Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas, Not Seasonally Adjusted
[with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more]
Metropolitan area December 2015
rate
December 2016(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

4.0 2.5 -1.5 1

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 5.0 -1.2 2

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.0 3.9 -1.1 3

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.2 4.2 -1.0 4

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.0 -1.0 4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.4 -0.9 6

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.0 -0.8 7

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.8 -0.8 7

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.3 -0.8 7

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.0 -0.8 7

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.9 5.2 -0.7 11

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.8 -0.6 12

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.1 -0.6 12

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.9 -0.6 12

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.2 -0.6 12

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.6 -0.5 16

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.6 -0.5 16

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.9 -0.5 16

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.4 -0.5 16

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.4 -0.5 16

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.4 -0.5 16

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.8 -0.4 22

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.1 -0.4 22

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.6 -0.3 24

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 5.4 -0.3 24

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.0 -0.3 24

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.1 -0.3 24

St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area(1)

4.3 4.0 -0.3 24

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.2 -0.2 29

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.3 -0.2 29

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.4 -0.1 31

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.9 -0.1 31

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.9 -0.1 31

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.7 -0.1 31

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.4 0.0 35

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 5.1 0.0 35

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.9 0.0 35

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.7 0.0 35

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.5 0.0 35

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.7 0.1 40

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 5.0 0.2 41

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 3.2 0.2 41

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.9 0.2 41

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.8 0.2 41

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.7 0.2 41

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.4 0.3 46

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.6 0.4 47

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 4.0 0.6 48

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 5.3 0.7 49

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 5.2 1.0 50

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 5.2 1.2 51

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(1) Area boundaries do not reflect official OMB definitions.

Note: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.

 

Last Modified Date: February 1, 2017