Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas, Annual Averages
Metropolitan area 2015
rate
2016
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

5.3 4.9 -0.4  

Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

21.6 18.6 -3.0 1

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 7.4 -2.2 2

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.2 5.5 -1.7 3

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.8 4.4 -1.4 4

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.4 -1.4 4

Leominster-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.8 4.4 -1.4 4

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

7.2 5.8 -1.4 4

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.4 -1.4 4

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 7.5 -1.4 4

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.6 -1.3 10

Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 9.2 -1.3 10

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.1 9.8 -1.3 10

Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.0 -1.3 10

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.1 -1.2 14

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.3 -1.2 14

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.4 -1.2 14

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

6.1 4.9 -1.2 14

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.7 -1.2 14

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.8 4.6 -1.2 14

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.2 4.0 -1.2 14

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.1 -1.1 21

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.0 -1.1 21

Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.6 -1.1 21

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.8 -1.1 21

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.5 4.4 -1.1 21

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.1 -1.1 21

Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.7 -1.1 21

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.9 -1.0 28

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

4.4 3.4 -1.0 28

Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.5 -1.0 28

Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.4 -1.0 28

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.3 -1.0 28

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

4.5 3.5 -1.0 28

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.8 -1.0 28

Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.5 -1.0 28

Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.3 -1.0 28

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.2 6.2 -1.0 28

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.8 -0.9 38

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.4 -0.9 38

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.4 -0.9 38

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.8 -0.9 38

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

5.4 4.5 -0.9 38

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.0 -0.9 38

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.3 -0.9 38

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

6.1 5.2 -0.9 38

Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 9.2 -0.9 38

Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 47

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.1 -0.8 47

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

5.5 4.7 -0.8 47

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.8 -0.8 47

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

3.7 2.9 -0.8 47

Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.7 -0.8 47

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 9.4 -0.8 47

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.3 10.5 -0.8 47

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.9 5.1 -0.8 47

Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.9 -0.8 47

Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.9 -0.8 47

Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.3 -0.8 47

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.1 -0.8 47

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.6 -0.8 47

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.6 -0.8 47

Stockton-Lodi, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 8.1 -0.8 47

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.3 -0.7 63

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.6 -0.7 63

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.1 -0.7 63

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.7 -0.7 63

Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.8 -0.7 63

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.7 -0.7 63

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

5.9 5.2 -0.7 63

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.7 -0.7 63

Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.1 -0.7 63

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.4 -0.7 63

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.6 -0.7 63

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 63

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.9 -0.7 63

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.3 -0.7 63

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.5 -0.7 63

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.6 -0.7 63

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

4.5 3.8 -0.7 63

New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.3 -0.7 63

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.8 5.1 -0.7 63

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 63

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.8 -0.7 63

Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.9 -0.7 63

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.9 -0.7 63

Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.0 -0.7 63

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.3 -0.7 63

Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 63

Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.8 -0.7 63

Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.8 -0.7 63

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.1 -0.6 91

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.2 -0.6 91

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.3 -0.6 91

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.6 5.0 -0.6 91

Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.9 -0.6 91

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.5 -0.6 91

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.1 -0.6 91

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 91

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.9 -0.6 91

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 91

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.7 5.1 -0.6 91

Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.8 -0.6 91

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.7 -0.6 91

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.7 -0.6 91

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.6 -0.6 91

Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.8 -0.6 91

Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.8 -0.6 91

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

3.3 2.7 -0.6 91

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.1 -0.6 91

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.2 -0.6 91

Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.8 -0.6 91

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 91

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.7 -0.6 91

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.6 -0.6 91

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.4 -0.6 91

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.3 -0.6 91

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.1 -0.6 91

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

5.8 5.2 -0.6 91

Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.1 -0.6 91

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.9 -0.6 91

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.1 -0.6 91

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.2 -0.6 91

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

5.2 4.6 -0.6 91

Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 91

The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 7.0 -0.6 91

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 2.8 -0.6 91

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 91

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

4.4 3.8 -0.6 91

