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 14.0 -2.3 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

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

15.1 13.2 -1.9 7

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

16.2 14.3 -1.9 7

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 9.5 -1.8 10

Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.4 12.6 -1.8 10

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

16.3 14.5 -1.8 10

Santa Rosa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 7.1 -1.8 10

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.0 -1.8 10

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

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 9.6 -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

Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.0 9.4 -1.6 21

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

10.3 8.7 -1.6 21

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 9.1 -1.6 21

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.3 -1.5 24

Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.3 -1.5 24

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 8.6 -1.5 24

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 6.7 -1.5 24

Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.9 13.4 -1.5 24

Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 6.9 -1.5 24

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 6.8 -1.5 24

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.0 -1.5 24

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.8 10.3 -1.5 24

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

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 Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.4 -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

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.8 -1.4 33

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.0 9.6 -1.4 33

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.2 11.8 -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 48

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.7 10.4 -1.3 48

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.3 -1.3 48

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

9.5 8.2 -1.3 48

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.5 -1.3 48

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.1 -1.3 48

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.1 9.8 -1.3 48

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.1 -1.3 48

Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.6 10.3 -1.3 48

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.8 -1.3 48

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

8.2 6.9 -1.3 48

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.3 -1.2 59

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.2 10.0 -1.2 59

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.6 -1.2 59

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

7.7 6.5 -1.2 59

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 7.0 -1.2 59

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.1 -1.2 59

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

7.8 6.6 -1.2 59

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

10.2 9.0 -1.2 59

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

15.5 14.3 -1.2 59

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.9 -1.2 59

Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.5 11.3 -1.2 59

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.2 -1.2 59

The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 9.3 -1.2 59

Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.8 -1.2 59

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.7 11.6 -1.1 73

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.0 -1.1 73

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.6 -1.1 73

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.3 -1.1 73

Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.2 11.1 -1.1 73

Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.8 9.7 -1.1 73

Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 9.0 -1.1 73

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.6 -1.1 73

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.3 -1.1 73

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.4 -1.1 73

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.0 -1.1 73

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.3 -1.1 73

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.7 -1.1 73

Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.4 -1.1 73

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.2 -1.1 73

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 9.7 -1.0 88

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.3 -1.0 88

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.8 -1.0 88

Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.9 -1.0 88

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.8 -1.0 88

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

6.8 5.8 -1.0 88

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.8 -1.0 88

Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.8 -1.0 88

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.7 -1.0 88

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.1 -1.0 88

Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.0 -1.0 88

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.1 -1.0 88

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

8.2 7.2 -1.0 88

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.9 -1.0 88

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 9.0 -1.0 88

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

10.0 9.0 -1.0 88

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.4 -1.0 88

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.4 -1.0 88

Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 8.1 -1.0 88

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 9.5 -0.9 107

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.4 -0.9 107

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.9 -0.9 107

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.6 -0.9 107

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.6 -0.9 107

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.9 -0.9 107

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.6 -0.9 107

Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 8.0 -0.9 107

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.8 -0.9 107

Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.4 -0.9 107

Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.9 -0.9 107

Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.4 -0.9 107

Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.2 -0.9 107

Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.5 -0.9 107

New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.6 -0.9 107

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

8.0 7.1 -0.9 107

Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.7 -0.9 107

Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 9.8 -0.9 107

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.0 -0.9 107

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.4 -0.9 107

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.1 -0.9 107

Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.5 -0.9 107

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

8.5 7.7 -0.8 129

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 8.4 -0.8 129

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

7.0 6.2 -0.8 129

Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.2 -0.8 129

Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 9.7 -0.8 129

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.7 9.9 -0.8 129

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.6 -0.8 129

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

8.7 7.9 -0.8 129

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.7 -0.8 129

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.6 -0.8 129

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 9.5 -0.8 129

Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.1 -0.8 129

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 8.5 -0.8 129

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

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

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.7 -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

Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.1 -0.7 142

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.6 7.9 -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

Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.3 -0.7 142

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 8.6 -0.7 142

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

10.1 9.4 -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 -0.6 165

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.5 -0.6 165

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.2 -0.6 165

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.3 -0.6 165

Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 165

Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.8 6.2 -0.6 165

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.0 -0.6 165

Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.6 5.0 -0.6 165

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.9 -0.6 165

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.5 -0.6 165

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 7.6 -0.6 165

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.8 -0.6 165

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.1 -0.6 165

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.3 -0.6 165

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.7 -0.6 165

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.4 7.8 -0.6 165

Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.5 -0.6 165

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

6.6 6.0 -0.6 165

Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.3 -0.6 165

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.4 -0.6 165

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.7 -0.6 165

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.2 -0.6 165

Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.0 -0.6 165

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

9.0 8.4 -0.6 165

Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.1 5.5 -0.6 165

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.9 -0.6 165

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.1 -0.6 165

Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.2 -0.6 165

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.2 -0.6 165

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 165

Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 9.4 -0.6 165

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.8 -0.6 165

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.9 -0.6 165

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

6.8 6.2 -0.6 165

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.7 -0.6 165

Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 10.0 -0.6 165

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 201

Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.2 -0.5 201

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.0 7.5 -0.5 201

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.0 -0.5 201

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 8.3 -0.5 201

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.1 -0.5 201

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.4 -0.5 201

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.1 -0.5 201

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 9.3 -0.5 201

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.0 -0.5 201

Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.9 -0.5 201

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 8.1 -0.5 201

Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 201

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.4 -0.5 201

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.1 -0.5 201

Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.0 -0.5 201

Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.9 -0.5 201

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.0 -0.5 201

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.2 -0.5 201

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -0.5 201

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.3 -0.5 201

Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.9 -0.5 201

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

5.6 5.1 -0.5 201

Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 9.3 -0.5 201

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.6 -0.5 201

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.1 -0.5 201

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.2 -0.5 201

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.1 -0.5 201

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 8.4 -0.5 201

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.8 -0.5 201

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

9.4 8.9 -0.5 201

Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.5 -0.5 201

Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.2 -0.5 201

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 9.6 -0.5 201

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.4 -0.4 235

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.0 -0.4 235

Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 8.0 -0.4 235

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 9.9 -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

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 9.7 -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

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

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.9 -0.4 235

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.3 -0.4 235

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.6 -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

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

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.1 -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 -0.3 262

Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.3 -0.3 262

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.8 -0.3 262

Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.9 -0.3 262

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.9 -0.3 262

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 10.3 -0.3 262

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 262

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.8 -0.3 262

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

3.8 3.5 -0.3 262

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.4 -0.3 262

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.7 -0.3 262

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.7 -0.3 262

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.8 -0.3 262

Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.2 -0.3 262

Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.8 -0.3 262

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

5.9 5.6 -0.3 262

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.2 -0.3 262

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

7.8 7.5 -0.3 262

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.2 -0.3 262

Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 9.1 -0.3 262

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.7 -0.3 262

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.8 -0.3 262

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 10.3 -0.3 262

Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.4 -0.3 262

Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 9.1 -0.3 262

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.7 -0.3 262

Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 262

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 262

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.4 -0.3 262

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.5 -0.3 262

Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.3 -0.3 262

Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.2 -0.3 262

Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.9 -0.2 294

Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.6 -0.2 294

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.3 -0.2 294

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.0 -0.2 294

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.0 -0.2 294

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.0 -0.2 294

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 9.8 -0.2 294

Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.9 -0.2 294

Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 294

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.7 -0.2 294

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.5 -0.2 294

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.3 -0.2 294

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 7.0 -0.2 294

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.3 -0.2 294

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.4 -0.2 294

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

6.7 6.5 -0.2 294

Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 6.1 -0.2 294

Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.0 -0.2 294

Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 294

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.2 -0.2 294

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

6.4 6.2 -0.2 294

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

7.3 7.1 -0.2 294

San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.1 -0.2 294

Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.6 -0.2 294

State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.3 -0.2 294

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

5.8 5.6 -0.2 294

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.9 -0.2 294

Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.8 -0.2 294

Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.9 -0.1 322

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 8.8 -0.1 322

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.8 7.7 -0.1 322

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.7 -0.1 322

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.3 -0.1 322

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.3 -0.1 322

Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.5 -0.1 322

Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 8.7 -0.1 322

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.9 -0.1 322

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

7.6 7.5 -0.1 322

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.2 -0.1 322

Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.8 -0.1 322

Leominster-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

8.4 8.3 -0.1 322

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.1 -0.1 322

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.5 -0.1 322

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.3 -0.1 322

Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.6 -0.1 322

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 7.0 -0.1 322

Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 8.3 -0.1 322

Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 9.1 -0.1 322

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 6.0 -0.1 322

Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.3 -0.1 322

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.8 -0.1 322

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

6.1 6.1 0.0 345

Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.4 0.0 345

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

9.1 9.1 0.0 345

Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 8.1 0.0 345

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.5 0.0 345

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.5 0.0 345

Enid, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.1 0.0 345

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 8.2 0.0 345

Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 10.4 0.0 345

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 8.5 0.0 345

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.8 0.0 345

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 10.0 0.0 345

Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 10.5 0.0 345

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.3 7.3 0.0 345

Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.8 0.1 359

Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.6 0.1 359

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

6.9 7.0 0.1 359

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.9 0.1 359

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.6 0.1 359

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 7.2 0.1 359

Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.8 0.1 359

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.6 0.1 359

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.5 7.6 0.1 359

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.5 0.1 359

Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.6 0.2 369

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 6.3 0.2 369

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.5 0.2 369

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 8.0 0.2 369

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.5 0.2 369

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 9.2 0.2 369

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 7.4 0.2 369

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.8 8.0 0.2 369

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

8.4 8.6 0.2 369

Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.8 0.3 378

Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 8.5 0.3 378

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.8 0.3 378

Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 7.3 0.3 378

Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 8.3 0.3 378

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

9.9 10.3 0.4 383

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 10.0 0.4 383

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 9.0 1.2 385

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 10.6 1.4 386

Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 11.4 1.5 387

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 21, 2017