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

8.1 5.9 -2.2 1

Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.1 10.1 -2.0 2

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 5.9 -1.9 3

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 5.8 -1.9 3

Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 7.7 -1.9 3

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.1 -1.8 6

Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 5.7 -1.8 6

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

Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.7 -1.6 10

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.2 6.6 -1.6 10

Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 6.9 -1.6 10

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 6.8 -1.6 10

Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.5 -1.6 10

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.2 -1.6 10

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 6.8 -1.6 10

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.5 5.9 -1.6 10

Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.7 -1.6 10

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.0 -1.6 10

Stockton-Lodi, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 8.9 -1.6 10

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.1 11.5 -1.6 10

Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.3 -1.5 22

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.1 -1.5 22

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 4.7 -1.5 22

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

7.6 6.1 -1.5 22

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.8 11.3 -1.5 22

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.6 -1.5 22

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.7 -1.4 28

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.3 -1.4 28

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.6 -1.4 28

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.0 -1.4 28

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.6 10.2 -1.4 28

Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.9 10.5 -1.4 28

Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.2 -1.4 28

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.3 -1.4 28

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.5 -1.4 28

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

8.6 7.2 -1.4 28

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.9 -1.4 28

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 5.7 -1.4 28

Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.1 -1.4 28

Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.9 -1.4 28

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.1 -1.4 28

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.0 -1.3 43

Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.1 -1.3 43

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.1 -1.3 43

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 3.8 -1.3 43

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.0 -1.3 43

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.4 4.1 -1.3 43

Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.4 -1.3 43

Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.3 -1.3 43

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.8 -1.3 43

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.7 -1.3 43

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.0 -1.3 43

Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.3 -1.3 43

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

7.1 5.8 -1.3 43

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.5 -1.3 43

Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 4.9 -1.3 43

Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

22.9 21.6 -1.3 43

Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 3.7 -1.2 59

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.3 4.1 -1.2 59

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.7 -1.2 59

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.1 -1.2 59

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

7.1 5.9 -1.2 59

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.2 -1.2 59

Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 3.9 -1.2 59

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.5 -1.2 59

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.6 -1.2 59

Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.7 -1.2 59

Leominster-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.0 5.8 -1.2 59

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.2 -1.2 59

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

6.5 5.3 -1.2 59

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

6.7 5.5 -1.2 59

Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 6.9 -1.2 59

Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.7 -1.2 59

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

6.2 5.0 -1.2 59

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.2 -1.2 59

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.2 -1.2 59

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.7 -1.1 78

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.8 -1.1 78

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.7 -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

Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 7.4 -1.1 78

Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.7 -1.1 78

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 6.9 -1.1 78

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.7 -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

