Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The March 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 March 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
March 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 6.2% -0.5% 2,854 -194
Auburn, AL 5.0% -0.1% 3,716 -76
Birmingham, AL 5.1% -0.3% 27,477 -1,791
Daphne, AL 4.8% -0.4% 4,418 -284
Decatur, AL 5.1% -0.4% 3,562 -245
Dothan, AL 5.4% -0.4% 3,385 -254
Florence, AL 5.9% -0.3% 3,943 -190
Gadsden, AL 5.5% -0.2% 2,472 -89
Huntsville, AL 4.8% -0.3% 10,500 -479
Mobile, AL 6.5% -0.5% 12,051 -981
Montgomery, AL 5.3% -0.3% 9,084 -562
Tuscaloosa, AL 5.4% -0.3% 6,183 -336
Anchorage, AK 6.1% 0.1% 12,450 254
Fairbanks, AK 5.6% 0.0% 2,610 16
Flagstaff, AZ 5.7% -0.1% 4,324 -118
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.8% -0.2% 4,727 -232
Phoenix, AZ 4.3% -0.2% 99,475 -4,270
Prescott, AZ 4.5% -0.2% 4,628 -189
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.5% -0.3% 2,830 -99
Tucson, AZ 4.7% -0.1% 22,299 -748
Yuma, AZ 17.1% -0.2% 16,753 89
Fayetteville, AR 2.6% -0.1% 6,975 -342
Fort Smith, AR 4.0% -0.1% 4,875 -44
Hot Springs, AR 3.9% -0.2% 1,586 -66
Jonesboro, AR 3.0% -0.1% 1,879 -55
Little Rock, AR 3.3% -0.1% 11,470 -429
Pine Bluff, AR 5.1% 0.0% 1,819 12
Bakersfield, CA 9.8% -0.1% 37,874 -237
Chico, CA 5.8% -0.2% 6,004 -182
El Centro, CA 21.7% -0.7% 16,193 -827
Fresno, CA 8.9% -0.1% 39,987 -466
Hanford, CA 9.5% -0.2% 5,396 -137
Los Angeles, CA 4.3% -0.3% 290,023 -13,865
Madera, CA 8.5% -0.2% 5,206 -107
Merced, CA 10.0% -0.1% 11,486 -76
Modesto, CA 7.8% 0.0% 19,108 -100
Napa, CA 3.8% -0.1% 2,749 -84
Oxnard, CA 4.7% 0.0% 20,052 -199
Redding, CA 5.8% -0.1% 4,316 -137
Riverside, CA 5.4% 0.0% 107,486 -738
Sacramento, CA 4.8% -0.1% 51,062 -858
Salinas, CA 7.3% 0.0% 16,360 6
San Diego, CA 4.2% -0.1% 65,492 -1,182
San Francisco, CA 3.4% -0.1% 85,623 -2,279
San Jose, CA 3.4% -0.1% 35,951 -885
San Luis Obispo, CA 3.7% -0.1% 5,166 -241
Santa Cruz, CA 6.5% 0.1% 9,414 111
Santa Maria, CA 4.8% -0.1% 10,405 -173
Santa Rosa, CA 3.4% -0.1% 8,815 -376
Stockton, CA 7.5% 0.0% 23,783 -65
Vallejo, CA 5.0% -0.1% 10,321 -279
Visalia, CA 10.6% -0.1% 21,939 -151
Yuba City, CA 8.6% -0.2% 6,328 -189
Boulder, CO 1.9% -0.6% 3,474 -1,067
Colorado Springs, CO 2.7% -0.7% 8,864 -2,377
Denver, CO 2.1% -0.7% 33,641 -10,173
Fort Collins, CO 1.9% -0.6% 3,590 -1,174
