Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The December 2015 unemployment rate and total unemployed for 353 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 December 2015
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
December 2015
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 7.1% 0.1% 3,255 45
Auburn, AL 5.1% 0.2% 3,663 144
Birmingham, AL 5.7% 0.2% 30,458 883
Decatur, AL 6.3% 0.2% 4,319 88
Dothan, AL 6.1% 0.1% 3,814 68
Florence, AL 7.1% 0.0% 4,650 6
Gadsden, AL 6.1% 0.1% 2,618 13
Huntsville, AL 5.6% 0.1% 11,572 213
Mobile, AL 7.3% 0.3% 13,268 476
Montgomery, AL 5.8% 0.1% 9,870 259
Tuscaloosa, AL 5.9% 0.4% 6,643 378
Anchorage, AK 5.9% 0.2% 11,899 338
Fairbanks, AK 5.6% 0.0% 2,620 -17
Flagstaff, AZ 6.4% -0.1% 4,630 -108
Lake Havasu City, AZ 7.8% -0.2% 6,041 -166
Phoenix, AZ 5.0% -0.2% 107,883 -3,982
Prescott, AZ 5.2% -0.3% 5,121 -241
Tucson, AZ 5.3% -0.2% 24,876 -850
Yuma, AZ 21.1% -0.9% 19,029 -917
Fayetteville, AR 3.5% -0.1% 8,886 -236
Fort Smith, AR 5.2% -0.3% 6,354 -246
Hot Springs, AR 5.0% -0.3% 2,100 -79
Jonesboro, AR 4.2% -0.3% 2,668 -157
Little Rock, AR 4.3% -0.1% 14,998 -473
Pine Bluff, AR 6.8% -0.3% 2,376 -85
Bakersfield, CA 9.9% 0.2% 39,401 750
Chico, CA 7.0% 0.1% 7,192 111
El Centro, CA 21.4% -1.0% 17,068 -1,114
Fresno, CA 9.8% 0.1% 43,491 568
Hanford, CA 10.5% 0.1% 5,990 55
Madera, CA 9.6% 0.0% 6,009 -24
Merced, CA 11.0% 0.0% 12,577 -77
Modesto, CA 9.0% 0.0% 21,967 69
Napa, CA 4.5% 0.0% 3,373 -12
Oxnard, CA 5.4% 0.1% 23,256 421
Redding, CA 7.5% 0.1% 5,638 63
Riverside, CA 6.2% 0.1% 122,124 2,839
Sacramento, CA 5.6% 0.1% 59,100 1,046
Salinas, CA 7.9% 0.3% 17,469 550
San Diego, CA 4.9% 0.1% 77,569 2,505
San Francisco, CA 4.1% 0.1% 103,858 3,297
San Jose, CA 4.1% 0.1% 43,591 1,235
San Luis Obispo, CA 4.5% 0.1% 6,477 191
Santa Cruz, CA 7.4% 0.1% 10,480 128
Santa Rosa, CA 4.4% 0.1% 11,342 223
Stockton, CA 8.6% 0.1% 26,806 95
Vallejo, CA 5.8% 0.1% 11,954 140
Visalia, CA 11.5% 0.1% 22,821 333
Yuba City, CA 10.1% 0.2% 7,283 144
Boulder, CO 2.9% -0.1% 5,114 -117
Colorado Springs, CO 4.1% -0.2% 12,963 -439
Denver, CO 3.3% -0.1% 48,681 -2,759
Fort Collins, CO 3.1% -0.1% 5,514 -121
Grand Junction, CO 5.5% 0.0% 3,996 41
Greeley, CO 3.4% -0.2% 5,210 -183
Pueblo, CO 5.0% -0.3% 3,620 -184
Bridgeport, CT 5.3% 0.3% 24,882 1,871
Danbury, CT 4.5% 0.3% 4,822 396
Hartford, CT 5.5% 0.4% 34,120 2,380
New Haven, CT 5.5% 0.3% 17,875 1,146
Norwich, CT 5.8% 0.4% 8,139 463
Waterbury, CT 6.7% 0.3% 7,447 291
Dover, DE 5.1% -0.3% 3,867 -288
Washington, DC 4.1% -0.2% 135,830 -6,466
