Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The May 2016 unemployment rate and total unemployed for 387 metropolitan areas tracked by the BLS are shown below. Unemployment rates by state are also available. Visit the unemployment overview page to see all unemployment data. Click on a header to sort.

City, State May 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
May 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 6.7% -0.1% 3,083 -49
Auburn, AL 5.3% 0.0% 3,898 41
Birmingham, AL 5.6% -0.2% 30,325 -518
Daphne, AL 5.5% 0.0% 4,938 23
Decatur, AL 6.2% 0.2% 4,278 93
Dothan, AL 6.1% 0.0% 3,801 -11
Florence, AL 6.9% -0.1% 4,647 -92
Gadsden, AL 6.2% 0.2% 2,752 113
Huntsville, AL 5.2% -0.2% 11,129 -236
Mobile, AL 6.8% -0.1% 12,620 -223
Montgomery, AL 5.9% 0.0% 10,060 6
Tuscaloosa, AL 6.1% 0.1% 6,966 146
Anchorage, AK 5.9% 0.0% 12,026 108
Fairbanks, AK 5.7% 0.0% 2,626 2
Flagstaff, AZ 6.2% 0.1% 4,603 52
Lake Havasu City, AZ 7.1% 0.0% 5,704 46
Phoenix, AZ 5.1% 0.1% 112,673 1,049
Prescott, AZ 5.2% 0.1% 5,249 30
Sierra Vista, AZ 6.7% 0.0% 3,386 11
Tucson, AZ 5.4% 0.1% 25,646 275
Yuma, AZ 18.7% 0.0% 17,658 -40
Fayetteville, AR 2.7% -0.1% 7,122 -185
Fort Smith, AR 4.6% 0.1% 5,587 83
Hot Springs, AR 4.1% 0.0% 1,697 8
Jonesboro, AR 3.2% 0.0% 1,999 -4
Little Rock, AR 3.3% 0.0% 11,672 -139
Pine Bluff, AR 5.3% 0.1% 1,943 38
Bakersfield, CA 10.1% 0.0% 39,941 -282
Chico, CA 6.4% -0.1% 6,522 -102
El Centro, CA 21.0% -1.6% 16,328 -1,663
Fresno, CA 9.2% -0.2% 40,858 -1,018
Hanford, CA 9.4% -0.1% 5,451 -121
Los Angeles, CA 4.5% -0.4% 298,468 -26,675
Madera, CA 9.0% -0.1% 5,502 -115
Merced, CA 10.3% -0.3% 11,798 -379
Modesto, CA 8.3% -0.2% 20,284 -697
Napa, CA 4.0% -0.2% 3,047 -108
Oxnard, CA 5.1% -0.1% 21,959 -374
Redding, CA 6.8% 0.0% 5,056 -15
Riverside, CA 5.8% -0.3% 114,382 -5,166
Sacramento, CA 5.2% -0.1% 54,706 -1,614
Salinas, CA 7.3% -0.5% 16,223 -1,131
San Diego, CA 4.6% -0.2% 72,703 -3,364
San Francisco, CA 3.7% -0.1% 94,016 -2,381
San Jose, CA 3.8% -0.1% 39,964 -1,683
San Luis Obispo, CA 4.0% -0.2% 5,796 -196
Santa Cruz, CA 6.8% -0.2% 9,890 -233
Santa Maria, CA 4.8% -0.2% 10,655 -486
Santa Rosa, CA 3.9% -0.1% 10,061 -407
Stockton, CA 7.8% -0.3% 25,053 -852
Vallejo, CA 5.3% -0.1% 10,994 -319
Visalia, CA 10.7% -0.2% 21,630 -649
Yuba City, CA 8.8% -0.1% 6,371 -117
Boulder, CO 3.0% 0.1% 5,443 176
Colorado Springs, CO 4.3% 0.2% 14,019 719
