Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The March 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 March 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
March 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 7.0% 0.1% 3,252 84
Auburn, AL 5.4% 0.2% 3,874 136
Birmingham, AL 5.8% 0.2% 30,842 1,129
Daphne, AL 5.5% 0.2% 4,882 165
Decatur, AL 6.0% 0.2% 4,158 173
Dothan, AL 6.2% 0.2% 3,840 88
Florence, AL 6.9% 0.1% 4,628 129
Gadsden, AL 6.2% 0.3% 2,721 110
Huntsville, AL 5.4% 0.1% 11,322 292
Mobile, AL 7.0% 0.0% 12,954 138
Montgomery, AL 5.9% 0.1% 10,044 267
Tuscaloosa, AL 6.0% 0.2% 6,754 222
Anchorage, AK 5.9% 0.0% 11,865 -150
Fairbanks, AK 5.6% 0.0% 2,570 3
Flagstaff, AZ 5.6% -0.2% 4,199 -110
Lake Havasu City, AZ 6.8% 0.0% 5,433 -20
Phoenix, AZ 4.6% 0.0% 103,315 1,784
Prescott, AZ 4.8% 0.0% 4,909 72
Sierra Vista, AZ 6.4% 0.0% 3,224 40
Tucson, AZ 5.0% 0.2% 23,544 881
Yuma, AZ 18.5% -0.5% 17,539 -305
Fayetteville, AR 2.9% -0.1% 7,637 -302
Fort Smith, AR 4.5% -0.1% 5,579 -35
Hot Springs, AR 4.3% -0.1% 1,766 -55
Jonesboro, AR 3.4% -0.1% 2,142 -92
Little Rock, AR 3.6% -0.1% 12,739 -492
Pine Bluff, AR 5.6% 0.0% 2,053 -14
Bakersfield, CA 9.8% 0.1% 39,251 500
Chico, CA 6.4% 0.1% 6,488 77
El Centro, CA 21.2% -0.9% 16,442 -944
Fresno, CA 9.2% 0.1% 40,930 370
Hanford, CA 9.5% 0.0% 5,574 -29
Los Angeles, CA 4.9% -0.2% 323,668 -15,781
Madera, CA 8.9% 0.0% 5,445 16
Merced, CA 10.4% 0.0% 12,038 62
Modesto, CA 8.4% 0.1% 20,563 396
Napa, CA 4.0% 0.0% 3,055 14
Oxnard, CA 5.0% -0.1% 21,535 -148
Redding, CA 6.6% 0.2% 4,898 118
Riverside, CA 5.8% 0.1% 113,356 688
Sacramento, CA 5.1% 0.0% 54,168 629
Salinas, CA 8.0% 0.3% 17,742 523
San Diego, CA 4.6% 0.0% 72,540 335
San Francisco, CA 3.7% 0.0% 92,741 -311
San Jose, CA 3.7% 0.0% 39,127 418
San Luis Obispo, CA 4.1% -0.1% 5,924 -105
Santa Cruz, CA 6.8% 0.1% 9,807 181
Santa Maria, CA 4.9% 0.0% 10,906 41
Santa Rosa, CA 3.8% 0.0% 10,066 -14
Stockton, CA 8.0% 0.2% 25,317 500
Vallejo, CA 5.3% 0.1% 10,954 34
Visalia, CA 10.6% -0.1% 21,759 -55
Yuba City, CA 9.1% 0.1% 6,589 11
Boulder, CO 2.5% 0.2% 4,557 524
Colorado Springs, CO 3.6% 0.2% 11,719 836
Denver, CO 2.9% 0.3% 43,983 3,817
Fort Collins, CO 2.5% 0.2% 4,683 375
Grand Junction, CO 5.3% 0.6% 3,856 420
Greeley, CO 3.2% 0.3% 4,849 457
