Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The August 2014 unemployment rate and total unemployed for 369 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 August 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
August 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 7.5% -0.1% 3,637 -78
Auburn, AL 5.4% 0.0% 3,785 -14
Birmingham, AL 5.9% -0.1% 30,964 -549
Decatur, AL 7.1% -0.1% 4,998 -50
Dothan, AL 7.0% 0.0% 4,325 -12
Florence, AL 7.4% 0.0% 5,136 -20
Gadsden, AL 6.7% -0.2% 3,009 -92
Huntsville, AL 5.9% -0.1% 12,514 -173
Mobile, AL 7.7% -0.1% 13,888 -264
Montgomery, AL 7.0% -0.1% 11,516 -179
Tuscaloosa, AL 6.2% -0.1% 6,435 -100
Anchorage, AK 5.6% 0.1% 11,356 305
Fairbanks, AK 5.9% 0.2% 2,702 90
Flagstaff, AZ 7.2% 0.0% 5,058 -39
Lake Havasu City, AZ 8.0% -0.1% 6,715 -109
Phoenix, AZ 5.9% -0.1% 122,473 -1,259
Prescott, AZ 6.4% -0.1% 5,832 -89
Tucson, AZ 6.1% -0.1% 27,776 -396
Yuma, AZ 25.1% -0.3% 21,659 -378
Fayetteville, AR 4.7% 0.0% 10,851 -76
Fort Smith, AR 6.2% -0.1% 7,754 -150
Hot Springs, AR 6.4% 0.0% 2,576 18
Jonesboro, AR 5.6% 0.0% 3,336 5
Little Rock, AR 5.6% 0.0% 18,625 -38
Pine Bluff, AR 8.3% -0.1% 3,295 -52
Bakersfield, CA 10.1% -0.2% 39,494 -702
Chico, CA 8.1% -0.1% 8,379 -100
El Centro, CA 23.3% -0.5% 18,847 -489
Fresno, CA 10.7% -0.2% 48,037 -759
Hanford, CA 11.7% -0.1% 6,884 -53
Los Angeles, CA 7.2% -0.1% 475,222 -5,291
Madera, CA 9.6% -0.1% 6,612 -61
Merced, CA 12.7% -0.2% 14,292 -224
Modesto, CA 10.9% -0.2% 25,682 -441
Napa, CA 4.9% -0.1% 3,888 -47
Oxnard, CA 6.3% -0.1% 27,006 -518
Redding, CA 8.9% -0.1% 7,020 -91
Riverside, CA 8.1% -0.2% 147,858 -2,545
Sacramento, CA 6.8% -0.1% 71,146 -857
Salinas, CA 8.7% -0.2% 19,081 -402
San Diego, CA 5.9% -0.1% 93,880 -1,778
San Francisco, CA 5.1% 0.0% 120,336 -1,307
San Jose, CA 5.4% 0.0% 51,445 -441
San Luis Obispo, CA 5.3% 0.0% 7,498 16
Santa Barbara, CA 5.6% -0.1% 12,414 -84
Santa Cruz, CA 7.8% -0.1% 11,729 -111
Santa Rosa, CA 5.2% 0.0% 13,569 -144
Stockton, CA 10.7% -0.2% 31,550 -542
Vallejo, CA 6.6% -0.2% 14,375 -250
Visalia, CA 12.4% -0.3% 25,127 -506
Yuba City, CA 12.8% -0.3% 8,593 -119
Boulder, CO 3.8% -0.2% 7,159 -333
Colorado Springs, CO 6.2% -0.3% 19,440 -947
