Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The November 2017 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 November 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
November 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 4.2% 0.2% 1,917 91
Auburn, AL 3.3% 0.2% 2,484 173
Birmingham, AL 3.6% 0.3% 18,845 1,424
Daphne, AL 3.5% 0.3% 3,260 274
Decatur, AL 3.7% 0.2% 2,563 147
Dothan, AL 3.9% 0.3% 2,409 166
Florence, AL 4.2% 0.2% 2,765 133
Gadsden, AL 3.8% 0.1% 1,675 68
Huntsville, AL 3.4% 0.3% 7,426 624
Mobile, AL 4.6% 0.3% 8,429 685
Montgomery, AL 3.6% 0.2% 6,172 362
Tuscaloosa, AL 3.6% 0.2% 4,122 288
Anchorage, AK 6.6% 0.0% 13,428 -59
Fairbanks, AK 6.4% -0.1% 2,985 -25
Flagstaff, AZ 4.6% 0.0% 3,463 -24
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.3% 0.2% 4,343 139
Phoenix, AZ 3.9% 0.1% 90,374 3,840
Prescott, AZ 4.2% 0.2% 4,189 129
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.1% 0.1% 2,627 57
Tucson, AZ 4.2% 0.2% 19,729 795
Yuma, AZ 17.2% -0.2% 17,078 -304
Fayetteville, AR 2.8% 0.1% 7,675 278
Fort Smith, AR 4.1% -0.1% 5,073 -45
Hot Springs, AR 3.8% 0.0% 1,576 -4
Jonesboro, AR 3.3% 0.0% 2,136 6
Little Rock, AR 3.4% 0.1% 12,197 239
Pine Bluff, AR 5.1% 0.1% 1,824 15
Bakersfield, CA 8.3% -0.6% 32,083 -2,464
Chico, CA 5.2% -0.4% 5,366 -495
El Centro, CA 20.9% -1.5% 15,673 -1,490
Fresno, CA 7.8% -0.6% 35,106 -2,695
Hanford, CA 8.1% -0.7% 4,602 -386
Los Angeles, CA 4.0% -0.2% 269,721 -14,468
Madera, CA 7.1% -0.6% 4,414 -394
Merced, CA 8.7% -0.6% 9,948 -641
Modesto, CA 6.7% -0.5% 16,455 -1,335
Napa, CA 3.2% -0.7% 2,388 -533
Oxnard, CA 3.9% -0.4% 16,696 -1,874
Redding, CA 5.3% -0.5% 4,022 -405
Riverside, CA 4.4% -0.4% 88,741 -8,312
Sacramento, CA 3.9% -0.4% 42,498 -4,397
Salinas, CA 6.5% 0.0% 14,297 -104
San Diego, CA 3.4% -0.4% 54,251 -5,471
San Francisco, CA 2.8% -0.4% 71,991 -10,048
San Jose, CA 2.7% -0.4% 29,397 -3,592
San Luis Obispo, CA 3.1% -0.4% 4,360 -570
Santa Cruz, CA 5.8% -0.2% 8,391 -257
Santa Maria, CA 3.9% -0.3% 8,612 -577
Santa Rosa, CA 3.0% -0.6% 7,889 -1,486
Stockton, CA 6.4% -0.5% 20,448 -1,568
Vallejo, CA 4.2% -0.5% 8,798 -930
Visalia, CA 9.6% -0.5% 19,792 -1,209
Yuba City, CA 7.6% -0.6% 5,596 -512
Boulder, CO 2.7% 0.2% 5,042 360
Colorado Springs, CO 3.5% 0.2% 12,003 660
Denver, CO 3.0% 0.2% 47,920 3,088