Pueblo, CO 4.3% 0.2% 3,145 190
Bridgeport, CT 5.8% 0.4% 27,051 1,847
Danbury, CT 4.9% 0.3% 5,243 298
Hartford, CT 5.9% 0.4% 36,581 2,345
New Haven, CT 5.9% 0.4% 19,139 1,344
Norwich, CT 6.0% 0.3% 8,671 475
Waterbury, CT 7.2% 0.4% 8,076 557
Dover, DE 4.5% -0.2% 3,519 -129
Salisbury, MD 5.9% 0.0% 11,074 44
Washington, DC 4.0% 0.1% 132,506 1,860
Cape Coral, FL 4.5% 0.0% 14,688 3
Crestview, FL 4.1% 0.1% 4,897 132
Deltona, FL 5.1% 0.0% 14,553 25
Gainesville, FL 4.2% 0.0% 5,864 87
Homosassa Springs, FL 6.8% 0.1% 3,216 27
Jacksonville, FL 4.6% 0.0% 33,467 -219
Lakeland, FL 5.6% 0.0% 15,788 2
Miami, FL 5.0% 0.0% 153,196 -105
Naples, FL 4.9% 0.0% 7,992 -18
North Port, FL 4.5% 0.0% 15,641 39
Ocala, FL 5.7% 0.0% 7,441 -12
Orlando, FL 4.4% 0.0% 55,022 -22
Palm Bay, FL 5.3% 0.1% 13,608 85
Panama City, FL 4.8% 0.2% 4,515 169
Pensacola, FL 4.7% 0.0% 10,214 27
Port St Lucie, FL 5.5% 0.0% 11,125 11
Punta Gorda, FL 5.3% 0.0% 3,620 -2
Sebastian, FL 6.4% 0.0% 3,940 -25
Sebring, FL 6.8% 0.1% 2,414 15
Tallahassee, FL 4.7% 0.1% 8,766 121
Tampa, FL 4.6% 0.1% 66,846 364
The Villages, FL 6.8% 0.0% 1,983 0
Albany, GA 6.6% 0.2% 4,418 173
Athens, GA 5.1% 0.1% 4,922 114
Atlanta, GA 5.3% 0.1% 152,431 4,547
Augusta, GA 6.2% 0.2% 15,869 499
Brunswick, GA 5.9% 0.3% 2,989 117
Columbus, GA 6.8% 0.2% 8,465 228
Dalton, GA 6.7% 0.3% 4,124 225
Gainesville, GA 4.6% 0.1% 4,330 109
Hinesville, GA 6.1% 0.2% 1,946 60
Macon, GA 6.1% 0.2% 6,369 281
Rome, GA 6.2% 0.1% 2,667 27
Savannah, GA 5.2% 0.0% 9,406 85
Valdosta, GA 5.5% 0.0% 3,481 51
Warner Robins, GA 6.0% 0.3% 4,838 203
Kahului, HI 3.4% 0.0% 2,967 40
Urban Honolulu, HI 3.1% 0.1% 14,555 489
Boise City, ID 3.5% -0.1% 11,480 -295
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.6% -0.1% 3,341 -121
Idaho Falls, ID 3.0% -0.1% 1,988 -85
Lewiston, ID 3.8% 0.1% 1,166 14
Pocatello, ID 3.3% -0.1% 1,407 -58
Bloomington, IL 5.9% 0.0% 5,779 -20
Carbondale, IL 6.8% 0.1% 4,145 53
Champaign, IL 5.9% 0.0% 7,179 53
Chicago, IL 6.4% 0.1% 320,453 9,136
Danville, IL 8.2% 0.4% 2,933 133
Davenport, IA 6.1% 0.0% 11,712 47
Decatur, IL 7.8% 0.1% 3,920 36
Kankakee, IL 7.1% 0.0% 3,981 6
Peoria, IL 7.4% 0.1% 13,930 151
Rockford, IL 7.4% 0.0% 12,673 8
Springfield, IL 5.8% 0.1% 6,522 45
Bloomington, IN 5.4% 0.2% 4,166 160
Columbus, IN 3.7% 0.2% 1,688 123
