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Unemployment rates lower in 222 metro areas over the year ended June 2023

August 09, 2023

Unemployment rates were lower in June 2023 than a year earlier in 222 of the 389 metropolitan areas, higher in 119 areas, and unchanged in 48 areas. The largest over-the-year unemployment rate decreases occurred in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland, and California-Lexington Park, Maryland (−2.0 percentage points each). These two areas, along with Manchester, New Hampshire; Portsmouth, New Hampshire-Maine; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, had the lowest unemployment rates at 1.7 percent each. El Centro, California, had the largest over-the-year rate increase in June (+3.1 percentage points) and the highest jobless rate, 16.9 percent.

Over-the-year change in unemployment rates for metropolitan areas, June 2023, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan Area Percentage point(s) change June 2022 rate June 2023 rate

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

-2.0 3.7 1.7

California-Lexington Park, MD

-2.0 3.7 1.7

Cumberland, MD-WV

-1.8 4.4 2.6

Longview, WA

-1.8 5.5 3.7

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

-1.8 5.1 3.3

Bellingham, WA

-1.7 4.8 3.1

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

-1.7 4.6 2.9

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

-1.6 4.5 2.9

New Bedford, MA

-1.6 5.1 3.5

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

-1.6 4.6 3.0

Yakima, WA

-1.6 5.3 3.7

Walla Walla, WA

-1.5 4.6 3.1

Wenatchee, WA

-1.5 4.4 2.9

Kennewick-Richland, WA

-1.4 4.9 3.5

Leominster-Gardner, MA

-1.4 4.4 3.0

Johnstown, PA

-1.3 6.2 4.9

Pine Bluff, AR

-1.3 5.3 4.0

Pittsfield, MA

-1.3 4.3 3.0

Salisbury, MD-DE

-1.3 4.2 2.9

East Stroudsburg, PA

-1.2 6.1 4.9

Erie, PA

-1.2 5.3 4.1

Springfield, MA-CT

-1.2 4.5 3.3

Williamsport, PA

-1.2 5.1 3.9

Altoona, PA

-1.1 5.0 3.9

Barnstable Town, MA

-1.1 3.8 2.7

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

-1.1 3.7 2.6

Worcester, MA-CT

-1.1 4.1 3.0

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

-1.0 4.2 3.2

Monroe, MI

-1.0 5.5 4.5

Pittsburgh, PA

-1.0 4.8 3.8

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

-1.0 5.4 4.4

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

-1.0 5.3 4.3

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

-0.9 3.6 2.7

Casper, WY

-0.9 4.1 3.2

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

-0.9 5.3 4.4

Hot Springs, AR

-0.9 4.3 3.4

Lancaster, PA

-0.9 4.1 3.2

Lebanon, PA

-0.9 4.3 3.4

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

-0.9 3.6 2.7

State College, PA

-0.9 4.5 3.6

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

-0.8 4.8 4.0

Corvallis, OR

-0.8 3.9 3.1

Gettysburg, PA

-0.8 4.0 3.2

Grants Pass, OR

-0.8 5.3 4.5

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

-0.8 4.7 3.9

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

-0.8 4.2 3.4

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

-0.8 3.9 3.1

Kokomo, IN

-0.8 6.3 5.5

Odessa, TX

-0.8 4.2 3.4

Reading, PA

-0.8 4.8 4.0

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

-0.8 3.3 2.5

York-Hanover, PA

-0.8 4.4 3.6

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

-0.7 3.7 3.0

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

-0.7 2.5 1.8

Cheyenne, WY

-0.7 3.7 3.0

Eugene, OR

-0.7 4.5 3.8

Gadsden, AL

-0.7 3.7 3.0

Jackson, MS

-0.7 4.2 3.5

Jonesboro, AR

-0.7 3.3 2.6

Mobile, AL

-0.7 3.8 3.1

Rocky Mount, NC

-0.7 5.9 5.2

Salem, OR

-0.7 4.3 3.6

Springfield, OH

