Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas, Annual Averages
Metropolitan area 2012
rate
2013
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

8.1 7.4 -0.7  

El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

27.4 25.0 -2.4 1

Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.2 11.8 -2.4 1

Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

16.3 14.1 -2.2 3

Stockton-Lodi, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.4 12.3 -2.1 4

Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.9 12.9 -2.0 5

Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 8.7 -2.0 5

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.2 10.3 -1.9 7

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 9.5 -1.8 8

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

15.1 13.3 -1.8 8

Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.4 12.6 -1.8 8

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

16.3 14.5 -1.8 8

Santa Rosa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 7.1 -1.8 8

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.0 -1.8 8

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

16.2 14.4 -1.8 8

Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 7.2 -1.7 15

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 8.6 -1.7 15

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

10.6 8.9 -1.7 15

Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 8.5 -1.7 15

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.5 9.8 -1.7 15

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 9.7 -1.6 20

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

10.3 8.7 -1.6 20

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 9.1 -1.6 20

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.3 -1.5 23

Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.3 -1.5 23

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 8.6 -1.5 23

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 6.7 -1.5 23

Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.9 13.4 -1.5 23

Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 6.9 -1.5 23

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 6.8 -1.5 23

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.0 -1.5 23

Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.0 9.5 -1.5 23

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.8 10.3 -1.5 23

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.1 11.7 -1.4 33

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

9.3 7.9 -1.4 33

Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.7 -1.4 33

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 8.2 -1.4 33

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.1 9.7 -1.4 33

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.0 -1.4 33

Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.2 -1.4 33

Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.9 9.5 -1.4 33

St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.5 -1.4 33

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

8.0 6.6 -1.4 33

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

8.2 6.8 -1.4 33

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.0 9.6 -1.4 33

Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.7 -1.4 33

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.4 -1.3 46

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.7 10.4 -1.3 46

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.3 -1.3 46

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

9.5 8.2 -1.3 46

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.5 -1.3 46

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.1 -1.3 46

Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.6 10.3 -1.3 46

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.8 -1.3 46

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.5 -1.3 46

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.9 -1.3 46

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

8.2 6.9 -1.3 46

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.1 11.8 -1.3 46

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 5.9 -1.2 58

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.3 -1.2 58

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.2 10.0 -1.2 58

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.6 -1.2 58

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

7.7 6.5 -1.2 58

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 7.0 -1.2 58

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.2 -1.2 58

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.1 -1.2 58

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

10.2 9.0 -1.2 58

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

15.5 14.3 -1.2 58

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.9 -1.2 58

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.9 -1.2 58

Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.5 11.3 -1.2 58

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.2 -1.2 58

The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 9.3 -1.2 58

Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.8 -1.2 58

Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.8 -1.1 74

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.6 -1.1 74

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.3 -1.1 74

Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.2 11.1 -1.1 74

Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.8 9.7 -1.1 74

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

7.8 6.7 -1.1 74

Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 9.0 -1.1 74

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

8.2 7.1 -1.1 74

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.6 -1.1 74

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.3 -1.1 74

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.4 -1.1 74

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.8 -1.1 74

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.3 -1.1 74

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.7 -1.1 74

Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.0 -1.1 74

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 9.4 -1.0 89

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 9.7 -1.0 89

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.3 -1.0 89

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.8 -1.0 89

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.7 11.7 -1.0 89

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.8 -1.0 89

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

6.8 5.8 -1.0 89

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.8 -1.0 89

Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.8 -1.0 89

Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.8 -1.0 89

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.7 -1.0 89

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.1 -1.0 89

Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.0 -1.0 89

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.1 -1.0 89

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 9.0 -1.0 89

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

10.0 9.0 -1.0 89

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.0 -1.0 89

Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.5 -1.0 89

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.4 -1.0 89

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.3 -1.0 89

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.4 -1.0 89

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.4 -0.9 110

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.9 -0.9 110

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

7.1 6.2 -0.9 110

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.6 -0.9 110

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.6 -0.9 110

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.9 -0.9 110

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.6 -0.9 110

Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 8.0 -0.9 110

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.8 -0.9 110

Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.4 -0.9 110

Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.4 -0.9 110

Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.2 -0.9 110

Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.5 -0.9 110

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 9.8 -0.9 110

New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.6 -0.9 110

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

8.0 7.1 -0.9 110

Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.7 -0.9 110

Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 9.8 -0.9 110

