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Unemployment rates were higher in May than a year earlier in all 389 metropolitan areas

July 09, 2020

Unemployment rates were higher in May than a year earlier in all 389 metropolitan areas. A total of 109 areas had jobless rates of less than 10.0 percent and 16 areas had rates of at least 20.0 percent. The national unemployment rate in May was 13.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted, up from 3.4 percent a year earlier.

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii, had the highest unemployment rate in May, 33.4 percent, followed by Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, 32.4 percent. Logan, Utah-Idaho, had the lowest unemployment rate, 4.8 percent. The next lowest rates were in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Idaho Falls, Idaho, 5.0 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively. A total of 245 areas had May jobless rates below the U.S. rate of 13.0 percent, 142 areas had rates above it, and 2 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.

Metropolitan area unemployment rates, May 2020
Metropolitan area Unemployment rate

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

33.4%

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

32.4

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

29.0

El Centro, CA

27.8

Muskegon, MI

24.8

Flint, MI

24.5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

23.7

Ocean City, NJ

22.6

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

22.6

Battle Creek, MI

22.0

Kokomo, IN

21.8

Monroe, MI

21.2

New Bedford, MA

21.2

Saginaw, MI

20.7

Bay City, MI

20.0

Jackson, MI

20.0

Urban Honolulu, HI

19.9

Barnstable Town, MA

19.3

Rockford, IL

19.3

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

19.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

19.1

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

18.6

Visalia-Porterville, CA

18.4

Bakersfield, CA

18.3

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

17.9

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

17.8

East Stroudsburg, PA

17.8

Yuma, AZ

17.8

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

17.7

Leominster-Gardner, MA

17.2

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

17.1

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

17.1

Dover, DE

17.0

Pittsfield, MA

17.0

Toledo, OH

17.0

Salinas, CA

16.8

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

16.6

Stockton-Lodi, CA

16.6

Merced, CA

16.5

Odessa, TX

16.5

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

16.5

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

16.4

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

16.4

Asheville, NC

16.1

Hammond, LA

16.1

Modesto, CA

16.1

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

16.0

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

16.0

Reno, NV

16.0

Bend-Redmond, OR

15.9

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

15.9

Lawton, OK

15.8

Midland, MI

15.8

Bellingham, WA

15.7

Fresno, CA

15.7

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

15.6

Mansfield, OH

15.6

Yuba City, CA

15.6

Longview, WA

15.5

Fayetteville, NC

15.4

Springfield, MA-CT

15.4

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

15.3

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

15.3

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

15.3

Carson City, NV

15.2

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

15.2

Madera, CA

15.2

Peoria, IL

15.2

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

15.2

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

15.2

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

15.1

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

15.1

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

15.1

Carbondale-Marion, IL

15.0

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

15.0

Lima, OH

15.0

Salisbury, MD-DE

15.0

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

15.0

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

15.0

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

14.9

Danville, IL

14.8

Decatur, IL

14.8

Manchester, NH

14.8

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

14.8

Corpus Christi, TX

14.7

Spartanburg, SC

14.7

Wheeling, WV-OH

14.6

Worcester, MA-CT

14.6

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

14.5

El Paso, TX

14.5

Greensboro-High Point, NC

14.5

Eugene, OR

14.4

Napa, CA

14.4

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

14.4

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

14.4

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

14.3

Homosassa Springs, FL

14.3

Wenatchee, WA

14.3

Laredo, TX

14.2

Medford, OR

14.2

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