Cape Coral, FL 4.6% -0.1% 14,780 -66
Crestview, FL 4.1% -0.1% 4,829 -133
Deltona, FL 5.2% -0.1% 14,573 -212
Gainesville, FL 4.3% 0.0% 5,859 20
Jacksonville, FL 4.7% -0.2% 34,038 -658
Lakeland, FL 5.6% 0.0% 15,863 4
Miami, FL 5.3% 0.0% 159,203 226
Naples, FL 4.8% 0.0% 7,897 101
North Port, FL 4.7% 0.0% 15,782 -45
Ocala, FL 5.7% -0.1% 7,600 -98
Orlando, FL 4.5% -0.1% 55,345 -738
Palm Bay, FL 5.2% -0.1% 13,490 -181
Panama City, FL 4.8% -0.1% 4,355 -139
Pensacola, FL 4.9% 0.0% 10,389 -160
Port St Lucie, FL 5.5% 0.2% 10,900 278
Punta Gorda, FL 5.4% 0.0% 3,610 -19
Sebastian, FL 6.5% 0.1% 3,960 92
Tallahassee, FL 4.8% 0.0% 8,900 -69
Tampa, FL 4.6% -0.1% 66,899 -987
Albany, GA 6.6% -0.1% 4,227 -106
Athens, GA 5.1% -0.1% 4,808 -87
Atlanta, GA 5.1% -0.1% 144,559 -3,026
Augusta, GA 5.9% -0.1% 15,159 -234
Brunswick, GA 5.8% -0.1% 2,858 -44
Columbus, GA 6.5% 0.0% 8,252 -5
Dalton, GA 6.1% 0.0% 3,649 -31
Gainesville, GA 4.5% -0.1% 4,101 -29
Hinesville, GA 5.8% -0.1% 1,831 -42
Macon, GA 6.0% -0.1% 6,071 -134
Rome, GA 6.2% -0.1% 2,626 -40
Savannah, GA 5.1% -0.1% 9,006 -71
Valdosta, GA 5.6% 0.0% 3,408 -41
Warner Robins, GA 5.8% -0.3% 4,603 -217
Boise City, ID 3.7% 0.0% 12,096 48
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.7% 0.1% 3,481 47
Idaho Falls, ID 3.3% -0.1% 2,206 -78
Lewiston, ID 3.9% 0.0% 1,205 3
Pocatello, ID 3.6% -0.1% 1,570 -27
Champaign, IL 5.7% 0.0% 6,896 -80
Chicago, IL 6.0% 0.2% 293,940 10,058
Danville, IL 7.6% -0.1% 2,738 -79
Davenport, IL 5.9% -0.1% 11,212 -265
Decatur, IL 7.4% -0.2% 3,727 -103
Kankakee, IL 7.1% -0.3% 4,013 -191
Peoria, IL 7.0% -0.1% 13,248 -192
Rockford, IL 7.3% -0.2% 12,442 -475
Springfield, IL 5.6% -0.1% 6,290 -232
Bloomington, IN 5.1% 0.0% 3,934 21
Columbus, IN 3.5% -0.1% 1,557 -73
Elkhart, IN 3.5% -0.1% 3,744 -71
Evansville, IN 4.3% 0.0% 6,916 -3
Fort Wayne, IN 4.5% 0.0% 9,416 85
Indianapolis, IN 4.3% -0.1% 43,865 -469
Kokomo, IN 4.7% 0.1% 1,781 56
Michigan City, IN 6.2% 0.2% 3,037 132
Muncie, IN 5.6% 0.0% 3,058 34
South Bend, IN 4.8% -0.1% 7,384 -152
Terre Haute, IN 6.1% 0.0% 4,704 31
Ames, IA 2.2% 0.0% 1,277 -3
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.6% -0.1% 5,072 -155
Des Moines, IA 3.1% -0.1% 10,763 -279
Dubuque, IA 3.5% -0.1% 1,960 -19
Iowa City, IA 2.5% -0.1% 2,454 -26
Sioux City, IA 3.5% 0.1% 3,305 119
Waterloo, IA 4.1% 0.0% 3,748 39
Lawrence, KS 3.5% 0.0% 2,340 62
Topeka, KS 3.9% 0.1% 4,822 205
Wichita, KS 4.4% 0.1% 13,758 246
Bowling Green, KY 4.9% 0.4% 3,697 306
Elizabethtown, KY 5.3% 0.3% 3,338 218
Lexington, KY 4.3% 0.4% 11,076 1,133
