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Unemployment rate above 18 percent in El Centro, California, and Yuma, Arizona, in August 2021

October 05, 2021

El Centro, California, had the highest unemployment rate among U.S. metropolitan areas in August 2021, at 19.4 percent, followed by Yuma, Arizona (18.2 percent). A total of 43 areas had jobless rates of less than 3.0 percent, with Lincoln, Nebraska, having the lowest rate, at 1.7 percent.

Metropolitan area unemployment rates, August 2020 to August 2021
Metropolitan areaAug 2020Sep 2020Oct 2020Nov 2020Dec 2020Jan 2021Feb 2021Mar 2021Apr 2021May 2021Jun 2021Jul 2021Aug 2021

El Centro, CA

24.8%22.2%20.0%16.4%17.5%16.5%16.0%15.7%16.2%16.1%17.8%19.5%19.4%

Yuma, AZ

18.217.312.611.811.211.211.811.313.317.120.219.818.2

Visalia-Porterville, CA

13.112.111.19.611.511.511.611.611.010.211.111.210.5

Bakersfield, CA

13.011.910.69.010.810.810.911.110.610.010.910.710.0

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

17.411.710.614.211.312.512.411.610.810.311.110.79.5

Merced, CA

11.910.69.78.911.011.611.611.410.99.810.810.39.4

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

11.010.49.88.810.610.910.710.510.19.110.39.69.1

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

10.612.110.410.710.911.912.011.110.59.810.99.98.9

Fresno, CA

11.510.59.78.510.010.110.19.99.58.79.59.38.8

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

15.912.311.110.711.111.59.99.910.09.29.49.38.8

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

10.111.910.210.310.411.611.810.810.19.710.69.98.8

Stockton-Lodi, CA

12.211.310.28.710.010.09.59.18.98.39.29.08.5

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

23.524.022.216.413.413.812.312.311.210.310.69.18.5

Madera, CA

10.59.68.97.99.49.89.69.59.38.39.29.18.3

Rockford, IL

10.99.37.57.48.211.19.88.09.88.49.48.78.3

East Stroudsburg, PA

12.38.67.87.98.29.29.38.67.67.07.88.08.3

Decatur, IL

10.69.47.98.19.210.08.48.68.06.98.17.58.2

Flint, MI

8.78.07.37.58.38.57.37.16.97.57.57.48.2

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

16.915.413.79.89.69.89.28.89.18.99.69.38.2

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

11.37.97.210.28.49.810.19.58.28.09.19.28.2

Yuba City, CA

10.49.78.98.19.910.310.310.09.28.59.08.68.1

Modesto, CA

11.210.39.48.19.49.49.18.78.68.08.98.48.0

Johnstown, PA

10.16.66.06.57.78.98.78.06.86.27.48.28.0

Pueblo, CO

7.68.18.28.99.19.38.98.68.57.98.68.97.9

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

11.27.97.27.48.09.69.68.97.66.87.67.97.9

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

9.010.39.39.59.510.510.910.09.38.79.78.87.9

Odessa, TX

11.713.512.312.211.611.711.810.910.19.19.78.77.7

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

11.510.69.47.88.78.68.17.77.57.28.07.97.6

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

12.210.38.79.58.69.69.98.88.17.68.08.07.6

Waterbury, CT

9.89.59.08.79.110.09.810.09.18.58.38.37.5

Farmington, NM

11.210.59.59.59.711.010.19.68.98.510.09.37.5

Erie, PA

10.57.36.97.28.29.79.78.97.56.67.27.57.4

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

11.010.19.07.58.68.68.17.77.57.17.87.67.3

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

12.011.18.28.28.28.78.37.47.57.48.57.57.1

Danville, IL

8.97.86.76.47.38.06.96.96.55.87.06.57.1

New Bedford, MA

10.710.48.98.68.79.69.68.77.46.16.67.07.0

Reading, PA

10.67.36.66.66.98.18.17.56.56.06.77.07.0

Williamsport, PA

9.26.36.16.27.28.68.67.76.55.86.57.06.9

Chico, CA

9.89.08.06.98.18.17.77.47.06.57.37.16.8

Kokomo, IN

8.27.96.25.85.76.18.55.96.27.79.37.86.8

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

11.28.96.06.06.67.97.86.86.86.27.67.56.8

Corpus Christi, TX

8.39.68.48.68.49.29.48.88.17.58.47.56.8

Kankakee, IL

9.07.86.56.67.58.77.57.56.95.96.86.16.7

Muskegon, MI

9.28.68.08.48.98.97.67.56.97.97.97.76.7

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

10.47.06.36.66.67.77.97.36.55.96.76.96.7

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

10.67.66.87.36.97.77.87.36.56.06.86.96.7

Salinas, CA