Elkhart, IN 4.1% 0.3% 4,281 272
Evansville, IN 4.7% 0.3% 7,429 537
Fort Wayne, IN 4.6% 0.2% 9,969 527
Indianapolis, IN 4.7% 0.3% 48,236 2,917
Kokomo, IN 5.9% 0.8% 2,266 337
Lafayette, IN 4.6% 0.2% 5,041 249
Michigan City, IN 6.7% 0.3% 3,304 140
Muncie, IN 5.8% 0.3% 3,231 164
South Bend, IN 4.9% 0.3% 7,817 479
Terre Haute, IN 6.2% 0.3% 4,860 209
Ames, IA 2.4% 0.0% 1,410 9
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.9% 0.1% 5,614 47
Des Moines, IA 3.4% 0.0% 11,657 -44
Dubuque, IA 3.7% 0.0% 2,084 -1
Iowa City, IA 2.8% 0.0% 2,673 -39
Sioux City, IA 3.6% -0.1% 3,378 -79
Waterloo, IA 4.5% 0.1% 4,087 66
Lawrence, KS 3.3% -0.1% 2,141 -75
Manhattan, KS 2.9% -0.1% 1,500 -48
Topeka, KS 4.0% -0.1% 4,794 -173
Wichita, KS 4.4% -0.1% 13,869 -268
Bowling Green, KY 4.7% -0.1% 3,599 -93
Elizabethtown, KY 4.9% 0.0% 3,136 -39
Lexington, KY 4.0% -0.1% 10,252 -212
Louisville, KY 4.6% 0.0% 29,199 20
Owensboro, KY 4.9% 0.0% 2,655 0
Alexandria, LA 6.4% 0.3% 4,321 223
Baton Rouge, LA 5.3% 0.2% 22,653 1,023
Hammond, LA 7.2% 0.1% 3,896 86
Houma, LA 6.7% 0.4% 6,530 400
Lafayette, LA 7.2% 0.3% 16,339 839
Lake Charles, LA 5.1% 0.2% 5,378 239
Monroe, LA 6.4% 0.3% 5,246 205
New Orleans, LA 5.8% 0.3% 34,818 1,650
Shreveport, LA 6.6% 0.4% 12,866 790
Bangor, ME 3.4% -0.2% 2,368 -119
Lewiston, ME 3.2% 0.0% 1,726 -36
Portland, ME 2.6% -0.1% 5,088 -132
Baltimore, MD 4.9% 0.2% 72,358 2,623
California, MD 4.5% 0.1% 2,476 63
Cumberland, MD 6.7% 0.1% 2,933 42
Hagerstown, MD 4.9% 0.1% 6,270 64
Barnstable Town, MA 5.1% 0.2% 6,351 262
Boston, MA 4.0% 0.1% 104,714 3,444
Leominster, MA 5.2% 0.1% 4,001 103
New Bedford, MA 6.3% 0.2% 5,277 138
Pittsfield, MA 4.8% 0.0% 2,110 30
Springfield, MA 5.4% 0.3% 19,446 880
Worcester, MA 4.8% 0.2% 16,511 553
Ann Arbor, MI 3.1% 0.0% 6,048 32
Battle Creek, MI 4.3% 0.1% 2,839 80
Bay City, MI 4.7% 0.1% 2,504 57
Detroit, MI 5.7% -0.1% 116,155 -880
Flint, MI 4.9% -0.1% 9,077 -141
Grand Rapids, MI 3.1% 0.1% 17,302 356
Jackson, MI 4.5% 0.1% 3,304 76
Kalamazoo, MI 3.9% 0.1% 6,591 165
Lansing, MI 3.6% 0.0% 8,880 -32
Midland, MI 4.1% 0.0% 1,724 -6
Monroe, MI 3.9% 0.0% 3,062 15
Muskegon, MI 4.9% 0.3% 3,869 245
Niles, MI 4.4% 0.1% 3,328 92
Saginaw, MI 4.7% 0.0% 4,322 27
Duluth, MN 6.0% 0.2% 8,650 384
Mankato, MN 3.1% 0.1% 1,847 34
Minneapolis, MN 3.5% 0.0% 68,747 214