Louisville, KY 4.8% 0.4% 30,010 2,384
Owensboro, KY 5.3% 0.5% 2,802 287
Alexandria, LA 5.7% -0.8% 3,750 -536
Baton Rouge, LA 4.7% -0.6% 19,631 -2,775
Houma, LA 5.6% -0.4% 5,597 -445
Lafayette, LA 6.1% -0.6% 14,004 -1,392
Lake Charles, LA 4.7% -0.5% 4,837 -559
Monroe, LA 6.0% -0.7% 4,744 -598
New Orleans, LA 5.3% -0.7% 31,490 -3,730
Shreveport, LA 6.4% -0.6% 12,119 -1,416
Bangor, ME 4.0% 0.0% 2,767 -24
Lewiston, ME 3.7% -0.2% 2,005 -140
Portland, ME 3.0% -0.2% 6,030 -316
Baltimore, MD 5.1% -0.4% 76,654 -4,366
Cumberland, MD 6.5% -0.2% 2,910 -102
Hagerstown, MD 5.0% -0.2% 6,298 -344
Barnstable Town, MA 5.7% 0.0% 7,006 -15
Boston, MA 4.4% 0.0% 114,767 233
Leominster, MA 5.9% 0.0% 4,420 -6
New Bedford, MA 7.2% -0.1% 5,977 -105
Pittsfield, MA 5.8% -0.1% 2,541 -11
Springfield, MA 5.8% 0.1% 21,150 418
Worcester, MA 5.1% 0.0% 17,778 99
Ann Arbor, MI 3.3% -0.3% 6,193 -618
Battle Creek, MI 4.5% -0.4% 2,947 -263
Bay City, MI 5.0% -0.4% 2,648 -237
Detroit, MI 6.2% 0.3% 124,523 5,925
Flint, MI 5.5% -0.3% 10,085 -618
Grand Rapids, MI 3.2% -0.5% 18,169 -2,506
Jackson, MI 4.6% -0.4% 3,347 -306
Kalamazoo, MI 4.0% -0.5% 6,706 -706
Lansing, MI 3.7% -0.4% 8,926 -1,026
Monroe, MI 3.8% -0.5% 2,921 -351
Muskegon, MI 4.9% -0.5% 3,799 -430
Niles, MI 4.4% -0.6% 3,314 -397
Saginaw, MI 5.0% -0.4% 4,474 -368
Duluth, MN 5.7% 0.3% 8,249 474
Minneapolis, MN 3.3% 0.1% 64,366 2,129
Rochester, MN 3.1% 0.1% 3,647 98
St Cloud, MN 3.7% -0.1% 4,113 8
Gulfport, MS 6.9% 0.5% 11,506 930
Hattiesburg, MS 6.2% 0.6% 4,177 454
Jackson, MS 5.8% 0.6% 15,790 1,566
Columbia, MO 3.2% -0.2% 3,327 -80
Jefferson City, MO 3.8% -0.2% 2,896 -184
Joplin, MO 3.9% -0.1% 3,492 -78
Kansas City, MO 4.3% -0.2% 48,705 -1,680
St Joseph, MO 4.0% -0.3% 2,696 -166
St Louis, MO 4.7% -0.3% 69,870 -3,887
Springfield, MO 3.9% -0.3% 9,270 -527
Billings, MT 3.3% 0.0% 2,953 49
Great Falls, MT 4.1% -0.1% 1,568 -61
Missoula, MT 3.8% 0.0% 2,368 19
Lincoln, NE 2.5% 0.0% 4,512 92
Omaha, NE 3.2% 0.0% 15,163 -91
Carson City, NV 6.8% -0.3% 1,708 -76
Las Vegas, NV 6.3% -0.2% 65,756 -2,328
Reno, NV 5.8% -0.3% 13,281 -686
Manchester, NH 3.1% -0.1% 3,520 -227
Portsmouth, NH 2.7% -0.1% 1,953 -86
Atlantic City, NJ 7.4% -0.8% 9,622 -994
Ocean City, NJ 9.8% -0.8% 4,736 -439
Trenton, NJ 4.2% -0.4% 8,490 -660
Vineland, NJ 7.7% -0.9% 5,165 -529
Albuquerque, NM 6.1% -0.1% 25,283 -469
Farmington, NM 7.8% 0.2% 4,325 119
Las Cruces, NM 7.5% -0.2% 6,857 -179
Santa Fe, NM 5.5% -0.2% 3,873 -120
Albany, NY 4.2% -0.2% 19,090 -701
Binghamton, NY 5.5% -0.2% 6,102 -187
Buffalo, NY 5.1% -0.2% 28,426 -1,211
Elmira, NY 5.6% -0.1% 2,144 -54
