Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

(with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more)


Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Sept. 2014p
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6
2 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0
3 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
3 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
5 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3
6 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6
7 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7
8 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8
8 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8
10 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9
11 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
11 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
14 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1
15 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2
16 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3
17 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4
17 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4
19 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
19 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
19 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
22 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 5.6
22 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6
24 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
24 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
24 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
24 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
28 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
28 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
28 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
28 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
32 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.9
32 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9
34 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0
35 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
35 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
35 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
38 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
38 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
38 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
41 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.3
42 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6
43 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1
43 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1
45 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3
46 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.5
47 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9
48 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1
49 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2

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: October 29, 2014