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
July 2015July 2016p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 5.3 -1.4
2 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 6.1 -1.3
2 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.5 -1.3
4 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 4.8 -1.1
4 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 3.9 -1.1
6 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.7 3.7 -1.0
6 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.2 -1.0
8 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.1 -0.9
8 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.3 -0.9
10 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 4.8 -0.8
10 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.9 -0.8
10 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.9 -0.8
10 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.1 -0.8
14 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.3 -0.7
14 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.6 -0.7
14 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.1 -0.7
14 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.8 -0.7
18 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.5 -0.6
18 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.7 -0.6
18 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 6.0 5.4 -0.6
18 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.7 -0.6
18 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.0 -0.6
23 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.2 -0.5
23 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 3.9 -0.5
25 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.7 -0.4
25 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 5.4 5.0 -0.4
25 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.6 -0.4
28 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.0 -0.3
28 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.4 -0.3
28 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.2 -0.3
28 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.9 -0.3
28 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.8 -0.3
33 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.4 -0.2
33 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.4 -0.2
33 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.3 -0.2
33 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.3 -0.2
33 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.3 -0.2
38 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.2 -0.1
38 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.9 5.8 -0.1
38 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.8 -0.1
41 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6 3.6 0.0
41 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.5 3.5 0.0
41 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6 3.6 0.0
41 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 4.2 0.0
41 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 5.0 0.0
46 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 5.1 0.1
46 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 6.4 0.1
48 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 5.3 0.2
49 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 6.3 0.6
50 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8 4.5 0.7
51 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 5.8 0.8

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 31, 2016