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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Unemployment Rate Over-the-Year Change in Metropolitan Areas

Unemployment Rate Over-the-Year Change in Metropolitan Areas
Annual Average Rankings
2003 2004
Rank Metropolitan Area Rate Rate Change
  United States 6.0 5.5 -0.5
1 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4 6.5 -1.9
2 Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.0 8.5 -1.5
2 Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 6.7 -1.5
4 Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.8 10.5 -1.3
4 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 6.7 -1.3
4 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.4 9.1 -1.3
4 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 6.9 -1.3
4 Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0 7.7 -1.3
4 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 7.0 -1.3
4 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 6.6 -1.3
4 Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 16.8 15.5 -1.3
12 El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.8 7.6 -1.2
12 Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 6.9 -1.2
12 Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 4.8 -1.2
15 Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.3 -1.1
15 Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.4 -1.1
15 Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 5.8 -1.1
15 Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.3 9.2 -1.1
15 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.7 -1.1
15 Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.7 -1.1
15 Spokane, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 6.5 -1.1
15 Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.6 8.5 -1.1
23 Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 5.8 -1.0
23 Bend, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 6.8 -1.0
23 Durham, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.4 -1.0
23 Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.4 -1.0
23 Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.0 11.0 -1.0
23 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.3 -1.0
23 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.4 -1.0
23 Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.2 -1.0
23 Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.0 -1.0
23 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.4 -1.0
23 Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.2 -1.0
23 Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.1 -1.0
35 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.1 -0.9
35 Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 4.9 -0.9
35 Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 4.8 -0.9
35 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 5.8 -0.9
35 Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.3 -0.9
35 Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.5 -0.9
35 Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.3 -0.9
35 Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.6 -0.9
35 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.7 -0.9
35 Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.3 -0.9
35 Rochester-Dover, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA 4.4 3.5 -0.9
35 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.5 -0.9
35 Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.2 -0.9
35 Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.3 -0.9
35 Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.2 6.3 -0.9
50 Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.7 -0.8
50 Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 3.7 -0.8
50 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.8 -0.8
50 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.6 -0.8
50 Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.6 -0.8
50 Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 5.8 -0.8
50 Olympia, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.7 -0.8
50 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.4 -0.8
50 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.4 -0.8
50 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 7.0 -0.8
50 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.5 -0.8
50 Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.0 -0.8
62 Boise City-Nampa, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.3 -0.7
62 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 5.7 5.0 -0.7
62 Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.5 8.8 -0.7
62 Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA 4.0 3.3 -0.7
62 Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.1 -0.7
62 Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 7.0 -0.7
62 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.5 -0.7
62 Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 3.5 -0.7
62 Eugene-Springfield, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 7.3 -0.7
62 Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.1 -0.7
62 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.0 -0.7
62 Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 5.8 -0.7
62 Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 6.7 -0.7
62 Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.2 -0.7
62 Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.1 -0.7
62 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.4 -0.7
62 Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.9 9.2 -0.7
62 Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.1 -0.7
62 Naples-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.2 -0.7
62 New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.7 7.0 -0.7
62 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.4 -0.7
62 Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.6 -0.7
62 Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.3 -0.7
62 Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0 8.3 -0.7
62 Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.1 -0.7
62 Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.6 -0.7
62 Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.3 11.6 -0.7
62 Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.4 -0.7
62 Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.0 -0.7
62 Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.0 10.3 -0.7
92 Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.7 -0.6
92 Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.6 -0.6
92 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.0 -0.6
92 Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.9 -0.6
92 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.7 -0.6
92 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.2 -0.6
92 Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.7 -0.6
92 Denver-Aurora, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.8 -0.6
92 Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.7 -0.6
92 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.7 -0.6
92 Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.9 -0.6
92 Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.1 -0.6
92 Janesville, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.6 -0.6
92 Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.3 -0.6
92 Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.3 -0.6
92 Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 4.9 -0.6
92 Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA 5.0 4.4 -0.6
92 Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.3 -0.6
92 Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA 4.3 3.7 -0.6
92 Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 7.1 -0.6
92 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.1 -0.6
92 Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.4 -0.6
92 Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.1 -0.6
92 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.6 -0.6
92 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.7 -0.6
92 Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.5 -0.6
92 Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.8 -0.6
92 Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 7.5 -0.6
92 Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.5 -0.6
92 Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.4 -0.6
92 Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 6.0 5.4 -0.6
123 Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.3 -0.5
