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Unemployment rates up in 387 of 389 metropolitan areas from August 2019 to August 2020

October 08, 2020

Unemployment rates were higher in August than a year earlier in 387 of the 389 metropolitan areas and lower in 2 areas. The national unemployment rate was 8.5 percent, not seasonally adjusted, up from 3.8 percent a year earlier.

Metropolitan area unemployment rates, August 2020
Metropolitan area August 2020 unemployment rate

El Centro, CA

22.9%

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

20.7

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

17.6

Yuma, AZ

16.4

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

15.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

15.0

Farmington, NM

13.5

Bakersfield, CA

13.1

Visalia-Porterville, CA

13.1

New Bedford, MA

13.0

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

13.0

East Stroudsburg, PA

12.8

Leominster-Gardner, MA

12.6

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

12.6

Stockton-Lodi, CA

11.9

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

11.8

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

11.7

Pittsfield, MA

11.7

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

11.7

Springfield, MA-CT

11.5

Santa Fe, NM

11.5

Muskegon, MI

11.4

Merced, CA

11.3

Rockford, IL

11.3

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

11.3

Decatur, IL

11.2

Albuquerque, NM

11.2

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

11.2

Ocean City, NJ

11.1

Erie, PA

11.1

Odessa, TX

11.1

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

11.0

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

11.0

Fresno, CA

10.9

Modesto, CA

10.9

Las Cruces, NM

10.9

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

10.9

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

10.9

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

10.8

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

10.8

Pittsburgh, PA

10.8

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

10.7

Yuba City, CA

10.7

Urban Honolulu, HI

10.6

Barnstable Town, MA

10.6

Flint, MI

10.6

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

10.6

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

10.5

Johnstown, PA

10.5

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

10.4

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

10.3

Worcester, MA-CT

10.3

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

10.3

Hot Springs, AR

10.2

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

10.2

Wichita, KS

10.2

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

10.2

Reading, PA

10.2

Yakima, WA

10.1

Madera, CA

10.0

Williamsport, PA

10.0

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

9.9

Rochester, NY

9.9

Charleston, WV

9.9

Wheeling, WV-OH

9.9

Dover, DE

9.8

Battle Creek, MI

9.8

Syracuse, NY

9.8

Hammond, LA

9.7

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

9.7

Saginaw, MI

9.7

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

9.7

Pine Bluff, AR

9.6

Waterbury, CT

9.6

Peoria, IL

9.6

Elmira, NY

9.6

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

9.4

Salinas, CA

9.4

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

9.4

Binghamton, NY

9.4

Toledo, OH

9.4

Bellingham, WA

9.4

Longview, WA

9.4

Casper, WY

9.4

Danville, IL

9.3

Kingston, NY

9.3

Utica-Rome, NY

9.3

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

9.3

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

9.3

Beckley, WV

9.3

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

9.2

Altoona, PA

9.2

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

9.1

Fayetteville, NC

9.1

Rocky Mount, NC

9.1

Chico, CA

9.0

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

9.0

Akron, OH

9.0

Lebanon, PA

9.0

Kankakee, IL

8.9

York-Hanover, PA

8.9

Jackson, MI

8.8

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

8.8

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

8.8

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

8.7

Dayton, OH

8.7

Mansfield, OH

8.7

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

8.7

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

8.7

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

8.6

Canton-Massillon, OH

8.6

Mobile, AL

8.5

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

8.5

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

8.5

Carbondale-Marion, IL

8.5

Springfield, IL

8.5

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

8.5

