Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas, Annual Averages
Metropolitan area 2016
rate
2017
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

4.9 4.4 -0.5  

El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

23.6 19.1 -4.5 1

Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 4.1 -2.3 2

Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 5.3 -1.8 3

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 4.8 -1.8 3

Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

18.8 17.0 -1.8 3

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 4.9 -1.7 6

Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 5.7 -1.6 7

Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 7.2 -1.6 7

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.0 -1.5 9

Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.3 -1.5 9

Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.4 -1.5 9

Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 4.3 -1.5 9

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.0 -1.4 13

Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.6 -1.4 13

Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.5 -1.4 13

Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.0 -1.4 13

Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.2 -1.4 13

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 3.9 -1.3 18

Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 4.6 -1.3 18

Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.0 -1.3 18

Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 3.9 -1.3 18

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 9.3 -1.3 18

Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.2 -1.3 18

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.7 -1.3 18

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 9.2 -1.2 25

Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.0 -1.2 25

Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.8 -1.2 25

Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.8 -1.2 25

Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.4 8.2 -1.2 25

Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 3.7 -1.1 30

Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.5 -1.1 30

Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.0 8.9 -1.1 30

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.5 -1.1 30

Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.1 -1.1 30

Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.2 -1.1 30

Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 8.1 -1.1 30

Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.6 7.5 -1.1 30

Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.4 -1.1 30

Stockton-Lodi, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.1 7.0 -1.1 30

Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.3 -1.1 30

The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.0 -1.1 30

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 6.7 -1.1 30

Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.1 -1.0 43

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.1 -1.0 43

Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 3.9 -1.0 43

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

5.4 4.4 -1.0 43

Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.6 -1.0 43

Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 2.5 -1.0 43

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 8.5 -1.0 43

Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.4 -1.0 43

Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.7 -1.0 43

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

5.1 4.1 -1.0 43

Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.1 -1.0 43

Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.1 -1.0 43

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.0 -1.0 43

Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.6 -1.0 43

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.8 -0.9 57

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 3.8 -0.9 57

Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.8 -0.9 57

Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.2 -0.9 57

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

5.8 4.9 -0.9 57

Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.7 -0.9 57

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.4 -0.9 57

Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.3 -0.9 57

Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.7 5.8 -0.9 57

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.0 -0.9 57

Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.7 -0.9 57

Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.5 -0.9 57

Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 3.8 -0.9 57

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.2 -0.9 57

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.6 -0.9 57

Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.8 -0.9 57

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.3 -0.9 57

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.5 -0.9 57

Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.2 -0.9 57

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

6.0 5.1 -0.9 57

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.2 -0.9 57

Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.2 -0.9 57

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.1 -0.9 57

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

4.6 3.7 -0.9 57

Sebring, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.6 -0.9 57

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.5 -0.9 57

Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.1 -0.9 57

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.9 -0.8 84

Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.0 -0.8 84

Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.6 -0.8 84

Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.8 -0.8 84

Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.8 -0.8 84

Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.5 -0.8 84

Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 6.3 -0.8 84

Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.4 -0.8 84

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.2 -0.8 84

Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.5 -0.8 84

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.3 -0.8 84

Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.4 -0.8 84

Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 3.9 -0.8 84

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.5 -0.8 84

Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.3 -0.8 84

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

3.7 2.9 -0.8 84

Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.0 -0.8 84

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.0 -0.8 84

Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.1 -0.8 84

Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.2 -0.8 84

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

5.3 4.5 -0.8 84

San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.7 -0.8 84

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.7 -0.8 84

Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.2 -0.8 84

Visalia-Porterville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.2 10.4 -0.8 84