Denver, CO 3.5% 0.2% 53,870 3,075
Fort Collins, CO 3.1% 0.2% 5,776 318
Grand Junction, CO 6.1% 0.1% 4,440 99
Greeley, CO 3.9% 0.2% 5,895 299
Pueblo, CO 5.3% 0.2% 3,917 178
Bridgeport, CT 5.3% -0.4% 24,882 -1,858
Danbury, CT 4.5% -0.3% 4,866 -294
Hartford, CT 5.6% -0.4% 34,359 -3,121
New Haven, CT 5.5% -0.3% 17,833 -919
Norwich, CT 5.6% -0.1% 7,902 -249
Waterbury, CT 6.7% -0.3% 7,423 -377
Dover, DE 4.6% 0.2% 3,619 183
Salisbury, MD 5.4% -0.2% 10,085 -573
Washington, DC 3.6% -0.2% 119,203 -7,683
Cape Coral, FL 4.2% -0.4% 13,721 -1,318
Crestview, FL 4.0% -0.3% 4,722 -387
Deltona, FL 4.8% -0.3% 13,880 -860
Gainesville, FL 4.0% -0.4% 5,484 -596
Homosassa Springs, FL 6.5% -0.5% 3,051 -258
Jacksonville, FL 4.3% -0.3% 31,818 -2,110
Lakeland, FL 5.3% -0.4% 14,824 -1,243
Miami, FL 4.8% -0.3% 145,214 -9,745
Naples, FL 4.6% -0.4% 7,518 -575
North Port, FL 4.3% -0.3% 14,837 -1,003
Ocala, FL 5.5% -0.3% 7,199 -404
Orlando, FL 4.2% -0.3% 52,207 -3,449
Palm Bay, FL 5.0% -0.4% 12,814 -905
Panama City, FL 4.7% -0.4% 4,347 -405
Pensacola, FL 4.6% -0.4% 9,698 -881
Port St Lucie, FL 5.2% -0.4% 10,553 -770
Punta Gorda, FL 5.1% -0.3% 3,431 -208
Sebastian, FL 6.0% -0.5% 3,684 -330
Sebring, FL 6.5% -0.4% 2,310 -153
Tallahassee, FL 4.4% -0.4% 8,220 -857
Tampa, FL 4.3% -0.3% 63,198 -4,251
The Villages, FL 6.7% -0.3% 1,931 -100
Albany, GA 6.0% -0.6% 3,975 -408
Athens, GA 4.6% -0.5% 4,453 -429
Atlanta, GA 4.8% -0.4% 138,940 -10,339
Augusta, GA 5.7% -0.4% 14,623 -1,185
Brunswick, GA 5.3% -0.4% 2,689 -214
Columbus, GA 6.2% -0.5% 7,752 -572
Dalton, GA 5.7% -0.5% 3,473 -282
Gainesville, GA 4.1% -0.4% 3,898 -404
Hinesville, GA 5.4% -0.5% 1,705 -178
Macon, GA 5.4% -0.5% 5,605 -550
Rome, GA 5.6% -0.5% 2,414 -233
Savannah, GA 4.7% -0.4% 8,512 -662
Valdosta, GA 5.0% -0.4% 3,160 -288
Warner Robins, GA 5.3% -0.6% 4,292 -470
Kahului, HI 3.4% 0.0% 2,930 29
Urban Honolulu, HI 3.1% 0.0% 14,422 -109
Boise City, ID 3.6% 0.2% 11,888 487
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.7% 0.2% 3,421 113
Idaho Falls, ID 3.2% 0.3% 2,114 185
Lewiston, ID 3.8% 0.1% 1,187 27
Pocatello, ID 3.3% 0.1% 1,413 51
Bloomington, IL 5.7% -0.3% 5,548 -280
Carbondale, IL 6.7% -0.3% 4,018 -225
Champaign, IL 5.7% -0.3% 6,886 -332
Chicago, IL 5.8% -0.6% 286,885 -32,095
Danville, IL 8.0% -0.4% 2,852 -167
Davenport, IA 6.0% -0.3% 11,428 -553
Decatur, IL 7.4% -0.5% 3,738 -247
Kankakee, IL 7.1% -0.2% 3,922 -135
