Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas, Annual Averages
Metropolitan area 2011
rate
2012
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

8.9 8.1 -0.8  

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.9 8.8 -2.1 1

Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.3 10.2 -2.1 1

St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 6.9 -2.0 3

Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 7.5 -1.9 4

Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.8 8.9 -1.9 4

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.2 11.3 -1.9 4

Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 8.7 -1.9 4

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.0 -1.8 8

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 8.2 -1.8 8

Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 7.7 -1.8 8

Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

16.2 14.4 -1.8 8

Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 7.7 -1.8 8

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 8.3 -1.8 8

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 9.5 -1.8 8

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.1 -1.8 8

Stockton-Lodi, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

16.2 14.4 -1.8 8

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.8 13.1 -1.7 17

Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.0 -1.7 17

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.2 9.5 -1.7 17

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.8 10.1 -1.7 17

Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.5 10.8 -1.7 17

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.0 -1.7 17

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 9.6 -1.7 17

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 8.4 -1.7 17

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.7 10.0 -1.7 17

Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

15.9 14.2 -1.7 17

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.7 11.0 -1.7 17

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 7.8 -1.7 17

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.2 -1.7 17

The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.2 10.5 -1.7 17

Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.4 -1.6 31

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.9 10.3 -1.6 31

Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.8 9.2 -1.6 31

Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

16.5 14.9 -1.6 31

Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 7.8 -1.6 31

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 8.4 -1.6 31

Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 8.6 -1.6 31

Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.6 11.0 -1.6 31

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.2 11.7 -1.5 39

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.7 12.2 -1.5 39

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 7.4 -1.5 39

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 7.7 -1.5 39

Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 6.7 -1.5 39

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.5 -1.5 39

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 7.8 -1.5 39

El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

28.9 27.4 -1.5 39

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.2 -1.5 39

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.4 -1.5 39

Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.6 -1.5 39

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.9 9.4 -1.5 39

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.0 11.5 -1.5 39

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.8 10.3 -1.5 39

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.0 -1.5 39

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.2 -1.5 39

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 9.8 -1.5 39

Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.2 -1.5 39

Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.0 -1.5 39

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.2 10.7 -1.5 39

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 8.9 -1.4 59

Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.4 -1.4 59

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.4 -1.4 59

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.4 10.0 -1.4 59

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.1 -1.4 59

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

16.5 15.1 -1.4 59

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 6.9 -1.4 59

Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 6.9 -1.4 59

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.5 -1.4 59

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 7.8 -1.4 59

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 8.2 -1.4 59

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.4 10.0 -1.4 59

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.0 10.6 -1.4 59

Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.4 -1.4 59

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.4 -1.4 59

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.5 -1.4 59

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 8.2 -1.4 59

Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.1 10.7 -1.4 59

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 7.5 -1.4 59

Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

17.7 16.3 -1.4 59

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.8 -1.3 79

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.1 -1.3 79

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 9.3 -1.3 79

Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 8.8 -1.3 79

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.5 -1.3 79

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.4 10.1 -1.3 79

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.5 -1.3 79

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 9.1 -1.3 79

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.3 11.0 -1.3 79

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

17.6 16.3 -1.3 79

Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 9.4 -1.3 79

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.1 -1.3 79

Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.6 -1.3 79

Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.0 -1.3 79

Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.8 10.5 -1.3 79

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.3 -1.3 79

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.8 -1.3 79

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.1 11.8 -1.3 79

Santa Rosa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 8.9 -1.3 79

Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 6.9 -1.3 79

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.4 -1.3 79

Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.7 -1.2 100

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.1 -1.2 100

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.5 10.3 -1.2 100

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.5 -1.2 100

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.6 -1.2 100

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.5 -1.2 100

Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.4 -1.2 100

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.8 -1.2 100

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.4 11.2 -1.2 100

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.6 -1.2 100

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.5 -1.2 100

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.2 -1.2 100

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 7.7 -1.2 100

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.6 -1.2 100

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.2 -1.2 100

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.3 -1.2 100

Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.6 -1.2 100

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.9 10.7 -1.2 100

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.4 10.2 -1.2 100

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 9.0 -1.2 100

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 8.1 -1.2 100

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.4 -1.2 100

Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.1 10.9 -1.2 100

St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area(1)