8.88.17.47.010.311.511.110.58.67.27.46.96.6

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

10.89.68.46.88.08.07.26.86.76.37.06.96.6

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

10.49.98.88.78.79.59.49.28.27.57.57.36.6

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

9.89.59.18.98.79.18.67.58.28.28.97.66.6

Saginaw, MI

7.97.36.67.17.98.17.06.86.57.17.06.86.6

Redding, CA

8.78.07.36.57.87.97.87.56.96.37.07.06.5

Sebring, FL

8.07.15.85.14.45.95.96.26.36.27.56.86.5

Altoona, PA

8.95.95.45.96.77.97.66.76.05.35.96.66.5

Pittsburgh, PA

10.47.06.46.57.18.38.27.46.35.76.26.66.5

Flagstaff, AZ

8.38.07.27.48.28.89.08.07.68.18.77.66.4

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

9.99.18.06.77.67.67.16.86.66.26.96.76.4

The Villages, FL

7.56.75.55.24.35.05.86.66.15.77.26.56.4

Hammond, LA

9.79.18.18.28.28.78.07.57.37.68.47.46.4

Leominster-Gardner, MA

10.49.98.88.48.48.68.47.66.95.76.36.66.4

Springfield, MA-CT

9.59.38.48.28.38.58.27.56.85.86.46.76.4

Fayetteville, NC

9.09.48.68.58.38.27.76.46.26.36.96.76.4

Rocky Mount, NC

9.29.78.88.58.18.17.76.46.36.57.06.66.4

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

10.89.06.76.77.48.07.66.66.56.17.87.16.4

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

9.28.37.46.68.18.78.58.27.76.76.96.66.3

Dover, DE

8.68.05.65.66.37.17.57.47.06.27.86.86.3

Homosassa Springs, FL

8.06.95.85.34.55.66.16.46.26.17.26.56.3

Peoria, IL

8.97.66.36.37.48.17.06.86.55.56.45.86.3

Pittsfield, MA

9.79.48.78.68.79.39.28.67.66.16.46.66.3

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

9.88.87.66.47.47.46.86.46.15.86.56.46.2

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

8.68.58.17.87.98.78.58.47.56.86.87.06.2

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

8.28.07.57.47.68.38.28.27.66.97.07.06.2

Las Cruces, NM

8.47.77.27.77.88.78.08.07.67.28.47.86.2

Urban Honolulu, HI

12.113.612.29.18.38.97.77.77.16.77.16.26.1

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

10.910.69.97.06.97.06.36.56.36.37.66.96.1

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

8.19.48.07.97.68.28.48.07.26.77.46.86.1

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

8.38.27.27.27.67.67.87.17.37.58.27.26.0

Carbondale-Marion, IL

8.36.85.65.46.16.96.06.05.75.16.35.66.0

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

8.27.56.56.76.96.56.56.36.16.47.76.86.0

Ocean City, NJ

9.97.47.312.010.312.913.412.610.08.27.56.66.0

Albuquerque, NM

9.08.37.77.78.08.67.87.47.27.08.07.46.0

Lebanon, PA

8.75.95.45.65.97.06.96.35.55.05.66.16.0

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

11.910.16.77.77.78.47.97.25.45.45.85.96.0

Victoria, TX

7.58.67.77.87.58.38.67.97.16.77.46.76.0

Santa Fe, NM

9.48.47.87.57.98.67.97.57.27.07.87.25.9

Mansfield, OH

9.17.34.74.85.46.46.25.05.45.76.96.45.9

York-Hanover, PA

8.85.85.45.45.66.76.66.05.24.95.65.95.9

New Haven, CT

7.87.67.27.17.27.97.77.67.16.56.56.65.8

Springfield, IL

8.47.36.16.17.37.66.26.25.95.16.05.45.8

Battle Creek, MI

7.87.36.77.07.77.76.56.46.06.86.96.65.8

Toledo, OH

9.97.95.04.95.36.46.25.55.65.87.07.25.8

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

8.65.85.45.55.86.76.66.15.34.85.55.85.8

El Paso, TX

7.18.27.38.07.48.08.37.87.06.57.36.55.8

Laredo, TX

7.89.07.97.97.78.38.57.97.26.77.66.65.8

Longview, TX

7.28.67.77.87.58.18.37.87.06.67.46.65.8

Pine Bluff, AR

8.17.86.76.66.67.27.56.86.36.47.16.75.7

Grand Junction, CO

6.86.46.36.77.28.07.67.26.76.06.96.55.7

Worcester, MA-CT

8.88.67.97.57.37.47.36.76.05.25.76.05.7

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

10.16.96.46.57.97.98.07.26.05.45.75.85.7

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

7.65.24.95.06.07.37.16.15.14.65.55.95.7

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

9.89.07.86.36.96.76.25.95.85.56.15.95.6

Colorado Springs, CO

6.66.56.46.57.47.17.06.76.45.86.56.25.6

Greeley, CO

7.27.06.77.07.17.27.06.86.45.96.56.35.6

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

9.37.86.25.44.35.65.45.65.85.86.66.05.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