Peoria, IL 7.2% -0.5% 13,481 -866
Rockford, IL 7.3% -0.3% 12,488 -490
Springfield, IL 5.4% -0.4% 6,071 -422
Bloomington, IN 5.0% -0.6% 3,907 -463
Columbus, IN 3.4% -0.4% 1,554 -160
Elkhart, IN 3.8% -0.4% 4,009 -446
Evansville, IN 4.4% -0.3% 6,953 -628
Fort Wayne, IN 4.5% -0.3% 9,778 -722
Indianapolis, IN 4.3% -0.4% 44,306 -4,724
Kokomo, IN 4.9% -0.7% 1,852 -282
Lafayette, IN 4.1% -0.6% 4,557 -646
Michigan City, IN 6.3% -0.5% 3,064 -280
Muncie, IN 5.5% -0.6% 3,053 -344
South Bend, IN 4.6% -0.5% 7,345 -738
Terre Haute, IN 5.8% -0.5% 4,565 -368
Ames, IA 2.3% 0.0% 1,320 -35
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.9% 0.0% 5,632 23
Des Moines, IA 3.5% 0.0% 11,816 24
Dubuque, IA 3.7% 0.1% 2,033 16
Iowa City, IA 2.7% 0.0% 2,581 -24
Sioux City, IA 3.3% -0.1% 3,024 -108
Waterloo, IA 4.6% 0.1% 4,139 52
Lawrence, KS 3.2% 0.1% 2,071 14
Manhattan, KS 2.8% 0.0% 1,450 -8
Topeka, KS 4.0% 0.2% 4,742 133
Wichita, KS 4.1% 0.0% 12,796 -1
Bowling Green, KY 4.2% -0.1% 3,236 -66
Elizabethtown, KY 4.6% -0.2% 3,006 -64
Lexington, KY 3.7% -0.2% 9,498 -432
Louisville, KY 4.3% -0.3% 27,336 -1,633
Owensboro, KY 4.5% -0.2% 2,442 -63
Alexandria, LA 6.5% 0.1% 4,344 20
Baton Rouge, LA 5.3% 0.0% 22,665 -274
Hammond, LA 7.1% -0.1% 3,820 -83
Houma, LA 6.6% -0.2% 6,479 -169
Lafayette, LA 7.2% -0.3% 16,211 -573
Lake Charles, LA 4.9% -0.3% 5,154 -230
Monroe, LA 6.3% -0.2% 5,156 -161
New Orleans, LA 5.7% -0.1% 33,914 -1,224
Shreveport, LA 6.6% -0.1% 12,899 -151
Bangor, ME 3.7% 0.1% 2,565 119
Lewiston, ME 3.4% 0.1% 1,884 73
Portland, ME 2.8% 0.1% 5,516 191
Baltimore, MD 4.5% -0.4% 66,310 -5,784
California, MD 4.1% -0.4% 2,226 -221
Cumberland, MD 6.3% -0.4% 2,730 -202
Hagerstown, MD 4.4% -0.3% 5,661 -350
Barnstable Town, MA 4.9% -0.1% 6,005 -251
Boston, MA 3.7% -0.1% 96,788 -4,624
Leominster, MA 4.8% -0.3% 3,688 -191
New Bedford, MA 5.9% -0.2% 4,926 -174
Pittsfield, MA 4.7% 0.0% 2,046 -35
Springfield, MA 5.1% -0.1% 18,342 -575
Worcester, MA 4.4% -0.2% 15,188 -781
Ann Arbor, MI 2.9% -0.3% 5,696 -547
Battle Creek, MI 4.1% -0.4% 2,680 -302
Bay City, MI 4.5% -0.5% 2,382 -274
Detroit, MI 5.2% -0.4% 108,208 -7,511
Flint, MI 5.0% -0.1% 9,184 -208
Grand Rapids, MI 3.1% -0.2% 17,576 -1,052
Jackson, MI 4.4% -0.4% 3,195 -328
Kalamazoo, MI 3.8% -0.3% 6,343 -634
Lansing, MI 4.2% 0.5% 10,401 1,218
Midland, MI 3.9% -0.4% 1,629 -172
Monroe, MI 3.6% -0.3% 2,855 -174
Muskegon, MI 4.6% -0.6% 3,633 -488
