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Atlantic City area unemployment down 23.5 percentage points over the year ended June 2021

August 03, 2021

Unemployment rates fell from June 2020 to June 2021 in 386 of the nation's 389 metropolitan areas. The other 3 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in unemployment.

Metropolitan area unemployment rates, June 2021 and June 2020, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Unemployment rate Over-the-year change
June 2021 June 2020

United States

6.1% 11.2% -5.1 percentage points

Logan, UT-ID

2.4 4.0 -1.6

Lincoln, NE

2.5 6.8 -4.3

Idaho Falls, ID

2.6 4.8 -2.2

Grand Island, NE

2.8 7.1 -4.3

Provo-Orem, UT

2.8 5.1 -2.3

Decatur, AL

2.9 6.1 -3.2

Huntsville, AL

2.9 6.3 -3.4

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

2.9 5.8 -2.9

Sioux Falls, SD

2.9 5.4 -2.5

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

3.0 7.3 -4.3

Gainesville, GA

3.0 6.1 -3.1

Lewiston, ID-WA

3.0 5.9 -2.9

Manchester, NH

3.0 10.3 -7.3

Portsmouth, NH-ME

3.0 8.4 -5.4

Auburn-Opelika, AL

3.1 7.3 -4.2

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

3.1 7.2 -4.1

Enid, OK

3.1 7.4 -4.3

Boise City, ID

3.2 7.4 -4.2

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

3.2 7.6 -4.4

Pocatello, ID

3.2 6.1 -2.9

Salt Lake City, UT

3.2 7.2 -4.0

St. George, UT

3.2 7.1 -3.9

Twin Falls, ID

3.2 6.3 -3.1

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

3.3 9.2 -5.9

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

3.4 7.6 -4.2

Coeur d'Alene, ID

3.4 8.3 -4.9

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

3.4 9.5 -6.1

Rapid City, SD

3.4 6.6 -3.2

Dothan, AL

3.5 6.9 -3.4

Jefferson City, MO

3.5 5.6 -2.1

Wausau, WI

3.5 6.8 -3.3

Winchester, VA-WV

3.5 7.0 -3.5

Ames, IA

3.6 5.6 -2.0

Columbia, MO

3.6 5.9 -2.3

Fargo, ND-MN

3.6 5.7 -2.1

Madison, WI

3.6 7.1 -3.5

Rochester, MN

3.6 8.4 -4.8

Appleton, WI

3.7 7.2 -3.5

Columbus, IN

3.7 9.8 -6.1

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

3.7 6.1 -2.4

Fond du Lac, WI

3.7 8.4 -4.7

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

3.7 6.6 -2.9

Oklahoma City, OK

3.7 8.7 -5.0

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

3.8 7.9 -4.1

Great Falls, MT

3.8 7.3 -3.5

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

3.8 7.4 -3.6

Sheboygan, WI

3.8 7.9 -4.1

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

3.8 7.7 -3.9

Billings, MT

3.9 6.9 -3.0

Bismarck, ND

3.9 5.0 -1.1

Missoula, MT

3.9 7.9 -4.0

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

3.9 7.6 -3.7

Topeka, KS

3.9 6.4 -2.5

Tulsa, OK

3.9 8.8 -4.9

Athens-Clarke County, GA

4.0 7.4 -3.4

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

4.0 7.9 -3.9

Eau Claire, WI

4.0 8.2 -4.2

Green Bay, WI

4.0 8.5 -4.5

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

4.0 7.8 -3.8

Springfield, MO

4.0 7.5 -3.5

Walla Walla, WA

4.0 7.1 -3.1

Brunswick, GA

4.1 7.8 -3.7

Charlottesville, VA

4.1 8.7 -4.6

Corvallis, OR

4.1 7.9 -3.8

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

4.1 7.7 -3.6

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

4.1 7.4 -3.3

Harrisonburg, VA

4.1 8.2 -4.1

Lawton, OK

4.1 8.7 -4.6

Tuscaloosa, AL

4.1 9.3 -5.2

Warner Robins, GA

4.1 6.5 -2.4

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

4.2 7.8 -3.6

Columbia, SC

4.2 6.7 -2.5

Hinesville, GA

4.2 7.1 -2.9

Jonesboro, AR

4.2 7.4 -3.2

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

4.2 8.9 -4.7

Manhattan, KS

4.2 6.5 -2.3

Morgantown, WV

4.2 9.0 -4.8

Raleigh, NC

4.2 8.1 -3.9

Rome, GA

4.2 8.0 -3.8

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

4.2 6.8 -2.6

Gadsden, AL

4.3 9.9 -5.6

Ithaca, NY

4.3 9.2 -4.9

Roanoke, VA

4.3 8.4 -4.1

St. Joseph, MO-KS

4.3 5.8 -1.5

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

4.4 9.1 -4.7

Asheville, NC

4.4 10.4 -6.0

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

4.4 7.2 -2.8

Bloomington, IN

4.4 8.7 -4.3

