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Unemployment rates higher in all 389 metropolitan areas from April 2019 to April 2020

June 12, 2020

Unemployment rates were higher in April 2020 than a year earlier in all 389 metropolitan areas. A total of 52 areas had jobless rates of less than 10.0 percent and 12 areas had rates of at least 25.0 percent.

April 2019 to April 2020 change in unemployment rates for metropolitan areas
Metropolitan area Over-the-year change April 2019 rate April 2020 rate

Logan, UT-ID

4.0 percentage point(s) 2.2% 6.2%

New Haven, CT

4.0 3.2 7.2

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

4.1 3.4 7.5

Rochester, MN

4.3 2.6 6.9

Jefferson City, MO

4.4 2.1 6.5

St. Joseph, MO-KS

4.4 2.7 7.1

California-Lexington Park, MD

4.5 2.8 7.3

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

4.6 3.3 7.9

Columbia, MO

4.6 1.9 6.5

Waterbury, CT

4.8 4.1 8.9

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

4.9 2.5 7.4

St. Cloud, MN

5.0 3.2 8.2

Danbury, CT

5.1 2.7 7.8

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

5.1 5.7 10.8

Tallahassee, FL

5.2 2.9 8.1

Provo-Orem, UT

5.4 2.4 7.8

Idaho Falls, ID

5.5 2.3 7.8

Fairbanks, AK

5.6 5.6 11.2

Cheyenne, WY

5.7 3.2 8.9

Pine Bluff, AR

5.7 4.6 10.3

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

5.8 2.2 8.0

Goldsboro, NC

5.8 3.8 9.6

Grand Forks, ND-MN

5.8 2.8 8.6

Greenville, NC

5.8 3.7 9.5

Alexandria, LA

5.9 4.0 9.9

Fargo, ND-MN

5.9 2.4 8.3

Manhattan, KS

6.0 2.4 8.4

Las Cruces, NM

6.1 5.5 11.6

Walla Walla, WA

6.1 4.9 11.0

Columbia, SC

6.2 2.4 8.6

Gainesville, FL

6.2 2.7 8.9

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

6.3 3.2 9.5

Florence, SC

6.3 2.8 9.1

Abilene, TX

6.4 2.5 8.9

Hinesville, GA

6.4 3.2 9.6

New Bern, NC

6.4 3.7 10.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

6.5 2.7 9.2

Jonesboro, AR

6.6 2.4 9.0

Lincoln, NE

6.6 2.7 9.3

Yakima, WA

6.6 7.3 13.9

Amarillo, TX

6.7 2.1 8.8

College Station-Bryan, TX

6.7 2.2 8.9

Springfield, MO

6.8 2.3 9.1

Valdosta, GA

6.8 3.1 9.9

Ames, IA

6.9 1.5 8.4

Bismarck, ND

6.9 2.6 9.5

Ithaca, NY

6.9 3.2 10.1

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

7.0 3.0 10.0

Warner Robins, GA

7.0 3.2 10.2

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

7.1 3.3 10.4

Bangor, ME

7.1 3.2 10.3

Kennewick-Richland, WA

7.1 5.6 12.7

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

7.1 2.6 9.7

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

7.1 2.5 9.6

State College, PA

7.1 2.6 9.7

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

7.1 2.8 9.9

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

7.2 2.5 9.7

Pocatello, ID

7.2 2.7 9.9

Boulder, CO

7.3 2.4 9.7

Greeley, CO

7.3 2.5 9.8

Hattiesburg, MS

7.3 4.3 11.6

Macon-Bibb County, GA

7.3 3.4 10.7

Monroe, LA

7.3 4.3 11.6

Sebring, FL

7.3 4.1 11.4

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

7.3 2.2 9.5

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

7.4 3.2 10.6

Corvallis, OR

7.4 2.8 10.2

Albany, GA

7.5 3.8 11.3

Charlottesville, VA

7.5 2.1 9.6

Jacksonville, NC

7.5 4.3 11.8

Winchester, VA-WV

7.5 2.4 9.9

Champaign-Urbana, IL

7.6 3.3 10.9

Dothan, AL

7.6 2.7 10.3

Iowa City, IA

7.6 1.8 9.4

Joplin, MO

7.6 2.5 10.1

Lewiston, ID-WA

7.6 3.3 10.9

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

7.6 3.1 10.7

Lubbock, TX

7.6 2.3 9.9

Pueblo, CO

7.6 4.1 11.7

Bloomington, IN

7.7 2.7 10.4

Rocky Mount, NC

7.7 4.9 12.6

Sioux Falls, SD

7.8 2.8 10.6

Twin Falls, ID

7.8 2.7 10.5

Waco, TX

7.8 2.8 10.6

Harrisonburg, VA

7.9 2.3 10.2

Lynchburg, VA

7.9 2.7 10.6

Raleigh, NC

7.9 3.1 11.0

The Villages, FL

7.9 4.4 12.3

Gainesville, GA

8.0 2.6 10.6

Grand Island, NE

8.0 3.0 11.0

Sherman-Denison, TX

8.0 2.6 10.6

Killeen-Temple, TX

8.1 3.2 11.3

San Angelo, TX

8.1 2.5 10.6

Sumter, SC

8.1 3.0 11.1

Trenton, NJ

8.1 2.4 10.5

Yuma, AZ

8.1 15.0 23.1

Billings, MT

8.2 2.9 11.1

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

8.2 2.7 10.9

St. Louis, MO-IL(1)