Rochester, MN 3.1% 0.0% 3,809 -3
St Cloud, MN 3.7% 0.1% 4,202 135
Gulfport, MS 6.1% -0.1% 10,030 -377
Hattiesburg, MS 5.4% -0.2% 3,649 -178
Jackson, MS 5.0% -0.1% 13,643 -191
Cape Girardeau, MO 4.3% 0.0% 2,179 41
Columbia, MO 3.0% 0.0% 3,081 24
Jefferson City, MO 3.5% 0.0% 2,749 41
Joplin, MO 3.9% 0.1% 3,481 139
Kansas City, MO 4.1% 0.1% 46,097 1,045
St Joseph, MO 3.9% 0.1% 2,580 8
St Louis, MO 4.7% 0.0% 70,963 635
Springfield, MO 3.8% 0.1% 9,047 297
Billings, MT 3.6% 0.0% 3,168 -70
Great Falls, MT 4.0% -0.1% 1,568 -34
Missoula, MT 3.9% 0.1% 2,387 25
Grand Island, NE 4.3% 0.6% 1,910 264
Lincoln, NE 2.6% 0.0% 4,724 125
Omaha, NE 3.2% 0.0% 15,415 165
Carson City, NV 6.2% 0.2% 1,532 57
Las Vegas, NV 5.9% 0.2% 61,908 2,221
Reno, NV 5.1% 0.2% 12,020 763
Dover, NH 2.3% -0.1% 1,918 -48
Manchester, NH 2.5% 0.0% 2,917 48
Portsmouth, NH 2.3% 0.1% 1,700 12
Atlantic City, NJ 6.9% 0.4% 8,682 604
Ocean City, NJ 8.8% 0.4% 4,373 254
Trenton, NJ 4.0% 0.3% 8,035 579
Vineland, NJ 7.1% 0.5% 4,842 421
Albuquerque, NM 5.6% -0.1% 23,391 -303
Farmington, NM 7.9% 0.2% 4,391 102
Las Cruces, NM 6.8% 0.0% 6,286 -72
Santa Fe, NM 5.0% -0.1% 3,572 -58
Albany, NY 3.9% 0.1% 17,788 472
Binghamton, NY 5.1% 0.1% 5,703 150
Buffalo, NY 4.7% 0.1% 26,208 637
Elmira, NY 5.4% 0.1% 2,063 65
Glens Falls, NY 4.6% 0.2% 2,888 164
Ithaca, NY 3.6% 0.0% 1,988 -5
Kingston, NY 4.2% 0.1% 3,759 114
New York, NY 4.8% 0.2% 492,034 25,235
Rochester, NY 4.5% 0.1% 23,721 692
Syracuse, NY 4.6% 0.1% 14,566 308
Utica, NY 4.7% 0.1% 6,214 135
Watertown, NY 5.8% 0.2% 2,761 105
Asheville, NC 4.3% 0.0% 9,736 70
Burlington, NC 5.1% 0.0% 4,051 69
Charlotte, NC 5.2% 0.1% 65,657 1,302
Durham, NC 4.8% -0.1% 13,969 35
Fayetteville, NC 7.0% -0.1% 10,381 -22
Goldsboro, NC 5.9% -0.1% 3,257 -51
Greensboro, NC 5.6% 0.0% 20,766 171
Greenville, NC 5.9% -0.1% 5,264 -42
Hickory, NC 5.2% 0.0% 8,868 171
Jacksonville, NC 6.1% 0.0% 3,933 1
New Bern, NC 5.7% 0.0% 3,003 30
Raleigh, NC 4.6% -0.1% 31,478 45
Rocky Mount, NC 7.7% 0.0% 5,164 33
Wilmington, NC 5.3% 0.0% 7,430 37
Winston, NC 5.2% 0.0% 16,848 249
Bismarck, ND 2.8% 0.1% 1,932 36
Fargo, ND 2.6% 0.1% 3,499 171
Grand Forks, ND 2.8% 0.1% 1,586 72
Akron, OH 5.1% 0.1% 18,810 564
Canton, OH 5.8% 0.1% 11,804 301
Cincinnati, OH 4.6% 0.1% 49,279 572