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

4.4 7.1 -2.7

Dalton, GA

4.4 8.1 -3.7

Fort Smith, AR-OK

4.4 7.5 -3.1

Fort Wayne, IN

4.4 10.4 -6.0

Gettysburg, PA

4.4 10.6 -6.2

Iowa City, IA

4.4 6.9 -2.5

Wenatchee, WA

4.4 10.0 -5.6

Wilmington, NC

4.4 8.4 -4.0

Amarillo, TX

4.5 6.7 -2.2

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

4.5 9.4 -4.9

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

4.5 6.9 -2.4

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

4.5 9.8 -5.3

Joplin, MO

4.5 7.5 -3.0

Lawrence, KS

4.5 7.6 -3.1

Lexington-Fayette, KY

4.5 5.2 -0.7

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

4.5 9.5 -5.0

Montgomery, AL

4.5 9.5 -5.0

Savannah, GA

4.5 9.2 -4.7

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

4.6 9.1 -4.5

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

4.6 8.0 -3.4

Dubuque, IA

4.6 7.8 -3.2

Grand Forks, ND-MN

4.6 6.4 -1.8

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

4.6 10.0 -5.4

Portland-South Portland, ME

4.6 5.4 -0.8

Valdosta, GA

4.6 7.2 -2.6

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

4.7 10.4 -5.7

Ann Arbor, MI

4.7 9.2 -4.5

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

4.7 9.1 -4.4

Duluth, MN-WI

4.7 10.7 -6.0

Evansville, IN-KY

4.7 8.9 -4.2

Florence, SC

4.7 7.4 -2.7

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

4.7 8.9 -4.2

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

4.7 10.7 -6.0

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

4.7 9.8 -5.1

Spartanburg, SC

4.7 8.6 -3.9

St. Cloud, MN

4.7 7.9 -3.2

Austin-Round Rock, TX

4.8 8.7 -3.9

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

4.8 18.7 -13.9

Glens Falls, NY

4.8 10.6 -5.8

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

4.8 10.1 -5.3

Knoxville, TN

4.8 7.9 -3.1

Lynchburg, VA

4.8 8.2 -3.4

New Bern, NC

4.8 7.4 -2.6

Winston-Salem, NC

4.8 8.9 -4.1

Gainesville, FL

4.9 7.6 -2.7

Midland, MI

4.9 9.2 -4.3

Panama City, FL

4.9 7.6 -2.7

Reno, NV

4.9 8.6 -3.7

Richmond, VA

4.9 9.6 -4.7

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

4.9 10.3 -5.4

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

4.9 7.8 -2.9

Bangor, ME

5.0 4.7 0.3

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

5.0 14.3 -9.3

Bowling Green, KY

5.0 5.9 -0.9

Burlington, NC

5.0 9.0 -4.0

Cheyenne, WY

5.0 6.3 -1.3

Columbus, GA-AL

5.0 9.1 -4.1

Jacksonville, FL

5.0 8.8 -3.8

Kennewick-Richland, WA

5.0 10.1 -5.1

Kingston, NY

5.0 11.6 -6.6

Macon-Bibb County, GA

5.0 8.3 -3.3

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

5.0 9.7 -4.7

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

5.0 9.5 -4.5

Sumter, SC

5.0 7.9 -2.9

Alexandria, LA

5.1 7.3 -2.2

Greenville, NC

5.1 8.3 -3.2

Lancaster, PA

5.1 11.7 -6.6

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

5.1 8.5 -3.4

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

5.1 10.9 -5.8

Salem, OR

5.1 9.0 -3.9

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

5.1 11.8 -6.7

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

5.1 10.0 -4.9

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

5.1 10.7 -5.6

Bend-Redmond, OR

5.2 10.8 -5.6

Fairbanks, AK

5.2 9.3 -4.1

Goldsboro, NC

5.2 7.6 -2.4

Mobile, AL

5.2 11.3 -6.1

Owensboro, KY

5.2 5.1 0.1

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

5.2 8.2 -3.0

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

5.2 10.4 -5.2

State College, PA

5.2 8.5 -3.3

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

5.2 10.5 -5.3

Barnstable Town, MA

5.3 15.5 -10.2

California-Lexington Park, MD

5.3 5.9 -0.6

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

5.3 11.0 -5.7

Carson City, NV

5.3 8.4 -3.1

Chattanooga, TN-GA

5.3 8.3 -3.0

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

5.3 8.4 -3.1

Jacksonville, NC

5.3 8.2 -2.9

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

5.3 7.0 -1.7

Muncie, IN

5.3 10.2 -4.9

Rochester, NY

5.3 11.2 -5.9

Sherman-Denison, TX

5.3 7.8 -2.5

St. Louis, MO-IL (1)

