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

21.7 18.9 -2.8 1

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 7.4 -2.2 2

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.3 5.8 -1.5 3

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.4 -1.4 4

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 6.6 -1.3 5

Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.5 9.2 -1.3 5

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.1 9.8 -1.3 5

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.5 -1.3 5

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.9 4.7 -1.2 9

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.6 -1.2 9

Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 6.5 -1.2 9

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.3 -1.2 9

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.4 -1.2 9

Leominster-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.8 4.6 -1.2 9

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

7.2 6.0 -1.2 9

Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.0 -1.2 9

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.1 -1.1 17

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

6.1 5.0 -1.1 17

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.7 -1.1 17

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.2 -1.1 17

Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.2 -1.1 17

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.2 -1.1 17

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.7 -1.0 23

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.9 -1.0 23

Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 6.4 -1.0 23

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.9 -1.0 23

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

4.5 3.5 -1.0 23

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.5 -1.0 23

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.9 -1.0 23

Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 5.9 -1.0 23

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.3 6.3 -1.0 23

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.2 4.2 -1.0 23

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.3 -0.9 33

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.7 -0.9 33

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.2 -0.9 33

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 5.9 -0.9 33

Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.6 -0.9 33

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

6.2 5.3 -0.9 33

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.1 -0.9 33

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.5 4.6 -0.9 33

Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.7 -0.9 33

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.0 -0.9 33

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.0 -0.9 33

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.7 4.8 -0.9 33

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.2 -0.8 45

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

4.3 3.5 -0.8 45

Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 45

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.6 -0.8 45

Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.7 -0.8 45

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

5.9 5.1 -0.8 45

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

3.7 2.9 -0.8 45

Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.6 -0.8 45

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.5 -0.8 45

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.8 -0.8 45

Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.7 -0.8 45

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.6 -0.8 45

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.4 -0.8 45

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.2 -0.8 45

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.4 -0.8 45

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 45

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.4 10.6 -0.8 45

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

4.5 3.7 -0.8 45

New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.2 -0.8 45

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.9 5.1 -0.8 45

Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.0 -0.8 45

Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.3 -0.8 45

Stockton-Lodi, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.9 8.1 -0.8 45

Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 9.3 -0.8 45

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.6 -0.7 69

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

5.5 4.8 -0.7 69

Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.8 -0.7 69

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.0 -0.7 69

Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.1 -0.7 69

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.6 -0.7 69

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 9.5 -0.7 69

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 69

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

5.4 4.7 -0.7 69

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.1 -0.7 69

Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.8 -0.7 69

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.8 5.1 -0.7 69

Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.8 -0.7 69

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.5 -0.7 69

Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.8 -0.7 69

Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.9 -0.7 69

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.3 -0.7 69

Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.9 -0.7 69

Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.0 -0.7 69

Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.4 -0.7 69

Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.8 -0.7 69

Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.8 -0.7 69

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.1 -0.6 91

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.1 -0.6 91

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.7 -0.6 91

Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.6 -0.6 91

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.2 -0.6 91

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.6 5.0 -0.6 91

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.7 -0.6 91

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.6 -0.6 91

Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.9 -0.6 91

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.6 -0.6 91

Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.3 -0.6 91

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.3 -0.6 91

Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.2 2.6 -0.6 91

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.5 -0.6 91

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.7 -0.6 91

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.0 -0.6 91

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.1 -0.6 91

Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.8 -0.6 91

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.2 3.6 -0.6 91

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

5.4 4.8 -0.6 91

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.3 -0.6 91

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.1 -0.6 91

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.1 -0.6 91

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.7 -0.6 91

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 91

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.6 -0.6 91

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.9 -0.6 91

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

5.2 4.6 -0.6 91

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.0 -0.6 91

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

5.9 5.3 -0.6 91

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.8 -0.6 91

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.1 -0.6 91

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.7 -0.6 91

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

5.2 4.6 -0.6 91

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.4 -0.6 91

Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.3 -0.6 91

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.5 -0.6 91

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.6 -0.6 91

Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.5 -0.6 91

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.5 -0.5 130

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 130

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.3 -0.5 130

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.4 -0.5 130

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.3 -0.5 130

Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.4 -0.5 130

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

4.6 4.1 -0.5 130

Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.8 -0.5 130

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.9 -0.5 130

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.5 -0.5 130

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.0 -0.5 130

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.6 -0.5 130

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.8 -0.5 130

Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.7 -0.5 130

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.6 -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

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.7 5.2 -0.5 130

Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.7 -0.5 130

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.8 -0.5 130

Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -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

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

3.3 2.8 -0.5 130

Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.6 -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

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.8 -0.5 130

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.7 -0.5 130

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.5 -0.5 130

Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.5 3.0 -0.5 130

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -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 Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 130

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.0 -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

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.3 -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