9.09.66.96.35.66.66.16.45.95.76.25.75.6

Champaign-Urbana, IL

7.05.64.84.75.66.35.14.94.94.35.65.15.6

Elmira, NY

9.16.26.16.67.07.37.66.95.85.35.75.75.6

Longview, WA

9.58.56.87.37.47.27.57.26.65.65.65.35.6

Yakima, WA

9.87.36.57.88.38.58.68.17.36.15.55.05.6

Napa, CA

9.38.37.46.47.58.87.16.56.25.66.15.75.5

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

8.67.56.45.46.76.86.35.85.55.25.95.75.5

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

8.37.56.65.77.37.87.26.65.95.45.95.75.5

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

7.57.37.07.07.17.06.76.76.45.96.36.15.5

Lake Charles, LA

8.612.69.98.98.48.17.37.47.06.97.56.25.5

Trenton, NJ

8.46.05.67.75.86.46.66.35.65.76.66.25.5

Utica-Rome, NY

8.55.95.66.06.67.67.87.05.85.25.55.65.5

Grants Pass, OR

8.47.16.46.26.88.07.47.76.76.16.05.85.5

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

8.45.85.35.05.46.46.45.85.14.75.45.65.5

Ocala, FL

7.16.15.14.63.84.75.25.45.45.36.25.55.4

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

9.48.06.96.86.56.86.96.66.16.36.25.95.4

Cumberland, MD-WV

7.96.65.96.27.47.27.06.55.85.76.65.65.4

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

6.15.75.15.35.95.74.95.05.55.65.55.35.4

Hattiesburg, MS

7.26.45.65.65.95.65.55.55.35.57.06.15.4

Jackson, MS

6.96.45.75.86.05.75.65.65.45.66.96.15.4

Binghamton, NY

8.96.05.85.96.67.37.66.85.54.95.45.65.4

Syracuse, NY

8.86.15.75.86.57.27.46.65.65.05.45.55.4

Springfield, OH

8.87.04.64.54.85.85.75.14.86.16.76.45.4

Lancaster, PA

8.15.54.94.95.26.36.25.54.84.45.15.55.4

State College, PA

6.04.13.84.04.76.05.64.84.14.05.25.65.4

Killeen-Temple, TX

5.97.06.26.36.27.07.47.06.15.96.76.05.4

Wheeling, WV-OH

9.78.05.96.27.07.77.46.36.25.76.66.05.4

Tucson, AZ

6.86.76.46.46.97.17.36.66.66.77.36.45.3

Santa Rosa, CA

8.77.86.95.76.67.16.35.95.75.25.85.65.3

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

7.46.35.04.43.64.74.85.25.35.16.05.45.3

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

8.17.77.37.27.17.36.86.56.46.57.26.15.3

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

8.26.66.06.16.36.15.95.85.55.66.45.45.3

Akron, OH

9.27.44.74.65.06.16.05.55.05.26.46.15.3

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

8.18.87.27.17.67.34.84.84.65.16.55.95.3

Dayton, OH

9.17.34.74.64.85.85.85.04.95.26.36.15.3

Lima, OH

8.76.84.74.44.85.86.75.46.66.16.46.35.3

Midland, TX

8.59.88.88.68.08.28.37.66.96.26.75.95.3

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

5.95.75.15.25.75.96.55.96.16.46.96.25.2

Bloomington, IL

6.85.84.94.85.96.35.15.04.94.35.44.95.2

Wichita, KS

9.28.55.95.95.26.75.45.34.85.15.96.25.2

Barnstable Town, MA

8.48.57.98.08.29.59.68.46.95.35.35.35.2

Monroe, MI

6.45.75.95.66.26.65.95.66.16.76.26.95.2

Rochester, NY

9.06.35.86.06.77.07.16.45.54.95.35.35.2

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

8.05.35.15.56.37.28.07.15.74.95.15.35.2

Canton-Massillon, OH

8.97.14.64.55.06.06.15.45.25.36.46.15.2

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

6.96.76.46.97.77.47.16.15.44.75.55.25.2

Bellingham, WA

9.78.46.67.07.17.17.16.86.25.25.14.95.2

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

9.78.26.67.47.67.47.67.26.55.45.55.05.2

Danbury, CT

7.37.36.86.56.87.77.57.36.55.65.65.95.1

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

7.56.75.55.36.17.06.36.05.75.15.85.15.1