14.2

Charleston, WV

14.1

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

14.1

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

14.0

Yakima, WA

14.0

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

13.9

Wichita, KS

13.9

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

13.8

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

13.8

Rocky Mount, NC

13.8

Ann Arbor, MI

13.7

Erie, PA

13.6

Hot Springs, AR

13.6

Janesville-Beloit, WI

13.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

13.6

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

13.6

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

13.6

Wilmington, NC

13.6

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

13.5

Chico, CA

13.5

Fort Wayne, IN

13.5

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

13.5

Punta Gorda, FL

13.5

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

13.5

Grants Pass, OR

13.4

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

13.4

Reading, PA

13.4

Beckley, WV

13.3

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

13.3

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

13.3

Johnstown, PA

13.3

Kankakee, IL

13.3

Pittsburgh, PA

13.3

Albany, OR

13.2

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

13.2

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

13.2

Altoona, PA

13.1

Lake Charles, LA

13.1

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

13.1

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

13.1

Redding, CA

13.1

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

13.1

Port St. Lucie, FL

13.0

Springfield, IL

13.0

Burlington, NC

12.9

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

12.9

The Villages, FL

12.9

Tulsa, OK

12.9

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

12.8

Oklahoma City, OK

12.8

Winston-Salem, NC

12.8

Canton-Massillon, OH

12.7

Columbus, IN

12.7

Dayton, OH

12.7

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

12.7

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

12.7

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

12.7

Santa Rosa, CA

12.7

Victoria, TX

12.7

Williamsport, PA

12.7

Duluth, MN-WI

12.6

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

12.6

Mobile, AL

12.6

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

12.6

Sheboygan, WI

12.5

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

12.5

Akron, OH

12.4

Anchorage, AK

12.4

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

12.4

Gadsden, AL

12.4

Midland, TX

12.4

Portsmouth, NH-ME

12.4

Springfield, OH

12.4

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

12.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

12.3

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

12.3

Kennewick-Richland, WA

12.3

Racine, WI

12.3

Salem, OR

12.3

Dubuque, IA

12.2

Longview, TX

12.2

Bowling Green, KY

12.1

Elmira, NY

12.1

York-Hanover, PA

12.1

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

12.0

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

11.9

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

11.9

Syracuse, NY

11.9

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

11.8

Baton Rouge, LA

11.8

Green Bay, WI

11.8

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

11.8

Terre Haute, IN

11.8

Casper, WY

11.7

Flagstaff, AZ

11.7

Jacksonville, NC

11.7

Ocala, FL

11.7

Lafayette, LA

11.6

Morristown, TN

11.6

Fort Smith, AR-OK

11.5

Muncie, IN

11.5

Raleigh, NC

11.5

Austin-Round Rock, TX

11.4

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

11.4

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

11.4

Cumberland, MD-WV

11.3

Fond du Lac, WI

11.3

Gettysburg, PA

11.3

Panama City, FL

11.3

Tyler, TX

11.3

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

11.2

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

11.2

Coeur d'Alene, ID

11.2

Glens Falls, NY

11.2

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

11.2

Jacksonville, FL

11.2

Lancaster, PA

11.2

Lebanon, PA

11.2

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

11.2

Sebring, FL

11.2

St. Louis, MO-IL

11.2

Sumter, SC

11.2

Utica-Rome, NY

11.2

Brunswick, GA

11.1

Dalton, GA

11.1

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

11.1

Savannah, GA

11.1

Tuscaloosa, AL

11.1

Kingston, NY

11.0

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

11.0

Rochester, NY

11.0

Bloomington, IL

10.9

Cedar Rapids, IA

10.9

Columbus, OH

10.9

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

10.9

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

10.9

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

10.9

Rapid City, SD

10.9

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

10.8

Kansas City, MO-KS