Niles, MI 4.2% -0.5% 3,180 -332
Saginaw, MI 4.5% -0.5% 4,082 -439
Duluth, MN 5.6% -0.4% 7,970 -717
Mankato, MN 3.0% 0.0% 1,789 -26
Minneapolis, MN 3.4% -0.1% 66,600 -1,989
Rochester, MN 3.0% 0.0% 3,591 -57
St Cloud, MN 3.7% 0.0% 4,182 48
Gulfport, MS 6.2% 0.3% 10,080 416
Hattiesburg, MS 5.3% 0.0% 3,612 33
Jackson, MS 5.0% 0.0% 13,536 -28
Cape Girardeau, MO 4.3% -0.3% 2,122 -200
Columbia, MO 2.8% -0.3% 2,917 -269
Jefferson City, MO 3.6% -0.2% 2,809 -131
Joplin, MO 3.9% -0.3% 3,367 -341
Kansas City, MO 4.1% 0.0% 46,252 -346
St Joseph, MO 3.8% -0.3% 2,520 -210
St Louis, MO 4.5% -0.4% 68,270 -5,507
Springfield, MO 3.6% -0.4% 8,501 -941
Billings, MT 3.4% 0.0% 3,027 -11
Great Falls, MT 3.9% 0.0% 1,479 -3
Missoula, MT 3.5% 0.0% 2,164 11
Grand Island, NE 3.4% -0.5% 1,511 -204
Lincoln, NE 2.6% -0.2% 4,696 -261
Omaha, NE 3.1% -0.2% 14,952 -721
Carson City, NV 6.8% 0.3% 1,695 83
Las Vegas, NV 6.5% 0.3% 68,956 3,642
Reno, NV 5.6% 0.2% 12,988 386
Dover, NH 2.5% 0.1% 2,101 88
Manchester, NH 2.7% 0.0% 3,182 81
Portsmouth, NH 2.5% 0.1% 1,856 53
Atlantic City, NJ 7.5% 0.1% 9,433 81
Ocean City, NJ 9.2% 0.0% 4,590 2
Trenton, NJ 4.5% 0.2% 8,975 309
Vineland, NJ 7.7% 0.0% 5,175 -22
Albuquerque, NM 5.7% 0.1% 23,742 270
Farmington, NM 8.4% 0.2% 4,712 105
Las Cruces, NM 6.8% 0.0% 6,325 23
Santa Fe, NM 4.9% 0.0% 3,539 13
Albany, NY 4.0% -0.2% 18,088 -630
Binghamton, NY 5.2% -0.3% 5,736 -294
Buffalo, NY 4.8% -0.2% 26,781 -803
Elmira, NY 5.5% -0.2% 2,057 -114
Glens Falls, NY 4.9% 0.0% 2,965 -86
Ithaca, NY 3.7% -0.2% 2,084 -76
Kingston, NY 4.3% -0.2% 3,834 -189
New York, NY 4.6% -0.3% 466,356 -27,819
Rochester, NY 4.6% -0.2% 23,993 -1,065
Syracuse, NY 4.7% -0.1% 14,606 -633
Utica, NY 4.8% -0.2% 6,348 -241
Watertown, NY 5.8% -0.3% 2,759 -112
Asheville, NC 3.9% -0.3% 8,642 -875
Burlington, NC 4.6% -0.5% 3,618 -374
Charlotte, NC 4.7% -0.5% 59,798 -5,704
Durham, NC 4.3% -0.5% 12,464 -1,296
Fayetteville, NC 6.2% -0.7% 9,158 -1,049
Goldsboro, NC 5.3% -0.5% 2,932 -253
Greensboro, NC 5.0% -0.5% 18,516 -2,038
Greenville, NC 5.4% -0.5% 4,687 -488
Hickory, NC 4.9% -0.3% 8,148 -708
Jacksonville, NC 5.6% -0.4% 3,569 -281
New Bern, NC 5.0% -0.6% 2,614 -314
Raleigh, NC 4.2% -0.4% 28,020 -2,995
Rocky Mount, NC 7.1% -0.7% 4,674 -518
Wilmington, NC 4.7% -0.5% 6,572 -718
Winston, NC 4.7% -0.5% 14,969 -1,630
Bismarck, ND 2.8% 0.1% 1,943 33
Fargo, ND 2.5% 0.0% 3,352 -63