Cleveland, OH 4.9% 0.4% 50,225 3,953
Columbus, OH 4.2% 0.0% 44,758 710
Dayton, OH 4.8% 0.1% 18,554 308
Lima, OH 4.6% 0.0% 2,288 -1
Mansfield, OH 5.9% 0.1% 3,202 87
Springfield, OH 5.3% 0.1% 3,461 77
Toledo, OH 5.0% 0.1% 15,499 599
Weirton, WV 8.6% 0.2% 4,562 98
Youngstown, OH 6.5% -0.1% 16,554 -118
Lawton, OK 4.6% 0.3% 2,456 162
Oklahoma City, OK 3.9% 0.2% 26,511 1,583
Tulsa, OK 4.6% 0.2% 22,117 1,149
Albany, OR 5.8% -0.1% 3,235 -55
Bend, OR 4.7% -0.3% 4,190 -246
Corvallis, OR 3.5% -0.2% 1,626 -94
Eugene, OR 4.8% -0.2% 8,494 -291
Grants Pass, OR 6.0% 0.1% 2,041 29
Medford, OR 5.0% -0.2% 5,063 -114
Portland, OR 4.2% -0.1% 53,090 -951
Salem, OR 4.5% -0.1% 8,769 -141
Allentown, PA 5.0% 0.5% 21,604 1,994
Altoona, PA 4.9% 0.5% 3,034 306
Bloomsburg, PA 5.0% 0.4% 2,190 201
Chambersburg, PA 4.6% 0.3% 3,674 237
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.9% 0.4% 4,830 400
Erie, PA 6.2% 0.7% 8,408 983
Gettysburg, PA 3.7% 0.2% 2,079 155
Harrisburg, PA 4.1% 0.3% 12,360 1,166
Johnstown, PA 6.6% 0.5% 4,134 335
Lancaster, PA 3.9% 0.3% 10,924 952
Lebanon, PA 4.2% 0.3% 3,009 245
Philadelphia, PA 4.8% 0.3% 150,232 10,991
Pittsburgh, PA 5.5% 0.5% 66,924 5,799
Reading, PA 4.6% 0.4% 9,965 877
Scranton, PA 5.9% 0.6% 16,557 1,642
State College, PA 4.0% 0.3% 3,188 244
Williamsport, PA 6.5% 0.7% 3,963 459
York, PA 4.4% 0.2% 10,438 596
Providence, RI 5.3% -0.1% 36,206 -362
Charleston, SC 5.0% 0.3% 18,699 1,381
Columbia, SC 5.4% 0.4% 21,934 1,566
Florence, SC 6.6% 0.5% 6,365 521
Greenville, SC 5.2% 0.5% 22,058 2,239
Hilton Head Island, SC 5.3% 0.5% 4,542 461
Myrtle Beach, SC 6.5% 0.4% 12,286 822
Spartanburg, SC 5.7% 0.5% 8,863 892
Sumter, SC 6.8% 0.4% 3,115 237
Rapid City, SD 2.7% -0.2% 1,937 -139
Sioux Falls, SD 2.1% -0.2% 3,115 -299
Chattanooga, TN 4.5% -0.2% 11,584 -661
Clarksville, TN 4.9% -0.1% 5,456 -109
Cleveland, TN 4.1% 0.0% 2,350 -59
Jackson, TN 4.4% -0.3% 2,760 -137
Johnson City, TN 4.6% -0.2% 4,062 -231
Kingsport, TN 4.5% -0.1% 6,296 -27
Knoxville, TN 3.9% -0.2% 16,301 -582
Memphis, TN 4.7% -0.2% 29,432 -1,270
Morristown, TN 4.3% -0.2% 2,182 -100
Nashville, TN 3.3% -0.2% 32,156 -1,025
Abilene, TX 3.9% 0.2% 2,944 146
Amarillo, TX 3.1% 0.1% 4,068 194
Austin, TX 3.2% 0.2% 34,820 1,707
Beaumont, TX 6.6% 0.3% 11,619 391
Brownsville, TX 6.9% 0.3% 11,578 619
