Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

(with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more)


Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Feb. 2015p
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4
2 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6
3 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7
4 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8
5 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0
6 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
7 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3
8 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
8 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5
12 Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6
13 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.8
14 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9
14 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9
16 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
16 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
18 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1
19 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3
19 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3
19 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3
19 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3
23 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4
24 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
24 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
24 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
27 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6
27 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6
27 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6
30 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
30 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
32 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
32 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
32 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
35 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9
36 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0
36 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.0
38 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
38 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
40 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
40 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
42 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4
42 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4
44 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
45 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7
46 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8
47 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 6.9
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0
48 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0
48 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.0
51 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2

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: April 8, 2015