Fort Collins, CO 2.6% 0.2% 5,240 357
Grand Junction, CO 4.2% 0.2% 3,029 147
Greeley, CO 2.9% 0.2% 4,550 323
Pueblo, CO 4.7% 0.3% 3,524 239
Bridgeport, CT 4.8% 0.2% 22,370 933
Danbury, CT 4.0% 0.2% 4,280 159
Hartford, CT 4.9% 0.2% 30,718 1,534
New Haven, CT 4.8% 0.2% 15,853 680
Norwich, CT 4.6% 0.1% 6,521 91
Waterbury, CT 6.0% 0.3% 6,653 327
Dover, DE 4.9% 0.0% 3,761 -39
Salisbury, MD 5.4% 0.2% 10,114 427
Washington, DC 3.8% 0.1% 128,176 2,197
Cape Coral, FL 3.6% 0.3% 11,791 901
Crestview, FL 3.0% 0.1% 3,819 204
Deltona, FL 4.0% 0.3% 11,776 798
Gainesville, FL 3.4% 0.3% 4,880 374
Homosassa Springs, FL 5.4% 0.3% 2,524 140
Jacksonville, FL 3.6% 0.2% 27,326 1,675
Lakeland, FL 4.2% 0.4% 12,474 1,212
Miami, FL 4.2% 0.3% 130,774 9,098
Naples, FL 3.9% 0.5% 6,558 728
North Port, FL 3.4% 0.3% 12,527 1,087
Ocala, FL 4.4% 0.3% 5,948 416
Orlando, FL 3.4% 0.2% 44,449 2,995
Palm Bay, FL 3.8% 0.3% 10,145 696
Panama City, FL 3.4% 0.0% 3,262 -45
Pensacola, FL 3.7% 0.2% 8,154 458
Port St Lucie, FL 4.2% 0.5% 8,849 1,052
Punta Gorda, FL 4.0% 0.3% 2,876 219
Sebastian, FL 4.6% 0.6% 2,930 384
Sebring, FL 4.8% 0.4% 1,811 163
Tallahassee, FL 3.6% 0.2% 6,923 477
Tampa, FL 3.6% 0.3% 54,118 3,564
The Villages, FL 5.1% 0.2% 1,520 54
Albany, GA 5.3% 0.2% 3,608 159
Athens, GA 4.3% 0.2% 4,362 208
Atlanta, GA 4.3% 0.2% 131,295 5,333
Augusta, GA 4.7% 0.2% 12,694 583
Brunswick, GA 4.7% -0.3% 2,515 -165
Columbus, GA 5.2% 0.2% 6,523 263
Dalton, GA 5.2% 0.3% 3,307 182
Gainesville, GA 3.8% 0.3% 3,765 248
Hinesville, GA 4.9% 0.2% 1,646 88
Macon, GA 5.1% 0.2% 5,346 157
Rome, GA 5.0% 0.3% 2,181 101
Savannah, GA 4.2% 0.2% 7,744 271
Valdosta, GA 4.4% 0.2% 2,844 90
Warner Robins, GA 4.7% 0.0% 4,042 40
Kahului, HI 2.0% 0.0% 1,735 -5
Urban Honolulu, HI 1.8% 0.0% 8,762 47
Boise City, ID 2.9% 0.0% 10,220 68
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.7% 0.0% 2,765 45
Idaho Falls, ID 2.7% 0.0% 1,847 20
Lewiston, ID 3.2% 0.0% 1,027 17
Pocatello, ID 3.0% 0.2% 1,234 99
Bloomington, IL 4.1% 0.1% 3,921 64
Carbondale, IL 4.7% 0.0% 2,817 28
Champaign, IL 4.4% 0.2% 5,117 152
Chicago, IL 5.2% 0.0% 252,459 316
Danville, IL 6.3% 0.0% 2,096 -18
Davenport, IA 4.2% -0.1% 7,937 -74
Decatur, IL 5.4% 0.0% 2,638 34
Kankakee, IL 5.3% 0.0% 2,935 50
Peoria, IL 5.0% 0.1% 8,846 49
Rockford, IL 5.5% 0.1% 8,938 108
Springfield, IL 4.1% -0.1% 4,600 3