Grand Junction, CO 3.4% -1.3% 2,439 -939
Greeley, CO 2.1% -0.7% 3,210 -1,098
Pueblo, CO 3.5% -0.9% 2,550 -673
Bridgeport, CT 4.8% -0.2% 22,629 -902
Danbury, CT 4.0% -0.2% 4,394 -212
Hartford, CT 4.9% -0.1% 30,406 -1,069
New Haven, CT 4.9% -0.1% 15,897 -292
Norwich, CT 4.8% -0.2% 6,953 -254
Waterbury, CT 6.1% -0.1% 6,866 -33
Dover, DE 4.8% -0.1% 3,729 -52
Salisbury, MD 5.7% -0.1% 10,763 -131
Washington, DC 3.7% 0.0% 124,007 -667
Cape Coral, FL 4.3% -0.4% 14,496 -1,197
Crestview, FL 3.7% -0.2% 4,571 -344
Deltona, FL 4.8% -0.4% 14,339 -1,137
Gainesville, FL 4.1% -0.2% 5,859 -364
Homosassa Springs, FL 6.3% -0.5% 3,013 -250
Jacksonville, FL 4.3% -0.4% 32,751 -2,744
Lakeland, FL 5.3% -0.4% 15,491 -1,145
Miami, FL 4.8% -0.2% 150,574 -6,736
Naples, FL 4.7% -0.3% 7,861 -593
North Port, FL 4.2% -0.4% 15,344 -1,337
Ocala, FL 5.3% -0.4% 7,264 -592
Orlando, FL 4.1% -0.3% 53,089 -4,316
Palm Bay, FL 4.7% -0.4% 12,703 -972
Panama City, FL 4.6% -0.2% 4,401 -168
Pensacola, FL 4.4% -0.4% 9,783 -825
Port St Lucie, FL 5.1% -0.4% 10,827 -815
Punta Gorda, FL 4.9% -0.4% 3,526 -290
Sebastian, FL 5.9% -0.4% 3,762 -285
Sebring, FL 6.2% -0.5% 2,295 -183
Tallahassee, FL 4.4% -0.3% 8,509 -558
Tampa, FL 4.3% -0.4% 65,171 -5,352
The Villages, FL 6.4% -0.6% 1,942 -175
Albany, GA 6.0% -0.2% 4,040 -142
Athens, GA 4.9% -0.1% 4,826 -97
Atlanta, GA 4.8% -0.1% 143,622 -4,038
Augusta, GA 5.2% -0.2% 13,861 -447
Brunswick, GA 5.1% -0.2% 2,687 -76
Columbus, GA 6.1% -0.4% 7,646 -434
Dalton, GA 5.9% -0.3% 3,705 -198
Gainesville, GA 4.1% -0.1% 4,049 -116
Hinesville, GA 5.6% -0.2% 1,847 -61
Macon, GA 5.5% -0.2% 5,717 -206
Rome, GA 5.5% -0.4% 2,453 -138
Savannah, GA 4.7% -0.2% 8,700 -266
Valdosta, GA 4.8% -0.2% 3,115 -104
Warner Robins, GA 5.3% -0.2% 4,429 -176
Kahului, HI 3.0% -0.2% 2,579 -183
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.6% -0.1% 12,348 -692
Boise City, ID 3.2% -0.3% 11,065 -820
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.2% 0.0% 3,100 -41
Idaho Falls, ID 2.7% -0.2% 1,833 -124
Lewiston, ID 3.6% 0.3% 1,135 90
Pocatello, ID 3.2% -0.2% 1,339 -82
Bloomington, IL 4.3% -0.4% 4,199 -369
Carbondale, IL 5.0% -0.3% 2,969 -227
Champaign, IL 4.6% -0.3% 5,574 -327
Chicago, IL 4.4% -0.6% 212,307 -30,365
Danville, IL 6.4% -0.4% 2,223 -148
Davenport, IA 4.5% -0.4% 8,616 -670
Decatur, IL 5.7% -0.5% 2,871 -236
Kankakee, IL 5.4% -0.5% 2,966 -322