8.2 2.8 11.0

Albuquerque, NM

8.3 4.1 12.4

Huntsville, AL

8.3 2.3 10.6

Jacksonville, FL

8.3 2.9 11.2

Roanoke, VA

8.3 2.4 10.7

Athens-Clarke County, GA

8.4 2.9 11.3

Farmington, NM

8.4 4.9 13.3

Kansas City, MO-KS

8.4 2.8 11.2

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

8.4 3.9 12.3

Tucson, AZ

8.4 4.2 12.6

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

8.5 8.3 16.8

Midland, TX

8.5 1.7 10.2

Ocala, FL

8.5 3.6 12.1

Portland-South Portland, ME

8.5 2.6 11.1

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

8.5 2.7 11.2

Columbus, GA-AL

8.6 3.6 12.2

Fort Collins, CO

8.6 2.4 11.0

Salt Lake City, UT

8.6 2.6 11.2

Santa Fe, NM

8.6 3.7 12.3

Wichita Falls, TX

8.6 2.7 11.3

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

8.7 3.4 12.1

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

8.7 3.6 12.3

Lawrence, KS

8.7 2.5 11.2

Panama City, FL

8.7 3.9 12.6

Richmond, VA

8.7 2.6 11.3

Anchorage, AK

8.8 5.5 14.3

Duluth, MN-WI

8.8 4.0 12.8

Enid, OK

8.8 2.6 11.4

Fort Smith, AR-OK

8.9 3.0 11.9

Morgantown, WV

8.9 3.5 12.4

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

8.9 4.1 13.0

Topeka, KS

8.9 2.8 11.7

Colorado Springs, CO

9.0 3.3 12.3

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

9.0 2.5 11.5

Great Falls, MT

9.0 3.1 12.1

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

9.0 3.7 12.7

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

9.1 2.4 11.5

Casper, WY

9.1 3.6 12.7

Decatur, AL

9.1 2.3 11.4

Fresno, CA

9.1 7.6 16.7

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

9.1 2.4 11.5

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

9.1 2.9 12.0

Visalia-Porterville, CA

9.1 9.9 19.0

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

9.2 3.3 12.5

Burlington, NC

9.2 3.5 12.7

Longview, TX

9.2 3.1 12.3

Madera, CA

9.2 7.4 16.6

Salem, OR

9.2 4.1 13.3

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

9.3 4.8 14.1

Grand Junction, CO

9.3 3.3 12.6

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

9.4 3.3 12.7

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

9.4 2.7 12.1

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

9.4 2.7 12.1

Lafayette, LA

9.4 3.7 13.1

Madison, WI

9.4 2.4 11.8

St. George, UT

9.4 2.9 12.3

Tyler, TX

9.4 2.8 12.2

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

9.4 2.7 12.1

Winston-Salem, NC

9.4 3.3 12.7

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

9.5 2.4 11.9

Bloomington, IL

9.5 3.3 12.8

Jackson, MS

9.5 4.3 13.8

Longview, WA

9.5 6.2 15.7

Prescott, AZ

9.5 4.3 13.8

Wausau, WI

9.5 2.8 12.3

Baton Rouge, LA

9.6 3.4 13.0

Boise City, ID

9.6 2.7 12.3

Cedar Rapids, IA

9.6 2.6 12.2

Cumberland, MD-WV

9.6 4.4 14.0

Yuba City, CA

9.6 7.5 17.1

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

9.7 3.0 12.7

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

9.7 2.3 12.0

Wenatchee, WA

9.7 5.4 15.1

Austin-Round Rock, TX

9.9 2.3 12.2

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

9.9 3.1 13.0

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

9.9 2.2 12.1

Chico, CA

9.9 5.0 14.9

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

9.9 2.4 12.3

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

9.9 5.0 14.9

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

9.9 3.0 12.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

10.0 2.8 12.8

