Large metropolitan area unemployment rates in September 2015
November 02, 2015
Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota-Wisconsin, and Salt Lake City, Utah, had the lowest unemployment rates in September, at 3.1 percent each.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, had the highest jobless rate among the large areas (6.8 percent). Forty-nine large areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases and two had no change. The largest rate decline occurred in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan (−2.5 percentage points).
Among all metropolitan areas, 192 areas had September unemployment rates below the U.S. figure of 4.9 percent, 186 areas had rates above it, and 9 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. The data are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — September 2015” (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Large metropolitan area unemployment rates in September 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/large-metropolitan-area-unemployment-rates-in-september-2015.htm (visited September 18, 2019).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.
- Labor force characteristics of people with a disability
Examines the labor force characteristics of people with a disability and compares them with the characteristics of people with no disability.