5.3 9.9 -4.6

Abilene, TX

5.4 7.5 -2.1

Bellingham, WA

5.4 11.5 -6.1

Binghamton, NY

5.4 11.4 -6.0

Bloomington, IL

5.4 10.8 -5.4

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

5.4 10.1 -4.7

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

5.4 11.3 -5.9

Charleston, WV

5.4 11.2 -5.8

Janesville-Beloit, WI

5.4 9.5 -4.1

Johnson City, TN

5.4 8.7 -3.3

Kansas City, MO-KS

5.4 7.5 -2.1

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

5.4 9.0 -3.6

Morristown, TN

5.4 9.2 -3.8

Syracuse, NY

5.4 11.6 -6.2

Tallahassee, FL

5.4 8.1 -2.7

Boulder, CO

5.5 10.3 -4.8

Cedar Rapids, IA

5.5 8.5 -3.0

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

5.5 8.7 -3.2

College Station-Bryan, TX

5.5 7.8 -2.3

Fort Collins, CO

5.5 9.9 -4.4

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

5.5 11.7 -6.2

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

5.5 10.1 -4.6

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

5.5 9.5 -4.0

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

5.5 5.3 0.2

Medford, OR

5.5 10.3 -4.8

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

5.5 10.0 -4.5

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

5.5 9.8 -4.3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

5.5 11.1 -5.6

Terre Haute, IN

5.5 10.4 -4.9

Beckley, WV

5.6 11.1 -5.5

Champaign-Urbana, IL

5.6 10.3 -4.7

Cleveland, TN

5.6 8.1 -2.5

Elmira, NY

5.6 12.3 -6.7

Greensboro-High Point, NC

5.6 10.4 -4.8

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

5.6 9.5 -3.9

Jackson, TN

5.6 9.0 -3.4

Lebanon, PA

5.6 12.0 -6.4

Port St. Lucie, FL

5.6 10.4 -4.8

Racine, WI

5.6 9.5 -3.9

Salisbury, MD-DE

5.6 10.8 -5.2

Utica-Rome, NY

5.6 10.7 -5.1

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

5.6 8.7 -3.1

Worcester, MA-CT

5.6 13.8 -8.2

York-Hanover, PA

5.6 11.7 -6.1

Albany, OR

5.7 9.9 -4.2

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

5.7 13.7 -8.0

Columbus, OH

5.7 9.1 -3.4

Danbury, CT

5.7 10.4 -4.7

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

5.7 11.3 -5.6

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

5.7 6.2 -0.5

Lubbock, TX

5.7 7.8 -2.1

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

5.7 12.1 -6.4

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

5.7 11.7 -6.0

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

5.7 10.2 -4.5

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

5.7 11.5 -5.8

Punta Gorda, FL

5.7 10.5 -4.8

Santa Rosa, CA

5.7 11.4 -5.7

Yakima, WA

5.7 11.1 -5.4

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

5.8 11.0 -5.2

Eugene, OR

5.8 10.8 -5.0

Longview, WA

5.8 10.8 -5.0

San Angelo, TX

5.8 8.7 -2.9

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

5.8 11.0 -5.2

Waco, TX

5.8 8.1 -2.3

Wichita, KS

5.8 9.9 -4.1

Jackson, MI

5.9 12.0 -6.1

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

5.9 10.7 -4.8

Altoona, PA

6.0 11.6 -5.6

Bay City, MI

6.0 11.2 -5.2

Clarksville, TN-KY

6.0 8.9 -2.9

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

6.0 9.8 -3.8

Hot Springs, AR

6.0 10.3 -4.3

Napa, CA

6.0 12.4 -6.4

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

6.0 18.5 -12.5

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

6.0 9.9 -3.9

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

6.0 12.1 -6.1

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

6.0 10.5 -4.5

Springfield, IL

6.0 12.5 -6.5

Tyler, TX

6.0 9.1 -3.1

Wichita Falls, TX

6.0 8.3 -2.3

Albany, GA

6.1 8.6 -2.5

Grants Pass, OR

6.1 9.8 -3.7

Monroe, MI

6.1 11.0 -4.9

Prescott, AZ

6.1 9.9 -3.8

Carbondale-Marion, IL

6.2 12.6 -6.4

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

6.2 8.7 -2.5

Leominster-Gardner, MA

6.2 16.1 -9.9