Fayetteville, NC

10.0 4.6 14.6

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

10.0 2.3 12.3

Johnson City, TN

10.0 3.2 13.2

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

10.0 3.4 13.4

Missoula, MT

10.0 3.1 13.1

Auburn-Opelika, AL

10.1 2.3 12.4

Eau Claire, WI

10.1 3.3 13.4

Merced, CA

10.1 8.7 18.8

Port St. Lucie, FL

10.1 3.4 13.5

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

10.1 3.0 13.1

Texarkana, TX-AR

10.1 3.7 13.8

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

10.2 5.6 15.8

Rapid City, SD

10.3 3.5 13.8

Rome, GA

10.3 3.2 13.5

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

10.3 3.4 13.7

Bakersfield, CA

10.4 8.2 18.6

Chattanooga, TN-GA

10.4 2.9 13.3

Dubuque, IA

10.4 2.3 12.7

Grants Pass, OR

10.4 5.1 15.5

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

10.4 3.0 13.4

Laredo, TX

10.4 3.2 13.6

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

10.4 3.6 14.0

Cleveland, TN

10.5 3.0 13.5

Jackson, TN

10.5 3.1 13.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

10.5 2.7 13.2

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

10.5 3.2 13.7

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

10.6 3.6 14.2

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

10.6 3.1 13.7

Owensboro, KY

10.6 3.6 14.2

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

10.6 2.6 13.2

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

10.6 3.5 14.1

Appleton, WI

10.7 2.9 13.6

Columbus, OH

10.7 3.0 13.7

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

10.7 2.6 13.3

Lebanon, PA

10.7 3.1 13.8

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

10.7 2.7 13.4

Springfield, IL

10.7 3.5 14.2

Binghamton, NY

10.8 4.2 15.0

Green Bay, WI

10.8 3.0 13.8

Knoxville, TN

10.8 2.7 13.5

Modesto, CA

10.8 6.2 17.0

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

10.8 3.6 14.4

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

10.8 3.4 14.2

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

10.8 2.4 13.2

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

10.9 3.3 14.2

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

10.9 3.1 14.0

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

11.0 3.1 14.1

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

11.0 2.6 13.6

Utica-Rome, NY

11.0 4.1 15.1

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

11.1 3.4 14.5

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

11.1 2.6 13.7

Albany, OR

11.2 4.4 15.6

Redding, CA

11.2 4.7 15.9

Rochester, NY

11.2 3.7 14.9

Wilmington, NC

11.2 3.4 14.6

Glens Falls, NY

11.3 4.4 15.7

Greensboro-High Point, NC

11.3 3.7 15.0

Homosassa Springs, FL

11.3 4.5 15.8

Kingston, NY

11.3 3.3 14.6

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

11.3 3.2 14.5

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

11.3 2.9 14.2

Victoria, TX

11.3 2.9 14.2

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

11.4 3.3 14.7

Lake Charles, LA

11.4 3.1 14.5

Medford, OR

11.4 4.7 16.1

Montgomery, AL

11.4 2.6 14.0

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

11.4 2.8 14.2

Springfield, MA-CT

11.4 3.4 14.8

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

11.4 3.5 14.9

Worcester, MA-CT

11.4 3.0 14.4

El Paso, TX

11.5 3.3 14.8

Kankakee, IL

11.5 4.4 15.9

Odessa, TX

11.5 2.0 13.5

Salisbury, MD-DE

11.5 4.6 16.1