Denver, CO 4.9% -0.2% 71,868 -3,263
Fort Collins, CO 4.1% -0.1% 7,551 -278
Grand Junction, CO 5.9% -0.4% 4,514 -305
Greeley, CO 5.0% -0.3% 6,649 -280
Pueblo, CO 7.2% -0.4% 5,359 -344
Bridgeport, CT 6.0% 0.0% 28,722 -364
Danbury, CT 5.0% -0.2% 4,651 -115
Hartford, CT 6.5% 0.0% 38,051 -397
New Haven, CT 6.6% -0.1% 20,873 -232
Norwich, CT 6.7% -0.1% 9,591 -103
Waterbury, CT 8.6% -0.1% 8,644 -77
Dover, DE 6.7% 0.2% 5,165 137
Washington, DC 5.2% 0.2% 168,808 6,042
Cape Coral, FL 5.9% 0.0% 17,973 32
Crestview, FL 4.7% 0.1% 4,773 65
Deltona, FL 6.1% 0.0% 15,497 7
Gainesville, FL 5.0% 0.1% 7,122 97
Jacksonville, FL 6.0% 0.1% 43,170 147
Lakeland, FL 7.0% 0.0% 19,365 63
Miami, FL 6.0% 0.0% 181,626 -976
Naples, FL 5.6% -0.1% 8,965 -113
North Port, FL 5.9% 0.0% 18,987 42
Ocala, FL 7.2% 0.1% 9,439 87
Orlando, FL 5.8% 0.0% 69,658 299
Palm Bay, FL 6.6% 0.0% 17,480 -53
Palm Coast, FL 8.7% 0.0% 3,120 0
Panama City, FL 6.1% 0.0% 5,573 24
Pensacola, FL 6.1% 0.0% 12,995 -55
Port St Lucie, FL 7.1% -0.1% 13,892 -227
Punta Gorda, FL 6.1% 0.0% 4,473 38
Sebastian, FL 7.3% -0.1% 4,596 -71
Tallahassee, FL 5.5% 0.0% 10,684 133
Tampa, FL 6.3% 0.0% 85,032 71
Albany, GA 8.7% 0.3% 6,177 164
Athens, GA 5.9% 0.2% 6,692 206
Atlanta, GA 7.5% 0.1% 207,092 4,419
Augusta, GA 7.5% 0.3% 19,750 794
Brunswick, GA 8.8% 0.2% 4,263 89
Columbus, GA 8.5% 0.2% 11,050 236
Dalton, GA 10.1% 0.7% 5,869 424
Gainesville, GA 6.6% 0.3% 6,062 207
Hinesville, GA 8.6% 0.2% 2,816 62
Macon, GA 8.1% 0.2% 8,975 250
Rome, GA 8.3% 0.2% 3,901 63
Savannah, GA 7.2% 0.2% 13,190 353
Valdosta, GA 8.0% 0.3% 5,252 167
Warner Robins, GA 7.3% 0.3% 4,972 157
Honolulu, HI 3.9% -0.1% 18,324 -498
Boise City, ID 4.4% -0.1% 13,816 -386
Coeur dAlene, ID 5.3% 0.0% 3,845 -24
Idaho Falls, ID 4.0% -0.1% 2,550 -49
Lewiston, ID 4.5% -0.1% 1,273 -43
Pocatello, ID 4.7% 0.0% 2,021 -25
Bloomington, IL 6.0% -0.1% 5,288 -110
Champaign, IL 6.5% -0.1% 7,502 -58
Chicago, IL 6.3% -0.3% 303,932 -15,083
Danville, IL 9.2% -0.1% 3,222 -63
Davenport, IL 6.5% 0.0% 13,053 -126
Decatur, IL 8.9% -0.3% 4,577 -156
Kankakee, IL 8.8% -0.1% 4,820 -87
Peoria, IL 7.4% -0.1% 14,251 -312
Rockford, IL 9.2% -0.1% 14,950 -231
Springfield, IL 6.2% 0.0% 7,014 -43
Anderson, IN 6.6% -0.3% 3,996 -184