The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.2 -0.5 130

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.0 -0.5 130

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.8 -0.5 130

Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.0 -0.5 130

Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.4 -0.5 130

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

4.4 3.9 -0.5 130

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 130

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 180

Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.5 -0.4 180

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.2 3.8 -0.4 180

Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.4 -0.4 180

Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.7 -0.4 180

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 180

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.1 -0.4 180

Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.7 -0.4 180

Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.6 -0.4 180

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 180

El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

24.5 24.1 -0.4 180

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.7 -0.4 180

Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.5 -0.4 180

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.3 -0.4 180

Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.5 -0.4 180

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.4 -0.4 180

Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.3 -0.4 180

Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.1 -0.4 180

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 180

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.9 -0.4 180

Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.5 -0.4 180

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.4 -0.4 180

Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.4 -0.4 180

Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 6.6 -0.4 180

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.4 -0.4 180

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.6 -0.4 180

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 180

Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.0 -0.4 180

Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.9 -0.4 180

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.4 -0.4 180

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.6 -0.4 180

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.2 -0.4 180

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.6 -0.4 180

Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.0 2.6 -0.4 180

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.4 -0.4 180

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.2 -0.4 180

Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.0 -0.4 180

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.7 -0.4 180

Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.3 -0.4 180

St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 180

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

5.0 4.6 -0.4 180

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

4.7 4.3 -0.4 180

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.4 -0.4 180

Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.4 -0.4 180

Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.0 -0.4 180

Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.5 -0.4 180

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.6 11.2 -0.4 180

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.2 -0.4 180

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.6 -0.4 180

Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.3 -0.3 229

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.2 -0.3 229

Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.8 -0.3 229

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

2.9 2.6 -0.3 229

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.6 -0.3 229

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.9 -0.3 229

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.3 -0.3 229

Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

4.6 4.3 -0.3 229

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.3 -0.3 229

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.9 -0.3 229

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.2 -0.3 229

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.9 -0.3 229

Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.2 -0.3 229

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.9 -0.3 229

Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.0 -0.3 229

Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.8 -0.3 229

Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.5 -0.3 229

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.2 -0.3 229

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.6 -0.3 229

Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.2 -0.3 229

Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.8 -0.3 229

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 229

Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.6 -0.3 229

Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.6 -0.3 229

Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 229

Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.5 -0.3 229

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.5 -0.3 229

Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 229

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.4 -0.3 229

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

5.4 5.1 -0.3 229

Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 6.6 -0.3 229

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

4.2 3.9 -0.3 229

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

5.4 5.2 -0.2 261

Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.5 2.3 -0.2 261

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.8 -0.2 261

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 261

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

5.9 5.7 -0.2 261

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.3 -0.2 261

Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.4 -0.2 261

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.9 -0.2 261

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.3 -0.2 261

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

5.6 5.4 -0.2 261

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.5 -0.2 261

Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.7 -0.2 261

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.0 -0.2 261

Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.2 -0.2 261

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.2 -0.2 261

Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.5 -0.2 261

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.6 -0.2 261

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.1 -0.2 261

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 7.1 -0.2 261

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.5 -0.2 261

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.8 -0.2 261

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.7 -0.2 261

Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 261

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.0 -0.2 261

Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.1 -0.2 261

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.2 -0.2 261

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.1 -0.2 261

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

6.2 6.0 -0.2 261

Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.8 -0.2 261

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.4 -0.2 261

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.9 -0.2 261

Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.0 -0.2 261

Twin Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.4 -0.2 261

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

4.9 4.7 -0.2 261

York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.6 -0.2 261

Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 6.0 -0.1 296

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.3 -0.1 296

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.3 -0.1 296

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.5 -0.1 296

Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.8 -0.1 296

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.1 -0.1 296

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.4 -0.1 296

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.7 -0.1 296

Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.2 -0.1 296

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 2.6 -0.1 296

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.4 -0.1 296

Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.5 -0.1 296

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.9 7.8 -0.1 296

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.2 -0.1 296

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.1 -0.1 296

Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.2 -0.1 296

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.6 2.5 -0.1 296

Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.9 -0.1 296

Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.0 -0.1 296

Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 3.1 0.0 315

Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.7 0.0 315

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.2 0.0 315

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.5 0.0 315

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.7 0.0 315

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.2 0.0 315

Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.5 2.5 0.0 315

Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 3.0 0.0 315

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.0 0.0 315

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

6.3 6.3 0.0 315

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.1 0.0 315

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.5 0.0 315

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 3.1 0.0 315

Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.4 0.0 315

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.6 0.0 315

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.2 0.0 315

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.8 0.0 315

Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.5 0.0 315

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.4 0.0 315

Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.3 0.0 315

Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.6 0.0 315

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.9 0.1 336

Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.1 0.1 336

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.3 0.1 336

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 6.8 0.1 336

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.7 0.1 336

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 7.2 0.1 336

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.1 0.1 336

College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.6 0.1 336

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.4 0.1 336

Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.0 0.1 336

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 2.8 0.1 336

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

3.4 3.5 0.1 336

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.0 0.1 336

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.9 0.1 336

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.8 0.1 336

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 10.4 0.2 351

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.6 2.8 0.2 351

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.2 0.2 351

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 7.2 0.2 351

Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 6.8 0.2 351

Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.9 0.2 351

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 6.6 0.2 351

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.2 0.2 351

State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.2 0.2 351

Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 6.1 0.2 351

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.6 0.3 361

Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 5.1 0.3 361

Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.6 0.3 361

Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.6 0.3 361

Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 3.1 0.3 361

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 4.2 0.3 361

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.6 0.3 361

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.8 0.3 361

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

6.1 6.4 0.3 361

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.4 0.4 370

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.9 0.4 370

San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.5 0.4 370

Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 7.0 0.4 370

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 6.1 0.5 374

Enid, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 4.4 0.5 374

Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 5.0 0.6 376

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 6.6 0.6 376

Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 5.9 0.7 378

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.6 0.7 378

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

4.6 5.3 0.7 378

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 7.1 0.7 378

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 6.6 0.9 382

Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 4.4 0.9 382

Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 6.5 1.0 384

Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 6.1 1.1 385

Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 5.4 1.2 386

Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 8.7 1.8 387

Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 6.4 1.8 387

Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 7.1 2.2 389

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 19, 2019