Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas, Annual Averages
Metropolitan area 2014
rate
2015
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

6.2 5.3 -0.9  

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 5.9 -2.3 1

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 5.8 -1.9 2

Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.1 10.2 -1.9 2

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 5.9 -1.8 4

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.1 -1.8 4

Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 7.8 -1.8 4

Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 5.7 -1.8 4

Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 7.7 -1.7 8

Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.2 9.5 -1.7 8

Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.6 -1.7 8

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 6.6 -1.6 11

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 6.8 -1.6 11

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.2 -1.6 11

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 6.8 -1.6 11

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.5 5.9 -1.6 11

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.0 -1.6 11

Stockton-Lodi, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 8.9 -1.6 11

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.1 11.5 -1.6 11

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.2 -1.5 19

Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.0 -1.5 19

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

7.6 6.1 -1.5 19

Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.6 -1.5 19

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.6 -1.5 19

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.7 -1.4 24

Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.8 -1.4 24

Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.3 -1.4 24

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.2 -1.4 24

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.6 -1.4 24

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.6 10.2 -1.4 24

Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.9 10.5 -1.4 24

Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.2 -1.4 24

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.3 -1.4 24

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.5 -1.4 24

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.8 11.4 -1.4 24

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

8.7 7.3 -1.4 24

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.9 -1.4 24

Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.1 -1.4 24

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.1 -1.4 24

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.0 -1.3 39

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.1 -1.3 39

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.1 -1.3 39

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.8 -1.3 39

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.0 -1.3 39

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.5 4.2 -1.3 39

Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.3 -1.3 39

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.7 -1.3 39

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.0 -1.3 39

Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.3 -1.3 39

Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 6.9 -1.3 39

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.5 -1.3 39

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.7 -1.3 39

Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 4.9 -1.3 39

Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 5.9 -1.3 39

Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 3.7 -1.2 54

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.4 4.2 -1.2 54

Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.1 -1.2 54

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.7 -1.2 54

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.1 -1.2 54

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.7 -1.2 54

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

7.1 5.9 -1.2 54

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.2 -1.2 54

Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 3.9 -1.2 54

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 3.9 -1.2 54

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.5 -1.2 54

Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.7 -1.2 54

Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.6 -1.2 54

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.8 -1.2 54

Leominster-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

6.9 5.7 -1.2 54

Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.5 -1.2 54

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.9 -1.2 54

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

6.5 5.3 -1.2 54

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

6.7 5.5 -1.2 54

Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.7 -1.2 54

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

7.1 5.9 -1.2 54

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

6.3 5.1 -1.2 54

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.2 -1.2 54

Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

22.9 21.7 -1.2 54

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.8 -1.1 78

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.8 -1.1 78

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 3.7 -1.1 78

Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.8 -1.1 78

Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.5 -1.1 78

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.6 -1.1 78

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.7 -1.1 78

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.3 -1.1 78

Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.3 -1.1 78

Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.6 -1.1 78

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.2 11.1 -1.1 78

Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.6 3.5 -1.1 78

Santa Rosa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.5 -1.1 78

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.3 -1.1 78

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.8 5.7 -1.1 78

Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.0 -1.1 78

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.8 -1.1 78

Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.9 -1.0 95

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.0 -1.0 95

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.7 -1.0 95

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.3 -1.0 95

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

6.9 5.9 -1.0 95

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.5 -1.0 95

Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.9 -1.0 95

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.0 -1.0 95

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

6.9 5.9 -1.0 95

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.4 -1.0 95

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.5 -1.0 95

Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.3 -1.0 95

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.3 -1.0 95

Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.9 -1.0 95

Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.3 -1.0 95

Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.5 -1.0 95

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.3 -1.0 95

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.9 -1.0 95

Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.3 -1.0 95

Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.8 -1.0 95

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.7 5.7 -1.0 95

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.2 -1.0 95

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.7 -1.0 95

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.6 -1.0 95

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.0 -1.0 95

Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.6 -1.0 95

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.5 -1.0 95

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.2 -1.0 95

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

5.3 4.3 -1.0 95

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.9 -1.0 95

Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.1 -1.0 95

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.2 -1.0 95

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.3 7.3 -1.0 95

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.6 -1.0 95