Bloomington, IN 5.6% 0.0% 5,328 -36
Columbus, IN 4.2% -0.1% 1,792 -18
Elkhart, IN 5.3% -0.2% 5,148 -153
Evansville, IN 5.2% -0.1% 9,328 -341
Fort Wayne, IN 5.4% -0.2% 11,405 -389
Indianapolis, IN 5.2% -0.1% 48,878 -1,465
Kokomo, IN 6.0% -0.3% 2,668 -104
Lafayette, IN 5.0% -0.2% 5,020 -174
Michigan City, IN 7.3% -0.2% 3,550 -71
Muncie, IN 6.6% -0.3% 3,627 -133
South Bend, IN 6.4% -0.2% 9,649 -351
Terre Haute, IN 7.3% -0.2% 5,663 -209
Ames, IA 3.0% -0.1% 1,545 -33
Cedar Rapids, IA 4.5% -0.1% 6,629 -158
Des Moines, IA 4.1% -0.1% 13,614 -226
Dubuque, IA 4.0% -0.1% 2,259 -60
Iowa City, IA 3.1% -0.1% 3,028 -96
Sioux City, IA 4.5% 0.0% 3,575 8
Waterloo, IA 4.6% 0.2% 4,511 288
Lawrence, KS 4.2% -0.1% 2,655 -43
Topeka, KS 5.0% -0.1% 6,028 -173
Wichita, KS 5.5% -0.1% 16,695 -281
Bowling Green, KY 6.1% -0.3% 4,006 -273
Elizabethtown, KY 6.4% -0.4% 3,580 -255
Lexington, KY 5.9% -0.4% 14,106 -1,133
Louisville, KY 6.4% -0.4% 40,748 -2,643
Owensboro, KY 5.9% -0.4% 3,393 -264
Alexandria, LA 5.9% 0.3% 3,977 274
Baton Rouge, LA 5.2% 0.3% 21,003 1,316
Houma, LA 3.9% 0.3% 4,353 337
Lafayette, LA 4.4% 0.3% 6,396 438
Lake Charles, LA 5.1% 0.4% 5,054 379
Monroe, LA 5.9% 0.3% 4,937 313
New Orleans, LA 5.4% 0.3% 30,412 1,643
Shreveport, LA 6.0% 0.3% 10,877 699
Bangor, ME 5.3% 0.0% 3,885 51
Lewiston, ME 5.1% 0.1% 2,985 46
Portland, ME 4.4% 0.2% 9,277 278
Baltimore, MD 6.4% 0.2% 94,765 3,472
Cumberland, MD 7.0% 0.2% 3,449 69
Hagerstown, MD 6.8% 0.2% 8,399 217
Salisbury, MD 8.0% 0.2% 4,991 143
Barnstable Town, MA 6.1% 0.1% 8,260 199
Boston, MA 5.1% 0.1% 133,014 3,678
Leominster, MA 7.5% 0.2% 5,293 108
New Bedford, MA 8.7% 0.2% 7,604 171
Pittsfield, MA 6.1% 0.1% 2,322 43
Springfield, MA 6.7% 0.1% 23,032 416
Worcester, MA 6.1% 0.1% 18,128 457
Ann Arbor, MI 4.6% -0.4% 8,646 -635
Battle Creek, MI 5.8% -0.4% 3,827 -237
Bay City, MI 7.1% -0.4% 3,699 -242
Detroit, MI 8.4% -0.3% 168,161 -6,477
Flint, MI 7.4% -0.5% 13,852 -837
Grand Rapids, MI 5.0% -0.3% 21,160 -1,147
Holland, MI 5.0% -0.3% 6,841 -425
Jackson, MI 6.7% -0.4% 4,710 -341
Kalamazoo, MI 5.8% -0.4% 9,406 -651
Lansing, MI 5.8% -0.4% 13,954 -880
Monroe, MI 6.3% -0.3% 4,560 -207
Muskegon, MI 6.6% -0.4% 5,569 -332
