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

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

5.9 4.2 -1.7 1

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 2.5 -1.6 2

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.1 -1.2 3

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.0 4.8 -1.2 3

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.2 -1.2 3

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

4.6 3.4 -1.2 3

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.7 4.7 -1.0 7

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 4.1 -0.9 8

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

5.5 4.7 -0.8 9

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

4.7 3.9 -0.8 9

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

5.0 4.2 -0.8 9

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 3.8 -0.8 9

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.4 -0.8 9

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

4.6 3.9 -0.7 14

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.6 -0.7 14

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

5.1 4.4 -0.7 14

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.6 4.0 -0.6 17

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.8 -0.6 17

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.9 -0.6 17

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 4.8 -0.6 17

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

4.4 3.8 -0.6 17

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.1 -0.6 17

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

3.8 3.2 -0.6 17

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

4.4 3.8 -0.6 17

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

4.5 4.0 -0.5 25

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.4 -0.5 25

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.7 4.2 -0.5 25

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

4.9 4.4 -0.5 25

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 29

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.6 -0.4 29

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

4.8 4.4 -0.4 29

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

3.3 2.9 -0.4 29

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.5 -0.4 29

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.8 4.5 -0.3 34

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.7 -0.3 34

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

4.3 4.0 -0.3 34

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.1 -0.2 37

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.9 -0.1 38

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

3.5 3.4 -0.1 38

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 4.1 0.0 40

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

3.4 3.4 0.0 40

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

3.3 3.3 0.0 40

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.1 5.1 0.0 40

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 5.0 0.1 44

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.8 0.1 44

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.6 0.1 44

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.8 0.2 47

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 3.6 0.2 47

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 3.2 0.3 49

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.0 5.4 0.4 50

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

4.8 5.3 0.5 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 31, 2017