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
Apr. 2015Apr. 2016p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 4.5 -1.7
2 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 4.4 -1.6
3 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 3.1 -1.2
4 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.5 -1.0
4 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 3.9 -1.0
4 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 5.8 4.8 -1.0
4 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.5 -1.0
8 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.3 -0.8
8 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.1 -0.8
8 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.5 -0.8
8 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.1 -0.8
8 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.4 -0.8
8 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.6 -0.8
14 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.2 3.5 -0.7
14 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.3 -0.7
14 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 3.5 -0.7
17 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.8 -0.6
17 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.5 -0.6
17 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.0 -0.6
17 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.8 -0.6
17 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.7 -0.6
17 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.1 -0.6
17 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.1 -0.6
24 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.8 -0.5
24 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8 3.3 -0.5
24 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.5 -0.5
24 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 5.0 4.5 -0.5
28 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.3 -0.4
28 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.7 -0.4
28 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.7 -0.4
31 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8 3.5 -0.3
31 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 4.1 -0.3
31 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.7 -0.3
31 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.2 -0.3
35 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.6 -0.2
35 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.9 -0.2
37 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.0 2.9 -0.1
38 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 4.2 0.0
38 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.8 0.0
38 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 3.9 0.0
38 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.7 5.7 0.0
38 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4 3.4 0.0
43 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 5.1 0.1
43 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.3 3.4 0.1
45 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.5 0.2
45 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.5 3.7 0.2
47 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.6 0.3
48 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.2 3.6 0.4
49 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 6.2 0.6
50 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 4.8 0.7
50 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 5.4 0.7

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: June 01, 2016