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
Feb. 2014p
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2
2 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8
3 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
4 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1
4 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1
6 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
6 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
6 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5
9 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6
10 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
10 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
12 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8
13 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 5.9
14 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0
14 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0
14 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0
17 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
17 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
17 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
20 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
20 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
22 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
22 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
24 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4
25 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
25 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
25 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
25 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
29 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9
29 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9
29 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9
32 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0
32 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0
34 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2
34 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2
36 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.4
37 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6
38 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7
39 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1
39 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1
39 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1
42 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2
42 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 8.2
44 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4
45 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.6
46 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0
46 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0
48 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4
49 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 9.7

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: April 9, 2014