Grand Forks, ND 2.9% 0.0% 1,651 26
Akron, OH 5.0% -0.2% 18,481 -650
Canton, OH 5.6% -0.3% 11,455 -546
Cincinnati, OH 4.3% -0.2% 47,197 -1,659
Cleveland, OH 5.3% 0.1% 54,919 1,043
Columbus, OH 4.1% -0.1% 43,238 -1,174
Dayton, OH 4.7% -0.1% 18,272 -520
Lima, OH 4.8% 0.1% 2,378 57
Mansfield, OH 5.5% -0.3% 2,922 -219
Springfield, OH 5.1% -0.2% 3,342 -156
Toledo, OH 4.9% -0.2% 15,088 -552
Weirton, WV 8.1% -0.4% 4,282 -261
Youngstown, OH 6.5% -0.2% 16,322 -581
Lawton, OK 4.6% -0.1% 2,455 -43
Oklahoma City, OK 4.1% 0.1% 27,552 257
Tulsa, OK 4.9% 0.2% 23,188 544
Albany, OR 5.5% -0.2% 3,102 -87
Bend, OR 4.5% -0.1% 4,027 -109
Corvallis, OR 3.6% 0.2% 1,688 91
Eugene, OR 4.8% 0.1% 8,366 20
Grants Pass, OR 6.4% 0.2% 2,173 44
Medford, OR 5.6% 0.2% 5,656 224
Portland, OR 4.4% 0.0% 56,238 956
Salem, OR 4.8% 0.1% 9,493 379
Allentown, PA 5.4% 0.0% 23,297 -116
Altoona, PA 5.3% -0.1% 3,322 -39
Bloomsburg, PA 5.4% 0.1% 2,346 11
Chambersburg, PA 5.1% 0.1% 4,093 55
East Stroudsburg, PA 6.4% 0.1% 5,258 101
Erie, PA 6.7% -0.1% 9,135 -134
Gettysburg, PA 3.9% -0.1% 2,217 -43
Harrisburg, PA 4.6% 0.1% 13,841 258
Johnstown, PA 7.1% 0.0% 4,400 -20
Lancaster, PA 4.2% 0.0% 11,706 -75
Lebanon, PA 4.5% 0.0% 3,207 9
Philadelphia, PA 5.2% 0.0% 162,427 1,138
Pittsburgh, PA 5.7% -0.2% 70,294 -1,543
Reading, PA 5.1% 0.0% 11,028 7
Scranton, PA 6.3% -0.1% 17,853 -166
State College, PA 4.2% 0.0% 3,315 -57
Williamsport, PA 7.1% 0.1% 4,296 2
York, PA 4.6% -0.1% 10,940 -185
Providence, RI 5.2% 0.0% 35,544 400
Charleston, SC 4.5% -0.6% 16,702 -1,976
Columbia, SC 4.9% -0.5% 19,591 -2,300
Florence, SC 6.0% -0.5% 5,746 -599
Greenville, SC 4.6% -0.6% 19,655 -2,384
Hilton Head Island, SC 4.8% -0.7% 4,083 -632
Myrtle Beach, SC 6.0% -0.5% 11,256 -998
Spartanburg, SC 5.1% -0.6% 7,743 -1,004
Sumter, SC 6.3% -0.6% 2,818 -328
Rapid City, SD 2.8% 0.0% 2,002 18
Sioux Falls, SD 2.2% 0.1% 3,175 41
Chattanooga, TN 4.3% -0.2% 11,083 -461
Clarksville, TN 4.7% -0.2% 5,225 -245
Cleveland, TN 3.9% -0.3% 2,281 -141
Jackson, TN 4.2% -0.3% 2,638 -197
Johnson City, TN 4.4% -0.2% 3,992 -120
Kingsport, TN 4.4% -0.1% 6,078 -164
Knoxville, TN 3.7% -0.3% 15,555 -948
Memphis, TN 4.8% -0.1% 30,100 -140
Morristown, TN 4.4% -0.2% 2,252 -70
Nashville, TN 3.2% -0.2% 30,478 -2,432
Abilene, TX 3.8% -0.1% 2,854 -108
Amarillo, TX 3.0% -0.1% 3,939 -140
Austin, TX 3.1% -0.1% 33,856 -1,504
Beaumont, TX 6.4% -0.2% 11,265 -329