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

4.74.34.44.75.16.05.35.25.25.25.55.85.1

Bay City, MI

6.76.25.76.37.47.86.66.45.86.16.15.85.1

Jackson, MI

7.16.55.96.27.07.06.15.95.45.95.95.85.1

Kingston, NY

8.86.05.55.55.86.76.96.25.14.75.05.15.1

Greensboro-High Point, NC

7.98.27.47.26.96.76.35.24.95.15.65.45.1

Texarkana, TX-AR

6.46.85.96.15.96.67.06.65.95.76.45.95.1

Racine, WI

6.86.15.45.04.95.56.05.95.65.05.65.25.1

Salisbury, MD-DE

7.26.45.35.96.87.47.26.96.25.35.65.05.0

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

10.78.76.85.74.56.55.25.45.65.46.05.35.0

Punta Gorda, FL

7.16.04.94.23.54.34.55.04.84.75.75.15.0

Baton Rouge, LA

7.47.06.46.36.46.76.25.85.96.16.85.85.0

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

8.98.67.77.26.86.86.55.95.44.65.05.35.0

Albany, OR

8.27.86.66.26.47.67.07.06.25.75.65.45.0

Eugene, OR

8.77.96.76.16.37.36.96.96.25.65.65.35.0

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

8.47.66.56.36.26.75.96.05.34.95.35.25.0

Casper, WY

9.08.56.66.77.38.48.97.97.57.07.45.85.0

Anchorage, AK

6.46.65.86.06.36.66.87.16.76.16.35.84.9

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

7.86.96.46.46.56.05.85.65.05.05.65.14.9

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

7.46.35.14.53.74.94.85.15.25.15.85.24.9

Port St. Lucie, FL

7.26.04.94.33.54.64.64.94.94.85.65.04.9

Fort Wayne, IN

7.15.95.04.74.34.54.44.54.14.34.43.94.9

Lafayette, LA

7.77.46.76.66.67.06.56.46.06.06.65.64.9

Monroe, LA

7.37.06.46.36.36.66.26.25.95.96.55.54.9

Sumter, SC

6.46.15.76.36.76.15.95.55.04.15.04.94.9

Kennewick-Richland, WA

8.77.05.66.67.06.97.06.86.04.94.84.64.9

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

7.26.35.55.04.65.05.25.35.24.85.55.04.9

Mobile, AL

10.39.86.25.45.06.05.74.84.14.15.14.84.8

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

6.76.66.16.16.46.66.76.16.16.26.65.74.8

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

8.27.56.55.36.05.85.45.15.04.75.25.04.8

Muncie, IN

7.76.15.34.84.65.05.14.94.54.95.34.74.8

California-Lexington Park, MD

6.04.54.14.34.64.44.44.34.24.45.34.64.8

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

7.16.55.96.37.27.26.05.95.25.75.85.64.8

Medford, OR

8.47.36.35.96.17.26.86.96.15.55.45.14.8

Gettysburg, PA

7.14.64.24.14.65.75.54.84.23.74.44.84.8

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

6.57.46.36.46.06.66.86.55.75.36.05.44.8

Fort Collins, CO

5.85.75.45.56.46.46.05.85.44.95.55.24.7

Tallahassee, FL

6.35.24.44.03.44.34.64.64.74.55.45.04.7

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

8.05.55.15.15.46.06.35.74.94.44.74.84.7

Goldsboro, NC

6.16.46.06.16.26.35.84.84.64.75.24.94.7

Greenville, NC

6.57.06.26.26.25.95.54.54.44.65.14.94.7

Jacksonville, NC

6.46.86.36.36.46.35.84.84.54.85.45.24.7

Columbus, OH

8.46.84.34.24.45.35.45.04.54.75.75.44.7

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

6.37.26.26.26.06.56.86.55.85.36.05.34.7

Tyler, TX

5.96.86.06.15.96.66.86.45.75.25.95.24.7

Wichita Falls, TX

5.86.96.26.46.46.97.06.65.65.36.15.44.7

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

7.46.14.84.23.44.44.34.64.64.65.34.84.6

Terre Haute, IN

7.86.45.55.24.95.55.55.45.05.35.54.94.6

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

7.16.96.36.26.36.76.26.05.65.66.25.24.6

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

