Large metropolitan area unemployment rates, March 2015
May 06, 2015
Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Austin-Round Rock, Texas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, had the lowest unemployment rates in March 2015, at 3.3 percent each. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, had the highest jobless rate among the large areas, 7.2 percent.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Fifty of the large areas had unemployment rate decreases from March 2014 to March 2015, the largest of which occurred in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan (-3.4 percentage points). New Orleans-Metairie, Louisiana, had the only over-the-year unemployment rate increase (+0.7 percentage point).
These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — March 2015" (HTML) (PDF).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Large metropolitan area unemployment rates, March 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/large-metropolitan-area-unemployment-rates-march-2015.htm (visited November 11, 2019).
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