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

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

15.4 7.4 -8.0 1

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.1 2.9 -7.2 2

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 4.9 -5.7 3

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

10.1 4.6 -5.5 4

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

11.1 5.8 -5.3 5

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

12.3 7.4 -4.9 6

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

9.6 4.9 -4.7 7

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 2.5 -4.4 8

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.8 4.4 -4.4 8

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.0 4.7 -4.3 10

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

7.2 3.0 -4.2 11

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

8.7 4.5 -4.2 11

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

10.6 6.6 -4.0 13

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.6 5.6 -4.0 13

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 2.7 -3.9 15

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

9.4 5.5 -3.9 15

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

7.8 3.9 -3.9 15

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

8.6 4.8 -3.8 18

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

7.6 3.8 -3.8 18

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 3.6 -3.6 20

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

9.1 5.5 -3.6 20

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

7.1 3.6 -3.5 22

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

10.3 6.8 -3.5 22

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 1.9 -3.5 22

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

7.5 4.0 -3.5 22

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

9.5 6.1 -3.4 26

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.6 4.4 -3.2 27

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

6.1 3.0 -3.1 28

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 3.1 -3.1 28

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.4 4.5 -2.9 30

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.2 4.4 -2.8 31

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 3.4 -2.8 31

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 3.8 -2.8 31

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 1.7 -2.8 31

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.2 3.5 -2.7 35

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

6.9 4.2 -2.7 35

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.0 5.4 -2.6 37

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.8 4.3 -2.5 38

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.3 4.8 -2.5 38

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.5 4.1 -2.4 40

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

5.7 3.3 -2.4 40

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.9 4.7 -2.2 42

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 4.1 -2.2 42

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

6.0 3.9 -2.1 44

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 3.4 -2.0 45

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.4 3.5 -1.9 46

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

7.6 5.7 -1.9 46

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.3 4.4 -1.9 46

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

7.0 5.4 -1.6 49

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

5.2 3.7 -1.5 50

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

6.6 5.3 -1.3 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: November 3, 2021