-0.7 4.4 3.7

Urban Honolulu, HI

-0.7 4.0 3.3

Wheeling, WV-OH

-0.7 4.9 4.2

Akron, OH

-0.6 4.4 3.8

Albany, OR

-0.6 4.5 3.9

Canton-Massillon, OH

-0.6 4.3 3.7

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

-0.6 5.0 4.4

Corpus Christi, TX

-0.6 5.2 4.6

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

-0.6 2.9 2.3

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

-0.6 2.4 1.8

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

-0.6 3.5 2.9

Hattiesburg, MS

-0.6 4.2 3.6

Manchester, NH

-0.6 2.3 1.7

Midland, TX

-0.6 3.2 2.6

Montgomery, AL

-0.6 3.3 2.7

Morgantown, WV

-0.6 4.1 3.5

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

-0.6 4.3 3.7

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

-0.6 3.9 3.3

Texarkana, TX-AR

-0.6 4.6 4.0

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

-0.5 4.5 4.0

Asheville, NC

-0.5 3.4 2.9

Beckley, WV

-0.5 4.3 3.8

Charleston, WV

-0.5 4.2 3.7

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

-0.5 4.0 3.5

Columbus, OH

-0.5 3.8 3.3

Dayton, OH

-0.5 4.3 3.8

Decatur, AL

-0.5 2.7 2.2

Dothan, AL

-0.5 3.2 2.7

Dover, DE

-0.5 5.8 5.3

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

-0.5 2.8 2.3

Goldsboro, NC

-0.5 4.4 3.9

Huntsville, AL

-0.5 2.7 2.2

Jacksonville, NC

-0.5 4.7 4.2

Mansfield, OH

-0.5 4.6 4.1

Medford, OR

-0.5 4.6 4.1

Midland, MI

-0.5 4.8 4.3

Toledo, OH

-0.5 4.4 3.9

Tuscaloosa, AL

-0.5 3.4 2.9

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

-0.5 5.5 5.0

Ann Arbor, MI

-0.4 4.3 3.9

Auburn-Opelika, AL

-0.4 3.0 2.6

Battle Creek, MI

-0.4 5.3 4.9

Bay City, MI

-0.4 5.5 5.1

Bend-Redmond, OR

-0.4 3.9 3.5

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

-0.4 2.9 2.5

Enid, OK

-0.4 3.3 2.9

Fayetteville, NC

-0.4 5.4 5.0

Flint, MI

-0.4 5.8 5.4

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

-0.4 4.8 4.4

Jackson, MI

-0.4 4.8 4.4

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

-0.4 7.1 6.7

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

-0.4 4.2 3.8

New Bern, NC

-0.4 4.0 3.6

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

-0.4 4.4 4.0

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

-0.4 4.3 3.9

Saginaw, MI

-0.4 5.9 5.5

Tulsa, OK

-0.4 3.4 3.0

Winston-Salem, NC

-0.4 4.0 3.6

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

-0.3 3.5 3.2

Burlington, NC

-0.3 4.1 3.8

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

-0.3 3.7 3.4

Dalton, GA

-0.3 4.1 3.8

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

-0.3 3.5 3.2

Fort Smith, AR-OK

-0.3 3.7 3.4

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

-0.3 4.0 3.7

Greensboro-High Point, NC

-0.3 4.4 4.1

Greenville, NC

-0.3 4.5 4.2

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

-0.3 4.3 4.0

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

-0.3 3.8 3.5

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

-0.3 4.4 4.1

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

-0.3 4.6 4.3

Lewiston, ID-WA

-0.3 2.9 2.6

Morristown, TN

-0.3 4.4 4.1

Muskegon, MI

-0.3 5.3 5.0

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

-0.3 3.3 3.0

New Haven, CT

-0.3 4.1 3.8

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

-0.3 4.9 4.6

Oklahoma City, OK

-0.3 3.1 2.8

Portsmouth, NH-ME

-0.3 2.0 1.7

Rapid City, SD

-0.3 2.2 1.9

Santa Fe, NM

-0.3 4.1 3.8

The Villages, FL

-0.3 4.4 4.1

Wilmington, NC

-0.3 3.6 3.3

Baton Rouge, LA

-0.2 4.2 4.0

Binghamton, NY

-0.2 3.6 3.4

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

-0.2 6.1 5.9

Charlottesville, VA

-0.2 2.9 2.7

Clarksville, TN-KY

-0.2 4.7 4.5

