Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas, Not Seasonally Adjusted
[with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more]
Metropolitan area December 2018(p)
rate
Rank

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

2.3 1

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

2.4 2

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.5 3

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

2.5 3

Austin-Round Rock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 5

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.7 5

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

2.8 7

Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 7

Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 7

Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

2.8 7

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

2.9 11

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.0 12

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

3.0 12

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 14

Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 14

Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.1 14

Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 17

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 17

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.2 17

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

3.2 17

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 21

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

3.3 21

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

3.3 21

Raleigh, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.3 21

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

3.4 25

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

3.4 25

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 27

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.5 27

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.6 29

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

3.6 29

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

3.6 29

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 32

Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.7 32

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

3.7 32

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

3.7 32

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

3.8 36

Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 36

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.8 36

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

3.9 39

New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 39

Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

3.9 39

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

4.0 42

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 42

Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 42

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.0 42

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.1 46

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.2 47

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

4.2 47

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 49

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.5 49

Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area

4.9 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 30, 2019