6.35.85.35.66.36.35.45.44.85.45.55.34.6

Carson City, NV

7.97.16.54.85.05.55.45.25.55.05.35.34.6

Glens Falls, NY

7.25.04.95.36.06.87.36.75.44.64.84.74.6

Clarksville, TN-KY

7.37.17.25.56.05.75.35.74.84.96.15.14.6

Waco, TX

5.36.15.55.65.66.16.26.15.25.15.85.14.6

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

9.17.55.86.46.96.97.06.55.74.74.74.34.6

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

8.47.76.77.07.87.97.66.86.25.55.74.94.6

Hot Springs, AR

8.78.16.46.25.96.56.86.15.45.56.05.44.5

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

6.15.14.33.93.34.14.44.54.54.35.24.84.5

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

7.26.04.84.23.44.54.44.64.74.65.24.74.5

Cedar Rapids, IA

6.75.54.24.54.75.45.75.44.84.95.64.84.5

Bangor, ME

4.13.73.94.24.85.95.04.94.94.75.05.04.5

Burlington, NC

6.87.06.46.26.15.95.64.54.34.55.04.74.5

Florence, SC

5.65.35.25.66.15.55.35.04.63.84.74.64.5

San Angelo, TX

5.66.65.86.05.96.46.56.05.35.15.85.14.5

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

8.37.25.66.16.26.06.06.05.44.64.54.34.5

Beckley, WV

9.18.17.07.37.97.97.66.96.45.45.74.84.5

Charleston, WV

9.68.57.37.37.67.57.26.56.45.65.44.84.5

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

8.16.95.75.96.56.56.45.75.24.85.65.14.5

Janesville-Beloit, WI

6.45.44.64.34.15.05.65.15.24.85.45.04.5

Boulder, CO

6.15.85.55.55.86.05.65.55.34.85.54.94.4

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

6.55.54.43.93.24.04.14.44.34.15.04.54.4

Ithaca, NY

6.94.74.44.64.75.35.44.74.13.74.34.64.4

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

7.96.54.44.44.65.35.04.24.14.35.55.24.4

Bend-Redmond, OR

7.76.76.05.96.97.97.47.15.95.35.24.74.4

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

9.07.86.76.46.26.76.46.45.75.15.04.64.4

Salem, OR

7.26.55.85.65.86.76.46.35.75.15.04.64.4

Jackson, TN

7.57.67.55.45.75.24.85.04.64.65.64.74.4

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

8.37.66.66.26.56.56.15.84.64.75.04.54.4

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

7.96.95.56.06.15.96.05.95.34.54.54.24.4

Prescott, AZ

6.26.05.65.76.16.06.15.55.65.76.15.34.3

Jacksonville, FL

6.35.24.33.83.14.14.24.44.44.25.04.54.3

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

6.45.54.54.03.34.44.54.54.54.45.04.44.3

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

8.57.26.35.95.45.75.45.34.85.05.14.74.3

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

7.35.95.25.35.65.65.45.14.74.65.34.64.3

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

7.07.16.46.26.05.85.44.64.44.34.74.44.3

Winston-Salem, NC

6.77.06.46.26.15.85.44.44.34.44.84.54.3

Spartanburg, SC

5.85.45.15.45.95.45.14.84.53.84.74.54.3

Lubbock, TX

5.05.85.15.35.15.85.95.85.04.75.74.94.3

Wenatchee, WA

7.86.45.46.47.17.07.16.75.84.94.33.74.3

Montgomery, AL

9.08.65.64.94.55.35.04.23.63.64.54.34.2

Gainesville, FL

5.44.53.93.52.93.74.04.04.04.04.94.54.2

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

7.25.94.43.72.93.73.64.03.83.74.74.44.2

Albany, GA

8.07.66.76.67.36.65.95.45.15.36.24.34.2

St. Louis, MO-IL

6.95.74.64.65.15.55.34.74.44.65.34.44.2

Reno, NV

7.86.86.14.44.44.84.84.74.94.64.95.04.2

New Bern, NC

5.96.35.95.85.95.85.54.44.14.44.84.44.2

Morristown, TN

6.56.46.64.75.25.34.84.94.34.35.44.54.2

Abilene, TX

4.85.75.05.25.05.75.95.84.94.65.34.74.2

College Station-Bryan, TX