Bloomington, IN 4.0% 0.0% 3,082 -27
Columbus, IN 2.8% -0.2% 1,282 -65
Elkhart, IN 2.4% -0.1% 2,724 -17
Evansville, IN 3.4% -0.2% 5,456 -313
Fort Wayne, IN 3.4% -0.4% 7,154 -822
Indianapolis, IN 3.3% -0.3% 34,240 -2,959
Kokomo, IN 3.5% -0.1% 1,348 -42
Lafayette, IN 3.2% 0.0% 3,504 -7
Michigan City, IN 4.6% -0.3% 2,125 -129
Muncie, IN 4.6% -0.1% 2,468 -74
South Bend, IN 3.9% -0.2% 6,145 -307
Terre Haute, IN 4.6% -0.2% 3,505 -174
Ames, IA 1.9% 0.1% 1,091 70
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.3% 0.0% 4,667 35
Des Moines, IA 2.8% 0.1% 9,605 168
Dubuque, IA 2.9% 0.0% 1,581 15
Iowa City, IA 2.4% 0.1% 2,384 142
Sioux City, IA 2.9% 0.0% 2,613 -11
Waterloo, IA 3.1% -0.1% 2,740 -39
Lawrence, KS 3.1% 0.1% 2,054 107
Manhattan, KS 2.9% 0.1% 1,417 51
Topeka, KS 3.4% 0.2% 4,115 256
Wichita, KS 3.9% 0.2% 11,968 346
Bowling Green, KY 3.9% -0.6% 3,273 -462
Elizabethtown, KY 4.4% -0.2% 2,995 -129
Lexington, KY 3.6% -0.1% 9,844 -190
Louisville, KY 3.9% -0.2% 26,219 -871
Owensboro, KY 4.5% -0.1% 2,486 -24
Alexandria, LA 4.9% -0.2% 3,185 -90
Baton Rouge, LA 3.9% -0.1% 16,502 -83
Hammond, LA 4.9% -0.1% 2,680 -35
Houma, LA 4.7% -0.2% 4,134 -135
Lafayette, LA 4.9% -0.1% 10,190 -166
Lake Charles, LA 3.6% -0.1% 4,092 6
Monroe, LA 4.8% 0.0% 3,883 36
New Orleans, LA 4.3% 0.0% 25,643 -4
Shreveport, LA 5.1% -0.1% 9,429 -131
Bangor, ME 3.2% -0.3% 2,241 -255
Lewiston, ME 3.0% -0.2% 1,688 -164
Portland, ME 2.4% -0.2% 5,006 -421
Baltimore, MD 4.2% 0.3% 63,786 4,134
California, MD 4.1% 0.4% 2,282 197
Cumberland, MD 5.7% 0.3% 2,509 141
Hagerstown, MD 4.2% 0.2% 5,530 222
Barnstable Town, MA 4.4% 0.1% 5,554 125
Boston, MA 3.4% 0.0% 91,592 -882
Leominster, MA 4.4% 0.0% 3,361 -13
New Bedford, MA 5.6% 0.0% 4,773 -34
Pittsfield, MA 4.5% -0.1% 1,941 -27
Springfield, MA 4.4% -0.1% 16,381 -266
Worcester, MA 4.0% 0.0% 13,948 76
Ann Arbor, MI 3.6% 0.0% 7,035 48
Battle Creek, MI 5.1% 0.0% 3,285 3
Bay City, MI 5.5% -0.1% 2,843 -13
Detroit, MI 4.3% 0.4% 89,771 7,616
Flint, MI 6.2% -0.1% 11,279 -197
Grand Rapids, MI 3.9% -0.1% 22,284 -505
Jackson, MI 4.8% 0.1% 3,571 34
Kalamazoo, MI 4.5% 0.0% 7,657 50
Lansing, MI 4.4% -0.2% 10,856 -469
Midland, MI 4.7% 0.0% 1,911 4
Monroe, MI 4.8% -0.8% 3,705 -653
Muskegon, MI 5.7% 0.0% 4,397 -7
Niles, MI 5.1% 0.1% 3,774 75
Saginaw, MI 5.5% 0.0% 4,902 46