Bay City, MI

8.5

Trenton, NJ

8.5

Clarksville, TN-KY

8.5

Kennewick-Richland, WA

8.5

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

8.5

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

8.4

Lima, OH

8.4

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

8.4

Corpus Christi, TX

8.4

Napa, CA

8.3

Redding, CA

8.3

Columbus, OH

8.3

Springfield, OH

8.3

Jackson, TN

8.3

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

8.3

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

8.3

Wenatchee, WA

8.3

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

8.2

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

8.2

Glens Falls, NY

8.2

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

8.1

Monroe, MI

8.1

Grants Pass, OR

8.1

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

8.1

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

8.1

Midland, TX

8.1

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

8.0

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

8.0

Cedar Rapids, IA

8.0

Lake Charles, LA

8.0

Duluth, MN-WI

8.0

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

8.0

Lancaster, PA

8.0

Flagstaff, AZ

7.9

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

7.9

St. Louis, MO-IL

7.9

Greensboro-High Point, NC

7.9

Medford, OR

7.9

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

7.9

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

7.8

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

7.8

Albany, OR

7.8

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

7.8

Laredo, TX

7.8

Santa Rosa, CA

7.7

New Haven, CT

7.7

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

7.7

Eugene, OR

7.7

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

7.7

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

7.6

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

7.6

Sumter, SC

7.6

Victoria, TX

7.5

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

7.4

Salisbury, MD-DE

7.4

Champaign-Urbana, IL

7.4

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

7.4

Lafayette, LA

7.4

Bend-Redmond, OR

7.4

Johnson City, TN

7.4

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

7.4

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

7.4

Montgomery, AL

7.3

Pueblo, CO

7.3

Homosassa Springs, FL

7.3

Kansas City, MO-KS

7.3

Carson City, NV

7.3

Gettysburg, PA

7.3

Morristown, TN

7.3

El Paso, TX

7.3

Longview, TX

7.3

Gadsden, AL

7.2

Bloomington, IL

7.2

Muncie, IN

7.2

Lawrence, KS

7.2

Cumberland, MD-WV

7.2

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

7.2

Hattiesburg, MS

7.2

Reno, NV

7.2

Ithaca, NY

7.2

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

7.2

Spartanburg, SC

7.2

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

7.2

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

7.1

Kokomo, IN

7.1

Bowling Green, KY

7.1

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

7.1

Baton Rouge, LA

7.1

Cleveland, TN

7.1

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

7.0

Danbury, CT

7.0

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

7.0

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

7.0

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

7.0

Midland, MI

7.0

Jackson, MS

7.0

Asheville, NC

7.0

Salem, OR

7.0

Richmond, VA

7.0

Walla Walla, WA

7.0

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

6.9

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

6.9

Monroe, LA

6.9

Ann Arbor, MI

6.9

Racine, WI

6.9

Port St. Lucie, FL

6.8

Sebring, FL

6.8

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

6.8

Terre Haute, IN

6.8

Owensboro, KY

6.8

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

6.8

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

6.8

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

6.8

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

6.8

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

6.8

Punta Gorda, FL

6.7

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

6.7

Burlington, NC

6.7

Winston-Salem, NC

6.7

Florence, SC

6.7

Chattanooga, TN-GA

6.7

Texarkana, TX-AR

6.7

Morgantown, WV

6.7

Janesville-Beloit, WI

6.7

Anchorage, AK

6.6

Fort Smith, AR-OK

6.6

Jonesboro, AR

6.6

Greeley, CO

6.6

The Villages, FL

6.6

Lexington-Fayette, KY

6.6

Greenville, NC

6.6

Knoxville, TN

6.6

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

6.6

Tuscaloosa, AL

6.5

Albany, GA

6.5

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

6.5

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