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

6.2 11.8 -5.6

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

6.2 14.5 -8.3

Ocala, FL

6.2 9.7 -3.5

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

6.3 8.3 -2.0

Dayton, OH

6.3 10.0 -3.7

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

6.3 11.8 -5.5

Pittsburgh, PA

6.3 12.6 -6.3

Akron, OH

6.4 10.2 -3.8

Anchorage, AK

6.4 11.1 -4.7

Canton-Massillon, OH

6.4 10.0 -3.6

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

6.4 11.9 -5.5

Peoria, IL

6.4 13.6 -7.2

Springfield, MA-CT

6.4 14.7 -8.3

Texarkana, TX-AR

6.4 9.2 -2.8

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

6.5 12.7 -6.2

Colorado Springs, CO

6.5 11.2 -4.7

Greeley, CO

6.5 10.9 -4.4

Lima, OH

6.5 10.2 -3.7

Monroe, LA

6.5 8.8 -2.3

New Bedford, MA

6.5 17.9 -11.4

Pittsfield, MA

6.5 15.0 -8.5

Trenton, NJ

6.5 11.7 -5.2

Williamsport, PA

6.5 11.5 -5.0

Cumberland, MD-WV

6.6 9.6 -3.0

Lafayette, LA

6.6 9.2 -2.6

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

6.6 15.2 -8.6

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

6.6 10.3 -3.7

Springfield, OH

6.6 9.8 -3.2

Wheeling, WV-OH

6.6 11.2 -4.6

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

6.7 14.2 -7.5

Killeen-Temple, TX

6.7 9.0 -2.3

Midland, TX

6.7 12.0 -5.3

New Haven, CT

6.7 10.4 -3.7

Reading, PA

6.7 13.9 -7.2

Baton Rouge, LA

6.8 9.5 -2.7

Battle Creek, MI

6.8 12.7 -5.9

Kankakee, IL

6.8 12.8 -6.0

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

6.8 12.1 -5.3

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

6.9 11.8 -4.9

Fayetteville, NC

6.9 11.1 -4.2

Grand Junction, CO

6.9 11.1 -4.2

Mansfield, OH

6.9 10.6 -3.7

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

6.9 14.3 -7.4

Redding, CA

6.9 10.6 -3.7

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

6.9 12.2 -5.3

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

6.9 9.1 -2.2

Hattiesburg, MS

7.0 9.4 -2.4

Jackson, MS

7.0 9.9 -2.9

Saginaw, MI

7.0 12.4 -5.4

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

7.0 13.5 -6.5

Toledo, OH

7.0 11.6 -4.6

Danville, IL

7.1 12.6 -5.5

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

7.1 11.1 -4.0

Pine Bluff, AR

7.1 9.1 -2.0

Rocky Mount, NC

7.1 11.0 -3.9

Urban Honolulu, HI

7.1 12.5 -5.4

Homosassa Springs, FL

7.2 11.1 -3.9

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

7.2 9.8 -2.6

The Villages, FL

7.2 11.0 -3.8

Chico, CA

7.3 11.6 -4.3

El Paso, TX

7.3 11.1 -3.8

Erie, PA

7.3 14.4 -7.1

Salinas, CA

7.3 12.1 -4.8

Casper, WY

7.4 10.3 -2.9

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

7.4 11.6 -4.2

Johnstown, PA

7.4 12.6 -5.2

Longview, TX

7.4 10.5 -3.1

Tucson, AZ

7.4 10.6 -3.2

Victoria, TX

7.4 10.5 -3.1

Flint, MI

7.5 13.9 -6.4

Lake Charles, LA

7.5 10.1 -2.6

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

7.5 11.7 -4.2

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

7.5 14.5 -7.0

Ocean City, NJ

7.5 18.7 -11.2

Sebring, FL

7.5 10.5 -3.0

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

7.5 12.6 -5.1

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

7.6 14.7 -7.1

Dover, DE

7.7 14.8 -7.1

Laredo, TX

7.7 11.6 -3.9

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

7.7 12.9 -5.2

East Stroudsburg, PA

7.8 18.1 -10.3

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

7.8 11.5 -3.7

Santa Fe, NM

7.8 10.6 -2.8

Muskegon, MI

7.9 15.1 -7.2

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

7.9 13.3 -5.4

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

8.0 16.2 -8.2

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

8.0 11.7 -3.7

Albuquerque, NM

8.1 10.0 -1.9

Decatur, IL

8.1 14.8 -6.7

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

