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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

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 May 2020
rate
May 2021(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

24.8 4.6 -20.2 1

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

28.1 8.9 -19.2 2

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

22.6 5.4 -17.2 3

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

17.3 5.1 -12.2 4

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

15.5 5.3 -10.2 5

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

13.9 4.3 -9.6 6

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

15.0 5.5 -9.5 7

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

17.0 7.5 -9.5 7

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

14.5 5.2 -9.3 9

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

15.6 6.4 -9.2 10

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

17.9 9.1 -8.8 11

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

13.4 4.6 -8.8 11

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

16.7 8.1 -8.6 13

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.2 3.8 -8.4 14

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

15.6 7.3 -8.3 15

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.9 3.7 -8.2 16

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.0 5.8 -8.2 16

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

14.2 6.1 -8.1 18

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

13.7 5.7 -8.0 19

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

11.8 3.8 -8.0 19

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.2 4.3 -7.9 21

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.0 5.1 -7.9 21

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

14.9 7.2 -7.7 23

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

13.0 5.5 -7.5 24

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.1 4.7 -7.4 25

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

13.7 6.3 -7.4 25

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.8 4.7 -7.1 27

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.9 4.8 -7.1 27

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.0 4.2 -6.8 29

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

11.4 4.6 -6.8 29

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

11.4 4.7 -6.7 31

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 3.6 -6.6 32

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.9 5.3 -6.6 32

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

11.8 5.3 -6.5 34

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

13.0 6.6 -6.4 35

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 3.9 -6.3 36

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

12.2 5.9 -6.3 36

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 4.2 -6.2 38

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

10.1 3.9 -6.2 38

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

11.4 5.3 -6.1 40

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.2 4.3 -5.9 41

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.5 2.8 -5.7 42

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.4 5.0 -5.4 43

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

9.8 4.7 -5.1 44

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

11.1 6.1 -5.0 45

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.1 4.5 -4.6 46

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.1 2.6 -4.5 47

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 6.2 -3.9 48

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.2 5.5 -3.7 49

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

8.7 5.0 -3.7 49

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.9 6.3 -3.6 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: June 30, 2021