Glens Falls, NY 5.0% -0.1% 3,073 -62
Ithaca, NY 3.8% -0.2% 2,073 -83
Kingston, NY 4.6% -0.1% 4,061 -104
New York, NY 4.8% -0.1% 488,287 -7,518
Rochester, NY 4.8% -0.1% 25,424 -744
Syracuse, NY 5.0% -0.2% 15,757 -544
Utica, NY 5.1% -0.2% 6,776 -285
Asheville, NC 4.5% -0.1% 9,898 -191
Burlington, NC 5.2% 0.0% 4,078 -37
Charlotte, NC 5.2% -0.1% 64,857 -847
Durham, NC 4.9% 0.0% 13,991 -32
Fayetteville, NC 7.3% -0.1% 10,609 -133
Goldsboro, NC 6.1% 0.1% 3,239 1
Greensboro, NC 5.7% -0.1% 21,172 -274
Greenville, NC 6.1% 0.0% 5,361 3
Hickory, NC 5.5% -0.1% 9,155 -139
Jacksonville, NC 6.0% 0.0% 3,885 4
Raleigh, NC 4.7% -0.1% 31,130 -112
Rocky Mount, NC 7.8% -0.1% 5,178 -175
Wilmington, NC 5.5% -0.1% 7,495 -130
Winston, NC 5.2% -0.1% 16,912 -257
Bismarck, ND 2.5% 0.1% 1,685 57
Fargo, ND 2.4% 0.0% 3,146 1
Grand Forks, ND 2.9% 0.0% 1,628 17
Akron, OH 5.0% 0.1% 17,841 147
Canton, OH 5.5% -0.1% 11,102 -146
Cincinnati, OH 4.6% 0.2% 49,385 1,966
Cleveland, OH 4.4% 0.0% 45,417 -585
Columbus, OH 4.2% 0.1% 43,890 1,302
Dayton, OH 4.9% 0.1% 18,708 417
Lima, OH 4.8% 0.0% 2,381 -12
Mansfield, OH 5.6% 0.2% 2,995 80
Springfield, OH 5.0% 0.1% 3,261 57
Toledo, OH 5.0% 0.0% 15,095 344
Youngstown, OH 6.7% 0.9% 17,045 2,402
Lawton, OK 4.0% -0.3% 2,102 -135
Oklahoma City, OK 3.5% -0.2% 23,746 -1,113
Tulsa, OK 4.2% -0.2% 19,869 -1,172
Bend, OR 5.6% -0.2% 4,673 -172
Corvallis, OR 4.4% 0.1% 1,958 45
Eugene, OR 5.6% -0.2% 9,640 -304
Medford, OR 6.5% -0.3% 6,409 -337
Portland, OR 4.9% -0.2% 60,989 -1,424
Salem, OR 5.7% -0.2% 10,735 -242
Allentown, PA 4.6% -0.3% 19,329 -1,362
Altoona, PA 4.4% -0.4% 2,675 -212
Erie, PA 4.9% -0.4% 6,698 -452
Harrisburg, PA 3.6% -0.3% 10,782 -658
Johnstown, PA 5.8% -0.2% 3,592 -141
Lancaster, PA 3.6% -0.2% 9,833 -533
Lebanon, PA 3.9% -0.3% 2,731 -152
Philadelphia, PA 4.7% -0.3% 142,525 -9,234
Pittsburgh, PA 4.8% -0.2% 58,957 -2,731
Reading, PA 4.2% -0.3% 8,942 -505
Scranton, PA 5.1% -0.4% 14,508 -1,082
State College, PA 3.6% -0.1% 2,781 -84
Williamsport, PA 5.6% -0.4% 3,387 -195
York, PA 3.9% -0.3% 9,032 -611
Providence, RI 5.4% 0.0% 36,550 161
Charleston, SC 4.7% 0.0% 17,002 -16
Columbia, SC 5.2% 0.0% 20,453 -212
Florence, SC 6.4% -0.2% 6,033 -161
Greenville, SC 4.8% -0.1% 20,045 -4
Myrtle Beach, SC 6.4% -0.2% 11,940 -347
Spartanburg, SC 5.4% -0.1% 8,207 -86
Sumter, SC 6.6% 0.0% 2,895 -26
Rapid City, SD 3.1% 0.1% 2,220 75
Sioux Falls, SD 2.5% 0.2% 3,731 294
Chattanooga, TN 5.4% 0.0% 13,680 168
Clarksville, TN 6.0% 0.1% 6,612 133
Cleveland, TN 5.7% 0.1% 3,150 73
Jackson, TN 6.0% -0.1% 3,760 -25