10.8

Monroe, LA

10.8

Walla Walla, WA

10.8

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

10.8

Clarksville, TN-KY

10.7

Killeen-Temple, TX

10.7

Binghamton, NY

10.6

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

10.6

Eau Claire, WI

10.6

Enid, OK

10.6

Evansville, IN-KY

10.6

Montgomery, AL

10.6

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

10.6

San Angelo, TX

10.6

Texarkana, TX-AR

10.6

Appleton, WI

10.5

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

10.5

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

10.4

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

10.4

Lawrence, KS

10.4

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

10.4

Trenton, NJ

10.4

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

10.4

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

10.3

Farmington, NM

10.3

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

10.3

Greenville, NC

10.3

Jackson, TN

10.3

New Bern, NC

10.3

Owensboro, KY

10.3

Portland-South Portland, ME

10.3

Fairbanks, AK

10.2

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

10.2

Jackson, MS

10.2

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

10.2

Waterbury, CT

10.2

Goldsboro, NC

10.1

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

10.1

Champaign-Urbana, IL

10.0

Waco, TX

10.0

Wichita Falls, TX

10.0

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

9.9

Pine Bluff, AR

9.9

Florence, SC

9.8

Morgantown, WV

9.8

Colorado Springs, CO

9.7

Corvallis, OR

9.7

Richmond, VA

9.7

Sherman-Denison, TX

9.7

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

9.6

Cleveland, TN

9.6

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

9.6

Topeka, KS

9.6

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

9.5

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

9.5

Columbus, GA-AL

9.5

Madison, WI

9.5

Rochester, MN

9.5

Sioux Falls, SD

9.5

Chattanooga, TN-GA

9.4

Columbia, SC

9.4

Lubbock, TX

9.4

Salt Lake City, UT

9.4

Santa Fe, NM

9.4

Missoula, MT

9.3

St. George, UT

9.3

Albuquerque, NM

9.2

Alexandria, LA

9.2

Boise City, ID

9.2

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

9.2

Lexington-Fayette, KY

9.2

Pueblo, CO

9.2

Roanoke, VA

9.2

Bangor, ME

9.1

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

9.1

Harrisonburg, VA

9.1

Johnson City, TN

9.1

Rome, GA

9.1

St. Cloud, MN

9.1

Wausau, WI

9.1

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

9.0

Grand Junction, CO

9.0

Knoxville, TN

9.0

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

9.0

Abilene, TX

8.9

Hattiesburg, MS

8.9

Joplin, MO

8.9

Macon-Bibb County, GA

8.9

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

8.8

Auburn-Opelika, AL

8.7

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

8.7

Gainesville, FL

8.7

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

8.7

Iowa City, IA

8.7

Tallahassee, FL

8.7

Albany, GA

8.6

College Station-Bryan, TX

8.6

Danbury, CT

8.6

Fort Collins, CO

8.6

Greeley, CO

8.6

Lynchburg, VA

8.6

Amarillo, TX

8.5

Las Cruces, NM

8.5

Prescott, AZ

8.5

Jonesboro, AR

8.4

Lewiston, ID-WA

8.4

New Haven, CT

8.4

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

8.4

Tucson, AZ

8.4

Charlottesville, VA

8.3

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

8.3

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

8.3

Athens-Clarke County, GA

8.2

Boulder, CO

8.2

Springfield, MO

8.2

State College, PA

8.2

Winchester, VA-WV

8.1

Dothan, AL

8.0

Gainesville, GA

8.0

Grand Forks, ND-MN

8.0

Great Falls, MT

8.0

Bloomington, IN

7.9

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

7.9

Billings, MT

7.8

Bismarck, ND

7.8

Cheyenne, WY

7.8

Decatur, AL

7.8

Ithaca, NY

7.8

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

7.8

Twin Falls, ID

7.8

Valdosta, GA

7.7

Huntsville, AL

7.6

Manhattan, KS

7.6

Pocatello, ID

7.6

Hinesville, GA

7.5

Grand Island, NE

7.4

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

7.2

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

7.1

Warner Robins, GA

7.1

Ames, IA

6.9

California-Lexington Park, MD

6.9

Fargo, ND-MN

6.8

Columbia, MO

6.6

St. Joseph, MO-KS

6.5

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

6.3

Provo-Orem, UT

6.2

Jefferson City, MO

6.0

Idaho Falls, ID

5.5

Lincoln, NE

5.0

Logan, UT-ID

4.8

The largest over-the-year unemployment rate increases occurred in Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (+30.9 percentage points), and Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey (+28.2 points). Rates rose over the year by at least 15.0 percentage points in an additional 17 areas. The smallest jobless rate increase from a year earlier occurred in Yuma, AZ (+0.6 percentage point).