123 Anniston-Oxford, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.9 -0.5
123 Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.4 -0.5
123 Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 8.2 -0.5
123 Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.1 -0.5
123 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.1 4.6 -0.5
123 College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 4.5 -0.5
123 Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.5 -0.5
123 Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.2 -0.5
123 Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5 6.0 -0.5
123 Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.1 -0.5
123 Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.4 -0.5
123 Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.2 -0.5
123 Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.2 -0.5
123 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.7 5.2 -0.5
123 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.2 -0.5
123 Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.6 -0.5
123 Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.0 7.5 -0.5
123 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.6 -0.5
123 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA 7.0 6.5 -0.5
123 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.9 -0.5
123 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.3 -0.5
123 Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.4 -0.5
123 Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 3.4 -0.5
123 Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.5 11.0 -0.5
123 Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.4 -0.5
123 Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.9 -0.5
123 New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA 5.4 4.9 -0.5
123 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.9 -0.5
123 Palm Coast, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.1 -0.5
123 Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.6 -0.5
123 Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA 4.1 3.6 -0.5
123 Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.6 -0.5
123 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.9 -0.5
123 San Antonio, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.6 -0.5
123 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.7 -0.5
123 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.0 -0.5
123 Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 6.7 -0.5
123 St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 4.9 -0.5
123 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.8 -0.5
123 Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.6 -0.5
123 Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.4 -0.5
123 Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.2 -0.5
123 Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.8 3.3 -0.5
167 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.3 -0.4
167 Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.3 9.9 -0.4
167 Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.8 -0.4
167 Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.4 -0.4
167 Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.3 -0.4
167 Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.4 -0.4
167 Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.4 -0.4
167 Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA 4.2 3.8 -0.4
167 Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.8 -0.4
167 Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 4.9 -0.4
167 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.7 -0.4
167 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.4 -0.4
167 Holland-Grand Haven, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.5 -0.4
167 Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.6 -0.4
167 La Crosse, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.3 -0.4
167 Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 5.9 -0.4
167 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.4 -0.4
167 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 5.8 -0.4
167 Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.4 -0.4
167 Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA 5.1 4.7 -0.4
167 Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.7 -0.4
167 Reno-Sparks, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.2 -0.4
167 Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 3.8 -0.4
167 Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 7.4 -0.4
167 Salisbury, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 4.8 -0.4
167 San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.7 -0.4
167 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 4.7 -0.4
167 Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA 6.0 5.6 -0.4
167 Stockton, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.2 8.8 -0.4
167 Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 3.8 -0.4
167 Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 5.7 -0.4
167 York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.5 -0.4
199 Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.3 -0.3
199 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.4 -0.3
199 Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6 3.3 -0.3
199 Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.4 -0.3
199 Danville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 7.4 -0.3
199 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.2 -0.3
199 Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.3 -0.3
199 Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.2 -0.3
199 Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.4 -0.3
199 Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.8 -0.3
199 Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.6 -0.3
199 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.6 -0.3
199 Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.0 -0.3
199 Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.7 -0.3
199 Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.6 -0.3
199 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.4 -0.3
199 Norwich-New London, CT-RI Metropolitan NECTA 4.8 4.5 -0.3
199 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.1 -0.3
199 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 3.9 -0.3
199 Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.0 -0.3
199 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.3 -0.3
199 Sacramento—Arden-Arcade—Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 5.5 -0.3
199 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 8.6 -0.3
199 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.0 -0.3
223 Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.3 -0.2
223 Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 4.0 -0.2
223 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.6 -0.2
223 Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA 5.1 4.9 -0.2
223 Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.9 -0.2
223 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.4 -0.2
223 Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.6 -0.2
223 Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 7.4 -0.2
223 Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.2 -0.2
223 Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.7 -0.2
223 Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.7 -0.2
223 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.4 -0.2
223 Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 6.1 -0.2
223 Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 4.2 -0.2
223 Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.5 3.3 -0.2
223 Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.5 -0.2
223 Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.3 -0.2
223 Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.4 -0.2
223 Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 3.9 -0.2
223 Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6 6.4 -0.2
223 Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.5 -0.2
223 Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.5 -0.2
223 Nashville-Davidson—Murfreesboro—Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.5 -0.2
223 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.6 -0.2
223 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.7 -0.2
223 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan NECTA 3.6 3.4 -0.2