4.85.54.84.94.95.55.65.24.74.55.54.84.2

Sherman-Denison, TX

4.95.85.25.35.15.76.05.74.84.75.34.64.2

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

8.37.75.04.44.04.54.24.13.53.44.54.24.1

Panama City, FL

5.64.74.03.83.34.24.54.54.44.24.94.34.1

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

6.77.06.26.16.05.85.44.44.34.34.74.34.1

Cleveland, TN

6.56.47.04.95.55.24.75.14.24.35.64.64.1

Johnson City, TN

6.56.26.85.05.65.24.85.14.34.35.34.34.1

Richmond, VA

7.87.26.36.06.26.15.85.54.44.54.94.34.1

Gadsden, AL

9.18.35.34.54.04.64.34.03.43.44.34.04.0

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

7.16.55.45.25.05.35.44.94.54.75.14.74.0

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

5.24.63.64.04.34.95.04.64.14.25.04.24.0

Lawrence, KS

6.66.04.24.24.66.13.83.73.23.54.54.84.0

Columbia, SC

4.84.64.65.15.55.04.84.44.13.34.24.04.0

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

6.86.56.75.25.85.65.05.34.44.45.44.54.0

Lynchburg, VA

6.66.15.35.35.85.95.65.44.04.34.84.24.0

Fairbanks, AK

4.85.14.74.95.15.64.95.85.44.95.04.53.9

Dubuque, IA

5.14.63.74.04.35.25.44.84.14.14.74.03.9

Portland-South Portland, ME

4.44.04.14.44.85.75.04.84.64.54.64.53.9

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

5.95.34.85.15.75.54.74.74.24.84.84.53.9

Midland, MI

5.65.34.75.15.96.05.25.24.54.94.94.63.9

Wilmington, NC

6.36.45.85.65.65.55.04.13.94.04.44.03.9

Walla Walla, WA

6.75.74.75.56.26.06.05.54.93.93.83.73.9

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

4.84.23.53.22.83.53.94.03.83.64.44.03.8

Columbus, GA-AL

7.36.85.65.45.95.54.94.54.24.35.13.83.8

Evansville, IN-KY

6.45.44.74.54.14.54.44.44.04.34.64.13.8

Manhattan, KS

5.34.63.33.43.85.83.23.22.62.94.24.53.8

Topeka, KS

5.85.53.94.04.56.13.73.53.03.34.04.33.8

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

5.35.14.95.15.55.44.95.04.04.05.84.93.8

Alexandria, LA

6.15.95.35.25.25.24.84.94.44.65.14.33.8

Ann Arbor, MI

5.85.34.74.75.04.84.24.34.04.64.74.73.8

Duluth, MN-WI

7.16.05.04.95.75.55.55.04.84.14.73.83.8

Kansas City, MO-KS

6.35.44.24.34.55.14.84.24.15.05.44.43.8

Asheville, NC

7.17.16.15.85.65.55.14.23.94.04.44.03.8

Corvallis, OR

6.65.74.94.44.35.25.05.04.33.84.04.03.8

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

5.65.14.95.25.55.04.84.44.03.34.03.93.8

Austin-Round Rock, TX

5.56.25.25.14.95.45.65.34.64.34.84.23.8

Tuscaloosa, AL

8.37.74.94.33.94.44.13.63.13.24.13.93.7

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

7.36.25.34.94.44.74.54.54.24.44.54.13.7

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

5.24.63.63.74.14.85.04.44.04.24.74.03.7

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

10.610.19.59.510.35.34.34.53.74.64.84.53.7

St. Cloud, MN

5.34.74.24.55.15.55.44.94.44.04.73.73.7

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

5.96.15.55.35.34.94.63.83.53.74.13.93.7

Raleigh, NC

6.06.25.65.45.35.04.73.83.73.84.23.93.7

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

4.84.44.44.85.34.84.64.33.93.34.13.83.7

Chattanooga, TN-GA

6.66.26.14.55.14.64.14.33.83.95.43.93.7

Morgantown, WV

6.55.54.74.95.55.35.14.64.33.94.23.63.7

Bloomington, IN

6.14.84.43.93.84.24.24.13.53.94.43.83.6

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

6.75.34.74.43.94.24.14.03.64.04.23.73.6

Iowa City, IA

4.94.13.33.43.74.14.13.93.63.94.43.83.6

Owensboro, KY