6.5

Topeka, KS

6.5

Savannah, GA

6.4

Fort Wayne, IN

6.4

Joplin, MO

6.4

Manchester, NH

6.4

Wilmington, NC

6.4

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

6.3

Ocala, FL

6.3

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

6.3

Dubuque, IA

6.3

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

6.3

Portland-South Portland, ME

6.3

Goldsboro, NC

6.3

Jacksonville, NC

6.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

6.3

Colorado Springs, CO

6.2

Grand Junction, CO

6.2

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

6.2

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

6.2

Corvallis, OR

6.2

Columbus, GA-AL

6.1

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

6.1

Alexandria, LA

6.1

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

6.1

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

6.1

Raleigh, NC

6.1

Tulsa, OK

6.1

State College, PA

6.1

Macon-Bibb County, GA

6.0

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

6.0

St. Cloud, MN

6.0

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

6.0

Killeen-Temple, TX

6.0

San Angelo, TX

6.0

Tyler, TX

6.0

Roanoke, VA

6.0

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

5.9

Tucson, AZ

5.9

Evansville, IN-KY

5.9

Manhattan, KS

5.9

Rochester, MN

5.9

Jefferson City, MO

5.9

Springfield, MO

5.9

Portsmouth, NH-ME

5.9

New Bern, NC

5.9

Columbia, SC

5.9

Wichita Falls, TX

5.9

Lynchburg, VA

5.9

Boulder, CO

5.8

Jacksonville, FL

5.8

Iowa City, IA

5.8

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

5.7

Brunswick, GA

5.7

Bangor, ME

5.7

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

5.7

Eau Claire, WI

5.7

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

5.6

Fort Collins, CO

5.6

Tallahassee, FL

5.6

Charlottesville, VA

5.6

Green Bay, WI

5.6

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

5.5

Bloomington, IN

5.5

St. Joseph, MO-KS

5.5

Lawton, OK

5.5

Oklahoma City, OK

5.5

Austin-Round Rock, TX

5.5

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

5.5

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

5.4

Prescott, AZ

5.4

Columbus, IN

5.4

Missoula, MT

5.4

Waco, TX

5.4

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

5.3

Great Falls, MT

5.3

Enid, OK

5.3

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

5.2

Dothan, AL

5.2

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

5.2

Panama City, FL

5.2

Dalton, GA

5.2

California-Lexington Park, MD

5.2

Columbia, MO

5.2

Rapid City, SD

5.2

Lubbock, TX

5.2

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

5.1

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

5.1

Appleton, WI

5.1

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

5.1

Madison, WI

5.1

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

5.1

Cheyenne, WY

5.1

Auburn-Opelika, AL

5.0

Fairbanks, AK

5.0

Hinesville, GA

5.0

Valdosta, GA

5.0

Sherman-Denison, TX

5.0

Sheboygan, WI

5.0

Gainesville, FL

4.9

Billings, MT

4.9

Grand Island, NE

4.9

Abilene, TX

4.9

Harrisonburg, VA

4.9

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

4.9

Winchester, VA-WV

4.9

Coeur d'Alene, ID

4.8

Athens-Clarke County, GA

4.7

Rome, GA

4.7

College Station-Bryan, TX

4.7

St. George, UT

4.7

Salt Lake City, UT

4.7

Fond du Lac, WI

4.7

Huntsville, AL

4.6

Warner Robins, GA

4.6

Grand Forks, ND-MN

4.6

Wausau, WI

4.6

Decatur, AL

4.5

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

4.5

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

4.5

Ames, IA

4.4

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

4.3

Lewiston, ID-WA

4.2

Sioux Falls, SD

4.2

Amarillo, TX

4.2

Boise City, ID

4.1

Gainesville, GA

3.9

Bismarck, ND

3.9

Fargo, ND-MN

3.9

Lincoln, NE

3.8

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

3.7

Pocatello, ID

3.6

Twin Falls, ID

3.4

Provo-Orem, UT

3.4

Idaho Falls, ID

2.7

Logan, UT-ID

2.7

El Centro, California (22.9 percent) had the highest unemployment rate in August, followed by Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (20.7 percent). Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Logan, UT-ID, had the lowest unemployment rates at 2.7 percent each. Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (15.5 percent) had the highest unemployment rate, while Salt Lake City, Utah (4.7 percent) had the lowest.

Change in metropolitan area unemployment rates, August 2019 to August 2020
Metropolitan area 12-month change

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

18.2 percentage point(s)

