

Greenville9.6

North Carolina

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton10.0

North Carolina

Jacksonville8.6

North Carolina

Raleigh-Cary7.3

North Carolina

Rocky Mount13.3

North Carolina

Wilmington9.2

North Carolina

Winston-Salem8.5

North Dakota

North Dakota2.9

North Dakota

Bismarck2.5

North Dakota

Fargo3.3

North Dakota

Grand Forks4.0

Ohio

Ohio7.3

Ohio

Akron7.0

Ohio

Canton-Massillon7.3

Ohio

Cincinnati-Middletown7.1

Ohio

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor7.3

Ohio

Columbus6.3

Ohio

Dayton7.8

Ohio

Lima8.1

Ohio

Mansfield8.5

Ohio

Sandusky6.9

Ohio

Springfield7.2

Ohio

Steubenville-Weirton9.4

Ohio

Toledo8.2

Ohio

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman8.5

Oklahoma

Oklahoma5.1

Oklahoma

Lawton6.2

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City4.8

Oklahoma

Tulsa5.2

Oregon

Oregon8.1

Oregon

Bend9.4

Oregon

Corvallis6.9

Oregon

Eugene-Springfield8.4

Oregon

Medford10.5

Oregon

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro7.5

Oregon

Salem8.6

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania7.8

Pennsylvania

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton7.9

Pennsylvania

Altoona6.9

Pennsylvania

Erie7.5

Pennsylvania

Harrisburg-Carlisle7.0

Pennsylvania

Johnstown9.2

Pennsylvania

Lancaster6.5

Pennsylvania

Lebanon6.3

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington8.4

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh7.0

Pennsylvania

Reading7.7

Pennsylvania

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre9.3

Pennsylvania

State College6.5

Pennsylvania

Williamsport7.9

Pennsylvania

York-Hanover7.5

Rhode Island

Rhode Island9.2

Rhode Island

Providence-Fall River-Warwick9.4

South Carolina

South Carolina8.1

South Carolina

Anderson7.6

South Carolina

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville6.7

South Carolina

Columbia7.3

South Carolina

Florence9.5

South Carolina

Greenville-Mauldin-Easley7.0

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway7.6

South Carolina

Spartanburg8.4

South Carolina

Sumter9.5

South Dakota

South Dakota3.7

South Dakota

Rapid City3.5

South Dakota

Sioux Falls3.0

Tennessee

Tennessee8.5

Tennessee

Chattanooga8.3

Tennessee

Clarksville9.4

Tennessee

Cleveland8.2

Tennessee

Jackson8.9

Tennessee

Johnson City8.0

Tennessee

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol7.8

Tennessee

Knoxville7.2

Tennessee

Memphis9.5

Tennessee

Morristown9.7

Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin6.8

Texas

Texas6.7

Texas

Abilene5.5

Texas

Amarillo5.1

Texas

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos5.6

Texas

Beaumont-Port Arthur10.2

Texas

Brownsville-Harlingen10.5

Texas

College Station-Bryan6.1

Texas

Corpus Christi6.3

Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington6.4

Texas

El Paso9.3

Texas

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown6.5

Texas

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood7.5

Texas

Laredo7.2

Texas

Longview6.0

Texas

Lubbock5.8

Texas

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission11.3

Texas

Midland3.5

Texas

Odessa4.2

Texas

San Angelo5.6

Texas

San Antonio-New Braunfels6.5

Texas

Sherman-Denison6.9

Texas

Texarkana7.1

Texas

Tyler6.8

Texas

Victoria5.8

Texas

Waco6.7

Texas

Wichita Falls6.3

Utah

Utah4.6

Utah

Logan4.0

Utah

Ogden-Clearfield4.8

Utah

Provo-Orem4.6

Utah

St George5.4

Utah

Salt Lake City4.3

Vermont

Vermont4.4

Vermont

Burlington-South Burlington4.0

Virginia

Virginia5.8

Virginia

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford6.7

Virginia

Charlottesville5.3

Virginia

Danville8.5

Virginia

Harrisonburg5.9

Virginia

Lynchburg6.8

Virginia

Richmond6.2

Virginia

Roanoke6.1

Virginia

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News6.2

Virginia

Winchester5.3

Washington

Washington6.8

Washington

Bellingham7.3

Washington

Bremerton-Silverdale7.2

Washington

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland8.3

Washington

Longview10.4

Washington

Mount Vernon-Anacortes8.4

Washington

Olympia7.4

Washington

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue5.8

Washington

Spokane8.1

Washington

Wenatchee-East Wenatchee5.5

Washington

Yakima8.0

West Virginia

West Virginia6.2

West Virginia

Charleston5.7

West Virginia

Huntington-Ashland7.3

West Virginia

Morgantown4.3

West Virginia

Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna6.4

West Virginia

Wheeling6.8

Wisconsin

Wisconsin6.8

Wisconsin

Appleton6.2

Wisconsin

Eau Claire6.0

Wisconsin

Fond du Lac6.6

Wisconsin

Green Bay6.2

Wisconsin

Janesville7.9

Wisconsin

La Crosse5.4

Wisconsin

Madison4.9

Wisconsin

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis7.6

Wisconsin

Oshkosh-Neenah6.4

Wisconsin

Racine8.8

Wisconsin

Sheboygan6.0

Wisconsin

Wausau6.8

Wyoming

Wyoming4.2

Wyoming

Casper4.1

Wyoming

Cheyenne4.4

AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Unemployment rates for states and metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, July 2013
Metropolitan Statistical AreaUnemployment rate (in percent)(p)