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

11.5 5.4 16.9

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

11.6 3.6 15.2

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

11.7 2.9 14.6

Decatur, IL

11.7 4.5 16.2

Lexington-Fayette, KY

11.7 3.1 14.8

Racine, WI

11.7 3.8 15.5

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

11.7 4.5 16.2

Mobile, AL

11.8 3.3 15.1

York-Hanover, PA

11.8 3.1 14.9

Eugene, OR

11.9 4.2 16.1

Flagstaff, AZ

11.9 5.0 16.9

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

11.9 3.2 15.1

Lancaster, PA

12.0 2.7 14.7

Dover, DE

12.1 3.7 15.8

Elmira, NY

12.1 3.8 15.9

Evansville, IN-KY

12.1 2.6 14.7

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

12.1 4.7 16.8

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

12.1 2.9 15.0

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

12.1 5.3 17.4

Gettysburg, PA

12.2 2.5 14.7

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

12.2 4.5 16.7

Oklahoma City, OK

12.2 2.6 14.8

Punta Gorda, FL

12.2 3.4 15.6

Tulsa, OK

12.2 2.8 15.0

Akron, OH

12.3 3.7 16.0

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

12.3 3.7 16.0

Ann Arbor, MI

12.3 2.6 14.9

Bellingham, WA

12.3 4.9 17.2

Canton-Massillon, OH

12.3 4.0 16.3

Clarksville, TN-KY

12.3 3.7 16.0

Corpus Christi, TX

12.3 3.6 15.9

El Centro, CA

12.3 15.7 28.0

Hot Springs, AR

12.3 3.0 15.3

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

12.4 4.7 17.1

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

12.4 2.9 15.3

Savannah, GA

12.4 2.9 15.3

Dayton, OH

12.5 3.4 15.9

Sheboygan, WI

12.5 2.5 15.0

Stockton-Lodi, CA

12.5 5.8 18.3

Syracuse, NY

12.5 3.8 16.3

Wheeling, WV-OH

12.5 5.0 17.5

Brunswick, GA

12.6 3.1 15.7

Santa Rosa, CA

12.7 2.5 15.2

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

12.8 1.7 14.5

Hammond, LA

12.8 4.3 17.1

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

12.8 5.5 18.3

Pittsburgh, PA

12.8 3.5 16.3

Portsmouth, NH-ME

12.8 2.3 15.1

Terre Haute, IN

12.8 3.7 16.5

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

12.9 2.5 15.4

Danville, IL

12.9 4.3 17.2

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

12.9 2.3 15.2

Spartanburg, SC

12.9 2.3 15.2

Erie, PA

13.0 3.7 16.7

Morristown, TN

13.0 3.3 16.3

Asheville, NC

13.1 2.9 16.0

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

13.1 3.5 16.6

Salinas, CA

13.1 7.1 20.2

Williamsport, PA

13.1 3.9 17.0

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

13.2 2.5 15.7

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

13.2 2.3 15.5

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

13.2 5.0 18.2

Napa, CA

13.2 2.7 15.9

Johnstown, PA

13.3 4.1 17.4

Muncie, IN

13.3 3.2 16.5

Coeur d'Alene, ID

13.4 3.6 17.0

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

13.4 2.8 16.2

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

13.4 4.4 17.8

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

13.5 4.6 18.1

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

13.5 4.8 18.3

Charleston, WV

13.6 4.4 18.0

Reading, PA

13.6 3.6 17.2

Carbondale-Marion, IL

13.7 3.4 17.1

Janesville-Beloit, WI

13.7 3.3 17.0

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

13.7 5.4 19.1

Peoria, IL

13.7 4.1 17.8

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

13.7 3.0 16.7

Altoona, PA

13.8 3.5 17.3

Fond du Lac, WI

13.8 2.5 16.3

Beckley, WV