Peoria, IL 5.9% -0.4% 10,708 -785
Rockford, IL 8.0% -0.6% 13,479 -1,212
Springfield, IL 4.3% -0.4% 4,949 -372
Bloomington, IN 4.0% -0.3% 3,117 -166
Columbus, IN 2.6% -0.4% 1,168 -192
Elkhart, IN 2.8% -0.3% 3,072 -333
Evansville, IN 3.5% -0.4% 5,639 -633
Fort Wayne, IN 3.4% -0.4% 7,132 -939
Indianapolis, IN 3.3% -0.5% 34,796 -4,754
Kokomo, IN 3.9% -0.5% 1,519 -185
Lafayette, IN 3.5% -0.4% 3,858 -415
Michigan City, IN 4.6% -0.8% 2,166 -390
Muncie, IN 4.5% -0.4% 2,432 -249
South Bend, IN 3.8% -0.4% 5,945 -778
Terre Haute, IN 4.3% -0.7% 3,352 -498
Ames, IA 2.1% 0.1% 1,199 28
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.1% -0.1% 4,461 -115
Des Moines, IA 2.9% 0.0% 9,916 -123
Dubuque, IA 2.9% 0.0% 1,596 -22
Iowa City, IA 2.5% 0.0% 2,468 11
Sioux City, IA 3.2% -0.2% 2,901 -224
Waterloo, IA 3.6% -0.1% 3,207 -114
Lawrence, KS 3.1% -0.2% 2,061 -127
Manhattan, KS 2.9% -0.2% 1,439 -87
Topeka, KS 3.5% -0.3% 4,286 -314
Wichita, KS 4.2% -0.3% 12,949 -996
Bowling Green, KY 4.0% -0.1% 3,365 -7
Elizabethtown, KY 4.7% 0.1% 3,167 74
Lexington, KY 3.7% 0.0% 10,106 202
Louisville, KY 4.1% -0.1% 27,115 -376
Owensboro, KY 4.6% 0.0% 2,571 6
Alexandria, LA 6.2% -0.1% 4,098 -42
Baton Rouge, LA 4.9% 0.0% 20,833 -47
Hammond, LA 6.3% 0.0% 3,465 11
Houma, LA 6.5% 0.0% 5,792 -68
Lafayette, LA 6.5% -0.1% 13,928 -201
Lake Charles, LA 4.4% 0.0% 4,790 -67
Monroe, LA 5.8% -0.1% 4,770 -29
New Orleans, LA 5.1% -0.1% 30,661 -196
Shreveport, LA 6.0% 0.1% 11,443 226
Bangor, ME 2.8% -0.2% 2,006 -80
Lewiston, ME 2.6% -0.1% 1,473 -65
Portland, ME 2.3% -0.1% 4,858 -167
Baltimore, MD 4.5% 0.1% 67,039 1,634
California, MD 4.0% 0.0% 2,218 -3
Cumberland, MD 5.8% 0.1% 2,600 86
Hagerstown, MD 3.9% -0.1% 5,202 -87
Barnstable Town, MA 4.0% -0.2% 5,081 -155
Boston, MA 3.4% 0.1% 92,165 2,436
Leominster, MA 4.4% 0.1% 3,384 68
New Bedford, MA 5.2% 0.1% 4,478 129
Pittsfield, MA 4.4% 0.1% 1,912 44
Springfield, MA 4.5% 0.0% 16,708 254
Worcester, MA 4.1% 0.1% 14,345 229
Ann Arbor, MI 3.2% -0.5% 6,123 -1,050
Battle Creek, MI 4.4% -0.5% 2,855 -354
Bay City, MI 5.0% -0.7% 2,590 -408
Detroit, MI 5.6% -0.3% 117,808 -5,313
Flint, MI 5.3% -0.5% 9,663 -981
Grand Rapids, MI 2.9% -0.5% 16,876 -2,884
Jackson, MI 4.4% -0.6% 3,235 -519
Kalamazoo, MI 3.9% -0.6% 6,645 -1,018
Lansing, MI 3.7% -0.5% 9,181 -1,216
Midland, MI 4.3% -0.6% 1,757 -280
Monroe, MI 4.6% -0.4% 3,526 -390
