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
May 2015May 2016p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 4.1 -2.1
1 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 4.5 -2.1
3 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 4.9 -1.8
4 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 3.0 -1.7
5 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.1 -1.3
6 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.6 -1.2
6 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.5 -1.2
6 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.0 -1.2
6 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 3.7 -1.2
6 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.1 -1.2
11 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.3 -1.1
11 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.4 -1.1
11 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.6 -1.1
11 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.2 -1.1
11 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.3 -1.1
11 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.2 -1.1
17 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.5 3.5 -1.0
17 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.4 -1.0
17 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.7 -1.0
17 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 5.2 4.2 -1.0
21 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.1 -0.9
21 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 5.9 5.0 -0.9
21 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.1 -0.9
21 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.2 -0.9
21 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.6 -0.9
26 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.2 -0.8
26 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.2 -0.8
26 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 3.4 -0.8
29 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.4 -0.7
30 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.0 -0.6
30 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.2 -0.6
30 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.5 -0.6
33 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.5 -0.5
33 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.1 -0.5
35 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.3 2.9 -0.4
35 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.4 -0.4
35 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.1 -0.4
35 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.3 -0.4
39 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.8 -0.3
39 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4 3.1 -0.3
39 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.7 -0.3
39 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.4 -0.3
43 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.3 -0.2
43 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.1 -0.2
43 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.6 5.4 -0.2
43 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.4 -0.2
47 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4 3.6 0.2
47 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.8 0.2
49 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 4.2 0.3
49 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.7 0.3
51 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 4.8 0.4

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 29, 2016