Duluth, MN 4.2% 0.0% 6,116 138
Mankato, MN 2.4% 0.0% 1,440 -35
Minneapolis, MN 2.8% 0.0% 55,779 -327
Rochester, MN 2.7% 0.0% 3,228 -2
St Cloud, MN 3.3% 0.0% 3,691 35
Gulfport, MS 4.9% 0.3% 8,088 477
Hattiesburg, MS 4.1% 0.2% 2,798 137
Jackson, MS 4.2% 0.2% 11,471 693
Cape Girardeau, MO 3.8% 0.6% 1,684 234
Columbia, MO 2.5% 0.4% 2,450 347
Jefferson City, MO 3.0% 0.3% 2,229 203
Joplin, MO 3.2% 0.5% 2,695 403
Kansas City, MO 3.7% 0.2% 41,322 1,344
St Joseph, MO 3.3% 0.3% 2,092 201
St Louis, MO 3.6% 0.3% 52,655 5,120
Springfield, MO 3.0% 0.5% 6,970 1,105
Billings, MT 3.6% 0.2% 3,181 156
Great Falls, MT 4.0% 0.3% 1,517 103
Missoula, MT 3.6% 0.0% 2,252 27
Grand Island, NE 2.8% 0.1% 1,193 34
Lincoln, NE 2.5% 0.1% 4,487 156
Omaha, NE 2.8% 0.0% 13,733 270
Carson City, NV 5.3% 0.0% 1,325 -6
Las Vegas, NV 5.2% 0.0% 56,811 954
Reno, NV 4.2% -0.1% 10,060 -41
Dover, NH 2.4% -0.1% 2,052 -65
Manchester, NH 2.5% -0.2% 2,965 -180
Portsmouth, NH 2.4% -0.2% 1,791 -131
Atlantic City, NJ 7.5% 0.2% 9,416 332
Ocean City, NJ 9.7% 0.7% 4,715 383
Trenton, NJ 4.6% 0.2% 9,082 220
Vineland, NJ 7.7% 0.3% 5,354 272
Albuquerque, NM 5.6% -0.1% 24,129 -276
Farmington, NM 6.9% -0.1% 3,615 -43
Las Cruces, NM 6.7% 0.0% 6,389 10
Santa Fe, NM 5.1% -0.1% 3,739 -68
Albany, NY 4.5% 0.1% 20,359 659
Binghamton, NY 5.7% 0.3% 6,220 339
Buffalo, NY 5.6% 0.3% 30,350 1,050
Elmira, NY 5.8% 0.1% 2,043 21
Glens Falls, NY 5.1% 0.1% 3,148 108
Ithaca, NY 4.5% 0.1% 2,331 89
Kingston, NY 4.8% 0.2% 4,269 206
New York, NY 4.6% -0.1% 463,855 -15,717
Rochester, NY 5.3% 0.3% 27,449 1,344
Syracuse, NY 5.3% 0.2% 16,483 675
Utica, NY 5.5% 0.2% 7,190 323
Watertown, NY 6.6% 0.4% 3,069 213
Asheville, NC 3.7% 0.2% 8,414 420
Burlington, NC 4.2% 0.2% 3,395 197
Charlotte, NC 4.2% 0.2% 55,177 3,187
Durham, NC 3.9% 0.2% 11,567 608
Fayetteville, NC 5.5% 0.4% 8,183 538
Goldsboro, NC 5.1% 0.2% 2,686 115
Greensboro, NC 4.7% 0.3% 17,440 1,040
Greenville, NC 4.9% 0.3% 4,327 315
Hickory, NC 4.3% 0.2% 7,361 236
Jacksonville, NC 4.9% 0.1% 3,136 58
New Bern, NC 4.6% 0.3% 2,391 166
Raleigh, NC 3.9% 0.3% 27,277 1,690
Rocky Mount, NC 6.7% 0.3% 4,382 176
Wilmington, NC 4.2% 0.2% 6,273 402
Winston, NC 4.3% 0.2% 14,043 834
Bismarck, ND 2.6% 0.1% 1,801 86
Fargo, ND 2.3% 0.1% 3,246 156
Grand Forks, ND 2.8% 0.1% 1,576 48
Akron, OH 4.9% -0.1% 17,398 -512