Alabama

6.6

Anniston-Oxford

7.8

Auburn-Opelika

5.5

Birmingham-Hoover

5.6

Decatur

6.2

Dothan

6.1

Florence-Muscle Shoals

6.4

Gadsden

6.4

Huntsville

5.6

Mobile

7.5

Montgomery

6.7

Tuscaloosa

6.9

Alaska

5.9

Anchorage

5.3

Fairbanks

5.3

Arizona

8.3

Flagstaff

7.9

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

9.7

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale

6.9

Prescott

8.2

Tucson

7.2

Yuma

34.5

Arkansas

7.6

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers

5.9

Fort Smith

7.6

Hot Springs

7.8

Jonesboro

7.3

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

6.8

Pine Bluff

10.3

California

9.3

Bakersfield-Delano

11.6

Chico

10.8

El Centro

26.1

Fresno

12.5

Hanford-Corcoran

12.6

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana

9.8

Madera-Chowchilla

11.3

Merced

14.6

Modesto

12.9

Napa

6.0

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

8.0

Redding

10.9

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

11.0

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville

8.9

Salinas

8.2

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos

7.8

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont

6.9

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

7.2

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles

6.9

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta

6.7

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

8.2

Santa Rosa-Petaluma

7.1

Stockton

12.8

Vallejo-Fairfield

8.5

Visalia-Porterville

13.8

Yuba City

14.0

Colorado

6.9

Boulder

5.4

Colorado Springs

8.4

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield

6.8

Fort Collins-Loveland

5.6

Grand Junction

8.3

Greeley

7.5

Pueblo

9.9

Connecticut

8.3

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

7.7

Danbury

6.7

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford

8.4

New Haven

8.8

Norwich-New London

8.4

Waterbury

11.1

Delaware

7.6

Dover

8.1

District of Columbia

9.0

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

5.7

Florida

7.4

Cape Coral-Fort Myers

7.6

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin

5.1

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

7.3

Gainesville

6.0

Jacksonville

7.0

Lakeland-Winter Haven

8.7

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach

7.5

Naples-Marco Island

7.5

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota

7.4

Ocala

8.3

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

6.9

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

7.8

Palm Coast

10.4

Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach

6.5

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent

7.0

Port St Lucie

9.5

Punta Gorda

7.4

Sebastian-Vero Beach

9.7

Tallahassee

6.7

Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater

7.3

Georgia

9.1

Albany

9.8

Athens-Clarke County

6.9

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta

8.6

Augusta-Richmond County

9.1

Brunswick

10.0

Columbus

9.2

Dalton

12.3

Gainesville

7.5

Hinesville-Fort Stewart

10.0

Macon

9.5

Rome

10.2

Savannah

8.7

Valdosta

8.7

Warner Robins

8.1

Hawaii

4.7

Honolulu

4.2

Idaho

6.2

Boise City-Nampa

6.1

Coeur d'Alene

6.8

Idaho Falls

5.3

Lewiston

6.1

Pocatello

6.7

Illinois

9.6

Bloomington-Normal

7.8

Champaign-Urbana

8.9

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville

9.6

Danville

11.8

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island

6.9

Decatur

13.2

Kankakee-Bradley

11.2

Peoria

9.4

Rockford

11.4

Springfield

8.0

Indiana

8.3

Anderson

9.7