Danbury, CT

-0.2 3.8 3.6

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

-0.2 3.9 3.7

Glens Falls, NY

-0.2 3.0 2.8

Grand Island, NE

-0.2 2.5 2.3

Green Bay, WI

-0.2 3.3 3.1

Jackson, TN

-0.2 3.9 3.7

Johnson City, TN

-0.2 4.2 4.0

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

-0.2 4.6 4.4

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

-0.2 4.1 3.9

Knoxville, TN

-0.2 3.8 3.6

Lafayette, LA

-0.2 4.3 4.1

Lake Charles, LA

-0.2 4.2 4.0

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

-0.2 4.9 4.7

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

-0.2 6.2 6.0

Lawton, OK

-0.2 3.9 3.7

Lima, OH

-0.2 4.4 4.2

Lincoln, NE

-0.2 2.6 2.4

Lubbock, TX

-0.2 3.9 3.7

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

-0.2 4.8 4.6

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

-0.2 2.9 2.7

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

-0.2 2.8 2.6

Portland-South Portland, ME

-0.2 2.3 2.1

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

-0.2 3.2 3.0

Racine, WI

-0.2 4.1 3.9

Raleigh, NC

-0.2 3.4 3.2

Rochester, NY

-0.2 3.3 3.1

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

-0.2 3.8 3.6

Sioux Falls, SD

-0.2 1.9 1.7

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

-0.2 2.9 2.7

Syracuse, NY

-0.2 3.4 3.2

Tyler, TX

-0.2 4.0 3.8

Utica-Rome, NY

-0.2 3.5 3.3

Victoria, TX

-0.2 4.5 4.3

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

-0.2 3.2 3.0

Waterbury, CT

-0.2 5.0 4.8

Wichita Falls, TX

-0.2 4.3 4.1

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

-0.1 3.0 2.9

Albuquerque, NM

-0.1 4.3 4.2

Bangor, ME

-0.1 2.6 2.5

Billings, MT

-0.1 2.8 2.7

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

-0.1 3.2 3.1

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

-0.1 4.3 4.2

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

-0.1 3.1 3.0

Cleveland, TN

-0.1 4.3 4.2

Columbus, GA-AL

-0.1 4.0 3.9

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

-0.1 2.7 2.6

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

-0.1 3.4 3.3

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

-0.1 4.7 4.6

Farmington, NM

-0.1 5.6 5.5

Great Falls, MT

-0.1 2.8 2.7

Harrisonburg, VA

-0.1 3.2 3.1

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

-0.1 3.4 3.3

Jacksonville, FL

-0.1 3.1 3.0

Janesville-Beloit, WI

-0.1 4.0 3.9

Killeen-Temple, TX

-0.1 4.7 4.6

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

-0.1 2.8 2.7

Missoula, MT

-0.1 2.7 2.6

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

-0.1 3.1 3.0

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

-0.1 3.1 3.0

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

-0.1 3.1 3.0

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

-0.1 3.1 3.0

Panama City, FL

-0.1 2.8 2.7

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

-0.1 3.2 3.1

Port St. Lucie, FL

-0.1 3.5 3.4

Punta Gorda, FL

-0.1 3.5 3.4

Roanoke, VA

-0.1 3.0 2.9

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

-0.1 4.0 3.9

Sheboygan, WI

-0.1 3.1 3.0

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

-0.1 2.8 2.7

Waco, TX

-0.1 4.1 4.0

Warner Robins, GA

-0.1 3.6 3.5

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

-0.1 3.5 3.4

Abilene, TX

0.0 3.8 3.8

Albany, GA

0.0 4.2 4.2

Alexandria, LA

0.0 4.1 4.1

Amarillo, TX

0.0 3.3 3.3

Anchorage, AK

0.0 3.9 3.9

Appleton, WI

0.0 3.1 3.1

Athens-Clarke County, GA

0.0 3.6 3.6

Bowling Green, KY

0.0 4.4 4.4

Brunswick, GA

0.0 3.3 3.3

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

0.0 3.1 3.1

Chattanooga, TN-GA

0.0 3.8 3.8

