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

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.5 3.1 -2.4 1

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 3.7 -1.6 2

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

3.8 2.4 -1.4 3

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 2.7 -1.2 4

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.4 -1.1 5

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 3.7 -1.1 5

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

4.5 3.4 -1.1 5

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

5.3 4.3 -1.0 8

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

4.9 3.9 -1.0 8

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.3 -1.0 8

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.1 -1.0 8

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

4.8 3.8 -1.0 8

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.1 -0.9 13

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

5.5 4.7 -0.8 14

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 2.8 -0.8 14

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.3 -0.8 14

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

3.6 2.9 -0.7 17

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 2.7 -0.7 17

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

3.4 2.7 -0.7 17

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.3 4.7 -0.6 20

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.1 -0.6 20

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.2 -0.6 20

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.2 -0.6 20

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.5 -0.6 20

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

4.0 3.4 -0.6 20

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.0 -0.6 20

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.7 -0.5 27

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.3 -0.5 27

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

4.4 3.9 -0.5 27

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.4 -0.5 27

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

4.0 3.6 -0.4 31

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.8 -0.4 31

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

4.3 3.9 -0.4 31

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

4.5 4.2 -0.3 34

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.6 -0.3 34

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.8 -0.2 36

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.7 -0.2 36

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 4.9 -0.2 36

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

4.2 4.0 -0.2 36

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.9 -0.2 36

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

3.5 3.3 -0.2 36

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.9 -0.1 42

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

4.3 4.2 -0.1 42

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

4.2 4.1 -0.1 42

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 2.7 0.0 45

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

3.9 4.0 0.1 46

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.1 0.1 46

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

2.5 2.8 0.3 48

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.6 2.9 0.3 48

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 5.0 0.3 48

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 5.5 0.4 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 6, 2018