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

11.4 8.5 -2.9 1

Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

25.5 22.9 -2.6 2

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 6.2 -2.5 3

Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 7.9 -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

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 7.9 -2.4 7

Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 8.1 -2.4 7

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 7.7 -2.3 9

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 8.4 -2.2 10

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 6.4 -2.2 10

Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.8 9.6 -2.2 10

Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 6.1 -2.2 10

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 5.8 -2.1 14

Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.1 -2.1 14

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 4.5 -2.1 14

Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 6.5 -2.1 14

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.3 12.2 -2.1 14

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

9.1 7.1 -2.0 19

Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 5.8 -2.0 19

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.0 -2.0 19

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 6.6 -2.0 19

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.0 -1.9 23

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 7.9 -1.9 23

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 6.8 -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

Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.0 12.1 -1.9 23

Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 5.8 -1.8 31

Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 6.7 -1.8 31

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.5 -1.8 31

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 8.2 -1.8 31

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 4.8 -1.8 31

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 7.5 -1.8 31

Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.1 -1.8 31

Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 5.6 -1.8 31

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 6.7 -1.8 31

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.3 -1.8 31

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.1 -1.8 31

Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.3 -1.8 31

Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 7.6 -1.8 31

Stockton-Lodi, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.3 10.5 -1.8 31

Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 5.9 -1.7 45

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 7.8 -1.7 45

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 8.7 -1.7 45

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

7.9 6.2 -1.7 45

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 8.6 -1.7 45

Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.2 -1.7 45

Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.3 -1.7 45

Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.1 9.4 -1.7 45

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.4 -1.7 45

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 5.7 -1.7 45

Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.0 -1.7 45

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.5 12.8 -1.7 45

Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.3 7.6 -1.7 45

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.1 -1.7 45

Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.9 11.2 -1.7 45

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

10.3 8.6 -1.7 45

New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 6.9 -1.7 45

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.3 -1.7 45

Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 6.6 -1.7 45

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.1 -1.7 45

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 7.9 -1.7 45

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 5.8 -1.7 45

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.0 -1.7 45

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 7.9 -1.7 45

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.1 -1.7 45

Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.1 -1.7 45

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.1 -1.6 71

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

7.7 6.1 -1.6 71

Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.4 -1.6 71

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.3 -1.6 71

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.7 -1.6 71

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 5.9 -1.6 71

Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.4 -1.6 71

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 4.9 -1.6 71

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.1 -1.6 71

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.4 -1.6 71

Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.1 -1.6 71

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.2 11.6 -1.6 71

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 6.7 -1.6 71

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.1 -1.6 71

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.1 -1.6 71

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 8.7 -1.6 71

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 8.0 -1.6 71

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.0 -1.6 71

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 8.4 -1.6 71

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 5.5 -1.6 71

Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 7.9 -1.6 71

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

8.7 7.1 -1.6 71

Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.5 -1.6 71

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 5.8 -1.6 71

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.5 -1.6 71

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 7.6 -1.6 71

Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.1 -1.6 71

Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.3 -1.5 98

Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.8 -1.5 98

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.4 -1.5 98

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.3 -1.5 98

Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.3 -1.5 98

Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.4 11.9 -1.5 98

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.8 -1.5 98

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 8.8 -1.5 98

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

7.7 6.2 -1.5 98

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

9.0 7.5 -1.5 98

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 8.8 -1.5 98

Santa Rosa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 5.6 -1.5 98

Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.6 -1.5 98

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.5 -1.5 98

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.0 -1.4 112

Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.1 -1.4 112

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.9 -1.4 112

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.2 -1.4 112

Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.4 -1.4 112

Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.0 -1.4 112

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 4.9 -1.4 112

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 6.8 -1.4 112

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.2 -1.4 112

Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 7.7 -1.4 112

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 5.7 -1.4 112

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.6 -1.4 112

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

9.0 7.6 -1.4 112

Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.6 11.2 -1.4 112

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 8.4 -1.4 112

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.2 -1.4 112

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

8.9 7.5 -1.4 112

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

7.9 6.5 -1.4 112

Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.3 -1.4 112

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.3 -1.4 112

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.4 -1.4 112

Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 4.8 -1.4 112

Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.3 -1.4 112

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.0 -1.3 135

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.7 -1.3 135

Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.6 -1.3 135

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.7 10.4 -1.3 135

Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.5 -1.3 135

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.9 -1.3 135

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.7 -1.3 135

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.0 -1.3 135

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

8.2 6.9 -1.3 135

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 4.9 -1.3 135

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.1 -1.3 135

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.4 -1.3 135

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.9 -1.3 135

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 4.9 -1.3 135

Leominster-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

8.3 7.0 -1.3 135

Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 7.7 -1.3 135

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.9 -1.3 135

Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.1 -1.3 135

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

8.4 7.1 -1.3 135

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.7 -1.3 135

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.6 -1.3 135

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.0 -1.3 135

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.6 -1.3 135

Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.3 9.0 -1.3 135

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

6.6 5.3 -1.3 135

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.2 -1.3 135

Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.1 -1.3 135

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.9 -1.3 135

Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.2 -1.3 135

Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.2 -1.3 135

Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 8.7 -1.3 135

York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.4 -1.3 135

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.3 -1.2 167

Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.0 -1.2 167

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.1 -1.2 167

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.4 -1.2 167

Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.9 -1.2 167

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.2 -1.2 167

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.1 -1.2 167

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.8 -1.2 167

Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.2 -1.2 167

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.4 -1.2 167

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.6 -1.2 167

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.8 6.6 -1.2 167

Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.7 8.5 -1.2 167

Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.2 -1.2 167

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.8 -1.2 167

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.8 -1.2 167

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.6 5.4 -1.2 167

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.9 -1.2 167

Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.9 -1.2 167

Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.7 -1.2 167

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.9 6.7 -1.2 167

Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.3 -1.2 167