Niles, MI 6.6% -0.4% 4,775 -316
Saginaw, MI 7.1% -0.4% 6,541 -382
Duluth, MN 5.3% -0.3% 7,677 -446
Minneapolis, MN 4.0% -0.2% 75,081 -3,659
Rochester, MN 3.6% -0.2% 3,851 -197
St Cloud, MN 4.2% -0.2% 4,556 -252
Gulfport, MS 7.2% -0.1% 7,847 -213
Hattiesburg, MS 6.6% 0.0% 4,168 -92
Jackson, MS 6.1% -0.1% 15,443 -438
Pascagoula, MS 8.0% -0.2% 5,611 -99
Columbia, MO 4.2% -0.2% 4,196 -140
Jefferson City, MO 5.3% -0.1% 3,987 -132
Joplin, MO 5.1% -0.3% 4,457 -163
Kansas City, MO 6.0% -0.2% 62,132 -2,278
St Joseph, MO 4.9% -0.3% 3,583 -136
St Louis, MO 6.6% -0.2% 93,330 -3,288
Springfield, MO 5.1% -0.2% 11,285 -419
Billings, MT 3.5% 0.1% 3,124 7
Great Falls, MT 4.0% 0.0% 1,632 -12
Missoula, MT 4.3% 0.0% 2,612 -17
Lincoln, NE 3.1% 0.0% 5,522 25
Omaha, NE 3.9% 0.0% 18,156 -149
Carson City, NV 7.8% -0.2% 2,057 -49
Las Vegas, NV 7.4% -0.3% 73,475 -2,773
Reno, NV 7.0% -0.2% 15,612 -390
Manchester, NH 4.1% -0.1% 4,465 -133
Portsmouth, NH 3.8% 0.0% 1,746 6
Rochester, NH 4.1% 0.0% 3,431 -51
Atlantic City, NJ 10.0% -0.1% 12,646 -221
Ocean City, NJ 9.6% -0.2% 5,412 -146
Trenton, NJ 5.2% 0.0% 10,894 -13
Vineland, NJ 9.8% -0.1% 6,506 -62
Albuquerque, NM 6.8% 0.0% 26,471 102
Farmington, NM 6.5% 0.1% 3,475 -3
Las Cruces, NM 7.1% 0.0% 6,635 -8
Santa Fe, NM 5.3% 0.1% 3,861 44
Albany, NY 5.2% 0.0% 22,620 -76
Binghamton, NY 6.6% 0.0% 7,397 2
Buffalo, NY 6.2% 0.0% 35,014 364
Elmira, NY 6.4% 0.0% 2,437 6
Glens Falls, NY 6.1% -0.1% 3,959 -39
Ithaca, NY 4.0% 0.0% 2,305 -13
Kingston, NY 6.1% -0.1% 5,177 -27
New York, NY 6.4% -0.2% 611,631 -20,322
Poughkeepsie, NY 5.6% 0.1% 17,408 52
Rochester, NY 5.9% 0.0% 30,179 17
Syracuse, NY 6.2% 0.0% 19,094 -66
Utica, NY 6.5% 0.1% 8,496 50
Asheville, NC 5.1% 0.1% 11,009 295
Burlington, NC 6.5% 0.2% 4,652 140
Charlotte, NC 6.5% 0.2% 60,292 1,533
Durham, NC 5.1% 0.1% 13,965 348
Fayetteville, NC 7.5% 0.0% 12,150 79
Goldsboro, NC 6.5% 0.2% 3,516 74
Greensboro, NC 6.8% 0.2% 24,783 473
Greenville, NC 6.7% 0.2% 6,457 147
Hickory, NC 7.1% 0.2% 11,622 305
Jacksonville, NC 6.7% 0.2% 4,491 113
Raleigh, NC 5.2% 0.1% 32,461 822
Rocky Mount, NC 9.5% 0.2% 6,133 86
Wilmington, NC 6.6% 0.1% 12,205 211
Winston, NC 6.0% 0.1% 14,356 241
Bismarck, ND 2.5% -0.1% 1,598 -38