13.9 4.5 18.4

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

13.9 3.6 17.5

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

13.9 3.9 17.8

Leominster-Gardner, MA

13.9 3.3 17.2

Springfield, OH

13.9 3.5 17.4

Bowling Green, KY

14.2 3.5 17.7

Pittsfield, MA

14.2 3.7 17.9

Bend-Redmond, OR

14.3 3.9 18.2

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

14.3 3.3 17.6

Tuscaloosa, AL

14.5 2.4 16.9

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

14.6 5.2 19.8

Wichita, KS

14.8 3.0 17.8

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

14.9 3.1 18.0

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

14.9 3.3 18.2

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

15.1 3.7 18.8

Manchester, NH

15.1 2.3 17.4

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

15.3 3.1 18.4

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

15.3 3.9 19.2

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

15.3 3.5 18.8

Gadsden, AL

15.9 2.9 18.8

Lawton, OK

16.0 3.0 19.0

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

16.2 2.9 19.1

East Stroudsburg, PA

16.3 4.5 20.8

Reno, NV

16.3 3.3 19.6

Columbus, IN

16.4 2.0 18.4

Dalton, GA

16.4 4.1 20.5

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

16.4 3.6 20.0

Mansfield, OH

16.5 3.8 20.3

Midland, MI

16.5 3.5 20.0

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

16.9 3.7 20.6

Fort Wayne, IN

17.1 2.5 19.6

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

17.2 4.9 22.1

Lima, OH

17.3 3.3 20.6

Barnstable Town, MA

17.4 3.7 21.1

Carson City, NV

17.4 4.0 21.4

Urban Honolulu, HI

17.5 2.5 20.0

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

17.8 3.6 21.4

New Bedford, MA

17.9 4.0 21.9

Rockford, IL

17.9 4.5 22.4

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

18.0 3.1 21.1

Toledo, OH

18.3 3.7 22.0

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

19.2 2.6 21.8

Ocean City, NJ

19.2 7.4 26.6

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

19.5 3.6 23.1

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

20.7 3.7 24.4

Battle Creek, MI

20.8 3.8 24.6

Bay City, MI

21.0 4.3 25.3

Jackson, MI

21.0 3.4 24.4

Saginaw, MI

21.3 4.3 25.6

Monroe, MI

22.2 3.6 25.8

Muskegon, MI

25.5 3.8 29.3

Flint, MI

25.7 4.4 30.1

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

26.8 2.5 29.3

Kokomo, IN

27.5 6.6 34.1

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

29.1 4.2 33.3

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

29.5 4.0 33.5

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

32.5 2.5 35.0

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii, had the highest unemployment rate in April, 35.0 percent, followed by Kokomo, Indiana, 34.1 percent. Logan, Utah-Idaho, had the lowest unemployment rate, 6.2 percent. The next lowest rates were in Columbia, MO, and Jefferson City, Missouri, at 6.5 percent each.

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — April 2020.” Also see more charts and maps of metropolitan area employment and unemployment.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates higher in all 389 metropolitan areas from April 2019 to April 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/unemployment-rates-higher-in-all-389-metropolitan-areas-from-april-2019-to-april-2020.htm (visited August 05, 2020).

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