Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

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


Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Annual Average Rankings
Year: 2014
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area3.7
2Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area3.9
3Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area4.0
4Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area4.2
5San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area4.6
6Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area4.8
7Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area4.9
7Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area4.9
9Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area5.0
10Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area5.1
10Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area5.1
12Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA5.2
12Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area5.2
12San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.2
15San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.3
15Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.3
17Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area5.5
17Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.5
19Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area5.6
20Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area5.7
20Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.7
20Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area5.7
23Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area5.8
23Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area5.8
25Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area5.9
25Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area5.9
27Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area6.0
27Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.0
27Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area6.0
27Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.0
27Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.0
32Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area6.1
33Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.2
33Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area6.2
33Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.2
36Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area6.3
36St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 16.3
38Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area6.4
38New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.4
38New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.4
38San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.4
42Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA6.6
43Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.7
44Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area7.1
44Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.1
46Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area7.4
47Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA7.5
48Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area7.6
49Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area8.0
50Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area8.1
50Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area8.1

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: February 28, 2017