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 2015June 2016p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.0 -1.3
2 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.7 -1.2
3 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.0 -1.1
4 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 4.7 -0.9
4 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.8 3.9 -0.9
4 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.5 -0.9
4 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.3 -0.9
8 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.0 -0.8
8 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.8 -0.8
8 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.7 -0.8
8 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.0 -0.8
8 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 3.9 -0.8
13 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.3 -0.7
13 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.0 -0.7
13 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.5 -0.7
13 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 5.8 5.1 -0.7
13 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.4 -0.7
13 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.6 -0.7
19 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.5 -0.6
20 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.9 -0.5
20 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.7 -0.5
22 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.5 -0.4
22 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.2 -0.4
22 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 5.3 4.9 -0.4
25 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6 3.3 -0.3
25 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.4 -0.3
25 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.0 -0.3
25 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.2 -0.3
25 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.1 -0.3
30 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.9 -0.2
30 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.6 -0.2
30 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.4 -0.2
30 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.3 -0.2
30 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.6 -0.2
35 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.2 -0.1
35 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 3.8 -0.1
35 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.6 -0.1
35 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 4.0 -0.1
35 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 5.1 -0.1
35 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.2 -0.1
35 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 4.1 -0.1
35 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.8 -0.1
43 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 6.0 0.0
44 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 6.0 0.1
44 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.5 0.1
44 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6 3.7 0.1
47 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.9 0.2
48 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.8 0.3
49 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.6 6.1 0.5
49 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 4.7 0.5
51 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 5.5 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: August 3, 2016