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

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

30.9 percentage points

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

28.2

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

25.0

Muskegon, MI

20.8

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

19.9

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

19.7

Flint, MI

18.9

Kokomo, IN

18.4

Battle Creek, MI

18.1

Ocean City, NJ

17.6

Urban Honolulu, HI

17.4

Monroe, MI

17.2

New Bedford, MA

17.1

Jackson, MI

16.6

Saginaw, MI

16.1

Barnstable Town, MA

16.0

Bay City, MI

15.7

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

15.5

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

15.4

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

14.8

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

14.3

Odessa, TX

14.3

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

14.2

Rockford, IL

14.2

Leominster-Gardner, MA

13.9

Pittsfield, MA

13.5

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

13.3

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

13.3

Dover, DE

13.3

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

13.3

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

13.2

Asheville, NC

12.9

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

12.9

Reno, NV

12.9

East Stroudsburg, PA

12.8

Bend-Redmond, OR

12.5

Manchester, NH

12.5

Midland, MI

12.4

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

12.4

Lawton, OK

12.3

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

12.3

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

12.2

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

12.2

Spartanburg, SC

12.2

Napa, CA

12.1

Toledo, OH

12.1

Salinas, CA

12.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

12.0

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

11.9

Mansfield, OH

11.8

Springfield, MA-CT

11.8

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

11.7

Carbondale-Marion, IL

11.6

Lima, OH

11.6

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

11.6

Carson City, NV

11.4

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

11.4

Peoria, IL

11.4

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

11.4

Stockton-Lodi, CA

11.4

Worcester, MA-CT

11.4

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

11.3

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

11.3

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

11.2

El Centro, CA

11.2

Hammond, LA

11.2

Salisbury, MD-DE

11.2

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

11.1

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

11.1

El Paso, TX

11.1

Bakersfield, CA

11.0

Bellingham, WA

11.0

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

11.0

Ann Arbor, MI

10.9

Corpus Christi, TX

10.9

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

10.9

Fort Wayne, IN

10.8

Laredo, TX

10.8

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

10.8

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

10.8

Eugene, OR

10.7

Wichita, KS

10.7

Danville, IL

10.6

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

10.6

Midland, TX

10.6

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

10.5

Decatur, IL

10.5

Greensboro-High Point, NC

10.5

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

10.5

Modesto, CA

10.5

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

10.5

Columbus, IN

10.4

Fayetteville, NC

10.4

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

10.4

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

10.4

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

10.4

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

10.4

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

10.3

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

10.3

Santa Rosa, CA

10.3

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

10.3

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

10.3

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

10.3

Hot Springs, AR

10.2

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

10.2

Portsmouth, NH-ME

10.2

Dubuque, IA

10.1

Janesville-Beloit, WI

10.1

Medford, OR

10.1

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

10.1

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

10.0

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

10.0

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

10.0

Visalia-Porterville, CA

10.0

Wilmington, NC

10.0

Punta Gorda, FL

9.9

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

9.9

Sheboygan, WI

9.9

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

9.9

Wheeling, WV-OH

9.9

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

9.8

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

9.8

Oklahoma City, OK

9.8

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

9.8

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

9.7

Gadsden, AL

9.7

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

9.7

Springfield, IL

9.7

Tulsa, OK

9.7

Victoria, TX

9.7

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

9.6

Charleston, WV

9.6

Homosassa Springs, FL

9.6

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

9.6

Erie, PA

9.5

Lake Charles, LA

9.5

Mobile, AL

9.5

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

9.5

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

9.4

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

9.4

Longview, WA

9.4

Pittsburgh, PA

9.4

Port St. Lucie, FL

9.4

Altoona, PA

9.3

Kankakee, IL

9.3

Merced, CA

9.3

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

9.3

Reading, PA

9.3

Wenatchee, WA

9.3

Yuba City, CA

9.3

Albany, OR

9.2

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

9.2

Fresno, CA

9.2

Burlington, NC

9.1

Dayton, OH

9.1

Duluth, MN-WI

9.1

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

9.1

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

9.1

Redding, CA

9.1

Winston-Salem, NC

9.1

Austin-Round Rock, TX

9.0

Chico, CA

9.0

Longview, TX

9.0

Madera, CA

9.0

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

9.0

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

9.0

Grants Pass, OR

8.9

Springfield, OH

8.9

Akron, OH

8.8

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

8.8

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

8.8

Green Bay, WI

8.8

Beckley, WV

8.7

Canton-Massillon, OH

8.7

Johnstown, PA

8.7

Racine, WI

8.7

Tuscaloosa, AL

8.7

Fond du Lac, WI

8.6

Rocky Mount, NC

8.6

Salem, OR

8.6

