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 March 2016
rate
March 2017(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

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

6.3 4.5 -1.8 1

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 4.8 -1.3 2

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 2.4 -1.2 3

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 3.5 -1.2 3

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.9 4.8 -1.1 5

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 3.7 -1.1 5

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 3.7 -1.0 7

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

4.9 3.9 -1.0 7

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

5.0 4.0 -1.0 7

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

5.0 4.1 -0.9 10

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.9 5.1 -0.8 11

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

5.0 4.2 -0.8 11

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

5.3 4.6 -0.7 13

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.1 5.4 -0.7 13

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 5.3 -0.7 13

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.2 -0.7 13

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.6 5.0 -0.6 17

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 4.9 -0.6 17

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.1 -0.6 17

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

5.6 5.0 -0.6 17

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.6 -0.5 21

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.1 -0.5 21

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.9 -0.5 21

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.5 -0.5 21

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

4.1 3.6 -0.5 21

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

3.8 3.4 -0.4 26

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.2 -0.4 26

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.0 -0.4 26

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 5.1 -0.4 26

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

5.0 4.6 -0.4 26

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.2 -0.4 26

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

4.5 4.1 -0.4 26

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

4.6 4.2 -0.4 26

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

4.7 4.4 -0.3 34

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.4 -0.3 34

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.8 -0.3 34

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 5.2 -0.2 37

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.2 -0.2 37

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

4.0 3.8 -0.2 37

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 4.1 -0.2 37

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.9 -0.2 37

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

3.9 3.7 -0.2 37

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.8 -0.1 43

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.5 0.0 44

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.0 0.0 44

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

3.5 3.6 0.1 46

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 3.6 0.5 47

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 4.3 0.5 47

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 4.1 0.5 47

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

4.9 5.7 0.8 50

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 6.5 1.0 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: May 3, 2017