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.7 -0.6 91

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 130

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 130

Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.6 -0.5 130

Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 130

Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.7 -0.5 130

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.0 -0.5 130

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.6 -0.5 130

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.5 -0.5 130

Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.4 -0.5 130

Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.4 -0.5 130

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.4 -0.5 130

Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.1 2.6 -0.5 130

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.5 -0.5 130

El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

24.0 23.5 -0.5 130

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 130

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.8 -0.5 130

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.4 -0.5 130

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.9 -0.5 130

Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.7 -0.5 130

Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 10.0 -0.5 130

Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.7 -0.5 130

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -0.5 130

Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 130

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.2 -0.5 130

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.2 -0.5 130

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.3 -0.5 130

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

5.6 5.1 -0.5 130

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -0.5 130

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.1 3.6 -0.5 130

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.2 -0.5 130

Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.6 -0.5 130

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 130

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.5 -0.5 130

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

5.3 4.8 -0.5 130

Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.9 -0.5 130

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.8 -0.5 130

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.5 -0.5 130

Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.5 3.0 -0.5 130

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

5.2 4.7 -0.5 130

Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.0 2.5 -0.5 130

Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.1 -0.5 130

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.3 -0.5 130

Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.9 -0.5 130

Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.6 -0.5 130

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.7 -0.5 130

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

4.3 3.8 -0.5 130

Santa Rosa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -0.5 130

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.4 -0.5 130

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.5 -0.5 130

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 130

Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.9 -0.5 130

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.7 -0.5 130

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.9 -0.5 130

Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.0 -0.5 130

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.5 11.0 -0.5 130

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.6 -0.5 130

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 186

Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.7 -0.4 186

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 186

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

4.5 4.1 -0.4 186

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.2 -0.4 186

Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

4.6 4.2 -0.4 186

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.8 -0.4 186

Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.5 -0.4 186

Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.5 -0.4 186

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.4 -0.4 186

Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.8 -0.4 186

Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.3 -0.4 186

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.9 -0.4 186

Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.5 -0.4 186

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.4 -0.4 186

Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.5 -0.4 186

Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.0 -0.4 186

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

5.4 5.0 -0.4 186

Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.9 -0.4 186

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.5 -0.4 186

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.8 -0.4 186

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.8 -0.4 186

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.6 -0.4 186

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.2 -0.4 186

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.7 -0.4 186

St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 186

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 186

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

5.0 4.6 -0.4 186

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.8 -0.4 186

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

4.7 4.3 -0.4 186

Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.0 -0.4 186

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.2 -0.4 186

Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.3 -0.3 218

Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.4 -0.3 218

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.7 -0.3 218

Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.6 -0.3 218

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.1 3.8 -0.3 218

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.2 -0.3 218

Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.8 -0.3 218

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.2 -0.3 218

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.9 -0.3 218

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.8 -0.3 218

Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.9 -0.3 218

Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.6 -0.3 218

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.9 -0.3 218

Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.2 -0.3 218

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 218

Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.0 -0.3 218

Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.8 -0.3 218

Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.2 -0.3 218

Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.2 -0.3 218

Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 218

Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.4 -0.3 218

Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.4 -0.3 218

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.7 -0.3 218

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.0 -0.3 218

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.7 -0.3 218

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.5 -0.3 218

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.5 -0.3 218

Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 218

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.4 -0.3 218

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

5.4 5.1 -0.3 218

Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.6 -0.3 218

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.0 -0.3 218

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.5 -0.3 218

Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.5 -0.3 218

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.6 2.3 -0.3 218

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.5 -0.3 218

Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.6 -0.3 218

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

4.9 4.6 -0.3 218

Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.7 -0.3 218

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.7 -0.3 218

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.2 -0.2 258

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