223 St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.7 -0.2
223 Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.6 -0.2
223 Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.3 -0.2
223 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 4.0 -0.2
223 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 3.7 -0.2
254 Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 6.0 -0.1
254 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 4.3 -0.1
254 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.7 -0.1
254 Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4 3.3 -0.1
254 Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.2 3.1 -0.1
254 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.8 -0.1
254 Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.5 -0.1
254 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 5.9 -0.1
254 Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 6.0 -0.1
254 Elizabethtown, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.5 -0.1
254 Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.7 -0.1
254 Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.1 3.0 -0.1
254 Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 8.2 -0.1
254 Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.2 -0.1
254 Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 3.9 -0.1
254 Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.8 -0.1
254 Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 3.8 -0.1
254 Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.5 -0.1
254 Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.4 3.3 -0.1
254 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.7 -0.1
254 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.7 -0.1
254 Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0 6.9 -0.1
254 Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.2 -0.1
254 Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.8 -0.1
254 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 5.0 -0.1
254 Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.6 -0.1
254 Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 5.0 -0.1
254 Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3 6.2 -0.1
254 Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9 4.8 -0.1
254 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 5.6 5.5 -0.1
254 Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.3 -0.1
254 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.7 4.6 -0.1
254 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.7 -0.1
254 Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.3 -0.1
254 Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.6 5.5 -0.1
254 Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 7.0 -0.1
254 Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 6.1 -0.1
291 Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.4 0.0
291 Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 6.0 0.0
291 Anderson, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 7.1 0.0
291 Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 7.5 0.0
291 Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.8 0.0
291 Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 4.2 0.0
291 Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 4.8 0.0
291 Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.6 0.0
291 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.3 0.0
291 Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 4.1 0.0
291 Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 8.1 0.0
291 Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 6.2 0.0
291 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 7.2 0.0
291 Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 4.0 0.0
291 Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 4.4 0.0
291 Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 7.2 0.0
291 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.9 0.0
291 Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 7.7 0.0
291 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.5 0.0
291 Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 7.5 0.0
291 Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 7.6 0.0
291 Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 4.4 0.0
291 Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 4.1 0.0
291 Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.5 3.5 0.0
315 Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA 4.6 4.7 0.1
315 Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 4.5 0.1
315 Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4 5.5 0.1
315 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.4 0.1
315 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.7 3.8 0.1
315 Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 5.2 0.1
315 Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 4.3 0.1
315 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 6.1 0.1
315 Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 6.2 0.1
315 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.3 4.4 0.1
315 Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.7 0.1
315 Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.7 0.1
315 State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 4.5 0.1
315 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.4 4.5 0.1
315 Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0 6.1 0.1
315 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 7.3 0.1
331 Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 5.2 0.2
331 Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 4.3 0.2
331 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 5.4 0.2
331 Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.5 5.7 0.2
331 Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 5.2 0.2
331 Kankakee-Bradley, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 7.5 0.2
331 Macon, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.8 0.2
331 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7 5.9 0.2
331 Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.3 3.5 0.2
331 Scranton—Wilkes-Barre, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2 6.4 0.2
331 St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 6.0 0.2
331 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 5.8 6.0 0.2
343 Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 2.8 3.1 0.3
343 Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6 3.9 0.3
343 Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.2 4.5 0.3
343 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 6.2 0.3
343 Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1 5.4 0.3
343 Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.8 5.1 0.3
343 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.8 6.1 0.3
343 Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.6 4.9 0.3
343 Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.9 4.2 0.3
343 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 7.6 0.3
343 Sandusky, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 6.4 0.3
343 Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.1 3.4 0.3
343 Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 7.5 0.3
343 Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.6 3.9 0.3
357 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0 5.4 0.4
357 Bloomington-Normal, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1 4.5 0.4
357 Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.5 3.9 0.4
357 Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.5 4.9 0.4
357 Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 7.8 0.4
362 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.0 4.5 0.5
362 Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 8.3 0.5
362 Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area 3.1 3.6 0.5
365 Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 5.9 0.6
366 Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.3 6.1 0.8
367 Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1 7.2 1.1
367 Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 7.8 1.1
369 El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 15.6 17.1 1.5

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. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based. Data have been revised to incorporate updated inputs and reestimation to new state controls.

 

Last Modified Date: April 18, 2008