Bloomington

8.2

Columbus

6.4

Elkhart-Goshen

8.5

Evansville

7.6

Fort Wayne

8.5

Indianapolis-Carmel

7.5

Kokomo

9.1

Lafayette

8.4

Michigan City-La Porte

9.9

Muncie

10.3

South Bend-Mishawaka

9.5

Terre Haute

10.7

Iowa

4.7

Ames

4.3

Cedar Rapids

4.9

Des Moines-West Des Moines

4.6

Dubuque

4.5

Iowa City

3.9

Sioux City

4.9

Waterloo-Cedar Falls

4.7

Kansas

6.2

Lawrence

6.1

Manhattan

6.0

Topeka

6.7

Wichita

7.1

Kentucky

8.5

Bowling Green

7.5

Elizabethtown

7.7

Lexington-Fayette

6.6

Louisville-Jefferson County

8.2

Owensboro

7.0

Louisiana

7.1

Alexandria

7.3

Baton Rouge

7.0

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux

5.0

Lafayette

5.4

Lake Charles

6.4

Monroe

7.5

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner

7.2

Shreveport-Bossier City

7.5

Maine

6.6

Bangor

6.9

Lewiston-Auburn

6.8

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford

5.6

Maryland

7.0

Baltimore-Towson

7.5

Cumberland

7.9

Hagerstown-Martinsburg

7.1

Salisbury

8.7

Massachusetts

7.2

Barnstable Town

5.9

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy

6.6

Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner

9.7

New Bedford

11.2

Pittsfield

7.1

Springfield

8.7

Worcester

8.0

Michigan

9.7

Ann Arbor

7.2

Battle Creek

8.5

Bay City

9.7

Detroit-Warren-Livonia

10.4

Flint

11.2

Grand Rapids-Wyoming

7.5

Holland-Grand Haven

7.7

Jackson

9.8

Kalamazoo-Portage

8.4

Lansing-East Lansing

8.9

Monroe

9.5

Muskegon-Norton Shores

9.7

Niles-Benton Harbor

9.8

Saginaw-Saginaw Township North

10.2

Minnesota

5.1

Duluth

6.5

Mankato-North Mankato

4.5

Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington

4.9

Rochester

4.3

St Cloud

5.2

Mississippi

8.6

Gulfport-Biloxi

7.7

Hattiesburg

7.3

Jackson

6.7

Pascagoula

8.8

Missouri

7.4

Cape Girardeau-Jackson

7.2

Columbia

5.5

Jefferson City

6.3

Joplin

6.8

Kansas City

7.1

St Joseph

6.0

St Louis1

7.9

Springfield

6.2

Montana

4.8

Billings

3.9

Great Falls

4.6

Missoula

4.6

Nebraska

4.4

Lincoln

4.1

Omaha-Council Bluffs

4.6

Nevada

9.5

Carson City

9.5

Las Vegas-Paradise

9.7

Reno-Sparks

9.3

New Hampshire

5.1

Manchester

5.0

Portsmouth

4.5

Rochester-Dover

5.1

New Jersey

8.6

Atlantic City-Hammonton

11.5

Ocean City

8.4

Trenton-Ewing

7.2

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton

12.6

New Mexico

7.5

Albuquerque

7.8

Farmington

7.6

Las Cruces

8.3

Santa Fe

5.8

New York

7.6

Albany-Schenectady-Troy

6.4

Binghamton

7.6

Buffalo-Niagara Falls

7.4

Elmira

7.9

Glens Falls

6.1

Ithaca

5.6

Kingston

7.7

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island

8.0

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown

7.1

Rochester

7.0

Syracuse

7.4

Utica-Rome

7.4

North Carolina

9.1

Asheville

6.8

Burlington

9.2

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill

9.1

Durham-Chapel Hill

7.1

Fayetteville

10.6

Goldsboro

9.0

Greensboro-High Point

9.6

Greenville

9.6

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton

10.0

Jacksonville

8.6

Raleigh-Cary

7.3

Rocky Mount

13.3

Wilmington

9.2

Winston-Salem

8.5

North Dakota

2.9

Bismarck

2.5

Fargo

3.3

Grand Forks

4.0

Ohio

7.3

Akron

7.0

Canton-Massillon

7.3

Cincinnati-Middletown

7.1

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor

7.3

Columbus

6.3

Dayton

7.8

Lima

8.1

Mansfield

8.5

Sandusky

6.9

Springfield

7.2

Steubenville-Weirton

9.4

Toledo

8.2

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman

8.5

Oklahoma

5.1

Lawton

6.2

Oklahoma City

4.8

Tulsa

5.2

Oregon

8.1

Bend

9.4

