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All large metro areas had over-the-year decreases in unemployment rates, August 2022

October 05, 2022

In August 2022, of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minneapolis-Wisconsin, and Salt Lake City, Utah, had the lowest jobless rates, at 2.1 percent each. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, had the highest rate, at 5.7 percent.

Unemployment rates for large metropolitan areas, August 2022

Unemployment rates for large metropolitan areas, August 2022
Metropolitan area Rate

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

2.1%

Salt Lake City, UT

2.1

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

2.4

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

2.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2.6

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

2.7

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

2.8

Jacksonville, FL

2.8

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

2.8

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2.8

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

2.9

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

3.0

Austin-Round Rock, TX

3.0

Kansas City, MO-KS

3.1

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

3.1

Oklahoma City, OK

3.1

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

3.2

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

3.3

Raleigh, NC

3.3

St. Louis, MO-IL

3.3

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

3.4

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

3.4

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

3.5

Richmond, VA

3.5

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

3.5

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

3.5

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

3.6

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

3.6

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

3.6

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3.7

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

3.8

Columbus, OH

3.8

Rochester, NY

3.8

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

3.8

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

3.9

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

3.9

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

4.0

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

4.1

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

4.2

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

4.2

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

4.3

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

4.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

4.5

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

4.5

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

4.6

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

4.7

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

4.7

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

4.8

Pittsburgh, PA

4.8

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

4.9

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

5.7

All 51 large areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, the largest of which was in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California, (−3.7 percentage points). The smallest rate decreases occurred in Indianapolis Carmel-Anderson, Indiana, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (−0.3 percentage point 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 — August 2022." We also have more charts related to the latest "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment" news release.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, All large metro areas had over-the-year decreases in unemployment rates, August 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/all-large-metro-areas-had-over-the-year-decreases-in-unemployment-rates-august-2022.htm (visited February 05, 2023).

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