Fargo, ND 2.7% -0.1% 3,392 -88
Grand Forks, ND 3.4% -0.1% 1,801 -88
Akron, OH 5.2% 0.0% 19,051 -131
Canton, OH 5.4% 0.0% 10,679 -75
Cincinnati, OH 5.1% -0.1% 55,521 -1,316
Cleveland, OH 6.9% 0.0% 72,886 234
Columbus, OH 4.4% 0.0% 43,332 -470
Dayton, OH 5.5% 0.0% 21,500 -232
Lima, OH 5.4% 0.0% 2,582 -34
Mansfield, OH 6.0% 0.0% 3,328 5
Sandusky, OH 5.6% 0.0% 2,263 -8
Springfield, OH 5.1% -0.1% 3,500 -53
Steubenville, OH 7.5% -0.1% 3,966 -57
Toledo, OH 5.8% 0.1% 18,160 62
Youngstown, OH 6.1% -0.1% 15,852 -233
Lawton, OK 5.5% 0.0% 2,555 -6
Oklahoma City, OK 4.3% -0.1% 25,981 -362
Tulsa, OK 4.7% 0.0% 20,932 -213
Bend, OR 8.2% 0.1% 6,308 80
Corvallis, OR 5.5% 0.2% 2,396 112
Eugene, OR 6.9% 0.2% 12,047 393
Medford, OR 8.6% 0.1% 8,318 198
Portland, OR 6.2% 0.1% 74,303 1,606
Salem, OR 7.2% 0.1% 13,852 454
Allentown, PA 5.9% 0.0% 25,363 210
Altoona, PA 5.1% 0.0% 3,280 34
Erie, PA 5.9% 0.1% 8,094 35
Harrisburg, PA 4.8% 0.0% 13,789 -11
Johnstown, PA 6.5% 0.0% 4,286 -3
Lancaster, PA 4.6% 0.0% 12,266 166
Lebanon, PA 4.7% 0.1% 3,437 25
Philadelphia, PA 6.0% 0.0% 180,056 1,278
Pittsburgh, PA 5.3% 0.0% 65,622 334
Reading, PA 5.6% 0.1% 11,110 93
Scranton, PA 6.8% 0.0% 18,732 60
State College, PA 4.2% 0.1% 3,221 104
Williamsport, PA 5.7% 0.1% 3,553 32
York, PA 5.4% 0.0% 12,128 151
Providence, RI 7.5% -0.1% 52,199 -361
Anderson, SC 5.6% 0.5% 4,947 449
Charleston, SC 5.3% 0.5% 17,588 1,553
Columbia, SC 5.6% 0.4% 20,954 1,758
Florence, SC 7.1% 0.6% 6,613 567
Greenville, SC 5.3% 0.5% 16,751 1,582
Myrtle Beach, SC 6.8% 0.5% 9,053 723
Spartanburg, SC 5.8% 0.5% 8,045 717
Sumter, SC 7.0% 0.6% 3,085 284
Rapid City, SD 3.5% -0.1% 2,340 -76
Sioux Falls, SD 3.0% -0.1% 4,140 -118
Chattanooga, TN 6.8% 0.1% 17,454 391
Clarksville, TN 7.9% 0.0% 8,974 -49
Cleveland, TN 6.6% 0.1% 3,788 74
Jackson, TN 7.3% 0.2% 4,036 72
Johnson City, TN 7.0% 0.2% 6,584 141
Kingsport, TN 6.9% 0.2% 9,804 236
Knoxville, TN 6.0% 0.1% 21,635 379
Memphis, TN 8.2% 0.1% 48,373 575
Morristown, TN 7.9% 0.2% 4,731 120
Nashville, TN 5.7% 0.1% 48,409 949
Abilene, TX 4.0% 0.0% 3,350 24
Amarillo, TX 3.6% 0.0% 4,837 34
Austin, TX 4.2% 0.1% 43,206 811
Beaumont, TX 7.8% 0.2% 14,077 233
Brownsville, TX 8.4% 0.0% 13,905 150