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.0 -1.0 95

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 9.6 -0.9 130

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.6 -0.9 130

Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.1 -0.9 130

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

5.2 4.3 -0.9 130

Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.2 -0.9 130

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.4 5.5 -0.9 130

Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.9 -0.9 130

Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.5 -0.9 130

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.4 -0.9 130

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.2 -0.9 130

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.1 -0.9 130

Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.1 3.2 -0.9 130

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.6 5.7 -0.9 130

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.2 -0.9 130

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.0 -0.9 130

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.4 -0.9 130

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

6.5 5.6 -0.9 130

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.8 -0.9 130

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.2 -0.9 130

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.3 -0.9 130

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.0 -0.9 130

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

5.4 4.5 -0.9 130

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

4.2 3.3 -0.9 130

Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.6 -0.9 130

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.9 -0.9 130

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.9 -0.9 130

New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.0 -0.9 130

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

7.1 6.2 -0.9 130

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

6.1 5.2 -0.9 130

Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.9 3.0 -0.9 130

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.0 -0.9 130

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.6 -0.9 130

Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.1 -0.9 130

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.4 -0.9 130

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

5.6 4.7 -0.9 130

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.5 -0.9 130

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.0 -0.9 130

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.1 5.2 -0.9 130

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.7 -0.8 168

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.4 -0.8 168

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 168

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.2 -0.8 168

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.2 -0.8 168

Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.9 -0.8 168

Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.6 -0.8 168

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

4.5 3.7 -0.8 168

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.1 -0.8 168

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.2 -0.8 168

Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.2 -0.8 168

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.9 -0.8 168

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.4 -0.8 168

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.3 -0.8 168

Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.7 -0.8 168

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.6 -0.8 168

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 168

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.4 -0.8 168

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.7 -0.8 168

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.8 -0.8 168

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.3 -0.8 168

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.9 -0.8 168

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

6.3 5.5 -0.8 168

Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.9 -0.8 168

Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.5 -0.8 168

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.2 -0.8 168

Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 168

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.3 -0.8 168

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

6.2 5.4 -0.8 168

Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.4 -0.8 168

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.8 -0.8 168

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.3 -0.8 168

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

7.0 6.2 -0.8 168

Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.0 -0.8 168

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.0 -0.8 168

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

6.0 5.2 -0.8 168

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.3 -0.8 168

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

5.7 4.9 -0.8 168

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

6.1 5.4 -0.7 206

Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.9 -0.7 206

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.3 -0.7 206

Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.9 -0.7 206

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

6.2 5.5 -0.7 206

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.9 -0.7 206

Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.1 -0.7 206

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.5 -0.7 206

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.2 -0.7 206

Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.3 4.6 -0.7 206

Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.2 -0.7 206

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.1 -0.7 206

Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.5 -0.7 206

Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.4 -0.7 206

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.8 -0.7 206

Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.4 -0.7 206

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.5 -0.7 206

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.8 -0.7 206

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.3 -0.7 206

Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.5 -0.7 206

Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.5 -0.7 206

Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.0 -0.7 206

Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.9 -0.7 206

Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.2 10.5 -0.7 206

Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.9 -0.7 206

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.3 -0.7 206

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

5.2 4.5 -0.7 206

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.1 -0.7 206

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.4 -0.7 206

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 206

Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.6 -0.7 206

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.1 -0.7 206

Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 8.1 -0.7 206

Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.8 -0.7 206

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 206

Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.4 -0.7 206

Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.4 -0.7 206

Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.5 -0.7 206

Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.5 -0.7 206

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

5.1 4.4 -0.7 206

Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.5 -0.7 206

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.3 -0.7 206

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 248

Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.1 -0.6 248

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.0 -0.6 248

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.9 -0.6 248

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.2 -0.6 248

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.8 -0.6 248

College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.5 -0.6 248

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

5.2 4.6 -0.6 248

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.1 -0.6 248

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 248

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