Brownsville, TX 7.0% -0.1% 11,682 -247
College Station, TX 3.5% -0.1% 4,312 -186
Corpus Christi, TX 5.6% -0.1% 11,878 -334
Dallas, TX 3.7% -0.2% 136,532 -5,355
El Paso, TX 4.8% -0.2% 16,865 -510
Houston, TX 5.0% -0.2% 164,610 -4,751
Killeen, TX 4.4% -0.2% 7,520 -352
Laredo, TX 4.7% -0.1% 5,431 -70
Longview, TX 5.7% 0.0% 5,777 -44
Lubbock, TX 3.3% -0.1% 5,180 -85
McAllen, TX 7.5% -0.3% 25,357 -936
Midland, TX 4.4% -0.2% 3,965 -158
Odessa, TX 6.4% -0.2% 5,012 -181
San Angelo, TX 4.3% -0.3% 2,456 -117
San Antonio, TX 3.6% -0.2% 40,722 -1,661
Sherman, TX 3.7% -0.2% 2,298 -101
Texarkana, TX 4.2% -0.1% 2,722 -88
Tyler, TX 4.4% -0.1% 4,608 -127
Victoria, TX 5.0% -0.1% 2,506 -63
Waco, TX 3.9% -0.2% 4,735 -220
Wichita Falls, TX 4.3% -0.2% 2,782 -137
Logan, UT 3.5% 0.1% 2,370 82
Ogden, UT 3.9% 0.1% 12,264 425
Provo, UT 3.5% 0.2% 9,863 576
St George, UT 4.2% 0.0% 2,799 -21
Salt Lake City, UT 3.7% 0.1% 23,216 607
Burlington, VT 2.4% 0.0% 2,989 24
Blacksburg, VA 4.1% 0.0% 3,620 -48
Charlottesville, VA 3.1% -0.2% 3,564 -260
Harrisonburg, VA 3.6% -0.2% 2,274 -132
Lynchburg, VA 4.0% -0.1% 4,879 -73
Richmond, VA 3.7% -0.2% 24,696 -920
Roanoke, VA 3.5% -0.2% 5,560 -222
Staunton, VA 3.5% 0.0% 1,992 -34
Virginia Beach, VA 4.3% -0.2% 35,376 -2,065
Winchester, VA 3.3% -0.2% 2,308 -138
Bellingham, WA 5.9% -0.4% 6,239 -472
Bremerton, WA 5.6% -0.2% 6,616 -286
Kennewick, WA 6.7% -0.3% 9,013 -402
Longview, WA 7.2% 0.0% 3,269 -23
Mount Vernon, WA 6.5% -0.4% 3,770 -245
Olympia, WA 5.7% -0.3% 7,399 -384
Seattle, WA 5.0% -0.1% 101,213 -2,060
Spokane, WA 6.3% -0.4% 16,161 -1,101
Walla Walla, WA 5.5% -0.3% 1,658 -104
Wenatchee, WA 6.0% -0.4% 3,972 -231
Yakima, WA 7.7% -0.5% 9,577 -735
Beckley, WV 7.3% -0.5% 3,362 -226
Charleston, WV 5.6% -0.4% 5,467 -396
Huntington, WV 6.1% -0.3% 8,981 -423
Morgantown, WV 4.5% -0.3% 2,966 -203
Parkersburg, WV 5.7% -0.1% 2,251 -24
Wheeling, WV 7.2% -0.5% 4,813 -356
Appleton, WI 3.5% -0.2% 4,632 -268
Eau Claire, WI 3.7% -0.2% 3,447 -130
Fond du Lac, WI 3.6% -0.1% 2,074 -87
Green Bay, WI 3.8% -0.1% 6,490 -139
Janesville, WI 4.4% -0.3% 3,765 -307
La Crosse, WI 3.7% -0.2% 2,882 -176
Madison, WI 3.0% -0.1% 11,475 -534
Milwaukee, WI 4.4% -0.3% 36,213 -2,746
Oshkosh, WI 3.7% -0.2% 3,416 -240
Racine, WI 5.0% -0.3% 4,954 -301
Sheboygan, WI 3.5% -0.2% 2,151 -122
Wausau, WI 3.6% -0.2% 2,683 -132
Casper, WY 7.6% 0.0% 3,106 -14
Cheyenne, WY 4.2% 0.1% 2,014 14