4.74.74.54.75.35.04.94.93.63.85.24.53.6

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

4.44.04.14.45.04.64.64.13.52.93.73.53.6

Amarillo, TX

4.04.74.34.44.44.95.14.84.13.94.54.03.6

Roanoke, VA

6.65.95.25.15.45.45.14.93.63.94.33.83.6

Green Bay, WI

5.44.43.93.73.64.04.44.43.83.54.03.63.6

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

4.83.73.53.43.33.74.03.93.53.44.03.53.6

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

6.86.13.73.43.13.63.33.42.92.93.83.63.5

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

5.75.24.74.95.34.84.54.13.93.74.43.63.5

Bowling Green, KY

4.84.54.64.44.94.65.24.53.43.85.14.33.5

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

6.96.14.94.44.84.84.64.34.13.84.53.53.5

Knoxville, TN

6.05.86.24.45.04.64.24.53.83.94.83.83.5

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

7.57.26.34.34.74.44.04.34.13.84.63.73.5

Eau Claire, WI

5.34.03.53.63.94.44.94.73.93.44.03.53.5

Fond du Lac, WI

4.63.73.33.53.43.84.24.13.43.23.73.53.5

Fort Smith, AR-OK

6.05.64.84.74.65.05.64.93.84.04.53.93.4

Macon-Bibb County, GA

7.26.86.15.96.45.85.04.64.34.55.03.53.4

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

4.53.83.23.53.84.34.44.13.63.74.33.63.4

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

5.65.45.05.05.05.24.64.73.93.75.44.53.4

Charlottesville, VA

6.55.74.94.85.15.14.74.53.43.74.13.63.4

Dothan, AL

6.56.13.93.63.33.83.53.32.82.73.53.23.3

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

6.15.04.24.24.84.84.44.33.23.64.23.63.3

Harrisonburg, VA

5.54.74.04.04.54.84.54.43.13.64.13.53.3

Appleton, WI

4.83.83.43.23.23.63.93.93.43.23.73.33.3

Wausau, WI

4.43.73.23.23.13.53.83.83.33.13.53.33.3

Cheyenne, WY

4.94.83.84.04.55.55.65.04.74.75.04.03.3

Jonesboro, AR

5.85.24.24.03.94.34.54.13.53.84.33.93.2

Brunswick, GA

6.35.85.05.05.54.74.33.83.74.04.12.83.2

Lexington-Fayette, KY

4.74.74.34.44.74.44.34.33.23.34.53.93.2

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

5.04.03.43.64.24.64.43.93.53.84.53.43.2

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

5.75.14.44.44.74.84.54.53.23.43.83.43.2

Sheboygan, WI

4.83.93.43.43.23.53.83.73.43.43.83.33.2

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

7.06.64.23.63.33.73.43.22.72.63.43.13.1

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

7.56.95.85.65.85.14.54.13.94.04.53.23.1

Dalton, GA

6.15.15.05.05.55.54.44.04.03.94.43.43.1

Savannah, GA

7.46.85.65.55.85.14.54.13.94.04.53.13.1

Valdosta, GA

6.15.84.94.95.55.04.43.93.94.14.63.03.1

Grand Forks, ND-MN

5.03.53.13.74.34.64.84.34.03.64.63.73.1

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

4.83.73.33.23.33.94.23.93.33.13.83.03.1

Madison, WI

4.74.03.53.33.13.53.73.73.33.13.63.13.1

Hinesville, GA

6.15.74.94.95.44.74.23.93.53.74.22.93.0

Ames, IA

3.52.82.32.42.63.23.13.02.63.03.73.33.0

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

5.54.53.53.54.14.34.13.83.43.24.03.13.0

Joplin, MO

5.54.53.73.94.34.64.33.83.44.04.43.33.0

St. Joseph, MO-KS

4.73.83.23.53.94.34.43.73.13.64.23.23.0

Great Falls, MT

5.54.84.34.54.44.94.94.33.73.13.93.23.0

Lawton, OK

6.15.65.04.64.54.94.83.93.63.74.13.23.0

Auburn-Opelika, AL

6.25.73.63.22.83.22.92.72.32.33.12.82.9

Rome, GA

5.95.34.64.55.24.74.23.73.63.74.23.02.9

Warner Robins, GA

5.34.84.74.45.04.53.93.83.43.64.12.92.9

Coeur d'Alene, ID