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.6 -0.8 84

Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.5 -0.7 110

Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.4 -0.7 110

Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.5 -0.7 110

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.5 -0.7 110

Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 110

Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.6 -0.7 110

Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.6 -0.7 110

Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 2.7 -0.7 110

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

4.1 3.4 -0.7 110

Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.7 -0.7 110

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

5.1 4.4 -0.7 110

Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 5.8 -0.7 110

Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.8 -0.7 110

Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 2.8 -0.7 110

Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.1 -0.7 110

Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 2.7 -0.7 110

Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.0 -0.7 110

Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.9 -0.7 110

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.8 -0.7 110

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

4.7 4.0 -0.7 110

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

6.3 5.6 -0.7 110

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.9 -0.7 110

Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.7 -0.7 110

Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 6.1 -0.7 110

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.9 -0.7 110

Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.2 -0.7 110

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 110

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.8 -0.7 110

Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.8 9.1 -0.7 110

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.8 -0.7 110

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.5 -0.7 110

Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.7 -0.7 110

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

4.6 3.9 -0.7 110

Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.6 -0.7 110

Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.3 -0.7 110

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.0 -0.7 110

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

4.3 3.6 -0.7 110

Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.4 -0.7 110

Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.1 -0.7 110

Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.0 -0.7 110

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

4.6 3.9 -0.7 110

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.8 -0.7 110

Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 4.9 -0.7 110

Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 6.8 -0.7 110

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 154

Bend-Redmond, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.2 -0.6 154

Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.1 -0.6 154

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.9 -0.6 154

Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.9 -0.6 154

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.0 -0.6 154

Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.3 -0.6 154

Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.0 -0.6 154

Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.1 -0.6 154

Eugene, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 154

Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.4 5.8 -0.6 154

Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.7 -0.6 154

Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.9 -0.6 154

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.2 -0.6 154

Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.6 -0.6 154

Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.2 -0.6 154

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.5 -0.6 154

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.0 -0.6 154

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

5.0 4.4 -0.6 154

Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.2 -0.6 154

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

4.9 4.3 -0.6 154

Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.0 -0.6 154

Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.7 -0.6 154

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.1 -0.6 154

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.9 -0.6 154

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

5.2 4.6 -0.6 154

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.0 -0.6 154

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.0 -0.6 154

Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.1 -0.6 154

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.0 -0.6 154

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.0 -0.6 154

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.1 4.5 -0.6 154

Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 6.7 -0.6 154

St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.4 -0.6 154

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

3.9 3.3 -0.6 154

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 154

Santa Rosa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.4 -0.6 154

Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 2.8 -0.6 154

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.6 -0.6 154

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.6 -0.6 154

Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.2 -0.6 154

Urban Honolulu, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.2 -0.6 154

Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.7 -0.6 154

Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.8 -0.6 154

Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.7 -0.6 154

Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.7 -0.5 199

Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.8 -0.5 199

Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.0 -0.5 199

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

4.8 4.3 -0.5 199

Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 199

Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.7 -0.5 199

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -0.5 199

Enid, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.9 -0.5 199

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.2 4.7 -0.5 199

Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.2 -0.5 199

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.4 -0.5 199

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 199

Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.3 -0.5 199

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.6 3.1 -0.5 199

Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 2.5 -0.5 199

New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.7 -0.5 199

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.1 4.6 -0.5 199

Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.3 -0.5 199

Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.7 7.2 -0.5 199

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.3 -0.5 199

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

6.1 5.6 -0.5 199

State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.7 -0.5 199

Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.3 -0.5 199

Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.5 -0.5 199

Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.5 -0.5 199

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.5 7.0 -0.5 199

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

4.7 4.2 -0.5 199

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.3 5.8 -0.5 199

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.0 -0.5 199

Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 199

Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.3 -0.5 199

Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.7 -0.4 230

Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 230

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.8 3.4 -0.4 230

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.3 -0.4 230

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.9 -0.4 230

Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.3 -0.4 230

Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 230

College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.2 -0.4 230

Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.3 -0.4 230

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.7 -0.4 230

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.9 -0.4 230

East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 5.9 -0.4 230

Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.6 -0.4 230

Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.4 -0.4 230

Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.2 -0.4 230

Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.8 -0.4 230

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.2 -0.4 230

Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.1 -0.4 230

Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 230

Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.0 -0.4 230

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.8 7.4 -0.4 230

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

