Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas, Annual Averages
Metropolitan area 2013
rate
2014
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

7.4 6.2 -1.2  

Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 8.5 -2.8 1

Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

25.5 22.9 -2.6 2

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 7.9 -2.5 3

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 6.2 -2.5 3

Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 7.3 -2.5 3

Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 8.8 -2.5 3

Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 7.9 -2.4 7

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 8.4 -2.2 8

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 6.4 -2.2 8

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 7.7 -2.2 8

Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.8 9.6 -2.2 8

Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 8.2 -2.2 8

Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.1 -2.1 13

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 4.5 -2.1 13

Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 6.5 -2.1 13

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.3 12.2 -2.1 13

Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 6.1 -2.1 13

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

9.1 7.1 -2.0 18

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 5.9 -2.0 18

Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 5.8 -2.0 18

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 6.6 -2.0 18

Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.1 12.1 -2.0 18

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.0 -1.9 23

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 7.5 -1.9 23

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 6.8 -1.9 23

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.1 -1.9 23

Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 7.6 -1.9 23

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

8.9 7.0 -1.9 23

Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 7.5 -1.9 23

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.8 9.9 -1.9 23

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

8.6 6.7 -1.9 23

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 7.7 -1.8 32

Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 5.8 -1.8 32

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.5 -1.8 32

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 8.2 -1.8 32

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 4.8 -1.8 32

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 7.9 -1.8 32

Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 5.6 -1.8 32

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 6.7 -1.8 32

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.3 -1.8 32

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

10.5 8.7 -1.8 32

Stockton-Lodi, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.3 10.5 -1.8 32

Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 5.9 -1.7 43

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

7.8 6.1 -1.7 43

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 8.3 -1.7 43

Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 6.8 -1.7 43

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 8.7 -1.7 43

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

7.9 6.2 -1.7 43

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 8.6 -1.7 43

Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.3 -1.7 43

Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.1 -1.7 43

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.3 11.6 -1.7 43

Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.1 9.4 -1.7 43

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 5.7 -1.7 43

Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.0 -1.7 43

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.0 -1.7 43

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.1 -1.7 43

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.5 12.8 -1.7 43

Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 7.6 -1.7 43

Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.9 11.2 -1.7 43

Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.4 -1.7 43

New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 6.9 -1.7 43

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.3 -1.7 43

Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 6.6 -1.7 43

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.1 -1.7 43

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 7.9 -1.7 43

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 5.8 -1.7 43

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.0 -1.7 43

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.1 -1.7 43

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.1 -1.6 70

Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.3 -1.6 70

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.7 -1.6 70

Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.4 -1.6 70

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 4.9 -1.6 70

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.4 -1.6 70

Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.3 -1.6 70

Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.1 -1.6 70

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.5 -1.6 70

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 6.7 -1.6 70

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.1 -1.6 70

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.1 -1.6 70

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 8.7 -1.6 70

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.1 -1.6 70

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.0 -1.6 70

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 5.5 -1.6 70

Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 7.9 -1.6 70

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

8.7 7.1 -1.6 70

Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.5 -1.6 70

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.5 -1.6 70

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 7.6 -1.6 70

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 8.0 -1.6 70

Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.2 -1.6 70

Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.1 -1.6 70

Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.2 -1.5 94

Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.8 -1.5 94

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.2 -1.5 94

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.4 -1.5 94

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.3 -1.5 94

Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.3 -1.5 94

Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.4 11.9 -1.5 94

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.1 -1.5 94

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 8.8 -1.5 94

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

7.7 6.2 -1.5 94

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

9.0 7.5 -1.5 94

Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.5 -1.5 94

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 8.8 -1.5 94

Santa Rosa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 5.6 -1.5 94

Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 4.8 -1.5 94

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.5 -1.5 94

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.0 -1.4 110

Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.1 -1.4 110

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.9 -1.4 110

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.0 -1.4 110

Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.4 -1.4 110

Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.0 -1.4 110

Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.7 -1.4 110

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 5.7 -1.4 110

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.6 -1.4 110

Leominster-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

8.3 6.9 -1.4 110

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

9.0 7.6 -1.4 110

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.8 -1.4 110

Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.6 11.2 -1.4 110

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.8 -1.4 110

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.2 -1.4 110

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

8.9 7.5 -1.4 110

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

7.9 6.5 -1.4 110

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

8.5 7.1 -1.4 110

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.4 -1.4 110

Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.3 -1.4 110

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.3 -1.4 110

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.4 -1.4 110

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.9 -1.4 110

Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.3 -1.4 110

Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.1 -1.4 110

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.9 -1.4 110

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

9.7 8.3 -1.4 110

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.7 -1.3 137

Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.6 -1.3 137

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.7 10.4 -1.3 137

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.9 -1.3 137

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.3 -1.3 137

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.0 -1.3 137

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

8.2 6.9 -1.3 137

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.6 -1.3 137

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.1 -1.3 137

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.0 -1.3 137

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.3 -1.3 137

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 6.9 -1.3 137

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.9 -1.3 137

Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.7 -1.3 137

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.4 -1.3 137

Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.1 -1.3 137

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.0 6.7 -1.3 137

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.7 -1.3 137

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.6 -1.3 137

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.0 -1.3 137

Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 9.0 -1.3 137

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.2 -1.3 137

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

6.6 5.3 -1.3 137

Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.2 -1.3 137

Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.2 -1.3 137

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.4 13.1 -1.3 137

Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 8.7 -1.3 137

York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.4 -1.3 137

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.1 -1.2 165

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.7 10.5 -1.2 165

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

8.1 6.9 -1.2 165

Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.0 -1.2 165

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.4 -1.2 165

Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.9 -1.2 165

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.1 -1.2 165

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.8 -1.2 165

Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.2 -1.2 165

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.9 -1.2 165

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.8 6.6 -1.2 165

Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.5 -1.2 165

Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.2 -1.2 165

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.7 -1.2 165

Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.8 -1.2 165

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.0 -1.2 165

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.7 5.5 -1.2 165

Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.9 -1.2 165

Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.7 -1.2 165

Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.3 -1.2 165

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.2 -1.2 165

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.6 -1.2 165

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.1 -1.2 165

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.8 -1.2 165

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.6 -1.2 165

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

6.8 5.6 -1.2 165

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.2 -1.2 165

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.3 -1.1 192

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.3 -1.1 192

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.7 -1.1 192

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.3 -1.1 192

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.5 -1.1 192

Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.6 -1.1 192

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.8 -1.1 192

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.1 -1.1 192

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.5 6.4 -1.1 192

Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.7 -1.1 192

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.3 -1.1 192

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.0 -1.1 192

Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.9 -1.1 192

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.5 -1.1 192

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

6.0 4.9 -1.1 192

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.9 -1.1 192

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.1 -1.1 192

Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.7 -1.1 192

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.9 -1.1 192

Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 3.9 -1.1 192

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.4 -1.1 192

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.0 -1.1 192

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.5 -1.1 192

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.7 -1.1 192