Muskegon, MI 4.7% -0.7% 3,639 -609
Niles, MI 4.5% -0.7% 3,341 -561
Saginaw, MI 5.0% -0.6% 4,423 -615
Duluth, MN 5.0% -0.4% 7,115 -603
Mankato, MN 3.0% -0.4% 1,824 -239
Minneapolis, MN 3.4% -0.3% 66,413 -5,432
Rochester, MN 3.0% -0.4% 3,613 -421
St Cloud, MN 3.8% -0.3% 4,169 -347
Gulfport, MS 5.1% 0.0% 8,453 1
Hattiesburg, MS 4.3% 0.0% 3,007 0
Jackson, MS 4.2% 0.1% 11,571 352
Cape Girardeau, MO 4.0% -0.4% 1,915 -210
Columbia, MO 2.7% -0.3% 2,655 -333
Jefferson City, MO 3.2% -0.3% 2,382 -231
Joplin, MO 3.6% -0.5% 3,089 -396
Kansas City, MO 4.0% -0.1% 45,647 -710
St Joseph, MO 3.6% -0.4% 2,358 -262
St Louis, MO 3.8% -0.3% 56,348 -4,460
Springfield, MO 3.3% -0.4% 7,739 -961
Billings, MT 3.2% -0.2% 2,811 -144
Great Falls, MT 3.4% -0.1% 1,311 -42
Missoula, MT 3.3% -0.1% 2,043 -24
Grand Island, NE 3.3% -0.4% 1,456 -176
Lincoln, NE 2.6% 0.0% 4,576 -81
Omaha, NE 3.0% -0.1% 14,136 -637
Carson City, NV 4.8% -0.3% 1,182 -79
Las Vegas, NV 4.9% -0.1% 51,473 -1,764
Reno, NV 4.0% -0.2% 9,265 -487
Dover, NH 2.4% 0.0% 2,006 -32
Manchester, NH 2.7% -0.1% 3,192 -41
Portsmouth, NH 2.3% 0.0% 1,779 12
Atlantic City, NJ 6.5% -0.5% 8,023 -646
Ocean City, NJ 8.2% -0.7% 3,840 -331
Trenton, NJ 3.7% -0.2% 7,417 -395
Vineland, NJ 5.9% -0.4% 3,958 -295
Albuquerque, NM 6.2% 0.0% 26,426 -74
Farmington, NM 8.6% -0.5% 4,601 -299
Las Cruces, NM 7.3% -0.1% 7,083 1
Santa Fe, NM 5.4% 0.0% 3,930 -20
Albany, NY 3.8% -0.2% 16,950 -695
Binghamton, NY 5.0% -0.2% 5,387 -246
Buffalo, NY 4.8% -0.2% 26,354 -795
Elmira, NY 5.1% -0.1% 1,805 -50
Glens Falls, NY 4.3% -0.2% 2,592 -138
Ithaca, NY 3.9% -0.1% 1,956 -55
Kingston, NY 4.2% -0.2% 3,716 -125
New York, NY 4.0% -0.3% 405,635 -20,798
Rochester, NY 4.5% -0.1% 23,219 -663
Syracuse, NY 4.6% -0.2% 14,074 -467
Utica, NY 4.6% -0.2% 5,974 -119
Watertown, NY 5.8% -0.4% 2,680 -170
Asheville, NC 3.8% -0.1% 8,776 -83
Burlington, NC 4.6% 0.0% 3,666 14
Charlotte, NC 4.5% -0.2% 59,155 -1,585
Durham, NC 4.3% -0.1% 12,737 -185
Fayetteville, NC 6.1% -0.2% 9,052 -244
Goldsboro, NC 5.4% -0.2% 2,918 -102
Greensboro, NC 5.0% -0.1% 18,658 -228
Greenville, NC 5.3% -0.2% 4,730 -101
Hickory, NC 4.4% 0.0% 7,619 -2
Jacksonville, NC 5.3% -0.2% 3,379 -105
New Bern, NC 4.9% -0.1% 2,584 -49
Raleigh, NC 4.2% -0.1% 29,146 -549
Rocky Mount, NC 6.8% -0.2% 4,524 -170
Wilmington, NC 4.5% 0.0% 6,549 -52
Winston, NC 4.6% -0.1% 14,980 -168