College Station-Bryan, TX

0.0 3.6 3.6

Columbia, SC

0.0 3.4 3.4

El Paso, TX

0.0 4.5 4.5

Elmira, NY

0.0 3.6 3.6

Flagstaff, AZ

0.0 4.8 4.8

Fond du Lac, WI

0.0 3.2 3.2

Gainesville, FL

0.0 3.2 3.2

Gainesville, GA

0.0 2.7 2.7

Hammond, LA

0.0 5.4 5.4

Hinesville, GA

0.0 3.6 3.6

Homosassa Springs, FL

0.0 4.4 4.4

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

0.0 4.5 4.5

Ithaca, NY

0.0 3.0 3.0

Kingston, NY

0.0 3.1 3.1

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

0.0 3.1 3.1

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

0.0 3.8 3.8

Laredo, TX

0.0 4.5 4.5

Lexington-Fayette, KY

0.0 3.7 3.7

Logan, UT-ID

0.0 2.4 2.4

Longview, TX

0.0 4.5 4.5

Madison, WI

0.0 2.8 2.8

Manhattan, KS

0.0 3.0 3.0

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.0 3.8 3.8

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

0.0 4.5 4.5

Ocala, FL

0.0 3.7 3.7

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.0 3.3 3.3

Richmond, VA

0.0 3.0 3.0

Rome, GA

0.0 3.7 3.7

Savannah, GA

0.0 3.2 3.2

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

0.0 3.4 3.4

Sebring, FL

0.0 4.6 4.6

Sherman-Denison, TX

0.0 4.0 4.0

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

0.0 4.6 4.6

Spartanburg, SC

0.0 3.6 3.6

Tallahassee, FL

0.0 3.3 3.3

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

0.0 3.0 3.0

Winchester, VA-WV

0.0 2.6 2.6

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

0.1 3.3 3.4

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

0.1 6.3 6.4

Bismarck, ND

0.1 2.2 2.3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

0.1 3.8 3.9

Eau Claire, WI

0.1 3.2 3.3

Evansville, IN-KY

0.1 3.4 3.5

Fairbanks, AK

0.1 3.8 3.9

Fargo, ND-MN

0.1 2.1 2.2

Florence, SC

0.1 3.6 3.7

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

0.1 3.2 3.3

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

0.1 3.2 3.3

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

0.1 3.4 3.5

Lawrence, KS

0.1 2.9 3.0

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.1 3.7 3.8

Lynchburg, VA

0.1 3.4 3.5

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

0.1 2.5 2.6

Owensboro, KY

0.1 4.5 4.6

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

0.1 3.8 3.9

Pocatello, ID

0.1 2.8 2.9

Terre Haute, IN

0.1 4.0 4.1

Tucson, AZ

0.1 4.3 4.4

Wausau, WI

0.1 3.1 3.2

Yuma, AZ

0.1 14.2 14.3

Ames, IA

0.2 2.3 2.5

Coeur d'Alene, ID

0.2 2.8 3.0

Colorado Springs, CO

0.2 3.3 3.5

Fort Collins, CO

0.2 2.8 3.0

Grand Forks, ND-MN

0.2 2.5 2.7

Iowa City, IA

0.2 2.4 2.6

Las Cruces, NM

0.2 5.1 5.3

Macon-Bibb County, GA

0.2 3.9 4.1

Monroe, LA

0.2 4.4 4.6

Prescott, AZ

0.2 4.0 4.2

Pueblo, CO

0.2 4.2 4.4

Salt Lake City, UT

0.2 2.5 2.7

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

0.2 4.9 5.1

Sumter, SC

0.2 4.0 4.2

Wichita, KS

0.2 3.1 3.3

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

0.3 3.9 4.2

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

0.3 2.6 2.9

Dubuque, IA

0.3 2.6 2.9

Fort Wayne, IN

0.3 3.1 3.4

Grand Junction, CO

0.3 3.4 3.7

Greeley, CO

0.3 3.2 3.5

Idaho Falls, ID

0.3 2.3 2.6

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

0.3 2.4 2.7

Provo-Orem, UT

0.3 2.5 2.8

St. George, UT

0.3 2.7 3.0

Topeka, KS

0.3 2.7 3.0

Valdosta, GA

0.3 3.7 4.0

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

0.3 2.8 3.1

Austin-Round Rock, TX

0.4 3.1 3.5

Boise City, ID

0.4 2.6 3.0

Boulder, CO

0.4 2.7 3.1

Carbondale-Marion, IL

0.4 4.4 4.8

Columbus, IN

0.4 2.6 3.0

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

0.4 2.9 3.3

Duluth, MN-WI

