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 2014May 2015p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.6 6.6 -2.0
2 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.5 5.6 -1.9
3 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.7 -1.4
3 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 6.4 -1.4
5 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 3.8 -1.2
5 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.5 -1.2
5 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 6.6 -1.2
5 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.6 -1.2
5 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 4.9 -1.2
10 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 5.1 4.0 -1.1
10 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.8 -1.1
10 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 6.6 5.5 -1.1
10 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.7 -1.1
14 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.9 -1.0
14 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.1 -1.0
14 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.1 -1.0
14 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 3.6 -1.0
14 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.1 -1.0
19 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.3 -0.9
19 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.1 -0.9
21 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.6 -0.8
21 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.6 -0.8
23 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.3 -0.7
23 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.1 -0.7
23 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.2 -0.7
23 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.5 -0.7
23 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.6 -0.7
23 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.6 -0.7
23 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.2 -0.7
23 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.2 -0.7
23 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.2 5.5 -0.7
23 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.4 -0.7
33 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.6 -0.6
33 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.0 -0.6
33 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.7 -0.6
33 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.1 -0.6
33 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.4 -0.6
38 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.6 -0.5
38 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.3 -0.5
38 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.6 -0.5
38 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.2 -0.5
42 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6 3.2 -0.4
43 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.5 -0.3
43 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.4 -0.3
43 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.8 -0.3
43 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.7 -0.3
47 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.9 -0.2
47 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.3 -0.2
47 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.5 -0.2
50 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 6.0 0.0
51 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 6.3 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: July 1, 2015