College Station, TX 4.1% 0.1% 4,949 93
Corpus Christi, TX 4.9% 0.1% 10,832 159
Dallas, TX 5.1% 0.1% 176,497 2,899
El Paso, TX 7.2% 0.1% 23,440 442
Houston, TX 5.0% 0.0% 160,043 2,600
Killeen, TX 5.9% 0.1% 10,103 99
Laredo, TX 5.7% 0.1% 5,762 105
Longview, TX 4.4% 0.0% 5,109 13
Lubbock, TX 3.9% 0.1% 5,837 74
McAllen, TX 9.1% 0.1% 28,934 293
Midland, TX 2.5% 0.0% 2,509 38
Odessa, TX 3.1% 0.0% 2,691 10
San Angelo, TX 3.9% 0.0% 2,241 12
San Antonio, TX 4.7% 0.1% 49,350 433
Sherman, TX 5.1% 0.1% 2,950 41
Texarkana, TX 6.1% 0.0% 3,731 -13
Tyler, TX 5.1% -0.1% 5,206 -122
Victoria, TX 4.1% 0.0% 2,648 40
Waco, TX 5.1% 0.1% 5,879 88
Wichita Falls, TX 5.0% 0.1% 3,519 78
Logan, UT 2.7% -0.1% 1,918 -45
Ogden, UT 3.6% -0.1% 9,797 -269
Provo, UT 3.3% -0.1% 8,316 -324
St George, UT 3.9% 0.0% 2,426 -39
Salt Lake City, UT 3.3% -0.1% 21,268 -663
Burlington, VT 3.2% 0.2% 3,754 228
Blacksburg, VA 5.6% 0.0% 4,764 41
Charlottesville, VA 4.6% 0.2% 5,081 144
Danville, VA 7.5% 0.1% 3,745 35
Harrisonburg, VA 5.1% 0.1% 3,470 61
Lynchburg, VA 6.2% 0.2% 7,388 165
Richmond, VA 5.7% 0.2% 38,999 866
Roanoke, VA 5.6% 0.2% 8,843 294
Virginia Beach, VA 5.8% 0.1% 48,580 826
Winchester, VA 4.9% 0.1% 3,423 29
Bellingham, WA 5.2% -0.2% 5,365 -169
Bremerton, WA 5.2% -0.1% 6,022 -68
Kennewick, WA 6.4% -0.2% 8,282 -159
Longview, WA 7.3% -0.2% 3,009 -85
Mount Vernon, WA 6.3% -0.1% 3,488 -37
Olympia, WA 5.4% -0.1% 6,747 -121
Seattle, WA 5.0% 0.0% 96,924 341
Spokane, WA 6.0% 0.0% 13,194 -139
Wenatchee, WA 5.5% -0.1% 3,358 -51
Yakima, WA 7.2% -0.2% 8,923 -167
Charleston, WV 5.9% 0.2% 7,996 193
Huntington, WV 6.1% 0.0% 7,640 -109
Morgantown, WV 4.3% 0.1% 2,978 89
Parkersburg, WV 5.6% 0.2% 4,203 131
Wheeling, WV 6.1% -0.1% 4,180 -89
Appleton, WI 4.9% -0.2% 6,131 -202
Eau Claire, WI 5.0% -0.1% 4,541 -96
Fond du Lac, WI 5.2% -0.2% 2,929 -95
Green Bay, WI 5.1% -0.1% 8,730 -246
Janesville, WI 6.5% -0.2% 5,272 -167
La Crosse, WI 4.3% -0.3% 3,370 -179
Madison, WI 3.8% -0.2% 13,627 -495
Milwaukee, WI 6.0% -0.2% 48,235 -1,411
Oshkosh, WI 5.1% -0.1% 4,849 -135
Racine, WI 7.1% -0.2% 6,942 -216
Sheboygan, WI 4.7% -0.1% 2,926 -88
Wausau, WI 5.3% -0.2% 3,819 -112
Casper, WY 4.1% 0.1% 1,874 34
Cheyenne, WY 4.9% 0.1% 2,296 55