5.1 4.7 -0.4 230

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.2 -0.4 230

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.0 -0.4 230

Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan NECTA

3.0 2.6 -0.4 230

Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.5 -0.4 230

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.0 -0.4 230

Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.6 -0.4 230

St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.5 -0.4 230

Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 4.8 -0.4 230

Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.6 -0.4 230

Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 230

Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.0 -0.4 230

Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.4 -0.4 230

Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.4 -0.4 230

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

5.2 4.9 -0.3 265

Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.3 2.0 -0.3 265

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 265

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

4.7 4.4 -0.3 265

Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 2.4 -0.3 265

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.0 4.7 -0.3 265

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.9 -0.3 265

Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.4 -0.3 265

Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.3 -0.3 265

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.6 -0.3 265

Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

4.2 3.9 -0.3 265

El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.6 -0.3 265

Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.7 -0.3 265

Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.3 -0.3 265

Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.7 -0.3 265

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.0 -0.3 265

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

5.3 5.0 -0.3 265

Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.2 -0.3 265

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.8 -0.3 265

Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 6.9 -0.3 265

Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.2 -0.3 265

Leominster-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

4.6 4.3 -0.3 265

Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 2.7 -0.3 265

Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.3 -0.3 265

Mankato-North Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.8 -0.3 265

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

3.5 3.2 -0.3 265

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

4.8 4.5 -0.3 265

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.9 -0.3 265

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.0 -0.3 265

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.6 -0.3 265

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.9 -0.3 265

Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.9 -0.3 265

Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.8 5.5 -0.3 265

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.5 -0.3 265

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 265

Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.5 -0.3 265

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

4.8 4.5 -0.3 265

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 265

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

4.2 3.9 -0.3 265

Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 304

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 7.2 -0.2 304

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.1 -0.2 304

Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.6 -0.2 304

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

2.6 2.4 -0.2 304

California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.0 -0.2 304

Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.3 -0.2 304

Dover-Durham, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

2.6 2.4 -0.2 304

Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 2.8 -0.2 304

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.8 -0.2 304

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.2 -0.2 304

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.2 -0.2 304

Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.4 -0.2 304

Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.6 -0.2 304

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

3.5 3.3 -0.2 304

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.1 -0.2 304

Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.2 -0.2 304

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

2.8 2.6 -0.2 304

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.8 5.6 -0.2 304

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

4.6 4.4 -0.2 304

Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

2.6 2.4 -0.2 304

Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.9 -0.2 304

Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.8 -0.2 304

St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.5 -0.2 304

Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.1 -0.2 304

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.2 -0.2 304

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.6 -0.2 304

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

3.9 3.7 -0.2 304

York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.4 -0.2 304

Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 3.0 -0.1 333

Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.6 -0.1 333

Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.5 -0.1 333

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

3.5 3.4 -0.1 333

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.3 -0.1 333

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.1 -0.1 333

Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.8 -0.1 333

Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.6 -0.1 333

Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.5 2.4 -0.1 333

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

2.9 2.8 -0.1 333

Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.6 2.5 -0.1 333

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.7 -0.1 333

Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.6 -0.1 333

Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.4 -0.1 333

Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.3 -0.1 333

Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.5 -0.1 333

Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 6.4 -0.1 333

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.1 -0.1 333

Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.9 -0.1 333

Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 5.1 0.0 352

Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.3 0.0 352

Dayton, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.7 0.0 352

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.7 0.0 352

Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.0 0.0 352

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.6 0.0 352

Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.2 0.0 352

Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.8 0.0 352

Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.0 0.0 352

Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.5 0.0 352

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.0 0.0 352

Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.5 0.0 352

Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.5 0.1 364

Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.0 0.1 364

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.5 0.1 364

Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.8 0.1 364

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.3 0.2 368

Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 5.0 0.2 368

Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.6 0.2 368

Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.8 0.2 368

Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 4.4 0.2 368

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.6 0.2 368

Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 5.5 0.2 368

Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.1 0.2 368

Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.2 0.2 368

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 7.1 0.3 377

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 5.4 0.3 377

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.7 0.3 377

Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.5 0.3 377

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 5.0 0.3 377

Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.5 2.8 0.3 377

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

6.4 6.7 0.3 377

Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.6 0.4 384

Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 6.3 0.4 384

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 6.6 0.4 384

Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.9 0.6 387

Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.5 0.6 387

Footnotes
(1) Area boundaries do not reflect official OMB definitions.

Note: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Areas in the six New England states are Metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs), while areas in other states are county-based.

 

Last Modified Date: April 20, 2018