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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Unemployment Rates for the 50 Largest Cities

Unemployment Rates for the 50 Largest Cities, 2016 Annual Averages
[based on 2010 Census population]
City 2016
rate
Rank

Honolulu County/city, HI

2.7 1

Denver County/city, CO

3.0 2

Austin city, TX

3.1 3

Omaha city, NE

3.2 4

San Francisco County/city, CA

3.3 5

Minneapolis city, MN

3.4 6

Colorado Springs city, CO

3.5 7

Seattle city, WA

3.5 7

Boston city, MA

3.6 9

Nashville-Davidson (consolidated) city, TN

3.6 9

San Antonio city, TX

3.7 11

Oklahoma City city, OK

3.8 12

San Jose city, CA

3.9 13

Virginia Beach city, VA

3.9 13

Dallas city, TX

4.0 15

Portland city, OR

4.0 15

Columbus city, OH

4.2 17

Fort Worth city, TX

4.2 17

Indianapolis (consolidated) city, IN

4.4 19

Louisville-Jefferson County (consolidated) city, KY

4.4 19

Tulsa city, OK

4.4 19

Raleigh city, NC

4.6 22

San Diego city, CA

4.6 22

El Paso city, TX

4.7 24

Mesa city, AZ

4.7 24

Phoenix city, AZ

4.8 26

Wichita city, KS

4.8 26

Charlotte city, NC

4.9 28

Kansas City city, MO

4.9 28

Oakland city, CA

4.9 28

Jacksonville city, FL

5.0 31

Houston city, TX

5.1 32

New York city, NY

5.1 32

Los Angeles city, CA

5.3 34

Tucson city, AZ

5.3 34

Miami city, FL

5.4 36

Long Beach city, CA

5.5 37

Milwaukee city, WI

5.5 37

Sacramento city, CA

5.5 37

Albuquerque city, NM

5.8 40

Atlanta city, GA

5.9 41

Memphis city, TN

5.9 41

Las Vegas city, NV

6.1 43

Washington city, DC

6.2 44

Baltimore city, MD

6.4 45

Chicago city, IL

6.5 46

Philadelphia County/city, PA

6.7 47

Cleveland city, OH

7.1 48

Fresno city, CA

7.7 49

Detroit city, MI

10.6 50

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

 

Last Modified Date: April 16, 2021