Unemployment Rates for the 50 Largest Cities, Annual Averages
[based on 2010 Census population]
City 2012
rate
Rank

Oklahoma City city, OK

4.4 1

Omaha city, NE

4.5 2

Austin city, TX

5.1 3

Tulsa city, OK

5.1 3

Minneapolis city, MN

5.3 5

Honolulu County/city, HI

5.4 6

Seattle city, WA

5.7 7

Virginia Beach city, VA

5.7 7

Boston city, MA

6.0 9

Nashville-Davidson (consolidated) city, TN

6.2 10

San Antonio city, TX

6.2 10

Fort Worth city, TX

6.4 12

Houston city, TX

6.4 12

Albuquerque city, NM

6.5 14

Columbus city, OH

6.5 14

Raleigh city, NC

6.7 16

San Francisco County/city, CA

6.8 17

Dallas city, TX

7.0 18

Kansas City city, MO

7.3 19

Mesa city, AZ

7.3 19

Portland city, OR

7.4 21

Wichita city, KS

7.4 21

Charlotte city, NC

7.6 23

Phoenix city, AZ

7.8 24

Denver County/city, CO

7.9 25

Louisville-Jefferson County (consolidated) city, KY

7.9 25

El Paso city, TX

8.0 27

Tucson city, AZ

8.0 27

Miami city, FL

8.2 29

Jacksonville city, FL

8.5 30

Cleveland city, OH

8.7 31

Colorado Springs city, CO

8.7 31

San Diego city, CA

8.7 31

San Jose city, CA

8.7 31

Washington city, DC

9.0 35

Indianapolis (consolidated) city, IN

9.3 36

New York city, NY

9.3 36

Memphis city, TN

9.6 38

Atlanta city, GA

9.9 39

Chicago city, IL

10.0 40

Baltimore city, MD

10.2 41

Milwaukee city, WI

10.3 42

Oakland city, CA

10.7 43

Philadelphia County/city, PA

10.9 44

Sacramento city, CA

11.1 45

Los Angeles city, CA

11.5 46

Las Vegas city, NV

11.7 47

Long Beach city, CA

11.9 48

Fresno city, CA

16.3 49

Detroit city, MI

19.2 50

Note: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence.

 

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2017