Johnson City, TN 6.1% 0.0% 5,447 -19
Kingsport, TN 5.5% -0.1% 7,718 -107
Knoxville, TN 5.2% -0.1% 21,671 15
Memphis, TN 6.2% -0.1% 38,700 210
Morristown, TN 6.3% 0.0% 3,160 -3
Nashville, TN 4.6% 0.0% 42,844 -242
Abilene, TX 4.0% 0.0% 2,986 -54
Amarillo, TX 3.2% -0.1% 4,163 -57
Austin, TX 3.4% 0.0% 35,682 -599
Beaumont, TX 6.6% -0.3% 12,092 -433
Brownsville, TX 7.1% -0.1% 11,619 -177
College Station, TX 3.7% 0.0% 4,339 -22
Corpus Christi, TX 5.5% 0.0% 11,714 69
Dallas, TX 4.0% -0.1% 144,887 -2,807
El Paso, TX 5.3% -0.1% 17,876 -476
Houston, TX 4.9% -0.1% 160,042 -1,877
Killeen, TX 4.7% -0.1% 7,823 -162
Laredo, TX 5.0% -0.1% 5,614 -167
Longview, TX 5.2% 0.0% 5,511 25
Lubbock, TX 3.6% 0.0% 5,478 -56
McAllen, TX 8.0% -0.1% 26,566 -342
Midland, TX 3.8% 0.1% 3,659 36
Odessa, TX 5.1% 0.0% 4,447 22
San Angelo, TX 4.4% 0.0% 2,432 1
San Antonio, TX 3.8% -0.1% 42,299 -632
Sherman, TX 4.1% 0.0% 2,480 3
Texarkana, TX 5.0% -0.1% 3,136 -73
Tyler, TX 4.7% 0.1% 4,749 108
Victoria, TX 4.4% -0.1% 2,246 -44
Waco, TX 4.2% -0.1% 4,891 -90
Wichita Falls, TX 4.7% 0.0% 2,947 -32
Logan, UT 3.1% 0.0% 2,046 -1
Ogden, UT 3.5% -0.1% 10,627 -382
Provo, UT 3.0% -0.2% 8,260 -491
St George, UT 3.8% -0.2% 2,365 -151
Salt Lake City, UT 3.2% -0.1% 19,831 -720
Burlington, VT 2.5% -0.2% 3,186 -262
Blacksburg, VA 4.3% -0.1% 3,976 -89
Charlottesville, VA 3.7% -0.1% 4,335 -19
Harrisonburg, VA 4.3% 0.0% 2,770 8
Lynchburg, VA 4.6% -0.1% 5,654 -109
Richmond, VA 4.4% -0.1% 28,396 -654
Roanoke, VA 4.1% -0.1% 6,433 -194
Virginia Beach, VA 4.7% -0.1% 39,492 -445
Winchester, VA 3.9% -0.1% 2,736 -37
Bellingham, WA 5.8% 0.2% 6,047 282
Bremerton, WA 5.5% 0.2% 6,232 294
Kennewick, WA 6.6% 0.1% 8,549 211
Longview, WA 7.3% 0.2% 3,235 96
Mount Vernon, WA 6.6% 0.2% 3,723 133
Olympia, WA 5.8% 0.2% 7,272 304
Seattle, WA 5.1% 0.3% 101,720 6,927
Spokane, WA 6.3% 0.2% 15,944 680
Wenatchee, WA 5.6% 0.0% 3,493 -1
Yakima, WA 7.9% 0.0% 9,722 153
Charleston, WV 6.2% 0.2% 6,097 109
Huntington, WV 6.1% 0.2% 9,112 469
Morgantown, WV 4.9% -0.1% 3,194 -5
Parkersburg, WV 6.1% -0.1% 2,479 -14
Wheeling, WV 6.6% 0.2% 4,415 148
Appleton, WI 3.8% 0.0% 5,069 79
Eau Claire, WI 4.3% 0.1% 3,927 50
Fond du Lac, WI 4.0% 0.0% 2,308 -9
Green Bay, WI 4.2% 0.1% 7,275 121
Janesville, WI 4.8% 0.1% 4,076 88
La Crosse, WI 3.9% 0.0% 3,061 77
Madison, WI 3.4% 0.1% 12,843 197
Milwaukee, WI 4.9% 0.1% 40,507 720
Oshkosh, WI 4.2% 0.1% 3,896 97
Racine, WI 5.5% -0.1% 5,423 -101
Sheboygan, WI 3.7% 0.1% 2,332 68
Wausau, WI 4.1% 0.1% 3,019 49
Casper, WY 5.4% 0.2% 2,276 56
Cheyenne, WY 3.8% 0.0% 1,861 -4