2.8 2.6 -0.2 258

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.3 -0.2 258

Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.4 -0.2 258

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.4 -0.2 258

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.4 -0.2 258

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.0 -0.2 258

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.3 -0.2 258

Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.7 -0.2 258

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.0 -0.2 258

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.4 -0.2 258

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.2 -0.2 258

Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.9 -0.2 258

Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 258

Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.3 -0.2 258

Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.7 -0.2 258

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.8 -0.2 258

Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.1 -0.2 258

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.0 -0.2 258

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.2 -0.2 258

Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.8 -0.2 258

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.9 -0.2 258

Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.8 -0.2 258

Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.1 -0.2 258

Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.1 -0.1 282

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

5.4 5.3 -0.1 282

Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.5 2.4 -0.1 282

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.3 -0.1 282

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.6 -0.1 282

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.8 -0.1 282

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

5.9 5.8 -0.1 282

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.1 -0.1 282

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

5.6 5.5 -0.1 282

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.7 -0.1 282

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.6 -0.1 282

Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.2 -0.1 282

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 6.0 -0.1 282

Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.7 -0.1 282

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

6.3 6.2 -0.1 282

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.7 -0.1 282

Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.9 -0.1 282

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.8 -0.1 282

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.2 -0.1 282

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.6 -0.1 282

Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.5 -0.1 282

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.8 -0.1 282

Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.9 -0.1 282

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.6 -0.1 282

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.7 -0.1 282

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

6.2 6.1 -0.1 282

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.5 -0.1 282

Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.0 -0.1 282

Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 8.0 -0.1 282

York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.7 -0.1 282

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.9 0.0 312

Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 3.1 0.0 312

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 6.0 0.0 312

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.6 0.0 312

Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.8 0.0 312

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 5.1 0.0 312

Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 3.0 0.0 312

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.0 0.0 312

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.5 0.0 312

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 3.1 0.0 312

Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.4 0.0 312

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.8 0.0 312

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.2 0.0 312

Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.4 0.0 312

Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.5 0.0 312

Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.7 0.0 312

Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.0 0.1 328

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.3 0.1 328

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.3 0.1 328

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 10.3 0.1 328

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.6 0.1 328

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 7.2 0.1 328

College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.6 0.1 328

Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.5 2.6 0.1 328

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.2 0.1 328

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.4 0.1 328

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

3.5 3.6 0.1 328

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.4 0.1 328

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.0 0.1 328

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.9 0.1 328

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.5 0.1 328

Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.4 0.1 328

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.9 0.2 344

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.8 0.2 344

Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.5 0.2 344

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.2 0.2 344

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 4.1 0.2 344

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 7.2 0.2 344

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.5 0.2 344

Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.9 0.2 344

Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 5.0 0.2 344

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 2.9 0.2 344

Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 3.1 0.2 344

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 6.5 0.2 344

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.2 0.2 344

State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.2 0.2 344

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.7 0.2 344

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.9 0.3 359

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.6 0.3 359

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.6 2.9 0.3 359

Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 5.1 0.3 359

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.3 0.3 359

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.7 0.3 359

Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.9 0.3 359

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 6.0 0.3 359

Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.9 0.3 359

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

6.1 6.4 0.3 359

Enid, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 4.3 0.4 369

Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.7 0.4 369

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 4.2 0.4 369

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.7 0.4 369

San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.5 0.4 369

Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 6.3 0.4 369

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

4.6 5.2 0.6 375

Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 5.0 0.6 375

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.7 0.7 377

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 7.1 0.7 377

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 6.7 0.7 377

Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 6.0 0.8 380

Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 4.4 0.9 381

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 6.7 1.0 382

Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 6.6 1.1 383

Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 6.1 1.1 383

Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 5.4 1.2 385

Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 6.4 1.8 386

Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 8.9 2.0 387

Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 7.1 2.2 388

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