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.2 -1.2 167

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.6 -1.2 167

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.1 -1.2 167

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.8 -1.2 167

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.6 -1.2 167

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.2 -1.2 167

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

6.8 5.6 -1.2 167

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.3 13.1 -1.2 167

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

9.4 8.2 -1.2 167

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.3 -1.1 198

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.6 10.5 -1.1 198

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.3 -1.1 198

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.5 -1.1 198

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.5 6.4 -1.1 198

Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 7.8 -1.1 198

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.0 -1.1 198

Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.9 -1.1 198

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

6.0 4.9 -1.1 198

Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.8 -1.1 198

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.1 -1.1 198

Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.7 -1.1 198

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

6.5 5.4 -1.1 198

Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 3.9 -1.1 198

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.4 -1.1 198

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.0 -1.1 198

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.5 -1.1 198

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.9 -1.1 198

St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.4 -1.1 198

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.3 -1.1 198

San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.0 -1.1 198

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.1 -1.1 198

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.4 -1.1 198

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.0 6.9 -1.1 198

Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.2 -1.1 198

Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.2 -1.1 198

Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.1 -1.1 198

Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.5 -1.1 198

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.3 6.2 -1.1 198

Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.9 -1.0 227

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.8 -1.0 227

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.2 -1.0 227

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.7 6.7 -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

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.4 -1.0 227

Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.0 4.0 -1.0 227

El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

25.0 24.0 -1.0 227

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

5.6 4.6 -1.0 227

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.1 -1.0 227

Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.9 -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

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.3 -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

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-South Portland, ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.5 4.5 -1.0 227

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.1 -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 -0.9 257

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.5 -0.9 257

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.0 -0.9 257

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.2 5.3 -0.9 257

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.6 -0.9 257

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

6.1 5.2 -0.9 257

Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.8 -0.9 257

Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.2 5.3 -0.9 257

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.2 -0.9 257

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

7.5 6.6 -0.9 257

Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.1 -0.9 257

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.4 -0.9 257

Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.0 -0.9 257

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

5.1 4.2 -0.9 257

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

7.2 6.3 -0.9 257

Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.4 -0.9 257

Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.3 -0.9 257

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.1 -0.9 257

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.6 6.7 -0.9 257

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

7.1 6.2 -0.9 257

Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.8 3.9 -0.9 257

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

7.1 6.2 -0.9 257

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

6.9 6.0 -0.9 257

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.2 -0.9 257

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 8.0 -0.8 281

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 281

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 281

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.0 -0.8 281

Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.8 -0.8 281

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

7.0 6.2 -0.8 281

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.3 -0.8 281

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.3 -0.8 281

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

6.5 5.7 -0.8 281

Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.6 -0.8 281

Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.4 -0.8 281

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.2 -0.8 281

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.2 -0.8 281

Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 2.9 -0.8 281

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

4.8 4.0 -0.8 281

Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.4 -0.8 281

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 3.9 -0.8 281

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.9 -0.8 281

Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.5 -0.8 281

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.3 -0.8 281

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 8.4 -0.8 281

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.0 -0.8 281

Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.5 -0.8 281

Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.3 -0.8 281

Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.2 -0.8 281

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.1 -0.7 306

Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.6 -0.7 306

Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.3 -0.7 306

Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.8 -0.7 306

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.7 -0.7 306

Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.1 -0.7 306

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.7 -0.6 312

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.4 -0.6 312

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.1 -0.6 312

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

5.8 5.2 -0.6 312

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.7 -0.6 312

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.1 -0.6 312

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.1 -0.6 312

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.3 -0.6 312

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 312

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.6 -0.6 312

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.7 -0.6 312

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.0 -0.6 312

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 312

Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.2 -0.6 312

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.2 -0.6 312

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.9 -0.6 312

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.8 -0.6 312

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.3 -0.6 312

Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.6 -0.6 312

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.0 -0.6 312

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.8 -0.5 332

Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -0.5 332

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.5 -0.5 332

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.3 -0.5 332

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.1 -0.5 332

Enid, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 332

Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.7 -0.5 332

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.1 -0.5 332

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.3 -0.5 332

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 332

Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.9 -0.5 332

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.0 -0.5 332

Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.6 -0.5 332

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 332

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.7 -0.5 332

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.5 -0.5 332

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 332

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

6.2 5.7 -0.5 332

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

5.6 5.1 -0.5 332

Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.9 -0.4 351

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.8 -0.4 351

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.6 -0.4 351

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 351

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.2 -0.4 351

Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.4 -0.4 351

Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.4 -0.4 351

Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.6 -0.4 351

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.5 -0.4 351

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.1 -0.4 351

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.6 -0.3 361

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 6.0 -0.3 361

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

3.5 3.2 -0.3 361

Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.9 -0.3 361

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.2 -0.3 361

Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.2 -0.3 361

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.3 -0.3 361

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.9 -0.3 361

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 361

Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.6 -0.2 370

Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.7 -0.2 370

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.3 -0.2 370

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 7.0 -0.2 370

Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.8 -0.2 370

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.2 -0.2 370

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.7 -0.2 370

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.6 -0.1 377

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.9 -0.1 377

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.7 -0.1 377

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.8 -0.1 377

Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 6.2 -0.1 377

Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.5 -0.1 377

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.8 0.0 383

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.8 0.0 383

Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.4 0.0 383

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.4 0.0 383

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 21, 2017