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

12.8

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

11.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

10.7

Leominster-Gardner, MA

9.3

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

9.1

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

8.9

New Bedford, MA

8.8

Pittsfield, MA

8.3

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

8.2

Odessa, TX

8.2

Urban Honolulu, HI

8.0

Barnstable Town, MA

8.0

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

7.9

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

7.9

Springfield, MA-CT

7.7

Farmington, NM

7.6

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

7.6

Santa Fe, NM

7.5

Ocean City, NJ

7.3

Muskegon, MI

7.2

East Stroudsburg, PA

7.2

Worcester, MA-CT

7.1

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

6.7

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

6.6

Wichita, KS

6.6

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

6.5

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

6.5

Hot Springs, AR

6.4

Albuquerque, NM

6.4

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

6.4

Erie, PA

6.4

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

6.3

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

6.3

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

6.2

Stockton-Lodi, CA

6.2

Pittsburgh, PA

6.1

Flint, MI

5.9

Bakersfield, CA

5.8

Decatur, IL

5.8

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

5.8

Midland, TX

5.8

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

5.7

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

5.7

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

5.7

Casper, WY

5.7

Napa, CA

5.6

Rochester, NY

5.6

Syracuse, NY

5.6

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

5.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

5.5

Battle Creek, MI

5.5

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

5.4

Rockford, IL

5.4

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

5.4

Las Cruces, NM

5.4

Reading, PA

5.4

Elmira, NY

5.3

Kingston, NY

5.3

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

5.2

Salinas, CA

5.2

Saginaw, MI

5.2

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

5.2

Charleston, WV

5.2

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

5.1

Modesto, CA

5.1

Trenton, NJ

5.1

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

5.1

Williamsport, PA

5.1

Santa Rosa, CA

5.0

Yuba City, CA

5.0

Peoria, IL

5.0

Cedar Rapids, IA

5.0

Jackson, MI

5.0

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

5.0

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

5.0

Utica-Rome, NY

5.0

Toledo, OH

5.0

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

4.9

Waterbury, CT

4.9

Dover, DE

4.9

Wheeling, WV-OH

4.9

Mobile, AL

4.8

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

4.8

Binghamton, NY

4.8

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

4.7

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

4.7

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

4.7

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

4.7

Lebanon, PA

4.7

Jackson, TN

4.7

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

4.6

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

4.6

Glens Falls, NY

4.6

Akron, OH

4.6

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

4.6

York-Hanover, PA

4.6

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

4.6

Springfield, IL

4.5

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

4.5

Columbus, OH

4.5

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

4.5

Johnstown, PA

4.5

Spartanburg, SC

4.5

Fresno, CA

4.4

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

4.4

Portland-South Portland, ME

4.4

St. Louis, MO-IL

4.4

Dayton, OH

4.4

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

4.4

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

4.4

Bellingham, WA

4.4

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

4.4

Beckley, WV

4.4

Montgomery, AL

4.3

Pine Bluff, AR

4.3

Carbondale-Marion, IL

4.3

Kankakee, IL

4.3

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

4.3

Monroe, MI

4.3

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

4.3

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

4.2

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

4.2

Lima, OH

4.2

Mansfield, OH

4.2

Altoona, PA

4.2

Sumter, SC

4.2

Clarksville, TN-KY

4.2

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

4.2

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

4.2

Merced, CA

4.1

Greeley, CO

4.1

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

4.1

Bay City, MI

4.1

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

4.1

Duluth, MN-WI

4.1

Reno, NV

4.1

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

4.1

Canton-Massillon, OH

4.1

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

4.1

Lancaster, PA

4.1

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

4.1

Chico, CA

4.0

Redding, CA

4.0

New Haven, CT

4.0

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

4.0

Lawrence, KS

4.0

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

4.0

Manchester, NH

4.0

Springfield, OH

4.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

4.0

Laredo, TX

4.0

Yakima, WA

4.0

Gadsden, AL

3.9

Visalia-Porterville, CA

3.9

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

3.9

Corpus Christi, TX

3.9

Victoria, TX

3.9

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

3.8

Danbury, CT

3.8

Danville, IL

3.8

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.8

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

3.8

Bend-Redmond, OR

3.8

Richmond, VA

3.8

Tuscaloosa, AL

3.7

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

3.7

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

3.7

Dubuque, IA

3.7

Ann Arbor, MI

3.7

Carson City, NV

3.7

Portsmouth, NH-ME

3.7

Fayetteville, NC

3.7

Gettysburg, PA

3.7

Wenatchee, WA

3.7

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

3.7

Jonesboro, AR

3.6

Madera, CA

3.6

Iowa City, IA

3.6

Hammond, LA

3.6

Asheville, NC

3.6

Florence, SC

3.6

Johnson City, TN

3.6

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

3.6

Kennewick-Richland, WA

3.6

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

3.6

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

3.5

Boulder, CO

3.5

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

3.5

Champaign-Urbana, IL

3.5

Lake Charles, LA

3.5

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.5

Greensboro-High Point, NC

3.5

Rocky Mount, NC

3.5

Cleveland, TN

3.5

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

3.5

Morristown, TN

3.5