5.36.85.25.25.15.75.75.33.93.33.53.12.9

Columbus, IN

5.95.04.13.93.63.83.93.83.33.63.73.12.9

Tulsa, OK

6.55.95.25.15.05.45.44.23.73.53.93.22.9

Rapid City, SD

5.04.03.43.73.83.43.73.43.23.13.42.62.9

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

6.45.93.93.43.13.53.33.02.52.43.02.72.8

Athens-Clarke County, GA

5.75.14.54.34.84.23.83.43.23.54.02.72.8

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

6.45.24.34.23.53.53.53.53.03.23.42.92.8

Rochester, MN

5.04.24.03.64.14.44.43.93.33.03.62.72.8

Billings, MT

5.04.44.04.04.14.54.74.13.63.04.03.22.8

Missoula, MT

5.74.84.24.34.75.24.94.43.83.23.93.12.8

Manchester, NH

6.65.64.44.03.74.03.13.12.62.43.13.32.8

Bismarck, ND

4.63.23.03.54.24.65.24.43.53.13.93.12.8

Winchester, VA-WV

5.14.64.03.94.34.44.14.03.13.13.53.02.8

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

4.84.43.63.53.53.73.83.53.03.23.73.22.7

Boise City, ID

4.76.04.54.34.04.34.33.83.32.93.33.02.7

Lewiston, ID-WA

4.24.63.73.73.94.04.13.93.32.82.92.72.7

Twin Falls, ID

4.05.13.93.93.84.34.43.93.32.93.23.02.7

Springfield, MO

5.03.93.23.43.94.24.03.63.13.54.02.82.7

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

5.74.83.93.93.64.33.43.42.92.63.33.42.7

St. George, UT

5.44.53.73.43.43.93.93.02.92.83.22.72.7

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

4.64.02.52.82.93.22.62.72.42.23.12.82.7

Decatur, AL

5.55.03.12.92.63.02.72.62.32.22.92.62.6

Huntsville, AL

5.65.23.32.92.62.92.72.62.22.22.82.52.6

Pocatello, ID

4.05.44.03.83.84.24.23.83.32.93.22.82.6

Portsmouth, NH-ME

5.34.74.04.03.64.33.53.42.92.63.03.12.6

Oklahoma City, OK

6.15.44.84.54.34.84.94.13.73.43.72.92.6

Salt Lake City, UT

5.34.53.73.43.13.53.73.03.02.83.22.82.6

Jefferson City, MO

4.93.12.62.93.43.84.03.22.73.23.52.52.5

Fargo, ND-MN

4.43.22.93.23.64.04.43.83.22.83.62.72.5

Enid, OK

5.55.14.64.44.44.94.73.63.33.03.12.62.5

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

4.23.63.12.92.83.33.52.72.72.62.92.52.5

Columbia, MO

4.43.32.73.03.43.83.53.02.63.13.62.52.4

Sioux Falls, SD

4.13.32.93.03.13.03.33.02.62.52.92.22.4

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

4.54.33.63.23.33.63.73.32.72.73.22.62.3

Provo-Orem, UT

3.83.22.82.62.52.93.12.42.42.32.82.32.3

Gainesville, GA

4.54.03.53.43.83.33.02.72.62.73.02.12.2

Idaho Falls, ID

3.14.23.23.13.13.53.73.22.72.32.62.22.1

Logan, UT-ID

3.02.62.22.12.12.62.72.12.02.02.31.82.0

Grand Island, NE

4.84.53.94.24.73.63.63.12.42.42.82.41.9

Lincoln, NE

3.93.73.23.03.23.33.22.92.22.22.51.91.7

Unemployment rates were lower in August 2021 than a year earlier in 385 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 3 areas, and unchanged in 1 area. The national unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, down from 8.5 percent a year earlier.

A total of 248 areas had August 2021 jobless rates below the U.S. rate of 5.3 percent, 131 areas had rates above it, and 10 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.

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

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate above 18 percent in El Centro, California, and Yuma, Arizona, in August 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/unemployment-rate-above-18-percent-in-el-centro-california-and-yuma-arizona-in-august-2021.htm (visited December 05, 2021).

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