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.9 -1.1 192

St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.4 -1.1 192

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.3 -1.1 192

San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.0 -1.1 192

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.1 -1.1 192

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.4 -1.1 192

Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.2 -1.1 192

Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.2 -1.1 192

Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.1 -1.1 192

Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.5 -1.1 192

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.2 6.1 -1.1 192

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.2 -1.0 227

Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.4 -1.0 227

College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.1 -1.0 227

Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.3 -1.0 227

Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.3 5.3 -1.0 227

El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

25.0 24.0 -1.0 227

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

5.5 4.5 -1.0 227

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.1 -1.0 227

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.7 -1.0 227

Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.5 -1.0 227

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

7.5 6.5 -1.0 227

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 7.2 -1.0 227

Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.1 -1.0 227

Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.5 -1.0 227

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

6.4 5.4 -1.0 227

Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.0 -1.0 227

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

6.2 5.2 -1.0 227

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.8 -1.0 227

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.0 -1.0 227

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

7.1 6.1 -1.0 227

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.0 -1.0 227

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.8 6.8 -1.0 227

State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.3 -1.0 227

The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 8.3 -1.0 227

Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.8 -1.0 227

Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.2 -1.0 227

Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.8 -1.0 227

Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.7 -0.9 254

Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.9 -0.9 254

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.5 -0.9 254

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

6.1 5.2 -0.9 254

Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.8 -0.9 254

Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.7 -0.9 254

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.4 -0.9 254

Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.0 4.1 -0.9 254

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.2 -0.9 254

Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.9 -0.9 254

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

7.5 6.6 -0.9 254

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.3 -0.9 254

Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.1 -0.9 254

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.4 -0.9 254

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

5.1 4.2 -0.9 254

Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.4 -0.9 254

Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.3 -0.9 254

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.6 6.7 -0.9 254

Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.5 4.6 -0.9 254

Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.8 3.9 -0.9 254

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

6.9 6.0 -0.9 254

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 8.0 -0.8 275

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.0 -0.8 275

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.2 5.4 -0.8 275

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.6 -0.8 275

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 275

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 275

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.0 -0.8 275

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

7.0 6.2 -0.8 275

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.3 -0.8 275

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.2 -0.8 275

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

6.5 5.7 -0.8 275

Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.6 -0.8 275

Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.4 -0.8 275

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.2 -0.8 275

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.2 -0.8 275

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

7.1 6.3 -0.8 275

Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 2.9 -0.8 275

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

4.8 4.0 -0.8 275

Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.4 -0.8 275

Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.7 -0.8 275

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 3.9 -0.8 275

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.1 -0.8 275

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.9 -0.8 275

Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.5 -0.8 275

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.3 -0.8 275

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

7.1 6.3 -0.8 275

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 8.4 -0.8 275

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.0 -0.8 275

Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.5 -0.8 275

Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.2 -0.8 275

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.2 -0.8 275

Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.2 -0.8 275

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.5 -0.7 307

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.1 -0.7 307

Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.6 -0.7 307

Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.3 -0.7 307

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.7 -0.7 307

Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.1 -0.7 307

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.7 -0.6 313

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.4 -0.6 313

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.4 -0.6 313

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.1 -0.6 313

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

5.8 5.2 -0.6 313

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.7 -0.6 313

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.0 -0.6 313

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.3 -0.6 313

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.6 -0.6 313

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.7 -0.6 313

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.0 -0.6 313

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 313

Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.2 -0.6 313

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.3 -0.6 313

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.9 -0.6 313

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.8 -0.6 313

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.3 -0.6 313

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

6.3 5.7 -0.6 313

Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.6 -0.6 313

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.0 -0.6 313

Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -0.5 333

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.3 -0.5 333

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.1 -0.5 333

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 333

Enid, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 333

Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.7 -0.5 333

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.3 -0.5 333

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.1 -0.5 333

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 333

Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.9 -0.5 333

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.0 -0.5 333

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 333

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.7 -0.5 333

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.5 -0.5 333

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 333

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

5.6 5.1 -0.5 333

Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.9 -0.4 349

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.8 -0.4 349

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

3.6 3.2 -0.4 349

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.9 -0.4 349

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.6 -0.4 349

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 349

Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.4 -0.4 349

Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.4 -0.4 349

Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.6 -0.4 349

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.1 -0.4 349

Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.6 -0.4 349

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.5 -0.4 349

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.1 -0.4 349

Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.5 -0.3 362

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.6 -0.3 362

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 6.0 -0.3 362

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.2 -0.3 362

Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.9 -0.3 362

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.9 -0.3 362

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 362

Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.7 -0.2 369

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.8 -0.2 369

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.8 -0.2 369

Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.3 -0.2 369

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.3 -0.2 369

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.1 -0.2 369

Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.8 -0.2 369

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.4 -0.2 369

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.2 -0.2 369

Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.4 -0.2 369

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.7 -0.2 369

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.8 -0.1 380

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.6 -0.1 380

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.7 -0.1 380

Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.3 -0.1 380

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.8 -0.1 380

Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 6.2 -0.1 380

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.4 0.0 386

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.6 0.1 387

Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.8 0.1 387

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