8.5 7.3 -1.2 100

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 9.1 -1.2 100

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.5 10.3 -1.2 100

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.8 -1.1 126

Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 8.1 -1.1 126

Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 7.8 -1.1 126

Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 8.5 -1.1 126

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.0 -1.1 126

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.2 -1.1 126

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 9.1 -1.1 126

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 9.6 -1.1 126

Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.7 11.6 -1.1 126

Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.8 -1.1 126

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.4 -1.1 126

Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.6 -1.1 126

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.2 10.1 -1.1 126

Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.6 -1.1 126

Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 9.1 -1.1 126

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.8 -1.0 141

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.3 11.3 -1.0 141

Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.1 -1.0 141

Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.1 -1.0 141

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.6 -1.0 141

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.5 -1.0 141

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.8 9.8 -1.0 141

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 9.1 -1.0 141

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.4 -1.0 141

Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

15.9 14.9 -1.0 141

Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.1 -1.0 141

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.8 -1.0 141

Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.4 10.4 -1.0 141

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.3 -1.0 141

Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.3 -1.0 141

Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.1 10.1 -1.0 141

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.6 10.6 -1.0 141

New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 9.5 -1.0 141

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.5 -1.0 141

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.0 -1.0 141

Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.5 12.5 -1.0 141

Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 9.2 -1.0 141

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.4 -1.0 141

Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.7 -1.0 141

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 10.4 -0.9 165

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.7 -0.9 165

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.8 -0.9 165

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.1 -0.9 165

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.6 -0.9 165

Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.8 9.9 -0.9 165

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.6 -0.9 165

Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 8.3 -0.9 165

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.8 -0.9 165

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.9 -0.9 165

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.3 -0.9 165

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.8 -0.9 165

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.6 -0.9 165

Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.5 -0.9 165

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.5 -0.9 165

Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 3.9 -0.9 165

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.7 -0.9 165

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.6 -0.9 165

San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.3 -0.9 165

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 9.0 -0.9 165

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.4 -0.9 165

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

17.1 16.2 -0.9 165

Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 9.0 -0.9 165

Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.0 -0.8 188

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.7 -0.8 188

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

8.6 7.8 -0.8 188

Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 7.4 -0.8 188

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 9.1 -0.8 188

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.5 -0.8 188

College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 188

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.6 -0.8 188

Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.9 -0.8 188

Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.1 -0.8 188

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.5 -0.8 188

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.6 -0.8 188

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.8 -0.8 188

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.7 -0.8 188

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.1 -0.8 188

Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.8 -0.8 188

Leominster-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

9.2 8.4 -0.8 188

Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.4 -0.8 188

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.5 -0.8 188

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 188

Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.9 -0.8 188

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 9.7 -0.8 188

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 9.4 -0.8 188

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.8 -0.8 188

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 7.4 -0.8 188

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.3 -0.8 188

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 9.3 -0.8 188

Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.4 -0.8 188

Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.0 -0.8 188

Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 9.1 -0.8 188

Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.7 -0.8 188

Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.0 -0.8 188

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.4 10.7 -0.7 220

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.3 -0.7 220

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 9.2 -0.7 220

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.2 -0.7 220

Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 8.1 -0.7 220

Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.8 -0.7 220

Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.3 -0.7 220

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.0 -0.7 220

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.7 -0.7 220

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.6 -0.7 220

Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.4 -0.7 220

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.4 -0.7 220

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.8 -0.7 220

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

10.7 10.0 -0.7 220

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.6 -0.7 220

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.1 -0.7 220

Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.0 -0.7 220

Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.2 -0.7 220

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

10.8 10.1 -0.7 220

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.3 -0.7 220

Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.1 -0.6 240

Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.8 -0.6 240

Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.2 -0.6 240

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 9.2 -0.6 240

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.2 10.6 -0.6 240

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.5 -0.6 240

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.7 -0.6 240

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 240

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.4 -0.6 240

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.9 -0.6 240

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 9.7 -0.6 240

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.2 -0.6 240

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 240

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.0 -0.6 240

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.1 -0.6 240

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.7 -0.6 240

Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.7 -0.6 240

Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.7 -0.6 240

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.7 11.1 -0.6 240

Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 9.8 -0.6 240

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.8 -0.6 240

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

10.5 9.9 -0.6 240

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.1 -0.6 240

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.4 -0.6 240

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.9 -0.6 240

Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.4 -0.6 240

Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.2 -0.6 240

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 9.3 -0.6 240

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.4 7.8 -0.6 240

Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.5 -0.6 240

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.5 -0.6 240

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.3 -0.6 240

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.1 -0.5 272

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

6.6 6.1 -0.5 272

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.9 -0.5 272

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.5 8.0 -0.5 272

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

4.3 3.8 -0.5 272

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 272

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.3 -0.5 272

Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 9.3 -0.5 272

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.9 -0.5 272

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.0 -0.5 272

Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.4 -0.5 272

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.7 -0.5 272

Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.5 -0.5 272

Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.4 -0.5 272

Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 272

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.4 -0.5 272

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

9.1 8.6 -0.5 272

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.5 -0.5 272

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

8.0 7.5 -0.5 272

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 9.8 -0.5 272

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.9 -0.5 272

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 9.0 -0.5 272

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.0 -0.5 272

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 272

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.4 -0.5 272

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.8 -0.5 272

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.8 7.3 -0.5 272

Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.1 -0.4 299

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.2 -0.4 299

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

7.4 7.0 -0.4 299

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.1 -0.4 299

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.5 -0.4 299

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.8 -0.4 299

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.0 -0.4 299

Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.5 -0.4 299

Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.3 -0.4 299

Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.9 -0.4 299

Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.6 12.2 -0.4 299

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.3 -0.4 299

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.8 8.4 -0.4 299

Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 8.8 -0.4 299

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 299

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.5 -0.4 299

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

8.2 7.8 -0.4 299

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.6 -0.4 299

Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.6 -0.4 299

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.4 -0.4 299

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.5 -0.4 299

Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.8 -0.4 299

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.1 -0.4 299

Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.3 -0.4 299

Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.6 -0.3 323

Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.5 -0.3 323

Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.7 -0.3 323

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.8 -0.3 323

Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.2 -0.3 323

Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.2 -0.3 323

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.0 -0.3 323

Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.1 -0.3 323

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.8 -0.3 323

Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.1 6.8 -0.3 323

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 7.9 -0.3 323

Enid, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 323

Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.8 -0.3 323

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.1 -0.3 323

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.4 -0.3 323

Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 8.0 -0.3 323

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.7 -0.3 323

Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.4 6.1 -0.3 323

Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 10.0 -0.3 323

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.8 -0.3 323

Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

24.2 23.9 -0.3 323

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.5 -0.2 344

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.8 -0.2 344

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.3 -0.2 344

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.7 -0.2 344

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI Metropolitan NECTA

9.2 9.0 -0.2 344

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.2 -0.2 344

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.7 -0.2 344

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.4 -0.2 344

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.2 -0.2 344

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 6.2 -0.1 353

Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 9.9 -0.1 353

Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 10.5 -0.1 353

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.9 -0.1 353

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.4 -0.1 353

Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 10.6 -0.1 353

York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.4 -0.1 353

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.8 0.0 360

Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.6 5.6 0.0 360

Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 6.1 0.0 360

Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.2 5.2 0.0 360

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 8.3 0.0 360

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.4 0.1 365

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 8.5 0.1 365

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 9.8 0.1 365

Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.8 0.1 365

Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.9 0.1 365

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 8.7 0.1 365

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 9.4 0.1 365

State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.5 0.1 365

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 9.9 0.1 365

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 7.3 0.2 374

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.5 12.7 0.2 374

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

5.4 5.6 0.2 374

Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 10.7 0.2 374

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.9 0.2 374

Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 8.5 0.2 374

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.0 13.2 0.2 374

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.9 0.2 374

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 8.5 0.3 382

Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.8 0.3 382

Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 8.4 0.3 382

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 8.3 0.5 385

Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 8.4 0.6 386

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.9 15.5 0.6 386

Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 9.4 0.9 388

Footnotes
(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.

 

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2017