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.9 -1.1 78

Santa Rosa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.5 -1.1 78

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.8 -1.1 78

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.9 5.8 -1.1 78

Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.0 -1.1 78

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.1 -1.1 78

Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.9 -1.0 96

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.0 7.0 -1.0 96

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.3 -1.0 96

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.5 -1.0 96

Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.9 -1.0 96

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.0 -1.0 96

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.8 -1.0 96

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

6.9 5.9 -1.0 96

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.4 -1.0 96

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.5 -1.0 96

Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.3 -1.0 96

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.3 -1.0 96

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.1 -1.0 96

Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.9 -1.0 96

Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.3 -1.0 96

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.3 -1.0 96

Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.8 -1.0 96

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.9 -1.0 96

Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.3 -1.0 96

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

7.1 6.1 -1.0 96

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.7 -1.0 96

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.6 -1.0 96

Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.5 3.5 -1.0 96

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

6.2 5.2 -1.0 96

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.9 -1.0 96

Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.6 -1.0 96

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.5 -1.0 96

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.2 -1.0 96

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

5.3 4.3 -1.0 96

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.4 7.4 -1.0 96

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 8.9 -1.0 96

Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.1 -1.0 96

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.2 7.2 -1.0 96

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 6.6 -1.0 96

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.0 -1.0 96

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.2 5.2 -1.0 96

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 9.6 -0.9 132

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

6.7 5.8 -0.9 132

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.6 -0.9 132

Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.1 -0.9 132

Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.2 -0.9 132

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.1 -0.9 132

Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.8 -0.9 132

Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.5 -0.9 132

Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.9 -0.9 132

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.2 -0.9 132

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.1 -0.9 132

Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.0 3.1 -0.9 132

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

4.6 3.7 -0.9 132

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.4 -0.9 132

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.6 5.7 -0.9 132

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.5 -0.9 132

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.9 -0.9 132

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.3 -0.9 132

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.2 -0.9 132

Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.3 -0.9 132

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.4 -0.9 132

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

6.5 5.6 -0.9 132

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.8 -0.9 132

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.2 -0.9 132

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.3 -0.9 132

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.0 -0.9 132

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

5.4 4.5 -0.9 132

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

4.2 3.3 -0.9 132

Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.6 -0.9 132

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.9 -0.9 132

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

6.3 5.4 -0.9 132

New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.0 -0.9 132

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.7 5.8 -0.9 132

Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.4 -0.9 132

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.1 -0.9 132

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.3 -0.9 132

Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.4 -0.9 132

Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.9 3.0 -0.9 132

Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 8.1 -0.9 132

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.4 -0.9 132

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

5.6 4.7 -0.9 132

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.0 -0.9 132

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.7 -0.8 174

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.4 -0.8 174

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

5.2 4.4 -0.8 174

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.4 5.6 -0.8 174

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.1 -0.8 174

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.4 -0.8 174

Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.6 -0.8 174

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.1 -0.8 174

Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.2 -0.8 174

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.9 -0.8 174

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.3 -0.8 174

Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.7 -0.8 174

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.0 -0.8 174

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.7 -0.8 174

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.8 -0.8 174

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.3 -0.8 174

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 7.9 -0.8 174

Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.0 -0.8 174

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.2 -0.8 174

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.0 -0.8 174

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.3 -0.8 174

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

6.2 5.4 -0.8 174

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.7 -0.8 174

Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.4 -0.8 174

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.8 -0.8 174

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.3 -0.8 174

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

7.0 6.2 -0.8 174

Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.8 -0.8 174

Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.0 -0.8 174

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.0 -0.8 174

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

6.0 5.2 -0.8 174

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

5.7 4.9 -0.8 174

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

5.5 4.8 -0.7 206

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.5 -0.7 206

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

6.2 5.5 -0.7 206

Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.1 -0.7 206

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.2 -0.7 206

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

5.2 4.5 -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

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.2 -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

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.6 -0.7 206

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.7 -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

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

5.2 4.5 -0.7 206

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.3 -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

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.1 -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

The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.3 7.6 -0.7 206

Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.5 -0.7 206

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.4 -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

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.3 -0.7 206

Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.1 -0.6 243

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.0 -0.6 243

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.9 -0.6 243

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.1 -0.6 243

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.9 -0.6 243

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.0 -0.6 243

College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.5 -0.6 243

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.5 -0.6 243

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.1 -0.6 243

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

6.2 5.6 -0.6 243

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.2 -0.6 243

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.5 -0.6 243

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.8 -0.6 243

Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 243

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.6 -0.6 243

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.9 -0.6 243

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.3 -0.6 243

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.6 -0.6 243

Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.4 -0.6 243

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.0 -0.6 243

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.9 -0.6 243

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.9 -0.6 243

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.3 -0.6 243

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.2 -0.6 243

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.4 -0.6 243

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.7 -0.6 243

Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.9 -0.6 243

Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 243

Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 243

Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 8.1 -0.6 243

York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.8 -0.6 243

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

6.7 6.1 -0.6 243

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.5 -0.5 275

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 275

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.5 -0.5 275

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.4 -0.5 275

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.6 -0.5 275

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.9 -0.5 275

Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.3 -0.5 275

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.6 -0.5 275

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 275

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.7 -0.5 275

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.9 -0.5 275

Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.4 -0.5 275

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 275

Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.4 -0.5 275

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

4.0 3.5 -0.5 275

Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.9 -0.5 275

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.0 -0.5 275

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.2 -0.5 275

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 275

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 275

Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.8 -0.5 275

Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.3 -0.5 275

Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.3 -0.5 275

Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.7 -0.5 275

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.9 -0.4 299

Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.2 -0.4 299

Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 2.5 -0.4 299

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.6 -0.4 299

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.2 -0.4 299

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.3 -0.4 299

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

3.2 2.8 -0.4 299

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.0 -0.4 299

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.9 -0.4 299

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.2 -0.4 299

Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.0 -0.4 299

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.3 -0.4 299

Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.2 -0.4 299

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.8 -0.4 299

Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.6 -0.4 299

Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.7 -0.4 299

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 299

Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.3 -0.4 299

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.5 -0.4 299

Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 299

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.3 -0.4 299

Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.9 -0.4 299

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.8 -0.4 299

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.8 -0.4 299

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.8 -0.4 299

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.5 -0.4 299

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.5 -0.3 325

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.4 -0.3 325

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.2 -0.3 325

Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.5 -0.3 325

Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.9 -0.3 325

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.4 -0.3 325

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.3 -0.3 325

Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.1 -0.3 325

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.0 -0.3 325

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.1 -0.3 325

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

5.7 5.4 -0.3 325

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

4.9 4.6 -0.3 325

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

6.6 6.3 -0.3 325

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 2.7 -0.3 325

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.8 -0.3 325

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.7 -0.3 325

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

7.5 7.2 -0.3 325

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 6.0 -0.3 325

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.3 -0.3 325

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.3 -0.3 325

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.8 -0.3 325

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.2 -0.3 325

St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 325

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.4 -0.3 325

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 2.6 -0.3 325

State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.0 -0.3 325

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.4 -0.3 325

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.6 -0.2 352

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 10.2 -0.2 352

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.6 -0.2 352

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.0 -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

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 352

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.8 -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 -0.1 363

Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.2 -0.1 363

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 5.0 -0.1 363

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.1 -0.1 363

Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.4 -0.1 363

Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.4 -0.1 363

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 6.0 -0.1 363

El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

24.0 24.0 0.0 370

Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.8 0.0 370

Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.4 0.0 370

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.3 0.0 370

Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.2 0.0 370

Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.6 0.0 370

Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.5 0.1 376

Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.0 0.1 376

San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.1 0.1 376

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.8 0.2 379

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 21, 2017