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Metro division unemployment rates in April 2015

June 05, 2015

Eleven of the most populated U.S. metropolitan areas are made up of 38 metropolitan divisions. In April 2015, Framingham, Massachusetts; San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, California; and San Rafael, California, had the lowest unemployment rates among metropolitan divisions, 3.3 percent each. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California, had the highest, 7.1 percent.

 

 

Unemployment rates in metropolitan divisions, not seasonally adjusted, April 2015
Metropolitan division Unemployment rate

Framingham, MA

3.3

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA

3.3

San Rafael, CA

3.3

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA

3.4

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA

3.5

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX

3.6

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.8

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA

3.8

Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA

3.8

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD

3.8

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA

4.0

Nashua, MA

4.0

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA

4.1

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH

4.2

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH

4.2

Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY

4.4

Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY

4.4

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

4.4

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA

4.5

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA

4.5

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI

4.5

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI

4.6

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA

4.6

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL

4.7

Elgin, IL

4.8

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL

4.8

Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ

4.8

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH

5.8

New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ

5.8

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL

5.9

Newark, NJ-PA

5.9

Philadelphia, PA

5.9

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI

6.0

Gary, IN

6.2

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL

6.2

Tacoma-Lakewood, WA

6.2

Camden, NJ

6.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA

7.1

All 38 metropolitan divisions had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases in April. The largest of the declines occurred in Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, Michigan (-3.3 percentage points), and Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan (-2.4 points).

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. Metropolitan divisions are separately identifiable employment centers within a metropolitan area. For more information, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment—April 2015” (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Metro division unemployment rates in April 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/metro-division-unemployment-rates-in-april-2015.htm (visited November 22, 2019).

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