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 November 2017
rate
November 2018(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 3.6 -1.6 1

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 3.4 -1.5 2

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

4.1 3.0 -1.1 3

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

4.2 3.2 -1.0 4

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.2 -0.9 5

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

4.0 3.1 -0.9 5

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

4.2 3.3 -0.9 5

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 2.6 -0.9 5

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.0 -0.9 5

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

4.6 3.8 -0.8 10

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 2.7 -0.8 10

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

4.4 3.6 -0.8 10

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

3.8 3.0 -0.8 10

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 2.9 -0.7 14

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.7 -0.7 14

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 2.9 -0.7 14

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

4.4 3.8 -0.6 17

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

3.6 3.0 -0.6 17

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.5 -0.5 19

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.7 -0.5 19

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 4.4 -0.5 19

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

2.5 2.0 -0.5 19

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

4.1 3.6 -0.5 19

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 3.9 -0.5 19

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

3.5 3.0 -0.5 19

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

2.8 2.4 -0.4 26

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

3.9 3.5 -0.4 26

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

3.3 2.9 -0.4 26

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 2.5 -0.4 26

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

2.8 2.4 -0.4 26

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.9 -0.4 26

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.5 -0.3 32

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.2 -0.3 32

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.5 -0.2 34

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.9 -0.2 34

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.7 -0.1 36

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.4 -0.1 36

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.8 -0.1 36

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 3.9 -0.1 36

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 3.1 0.0 40

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.2 0.0 40

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

3.7 3.7 0.0 40

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 3.1 0.0 40

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.4 0.1 44

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.8 0.1 44

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

2.5 2.6 0.1 44

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.6 2.7 0.1 44

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

4.0 4.2 0.2 48

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 4.2 0.2 48

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 3.4 0.4 50

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 3.3 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: January 3, 2019