Canton, OH 5.1% -0.1% 10,054 -288
Cincinnati, OH 4.1% -0.2% 45,623 -2,121
Cleveland, OH 5.8% -0.4% 60,201 -3,898
Columbus, OH 3.9% -0.1% 41,480 -1,175
Dayton, OH 4.5% -0.1% 17,477 -531
Lima, OH 4.6% -0.2% 2,212 -97
Mansfield, OH 5.2% -0.1% 2,749 -58
Springfield, OH 4.6% -0.2% 2,948 -70
Toledo, OH 5.0% -0.5% 15,384 -1,192
Weirton, WV 6.6% 0.1% 3,337 70
Youngstown, OH 6.0% -0.5% 14,822 -1,053
Lawton, OK 4.1% -0.3% 2,181 -159
Oklahoma City, OK 3.5% -0.2% 23,741 -1,373
Tulsa, OK 4.1% -0.3% 19,774 -1,477
Albany, OR 4.4% -0.4% 2,635 -218
Bend, OR 4.1% -0.1% 3,876 -130
Corvallis, OR 3.2% -0.1% 1,539 -79
Eugene, OR 4.3% -0.3% 8,118 -503
Grants Pass, OR 5.4% -0.5% 1,939 -202
Medford, OR 4.8% -0.4% 5,041 -420
Portland, OR 3.9% -0.3% 52,232 -3,544
Salem, OR 4.2% -0.4% 8,605 -873
Allentown, PA 4.8% 0.0% 20,639 225
Altoona, PA 4.5% -0.1% 2,680 -44
Bloomsburg, PA 4.9% 0.1% 2,056 41
Chambersburg, PA 3.9% -0.1% 2,984 -41
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.8% 0.3% 4,656 194
Erie, PA 5.4% 0.1% 7,089 116
Gettysburg, PA 3.5% 0.1% 1,940 41
Harrisburg, PA 3.9% 0.0% 11,707 38
Johnstown, PA 5.6% -0.1% 3,334 -102
Lancaster, PA 3.6% 0.0% 10,046 -81
Lebanon, PA 4.1% 0.2% 2,857 128
Philadelphia, PA 4.7% 0.0% 146,532 1,794
Pittsburgh, PA 4.8% 0.1% 57,912 1,835
Reading, PA 4.4% 0.0% 9,363 56
Scranton, PA 5.4% 0.2% 14,979 502
State College, PA 3.6% 0.1% 2,792 92
Williamsport, PA 5.4% 0.0% 3,063 16
York, PA 4.2% 0.1% 9,633 200
Providence, RI 4.6% 0.3% 31,283 2,371
Charleston, SC 3.5% 0.2% 13,177 759
Columbia, SC 4.2% 0.3% 16,713 986
Florence, SC 4.7% 0.2% 4,522 163
Greenville, SC 3.7% 0.2% 15,714 947
Hilton Head Island, SC 3.9% 0.2% 3,286 129
Myrtle Beach, SC 4.9% 0.0% 9,523 38
Spartanburg, SC 4.1% 0.3% 6,417 485
Sumter, SC 5.1% 0.3% 2,231 110
Rapid City, SD 3.6% 0.0% 2,688 50
Sioux Falls, SD 3.0% 0.1% 4,556 151
Chattanooga, TN 3.6% 0.2% 9,761 520
Clarksville, TN 4.3% 0.2% 4,835 309
Cleveland, TN 3.5% 0.4% 2,087 240
Jackson, TN 3.9% 0.4% 2,520 236
Johnson City, TN 3.9% 0.3% 3,538 304
Kingsport, TN 4.0% 0.3% 5,520 407
Knoxville, TN 3.4% 0.4% 14,012 1,571
Memphis, TN 4.1% 0.3% 25,628 1,791
Morristown, TN 3.9% 0.4% 2,055 207
Nashville, TN 2.8% 0.4% 28,128 3,776
Abilene, TX 3.4% 0.1% 2,556 90
Amarillo, TX 2.7% 0.2% 3,513 151
Austin, TX 2.8% 0.1% 32,202 1,836
Beaumont, TX 6.6% -0.3% 11,410 -510
