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: 2015
RankMetropolitan AreaRate
1Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area3.4
1Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area3.4
1Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area3.4
4Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area3.7
4Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area3.7
6San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area3.8
7Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area4.1
7Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area4.1
9San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area4.3
9San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area4.3
11Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area4.4
12Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA4.5
12Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area4.5
12Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area4.5
15Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area4.6
15Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area4.6
15Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area4.6
18Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area4.7
19Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area4.8
19Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area4.8
21Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area4.9
21Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area4.9
23Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area5.0
23Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area5.0
23Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area5.0
26Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.1
26St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area 15.1
26Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area5.1
29Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area5.2
29Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area5.2
29San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.2
32New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.3
32Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area5.3
32Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area5.3
32Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.3
36Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area5.4
37Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area5.5
37Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area5.5
37Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area5.5
40Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.6
40Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area5.6
42Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA5.7
43Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area5.8
44Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area5.9
44Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area5.9
46New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.0
46Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA6.0
48Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.2
49Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area6.5
50Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area6.6
51Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area6.8

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