6.2 5.6 -0.6 248

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.2 -0.6 248

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.5 -0.6 248

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.7 -0.6 248

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.6 -0.6 248

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.8 -0.6 248

Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.4 -0.6 248

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

4.0 3.4 -0.6 248

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.0 -0.6 248

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.9 -0.6 248

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.9 -0.6 248

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.3 -0.6 248

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.2 -0.6 248

The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.7 -0.6 248

Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.2 -0.6 248

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.7 -0.6 248

Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.9 -0.6 248

Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.6 -0.6 248

Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 248

Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.1 -0.6 248

York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.8 -0.6 248

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

6.7 6.1 -0.6 248

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 280

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 280

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.5 -0.5 280

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.4 -0.5 280

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.6 -0.5 280

Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.3 -0.5 280

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.9 -0.5 280

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 280

Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.4 -0.5 280

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 280

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.5 -0.5 280

Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.4 -0.5 280

Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.8 -0.5 280

Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.9 -0.5 280

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.0 -0.5 280

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.2 -0.5 280

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 280

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.8 -0.5 280

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 280

Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.8 -0.5 280

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.5 -0.5 280

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.5 -0.5 280

Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.3 -0.5 280

Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.1 -0.4 303

Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 2.5 -0.4 303

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.6 -0.4 303

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.2 -0.4 303

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.3 -0.4 303

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.0 -0.4 303

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.1 -0.4 303

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 303

Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.9 -0.4 303

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.2 -0.4 303

Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.0 -0.4 303

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.1 -0.4 303

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.3 -0.4 303

Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.2 -0.4 303

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.7 -0.4 303

Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.6 -0.4 303

Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.7 -0.4 303

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 303

Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.3 -0.4 303

Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 303

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.7 -0.4 303

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.8 -0.4 303

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.0 -0.4 303

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.3 -0.4 303

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.8 -0.4 303

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.5 -0.3 328

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.4 -0.3 328

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

3.2 2.9 -0.3 328

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.0 -0.3 328

Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.5 -0.3 328

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.9 -0.3 328

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.5 -0.3 328

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.3 -0.3 328

Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.1 -0.3 328

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.0 -0.3 328

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

5.7 5.4 -0.3 328

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

4.9 4.6 -0.3 328

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

6.6 6.3 -0.3 328

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 2.7 -0.3 328

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.8 -0.3 328

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

7.5 7.2 -0.3 328

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.3 -0.3 328

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.8 -0.3 328

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.2 -0.3 328

St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 328

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.4 -0.3 328

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 2.6 -0.3 328

State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.0 -0.3 328

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.4 -0.3 328

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 10.2 -0.2 352

Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 2.5 -0.2 352

Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.9 -0.2 352

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.5 -0.2 352

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 352

Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.3 -0.2 352

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.9 -0.2 352

Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.0 -0.2 352

Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.6 -0.1 360

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.7 -0.1 360

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 2.6 -0.1 360

Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.2 -0.1 360

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 5.0 -0.1 360

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.1 -0.1 360

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.9 -0.1 360

Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.3 -0.1 360

Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.4 -0.1 360

Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.8 0.0 369

Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.4 0.0 369

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.3 0.0 369

Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.2 0.0 369

Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.6 0.0 369

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 6.1 0.0 369

El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

24.0 24.1 0.1 375

Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.0 0.1 375

San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.1 0.1 375

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.8 0.2 378

Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 6.5 0.2 378

Enid, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.9 0.3 380

Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 5.1 0.3 380

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.5 0.3 380

Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.9 0.5 383

Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 3.5 0.6 384

Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.9 0.9 385

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 5.7 0.9 385

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 6.4 1.0 387

Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 4.6 1.2 388

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