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

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


Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Aug. 2013Aug. 2014p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0 6.3 -2.7
2 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.0 7.7 -2.3
3 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 4.9 -2.0
3 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 9.9 7.9 -2.0
5 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 4.4 -1.8
5 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.5 8.7 -1.8
7 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.6 7.9 -1.7
8 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 4.8 -1.6
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.3 7.7 -1.6
10 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.1 -1.5
10 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 6.0 -1.5
10 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 6.3 -1.5
10 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5 7.0 -1.5
10 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 6.2 -1.5
15 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 5.8 -1.4
15 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.5 -1.4
17 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 6.7 -1.3
18 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.4 -1.2
19 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.1 -1.1
20 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 7.0 -1.0
20 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 8.0 7.0 -1.0
20 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.5 8.5 -1.0
20 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.6 -1.0
20 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.3 -1.0
20 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.9 -1.0
20 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.8 -1.0
27 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 6.4 5.5 -0.9
27 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 6.6 -0.9
27 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.4 -0.9
27 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.0 -0.9
27 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 3.8 -0.9
27 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.1 -0.9
33 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.6 -0.7
33 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.5 -0.7
33 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.1 -0.7
33 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.4 -0.7
33 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.3 -0.7
33 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.3 -0.7
33 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 7.3 6.6 -0.7
40 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.6 -0.6
40 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 6.8 -0.6
42 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.6 -0.5
43 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.5 -0.1
44 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 6.1 0.0
45 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 8.0 0.1
45 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 7.0 0.1
45 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 6.1 0.1
45 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.6 0.1
49 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 6.3 0.2

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: October 1, 2014