Large metro area unemployment rates, May 2015
July 09, 2015
Unemployment rates in May 2015 were lower than a year earlier in 346 of the 387 metropolitan areas, higher in 36 areas, and unchanged in 5 areas.
Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Austin-Round Rock, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah, had the lowest unemployment rates in May, 3.1 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan; Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California; and Memphis, Tennessee-Mississippi-Arkansas, had the highest jobless rates among the large areas, 6.6 percent each.
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—May 2015” (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Large metro area unemployment rates, May 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/large-metro-area-unemployment-rates-may-2015.htm (visited October 31, 2020).
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