August 04, 2015
Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Austin-Round Rock, Texas, had the lowest unemployment rate in June 2015 at 3.3 percent. Salt Lake City, Utah, had the second-lowest unemployment rate at 3.6 percent.
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, and Memphis, Tennessee-Mississippi-Arkansas, had the highest jobless rates among the large areas, 7.0 percent each. Fifty large areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases and one had no change. The largest rate decline occurred in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan (-2.3 percentage points).
Among all metropolitan areas, unemployment rates were lower in June than a year earlier in 351 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 28 areas, and unchanged in 8 areas.
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and may be revised. The data are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment—June 2015” (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Austin-Round Rock, Texas, has lowest unemployment rate among large metro areas in June 2015 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/austin-round-rock-texas-has-lowest-unemployment-rate-among-large-metro-areas-in-june-2015.htm (visited July 25, 2021).