Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

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


Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
June 2014June 2015p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 6.6 -2.3
2 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 6.5 -1.7
3 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.2 5.6 -1.6
4 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.7 -1.4
4 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.0 -1.4
6 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.0 -1.3
6 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.0 -1.3
6 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 6.7 5.4 -1.3
6 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 5.7 -1.3
10 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.5 -1.2
10 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.1 -1.2
12 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 3.3 -1.1
12 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.0 -1.1
12 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 7.0 -1.1
12 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 3.8 -1.1
16 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 5.5 4.5 -1.0
16 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 4.6 -1.0
16 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.4 -1.0
16 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 7.0 -1.0
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.6 -1.0
16 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.3 -1.0
16 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.1 -1.0
16 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.2 -1.0
24 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.2 -0.9
24 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.4 -0.9
24 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.5 -0.9
24 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.5 5.6 -0.9
24 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.3 -0.9
29 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.5 -0.8
29 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.5 -0.8
29 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.4 -0.8
32 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.3 -0.7
32 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.7 -0.7
32 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.6 -0.7
35 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.9 -0.6
35 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.3 -0.6
35 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.1 -0.6
35 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.1 -0.6
39 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.9 -0.5
39 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.4 -0.5
39 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.8 -0.5
42 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.9 -0.4
42 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.3 -0.4
42 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.3 -0.4
42 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.6 -0.4
46 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.5 -0.3
47 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.4 -0.2
47 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.8 -0.2
47 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.7 -0.2
50 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 5.1 -0.1
51 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.3 0.0

p = preliminary.
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. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.

 

Last Modified Date: July 29, 2015