Unemployment Rate Over-the-Year Change for Large Metropolitan Areas

(with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more)


Unemployment Rate Over-the-Year Change for Large Metropolitan Areas
Annual Average Rankings
20142015
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area8.36.2-2.1
2Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA7.56.0-1.5
2Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.16.6-1.5
4Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.66.2-1.4
5Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area7.15.8-1.3
6Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area6.04.8-1.2
6Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area5.74.5-1.2
6Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area8.06.8-1.2
6Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.15.9-1.2
6St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 16.35.1-1.2
6San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.45.2-1.2
12Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.75.6-1.1
12Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area4.83.7-1.1
12Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area5.84.7-1.1
12New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.45.3-1.1
16Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area5.54.5-1.0
16Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.25.2-1.0
16Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.05.0-1.0
16San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.34.3-1.0
20Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area5.04.1-0.9
20Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA6.65.7-0.9
20Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area7.46.5-0.9
20Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.45.5-0.9
20Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area5.95.0-0.9
20Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area6.25.3-0.9
20Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.25.3-0.9
20Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.54.6-0.9
20San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.24.3-0.9
20Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.05.1-0.9
30Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area4.23.4-0.8
30Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area4.94.1-0.8
30Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area5.64.8-0.8
30San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area4.63.8-0.8
30Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area5.74.9-0.8
35Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA5.24.5-0.7
35Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area6.35.6-0.7
35Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area5.14.4-0.7
38Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area6.05.4-0.6
38Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area6.15.5-0.6
38Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area5.24.6-0.6
38Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area5.95.3-0.6
38Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.75.1-0.6
38Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area5.85.2-0.6
44Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.05.5-0.5
44Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area3.93.4-0.5
46New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.46.0-0.4
46Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.34.9-0.4
48Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area4.94.6-0.3
48Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area4.03.7-0.3
48Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area5.14.8-0.3
48Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area3.73.4-0.3

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 15, 2016