York-Hanover, PA

8.6

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

8.5

Cedar Rapids, IA

8.4

Williamsport, PA

8.4

Bowling Green, KY

8.3

Coeur d'Alene, ID

8.3

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

8.3

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

8.3

Elmira, NY

8.3

Gettysburg, PA

8.3

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

8.3

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

8.3

The Villages, FL

8.3

Tyler, TX

8.3

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

8.3

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

8.2

Jacksonville, FL

8.2

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

8.2

Montgomery, AL

8.2

St. Louis, MO-IL

8.2

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

8.1

Fort Smith, AR-OK

8.1

Morristown, TN

8.1

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

8.1

Syracuse, NY

8.1

Casper, WY

8.0

Lancaster, PA

8.0

Muncie, IN

8.0

Ocala, FL

8.0

Raleigh, NC

8.0

Savannah, GA

8.0

Sumter, SC

8.0

Terre Haute, IN

8.0

Baton Rouge, LA

7.9

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

7.9

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

7.9

Portland-South Portland, ME

7.9

San Angelo, TX

7.9

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

7.9

Brunswick, GA

7.8

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

7.8

Kansas City, MO-KS

7.8

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

7.8

Trenton, NJ

7.8

Appleton, WI

7.7

Bloomington, IL

7.7

Columbus, OH

7.7

Eau Claire, WI

7.7

Enid, OK

7.7

Evansville, IN-KY

7.7

Lawrence, KS

7.7

Lebanon, PA

7.7

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

7.7

Kingston, NY

7.6

Rapid City, SD

7.6

Glens Falls, NY

7.5

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

7.5

Panama City, FL

7.5

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

7.4

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

7.4

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

7.4

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

7.4

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

7.4

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

7.3

Dalton, GA

7.3

Killeen-Temple, TX

7.3

Lafayette, LA

7.3

Rochester, NY

7.3

Utica-Rome, NY

7.3

Kennewick-Richland, WA

7.2

Wichita Falls, TX

7.2

Yakima, WA

7.2

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

7.1

Corvallis, OR

7.1

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

7.1

Jackson, TN

7.1

Jacksonville, NC

7.1

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

7.1

Rochester, MN

7.1

Waco, TX

7.1

Lubbock, TX

7.0

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

7.0

Sherman-Denison, TX

7.0

Anchorage, AK

6.9

Florence, SC

6.9

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

6.9

Madison, WI

6.9

Richmond, VA

6.9

Salt Lake City, UT

6.9

Sioux Falls, SD

6.9

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

6.8

Champaign-Urbana, IL

6.8

Columbia, SC

6.8

Cumberland, MD-WV

6.8

Sebring, FL

6.8

Binghamton, NY

6.7

Boise City, ID

6.7

Clarksville, TN-KY

6.7

Colorado Springs, CO

6.7

Flagstaff, AZ

6.7

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

6.7

Iowa City, IA

6.7

Missoula, MT

6.7

Texarkana, TX-AR

6.7

Roanoke, VA

6.6

Topeka, KS

6.6

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

6.5

Fort Collins, CO

6.5

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

6.5

St. George, UT

6.5

Auburn-Opelika, AL

6.4

Chattanooga, TN-GA

6.4

Greeley, CO

6.4

Owensboro, KY

6.4

St. Cloud, MN

6.4

Wausau, WI

6.4

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

6.3

Amarillo, TX

6.3

Bangor, ME

6.3

Cleveland, TN

6.3

Harrisonburg, VA

6.3

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

6.3

New Bern, NC

6.3

Walla Walla, WA

6.3

Abilene, TX

6.2

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

6.2

Morgantown, WV

6.2

Boulder, CO

6.1

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

6.1

College Station-Bryan, TX

6.1

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

6.0

Goldsboro, NC

6.0

Grand Junction, CO

6.0

Greenville, NC

6.0

Joplin, MO

6.0

Knoxville, TN

6.0

Monroe, LA

6.0

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

6.0

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

6.0

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

5.9

Gainesville, FL

5.9

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

5.9

Charlottesville, VA

5.8

Lexington-Fayette, KY

5.8

Waterbury, CT

5.8

Bismarck, ND

5.7

Columbus, GA-AL

5.7

Danbury, CT

5.7

Santa Fe, NM

5.7

Tallahassee, FL

5.7

Decatur, AL

5.6

Jonesboro, AR

5.6

Rome, GA

5.6

Springfield, MO

5.6

Grand Forks, ND-MN

5.5

Huntsville, AL

5.5

Johnson City, TN

5.5

Lewiston, ID-WA

5.5

Winchester, VA-WV

5.5

Dothan, AL

5.4

Farmington, NM

5.4

Jackson, MS

5.4

Lynchburg, VA

5.4

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

5.4

Pueblo, CO

5.4

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

5.3

Gainesville, GA

5.3

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

5.3

Twin Falls, ID

5.3

Ames, IA

5.2

Billings, MT

5.2

Great Falls, MT

5.2

Macon-Bibb County, GA

5.2

Athens-Clarke County, GA

5.1

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

5.1

Pocatello, ID

5.1

Albuquerque, NM

5.0

Manhattan, KS

5.0

Fairbanks, AK

4.9

New Haven, CT

4.9

State College, PA

4.9

Bloomington, IN

4.8

Fargo, ND-MN

4.8

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

4.7

Pine Bluff, AR

4.7

Alexandria, LA

4.6

Cheyenne, WY

4.6

Albany, GA

4.5

Ithaca, NY

4.5

Valdosta, GA

4.5

Grand Island, NE

4.4

Columbia, MO

4.3

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

4.3

Prescott, AZ

4.2

Hattiesburg, MS

4.1

Tucson, AZ

4.1

California-Lexington Park, MD

3.8

Provo-Orem, UT

3.8

St. Joseph, MO-KS

3.8

Warner Robins, GA

3.8

Hinesville, GA

3.7

Jefferson City, MO

3.6

Idaho Falls, ID

3.4

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

3.3

Las Cruces, NM

3.2

Logan, UT-ID

2.7

Lincoln, NE

2.2

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

1.7

Yuma, AZ

0.6

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 — May 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 were higher in May than a year earlier in all 389 metropolitan areas on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/unemployment-rates-were-higher-in-may-than-a-year-earlier-in-all-389-metropolitan-areas.htm (visited August 05, 2020).

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