8.2 13.1 -4.9

Corpus Christi, TX

8.4 11.5 -3.1

Hammond, LA

8.4 12.2 -3.8

Las Cruces, NM

8.4 9.7 -1.3

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

8.5 15.1 -6.6

Waterbury, CT

8.6 12.8 -4.2

Flagstaff, AZ

8.7 13.3 -4.6

Pueblo, CO

8.7 11.4 -2.7

Modesto, CA

8.8 13.7 -4.9

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

8.9 12.6 -3.7

Yuba City, CA

8.9 12.7 -3.8

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

9.0 16.1 -7.1

Madera, CA

9.1 12.9 -3.8

Stockton-Lodi, CA

9.1 14.5 -5.4

Fresno, CA

9.4 13.5 -4.1

Kokomo, IN

9.4 15.2 -5.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

9.5 16.8 -7.3

Rockford, IL

9.5 16.5 -7.0

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

9.6 18.2 -8.6

Odessa, TX

9.7 15.7 -6.0

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

9.8 12.4 -2.6

Farmington, NM

9.9 12.5 -2.6

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

10.2 13.3 -3.1

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

10.5 14.6 -4.1

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

10.7 22.8 -12.1

Merced, CA

10.7 14.4 -3.7

Bakersfield, CA

10.8 15.7 -4.9

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

10.8 14.3 -3.5

Visalia-Porterville, CA

11.0 15.0 -4.0

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

11.1 34.6 -23.5

El Centro, CA

17.5 26.5 -9.0

Yuma, AZ

20.4 22.6 -2.2

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, had the largest decrease in unemployment over the past 12 months, falling from 34.6 percent to 11.1, a change of –23.5 percentage points. Unemployment rates fell over the year by at least 10.0 percentage points in an additional seven areas, including Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan (–13.9 percentage points), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida (–12.5 points), and Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii (–12.1 points).

Changes of +0.3 percentage points or less occurred in Owensboro, Kentucky, and Lewiston-Auburn and Bangor, both in Maine.

Higher unemployment rates, compared with the national June 2021 rate of 6.1 percent, were seen in 124 metro areas; 4 areas had rates equal to that of the nation, while 261 areas had jobless rates lower than the national rate.

El Centro, California, and Yuma, Arizona, both near the southern section of the California-Arizona border, had the highest unemployment rates in June: 17.5 percent and 20.4 percent, respectively. Eight more areas had unemployment rates of at least 10.0 percent in June 2021.

Logan, Utah-Idaho, had the lowest unemployment rate in June 2021, 2.4 percent, followed by Lincoln, Nebraska, 2.5 percent, and Idaho Falls, Idaho, 2.6 percent. Six other areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent.

Among metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California, had the highest unemployment rates, 9.6 percent and 9.5 percent, respectively. At 3.2 percent, Salt Lake City, Utah, had the lowest unemployment rate among these large metropolitan areas, followed by Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama, with a jobless rate of 3.4 percent. All 51 large metro areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases for the year ending June 2021.

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 — June 2021." Also see charts of metropolitan area employment and unemployment data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Atlantic City area unemployment down 23.5 percentage points over the year ended June 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/atlantic-city-area-unemployment-down-23-5-percentage-points-over-the-year-ended-june-2021.htm (visited December 05, 2021).

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