0.4 3.6 4.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

0.4 4.5 4.9

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

0.4 3.9 4.3

Muncie, IN

0.4 4.1 4.5

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

0.4 4.2 4.6

Rochester, MN

0.4 2.4 2.8

San Angelo, TX

0.4 3.7 4.1

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

0.4 3.1 3.5

Twin Falls, ID

0.4 2.7 3.1

Bloomington, IL

0.5 3.8 4.3

Bloomington, IN

0.5 3.4 3.9

Cedar Rapids, IA

0.5 3.0 3.5

Napa, CA

0.5 3.0 3.5

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

0.5 3.9 4.4

Springfield, IL

0.5 4.0 4.5

Carson City, NV

0.6 4.2 4.8

Champaign-Urbana, IL

0.6 4.1 4.7

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

0.6 3.7 4.3

Kansas City, MO-KS

0.6 2.5 3.1

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

0.6 2.7 3.3

Peoria, IL

0.6 4.4 5.0

Redding, CA

0.6 4.4 5.0

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

0.6 3.4 4.0

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

0.6 3.2 3.8

Santa Rosa, CA

0.6 3.1 3.7

Decatur, IL

0.7 5.6 6.3

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

0.7 3.5 4.2

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

0.7 3.7 4.4

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

0.7 3.0 3.7

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

0.7 4.0 4.7

St. Cloud, MN

0.8 2.8 3.6

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

0.9 4.6 5.5

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

0.9 2.4 3.3

Columbia, MO

0.9 1.9 2.8

Kankakee, IL

0.9 4.8 5.7

Reno, NV

0.9 3.6 4.5

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

0.9 4.1 5.0

Rockford, IL

0.9 5.4 6.3

St. Joseph, MO-KS

0.9 2.2 3.1

St. Louis, MO-IL

0.9 2.6 3.5

Trenton, NJ

0.9 3.2 4.1

Chico, CA

1.0 4.4 5.4

Danville, IL

1.0 4.9 5.9

Jefferson City, MO

1.0 1.9 2.9

Ocean City, NJ

1.0 4.0 5.0

Salinas, CA

1.0 4.5 5.5

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

1.0 2.7 3.7

Springfield, MO

1.0 1.9 2.9

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

1.1 4.2 5.3

Joplin, MO

1.2 2.2 3.4

Modesto, CA

1.3 5.5 6.8

Stockton-Lodi, CA

1.3 5.1 6.4

Fresno, CA

1.4 6.1 7.5

Yuba City, CA

1.4 5.8 7.2

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

1.5 4.6 6.1

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

1.7 6.7 8.4

Madera, CA

1.7 6.0 7.7

Bakersfield, CA

1.8 7.0 8.8

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

1.8 2.6 4.4

Merced, CA

2.1 7.4 9.5

Visalia-Porterville, CA

2.4 7.7 10.1

El Centro, CA

3.1 13.8 16.9

Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland, had the lowest jobless rate in June, 1.7 percent. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, had the highest rate, 6.0 percent.

There were 27 large areas that had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, 18 had increases, and 6 had no change. The largest rate declines occurred in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland (−2.0 percentage points) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (−1.0 percentage point). San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (+1.0 percentage point) recorded the largest jobless rate increase.

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 2023." We also have more charts related to metropolitan area employment and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rates lower in 222 metro areas over the year ended June 2023 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/unemployment-rates-lower-in-222-metro-areas-over-the-year-ended-june-2023.htm (visited May 24, 2024).

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