College Station, TX 3.6% 0.2% 4,465 251
Corpus Christi, TX 5.6% 0.2% 12,010 639
Dallas, TX 3.8% 0.2% 138,864 6,453
El Paso, TX 4.9% 0.3% 17,108 947
Houston, TX 5.0% 0.3% 163,245 10,463
Killeen, TX 4.5% 0.3% 7,709 448
Laredo, TX 4.8% 0.2% 5,458 255
Longview, TX 5.5% 0.3% 5,556 270
Lubbock, TX 3.3% 0.0% 5,227 88
McAllen, TX 7.7% 0.2% 26,034 1,137
Midland, TX 4.3% 0.4% 3,859 330
Odessa, TX 6.1% 0.6% 4,857 489
San Angelo, TX 4.5% 0.3% 2,522 172
San Antonio, TX 3.7% 0.2% 41,778 2,416
Sherman, TX 3.8% 0.2% 2,336 99
Texarkana, TX 4.3% -0.1% 2,857 -16
Tyler, TX 4.4% 0.3% 4,577 319
Victoria, TX 4.8% 0.5% 2,393 230
Waco, TX 4.0% 0.2% 4,853 238
Wichita Falls, TX 4.6% 0.2% 2,966 143
Logan, UT 3.2% 0.1% 2,160 93
Ogden, UT 3.5% 0.1% 10,995 324
Provo, UT 3.1% 0.1% 8,639 404
St George, UT 3.8% 0.3% 2,492 174
Salt Lake City, UT 3.3% 0.1% 20,605 835
Burlington, VT 2.6% 0.0% 3,255 -16
Blacksburg, VA 4.5% -0.1% 4,030 -135
Charlottesville, VA 3.5% 0.1% 4,052 63
Harrisonburg, VA 4.0% 0.0% 2,536 42
Lynchburg, VA 4.4% 0.0% 5,342 54
Richmond, VA 4.1% 0.1% 27,256 460
Roanoke, VA 3.9% 0.1% 6,183 133
Staunton, VA 3.7% 0.0% 2,101 0
Virginia Beach, VA 4.7% 0.1% 39,339 642
Winchester, VA 3.7% 0.0% 2,579 34
Bellingham, WA 6.1% 0.2% 6,470 227
Bremerton, WA 5.4% 0.1% 6,391 155
Kennewick, WA 6.7% 0.1% 9,019 236
Longview, WA 7.2% 0.0% 3,260 9
Mount Vernon, WA 6.7% 0.2% 3,898 157
Olympia, WA 5.8% 0.2% 7,445 215
Seattle, WA 5.0% -0.1% 100,464 -1,773
Spokane, WA 6.6% 0.1% 16,807 206
Walla Walla, WA 5.7% 0.0% 1,721 3
Wenatchee, WA 6.4% 0.2% 4,131 125
Yakima, WA 8.1% 0.1% 10,176 245
Beckley, WV 8.1% 0.0% 3,748 -34
Charleston, WV 6.3% -0.2% 6,185 -168
Huntington, WV 6.6% -0.2% 9,754 -235
Morgantown, WV 5.0% 0.0% 3,352 25
Parkersburg, WV 6.0% -0.2% 2,381 -86
Wheeling, WV 7.9% 0.4% 5,268 236
Appleton, WI 3.7% -0.1% 4,815 -159
Eau Claire, WI 4.0% -0.1% 3,674 -167
Fond du Lac, WI 3.7% -0.2% 2,145 -134
Green Bay, WI 3.9% -0.3% 6,691 -515
Janesville, WI 4.8% -0.3% 4,183 -238
La Crosse, WI 4.1% -0.1% 3,179 -128
Madison, WI 3.2% -0.1% 12,196 -577
Milwaukee, WI 4.7% -0.2% 38,879 -2,149
Oshkosh, WI 3.8% -0.2% 3,574 -173
Racine, WI 5.3% -0.3% 5,286 -316
Sheboygan, WI 3.5% -0.2% 2,164 -112
Wausau, WI 3.8% -0.2% 2,812 -138
Casper, WY 7.0% 0.2% 2,910 75
Cheyenne, WY 4.0% -0.1% 1,950 -10