Corvallis

6.9

Eugene-Springfield

8.4

Medford

10.5

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro

7.5

Salem

8.6

Pennsylvania

7.8

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton

7.9

Altoona

6.9

Erie

7.5

Harrisburg-Carlisle

7.0

Johnstown

9.2

Lancaster

6.5

Lebanon

6.3

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

8.4

Pittsburgh

7.0

Reading

7.7

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre

9.3

State College

6.5

Williamsport

7.9

York-Hanover

7.5

Rhode Island

9.2

Providence-Fall River-Warwick

9.4

South Carolina

8.1

Anderson

7.6

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville

6.7

Columbia

7.3

Florence

9.5

Greenville-Mauldin-Easley

7.0

Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway

7.6

Spartanburg

8.4

Sumter

9.5

South Dakota

3.7

Rapid City

3.5

Sioux Falls

3.0

Tennessee

8.5

Chattanooga

8.3

Clarksville

9.4

Cleveland

8.2

Jackson

8.9

Johnson City

8.0

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol

7.8

Knoxville

7.2

Memphis

9.5

Morristown

9.7

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin

6.8

Texas

6.7

Abilene

5.5

Amarillo

5.1

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos

5.6

Beaumont-Port Arthur

10.2

Brownsville-Harlingen

10.5

College Station-Bryan

6.1

Corpus Christi

6.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

6.4

El Paso

9.3

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown

6.5

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood

7.5

Laredo

7.2

Longview

6.0

Lubbock

5.8

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

11.3

Midland

3.5

Odessa

4.2

San Angelo

5.6

San Antonio-New Braunfels

6.5

Sherman-Denison

6.9

Texarkana

7.1

Tyler

6.8

Victoria

5.8

Waco

6.7

Wichita Falls

6.3

Utah

4.6

Logan

4.0

Ogden-Clearfield

4.8

Provo-Orem

4.6

St George

5.4

Salt Lake City

4.3

Vermont

4.4

Burlington-South Burlington

4.0

Virginia

5.8

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford

6.7

Charlottesville

5.3

Danville

8.5

Harrisonburg

5.9

Lynchburg

6.8

Richmond

6.2

Roanoke

6.1

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News

6.2

Winchester

5.3

Washington

6.8

Bellingham

7.3

Bremerton-Silverdale

7.2

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland

8.3

Longview

10.4

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

8.4

Olympia

7.4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

5.8

Spokane

8.1

Wenatchee-East Wenatchee

5.5

Yakima

8.0

West Virginia

6.2

Charleston

5.7

Huntington-Ashland

7.3

Morgantown

4.3

Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna

6.4

Wheeling

6.8

Wisconsin

6.8

Appleton

6.2

Eau Claire

6.0

Fond du Lac

6.6

Green Bay

6.2

Janesville

7.9

La Crosse

5.4

Madison

4.9

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

7.6

Oshkosh-Neenah

6.4

Racine

8.8

Sheboygan

6.0

Wausau

6.8

Wyoming

4.2

Casper

4.1

Cheyenne

4.4
Footnotes:

(p) = Preliminary

Bismarck, North Dakota, had the lowest rate, 2.5 percent. Unemployment rates were lower in July than a year earlier in 320 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 38 areas, and unchanged in 14 areas. 

These metropolitan area data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — July 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑13‑1772.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Unemployment rate lower than U.S. rate in 214 metropolitan areas in July 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130830.htm (visited August 22, 2014).

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