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.0 -0.9 110

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.4 -0.9 110

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 8.4 -0.9 110

Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.5 -0.9 110

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 8.4 -0.8 132

Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.2 -0.8 132

Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 9.7 -0.8 132

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.6 -0.8 132

Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.0 -0.8 132

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.6 -0.8 132

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

8.7 7.9 -0.8 132

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.7 -0.8 132

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.6 -0.8 132

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 9.5 -0.8 132

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

8.5 7.8 -0.7 142

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.4 -0.7 142

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.3 -0.7 142

Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.5 -0.7 142

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.2 -0.7 142

Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.4 -0.7 142

Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 8.6 -0.7 142

Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.8 -0.7 142

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.0 -0.7 142

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.0 10.3 -0.7 142

Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.0 -0.7 142

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

5.5 4.8 -0.7 142

Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 142

Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 8.5 -0.7 142

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

8.4 7.7 -0.7 142

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.7 -0.7 142

Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.2 5.5 -0.7 142

Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.3 -0.7 142

Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.1 -0.7 142

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 8.6 -0.7 142

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 9.2 -0.7 142

Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.6 -0.7 142

Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.0 -0.7 142

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.6 -0.7 142

York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.7 -0.7 142

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.2 -0.6 167

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.2 -0.6 167

Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 167

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.0 -0.6 167

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.3 -0.6 167

Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.6 5.0 -0.6 167

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.9 -0.6 167

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.5 -0.6 167

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 7.6 -0.6 167

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.3 -0.6 167

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.7 -0.6 167

Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.5 -0.6 167

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

6.6 6.0 -0.6 167

Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.3 -0.6 167

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.4 -0.6 167

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.7 -0.6 167

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.2 -0.6 167

Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.0 -0.6 167

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.6 8.0 -0.6 167

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.1 -0.6 167

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.2 -0.6 167

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 167

Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 9.4 -0.6 167

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.8 -0.6 167

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.9 -0.6 167

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

10.3 9.7 -0.6 167

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.7 -0.6 167

Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 10.0 -0.6 167

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 195

Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.9 -0.5 195

Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.2 -0.5 195

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.0 7.5 -0.5 195

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.0 -0.5 195

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 8.3 -0.5 195

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.1 -0.5 195

Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.8 6.3 -0.5 195

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.1 -0.5 195

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.0 -0.5 195

Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.9 -0.5 195

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 8.1 -0.5 195

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.9 -0.5 195

Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 195

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.4 -0.5 195

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.1 -0.5 195

Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.0 -0.5 195

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.3 7.8 -0.5 195

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.2 -0.5 195

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.0 -0.5 195

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.2 -0.5 195

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -0.5 195

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

5.6 5.1 -0.5 195

Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 9.3 -0.5 195

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.3 -0.5 195

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.6 -0.5 195

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

9.0 8.5 -0.5 195

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.9 -0.5 195

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.1 -0.5 195

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.2 -0.5 195

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.1 -0.5 195

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 8.4 -0.5 195

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.8 -0.5 195

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

9.4 8.9 -0.5 195

Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.3 -0.5 195

Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.5 -0.5 195

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

6.8 6.3 -0.5 195

Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.2 -0.5 195

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.0 -0.5 195

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 9.6 -0.5 195

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.4 -0.4 235

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.0 -0.4 235

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.8 -0.4 235

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.6 -0.4 235

College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.1 -0.4 235

Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.0 -0.4 235

Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.3 -0.4 235

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.6 -0.4 235

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 9.7 -0.4 235

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 9.4 -0.4 235

Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.4 -0.4 235

Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.0 -0.4 235

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

5.9 5.5 -0.4 235

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.1 -0.4 235

Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.4 -0.4 235

Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 8.4 -0.4 235

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.6 -0.4 235

Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.0 -0.4 235

Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.4 -0.4 235

Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.1 -0.4 235

Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.0 -0.4 235

Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.3 -0.4 235

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.8 -0.4 235

Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.2 4.8 -0.4 235

Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.8 -0.4 235

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.6 -0.4 235

Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.8 -0.4 235

Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.8 -0.4 235

Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.2 -0.4 235

Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.8 -0.3 264

Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.3 -0.3 264

Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.9 -0.3 264

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 264

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.8 -0.3 264

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 10.0 -0.3 264

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

3.9 3.6 -0.3 264

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.4 -0.3 264

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.7 -0.3 264

Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.2 -0.3 264

Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.8 -0.3 264

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 9.7 -0.3 264

Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.8 -0.3 264

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.6 -0.3 264

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.0 -0.3 264

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

7.8 7.5 -0.3 264

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.9 -0.3 264

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.2 -0.3 264

Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 9.1 -0.3 264

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.7 -0.3 264

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.8 -0.3 264

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

6.7 6.4 -0.3 264

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 10.3 -0.3 264

Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.4 -0.3 264

Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 9.1 -0.3 264

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.7 -0.3 264

Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 264

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 264

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.4 -0.3 264

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.5 -0.3 264

Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.3 -0.3 264

Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.2 -0.3 264

Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.9 -0.2 296

Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.6 -0.2 296

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.9 -0.2 296

Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.8 -0.2 296

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 10.4 -0.2 296

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.3 -0.2 296

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.0 -0.2 296

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.0 -0.2 296

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.0 -0.2 296

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.9 -0.2 296

Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 296

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.5 -0.2 296

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.3 -0.2 296

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.3 -0.2 296

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.4 -0.2 296

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.0 -0.2 296

Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 6.1 -0.2 296

Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.0 -0.2 296

Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 296

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.2 -0.2 296

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

6.4 6.2 -0.2 296

Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 9.0 -0.2 296

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

7.3 7.1 -0.2 296

San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.1 -0.2 296

Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.6 -0.2 296

State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.3 -0.2 296

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

5.8 5.6 -0.2 296

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.9 -0.2 296

Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.8 -0.2 296

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 8.8 -0.1 325

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

8.2 8.1 -0.1 325

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.7 -0.1 325

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.3 -0.1 325

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.3 -0.1 325

Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.5 -0.1 325

Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 8.7 -0.1 325

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.9 -0.1 325

Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 10.3 -0.1 325

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

7.6 7.5 -0.1 325

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.2 -0.1 325

Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.8 -0.1 325

Leominster-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

8.4 8.3 -0.1 325

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.5 -0.1 325

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.3 -0.1 325

Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.6 -0.1 325

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.7 -0.1 325

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 9.9 -0.1 325

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 7.0 -0.1 325

Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 8.3 -0.1 325

Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 10.4 -0.1 325

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 6.0 -0.1 325

Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.3 -0.1 325

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.8 -0.1 325

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.3 7.2 -0.1 325

Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.7 0.0 350

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

6.1 6.1 0.0 350

Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.4 0.0 350

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

9.1 9.1 0.0 350

Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 8.1 0.0 350

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.5 0.0 350

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.5 0.0 350

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.5 0.0 350

Enid, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.1 0.0 350

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 8.2 0.0 350

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.5 0.0 350

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.6 7.6 0.0 350

Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.6 0.1 362

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.4 0.1 362

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

6.9 7.0 0.1 362

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.9 0.1 362

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 7.2 0.1 362

Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.8 0.1 362

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.6 0.1 362

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.5 0.1 362

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 7.3 0.1 362

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.7 7.8 0.1 362

Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.6 0.2 372

Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.7 0.2 372

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 6.3 0.2 372

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 8.0 0.2 372

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.5 0.2 372

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 9.8 0.2 372

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 9.2 0.2 372

Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 8.2 0.2 372

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

8.4 8.6 0.2 372

Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 8.5 0.3 381

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.8 0.3 381

Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 7.3 0.3 381

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

10.0 10.5 0.5 384

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 9.0 1.2 385

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 10.6 1.3 386

Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 11.3 1.4 387

Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

23.9 25.5 1.6 388

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 20, 2018