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

3.5

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

3.5

Salisbury, MD-DE

3.4

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

3.4

Bloomington, IL

3.4

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

3.4

Kokomo, IN

3.4

Bangor, ME

3.4

Midland, MI

3.4

Eugene, OR

3.4

Medford, OR

3.4

Knoxville, TN

3.4

Longview, TX

3.4

Longview, WA

3.4

Fort Collins, CO

3.3

Pueblo, CO

3.3

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

3.3

Fort Wayne, IN

3.3

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

3.3

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

3.3

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

3.3

Rochester, MN

3.3

Albany, OR

3.3

Chattanooga, TN-GA

3.3

El Paso, TX

3.3

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

3.3

Bowling Green, KY

3.2

Lexington-Fayette, KY

3.2

Joplin, MO

3.2

Ithaca, NY

3.2

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

3.2

Columbia, SC

3.2

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

3.2

Grand Junction, CO

3.1

Muncie, IN

3.1

Topeka, KS

3.1

Owensboro, KY

3.1

St. Cloud, MN

3.1

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

3.1

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

3.0

Colorado Springs, CO

3.0

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

3.0

Grants Pass, OR

3.0

Roanoke, VA

3.0

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

2.9

Fort Smith, AR-OK

2.9

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

2.9

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

2.9

Savannah, GA

2.9

Columbus, IN

2.9

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

2.9

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

2.9

Tulsa, OK

2.9

Port St. Lucie, FL

2.8

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2.8

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

2.8

Manhattan, KS

2.8

Jefferson City, MO

2.8

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

2.8

Salem, OR

2.8

State College, PA

2.8

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

2.8

San Angelo, TX

2.8

Charlottesville, VA

2.8

Morgantown, WV

2.8

Punta Gorda, FL

2.7

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

2.7

Evansville, IN-KY

2.7

Winston-Salem, NC

2.7

Corvallis, OR

2.7

Austin-Round Rock, TX

2.7

Janesville-Beloit, WI

2.7

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

2.6

Terre Haute, IN

2.6

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

2.6

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

2.6

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

2.6

Springfield, MO

2.6

Missoula, MT

2.6

Burlington, NC

2.6

Wilmington, NC

2.6

Wichita Falls, TX

2.6

Madison, WI

2.6

Jacksonville, FL

2.5

Columbia, MO

2.5

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

2.5

Racine, WI

2.5

Flagstaff, AZ

2.4

St. Joseph, MO-KS

2.4

Raleigh, NC

2.4

Oklahoma City, OK

2.4

Tyler, TX

2.4

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

2.4

Lynchburg, VA

2.4

Eau Claire, WI

2.4

Green Bay, WI

2.4

Auburn-Opelika, AL

2.3

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

2.3

Ames, IA

2.3

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

2.3

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

2.3

Enid, OK

2.3

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

2.3

Walla Walla, WA

2.3

Dothan, AL

2.2

Homosassa Springs, FL

2.2

Ocala, FL

2.2

Tallahassee, FL

2.2

Lafayette, LA

2.2

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

2.2

Lubbock, TX

2.2

Texarkana, TX-AR

2.2

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

2.2

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

2.2

Sheboygan, WI

2.2

Huntsville, AL

2.1

Brunswick, GA

2.1

Baton Rouge, LA

2.1

Hattiesburg, MS

2.1

Salt Lake City, UT

2.1

Winchester, VA-WV

2.1

Appleton, WI

2.1

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

2.0

Albany, GA

2.0

Coeur d'Alene, ID

2.0

Jackson, MS

2.0

Great Falls, MT

2.0

Grand Forks, ND-MN

2.0

Killeen-Temple, TX

2.0

Harrisonburg, VA

2.0

Decatur, AL

1.9

Macon-Bibb County, GA

1.9

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

1.9

Grand Island, NE

1.9

Fargo, ND-MN

1.9

Rapid City, SD

1.9

Gainesville, FL

1.8

Sebring, FL

1.8

Columbus, GA-AL

1.8

Billings, MT

1.8

Goldsboro, NC

1.8

Greenville, NC

1.8

Waco, TX

1.8

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

1.8

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

1.7

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

1.7

The Villages, FL

1.7

Bloomington, IN

1.7

Lawton, OK

1.7

Abilene, TX

1.7

Sherman-Denison, TX

1.7

Wausau, WI

1.7

Cheyenne, WY

1.7

Anchorage, AK

1.6

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

1.6

Panama City, FL

1.6

Boise City, ID

1.6

New Bern, NC

1.6

Bismarck, ND

1.6

College Station-Bryan, TX

1.6

St. George, UT

1.6

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

1.5

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

1.5

Sioux Falls, SD

1.5

Amarillo, TX

1.5

California-Lexington Park, MD

1.4

Jacksonville, NC

1.4

Fond du Lac, WI

1.4

Tucson, AZ

1.3

Lewiston, ID-WA

1.3

Athens-Clarke County, GA

1.2

Valdosta, GA

1.2

Pocatello, ID

1.1

Cumberland, MD-WV

1.1

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

1.1

Gainesville, GA

1.0

Twin Falls, ID

1.0

Monroe, LA

1.0

Lincoln, NE

1.0

Rome, GA

0.9

Warner Robins, GA

0.9

Provo-Orem, UT

0.9

Prescott, AZ

0.8

El Centro, CA

0.8

Dalton, GA

0.8

Hinesville, GA

0.8

Idaho Falls, ID

0.6

Fairbanks, AK

0.4

Logan, UT-ID

0.4

Alexandria, LA

0.3

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

-0.8

Yuma, AZ

-5.0

The largest over-the-year unemployment rate increase in August occurred in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (+18.2 percentage points). Rates rose by at least 10.0 percentage points in an additional three areas: Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (+12.8 percentage points), Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada (+11.4 percentage points), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+10.7 percentage points). The two metropolitan areas with a decrease in over-the-year unemployment rate were Yuma, Arizona (−5.0 percentage points) and Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona (−0.8 percentage points).

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 — August 2020." Also see more charts and maps of metropolitan area employment and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates up in 387 of 389 metropolitan areas from August 2019 to August 2020 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/unemployment-rates-up-in-387-of-389-metropolitan-areas-from-august-2019-to-august-2020.htm (visited August 01, 2021).