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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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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 October 2018
rate
October 2019(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 3.2 -1.3 1

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.4 2.2 -1.2 2

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 2.3 -1.0 3

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.9 1.9 -1.0 3

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 2.9 -0.7 5

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.3 3.8 -0.5 6

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.7 -0.5 6

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 4.0 -0.5 6

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

3.4 2.9 -0.5 6

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 3.7 -0.5 6

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

3.4 2.9 -0.5 6

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.3 -0.4 12

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

3.9 3.5 -0.4 12

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 3.2 -0.4 12

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 3.7 -0.4 12

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

3.5 3.1 -0.4 12

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 2.8 -0.4 12

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 3.3 -0.4 12

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.5 -0.3 19

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.8 -0.3 19

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 2.7 -0.3 19

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.6 2.3 -0.3 19

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

3.2 2.9 -0.3 19

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

3.0 2.7 -0.3 19

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

3.1 2.8 -0.3 19

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.6 -0.2 26

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

2.5 2.3 -0.2 26

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

3.7 3.5 -0.2 26

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 3.6 -0.2 26

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 3.1 -0.2 26

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

4.2 4.0 -0.2 26

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

3.7 3.5 -0.2 26

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.6 -0.2 26

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 2.9 -0.2 26

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

2.5 2.3 -0.2 26

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

3.3 3.2 -0.1 36

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 3.8 -0.1 36

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 3.1 -0.1 36

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

2.8 2.7 -0.1 36

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

3.5 3.5 0.0 40

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 2.7 0.0 40

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

2.6 2.6 0.0 40

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.4 4.4 0.0 40

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

3.6 3.7 0.1 44

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 2.9 0.1 44

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 4.0 0.3 46

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

2.2 2.5 0.3 46

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

3.8 4.1 0.3 46

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 3.8 0.3 46

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 3.1 0.4 50

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 4.3 0.6 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 27, 2019