Brownsville, TX 6.1% 0.0% 10,042 -25
College Station, TX 2.9% 0.2% 3,695 173
Corpus Christi, TX 5.4% -0.1% 11,349 -95
Dallas, TX 3.3% 0.1% 123,789 4,211
El Paso, TX 4.1% 0.1% 14,783 445
Houston, TX 4.4% 0.0% 146,580 2,578
Killeen, TX 3.7% 0.2% 6,616 276
Laredo, TX 3.6% 0.1% 4,082 42
Longview, TX 4.3% 0.0% 4,209 71
Lubbock, TX 2.9% 0.0% 4,678 113
McAllen, TX 6.7% 0.0% 22,499 -70
Midland, TX 2.6% 0.0% 2,280 43
Odessa, TX 3.5% 0.1% 2,597 70
San Angelo, TX 3.3% 0.1% 1,759 59
San Antonio, TX 3.1% 0.1% 36,589 1,782
Sherman, TX 3.1% 0.0% 1,900 19
Texarkana, TX 4.2% 0.1% 2,713 70
Tyler, TX 3.7% -0.1% 3,903 -186
Victoria, TX 4.3% 0.1% 1,988 21
Waco, TX 3.7% 0.1% 4,466 139
Wichita Falls, TX 3.3% 0.1% 2,116 128
Logan, UT 2.6% 0.0% 1,865 33
Ogden, UT 3.3% 0.0% 10,869 -68
Provo, UT 2.9% 0.1% 8,670 192
St George, UT 3.2% -0.1% 2,341 -57
Salt Lake City, UT 3.0% -0.1% 19,732 -485
Burlington, VT 2.3% 0.0% 2,921 23
Blacksburg, VA 4.1% 0.1% 3,825 123
Charlottesville, VA 3.4% 0.3% 4,020 311
Harrisonburg, VA 3.7% 0.3% 2,502 207
Lynchburg, VA 4.5% 0.2% 5,509 176
Richmond, VA 4.0% 0.1% 27,258 928
Roanoke, VA 3.8% 0.1% 6,158 157
Staunton, VA 3.6% 0.0% 2,203 21
Virginia Beach, VA 4.3% 0.1% 35,879 939
Winchester, VA 3.4% 0.2% 2,405 142
Bellingham, WA 4.5% 0.0% 5,074 16
Bremerton, WA 4.6% 0.0% 5,602 23
Kennewick, WA 5.3% -0.1% 7,254 -233
Longview, WA 5.6% 0.0% 2,572 4
Mount Vernon, WA 4.9% 0.0% 2,972 -35
Olympia, WA 4.6% 0.0% 6,296 -54
Seattle, WA 4.1% 0.0% 85,231 -215
Spokane, WA 5.1% 0.1% 13,555 213
Walla Walla, WA 4.6% -0.1% 1,462 -25
Wenatchee, WA 4.7% -0.1% 3,114 -52
Yakima, WA 5.8% -0.5% 7,423 -667
Beckley, WV 6.2% 0.7% 2,758 316
Charleston, WV 5.5% 0.6% 5,318 638
Huntington, WV 5.6% 0.2% 8,254 407
Morgantown, WV 4.2% 0.4% 2,824 293
Parkersburg, WV 5.8% 0.5% 2,192 191
Wheeling, WV 5.6% 0.2% 3,568 98
Appleton, WI 3.0% -0.2% 4,061 -248
Eau Claire, WI 3.3% -0.3% 3,005 -280
Fond du Lac, WI 2.8% -0.2% 1,641 -89
Green Bay, WI 3.1% -0.3% 5,425 -495
Janesville, WI 3.3% -0.1% 2,824 -152
La Crosse, WI 2.7% -0.1% 2,116 -152
Madison, WI 2.2% -0.2% 8,850 -518
Milwaukee, WI 3.4% -0.2% 28,242 -2,021
Oshkosh, WI 2.9% -0.2% 2,724 -173
Racine, WI 4.1% -0.3% 4,093 -335
Sheboygan, WI 2.7% -0.3% 1,684 -167
Wausau, WI 2.9% -0.2% 2,184 -139
Casper, WY 5.4% 0.2% 2,067 45
Cheyenne, WY 3.8% 0.0% 1,823 8