Bismarck, ND 2.7% -0.1% 1,952 -48
Fargo, ND 2.5% -0.2% 3,561 -169
Grand Forks, ND 2.8% -0.2% 1,605 -114
Akron, OH 5.0% -0.3% 18,102 -1,023
Canton, OH 5.3% -0.3% 10,508 -775
Cincinnati, OH 4.1% -0.3% 45,367 -2,630
Cleveland, OH 6.3% 0.2% 64,518 1,810
Columbus, OH 3.9% -0.3% 41,790 -3,498
Dayton, OH 4.5% -0.3% 17,326 -1,245
Lima, OH 5.0% -0.3% 2,417 -161
Mansfield, OH 5.4% -0.3% 2,892 -131
Springfield, OH 4.7% -0.3% 2,974 -202
Toledo, OH 4.9% -0.1% 15,226 -276
Weirton, WV 6.7% -0.3% 3,375 -155
Youngstown, OH 7.3% 0.6% 18,252 1,584
Lawton, OK 4.3% 0.1% 2,264 24
Oklahoma City, OK 3.8% -0.1% 25,889 30
Tulsa, OK 4.4% 0.0% 20,878 -71
Albany, OR 4.5% 0.1% 2,596 52
Bend, OR 3.7% 0.0% 3,439 14
Corvallis, OR 2.9% 0.0% 1,366 14
Eugene, OR 4.0% 0.1% 7,291 178
Grants Pass, OR 4.5% 0.1% 1,576 34
Medford, OR 4.0% 0.0% 4,132 95
Portland, OR 3.5% 0.0% 44,704 271
Salem, OR 3.7% 0.1% 7,426 278
Allentown, PA 4.8% 0.1% 20,752 307
Altoona, PA 4.7% 0.0% 2,823 30
Bloomsburg, PA 4.9% 0.0% 2,119 10
Chambersburg, PA 4.3% -0.1% 3,345 -64
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.9% -0.1% 4,818 -41
Erie, PA 5.7% -0.2% 7,633 -229
Gettysburg, PA 3.5% -0.1% 1,970 -6
Harrisburg, PA 4.0% 0.0% 11,850 83
Johnstown, PA 6.1% 0.1% 3,676 49
Lancaster, PA 3.6% 0.0% 10,048 -60
Lebanon, PA 3.9% 0.0% 2,757 24
Philadelphia, PA 4.5% 0.0% 138,793 -1,266
Pittsburgh, PA 5.1% -0.1% 62,143 -1,089
Reading, PA 4.4% 0.0% 9,462 97
Scranton, PA 5.7% 0.1% 15,763 147
State College, PA 3.7% -0.2% 2,936 -119
Williamsport, PA 5.8% 0.2% 3,349 98
York, PA 4.2% -0.1% 9,908 -92
Providence, RI 4.3% -0.1% 29,159 -1,042
Charleston, SC 3.7% -0.2% 14,202 -528
Columbia, SC 4.1% -0.2% 16,777 -771
Florence, SC 4.8% 0.0% 4,669 -28
Greenville, SC 3.9% -0.1% 16,723 -251
Hilton Head Island, SC 4.1% -0.1% 3,517 -107
Myrtle Beach, SC 5.0% -0.1% 9,547 -167
Spartanburg, SC 4.2% -0.1% 6,564 -192
Sumter, SC 5.3% -0.1% 2,357 -60
Rapid City, SD 2.9% -0.1% 2,113 -91
Sioux Falls, SD 2.3% -0.1% 3,472 -121
Chattanooga, TN 4.6% -0.3% 12,264 -733
Clarksville, TN 5.5% -0.1% 6,153 -49
Cleveland, TN 4.7% -0.1% 2,797 -63
Jackson, TN 4.9% -0.1% 3,144 -54
Johnson City, TN 5.1% -0.4% 4,587 -353
Kingsport, TN 4.9% -0.2% 6,705 -259
Knoxville, TN 4.5% -0.2% 18,766 -702
Memphis, TN 5.0% -0.2% 31,767 -846
Morristown, TN 4.7% -0.3% 2,401 -185
Nashville, TN 3.7% -0.1% 36,817 -1,340
Abilene, TX 4.3% 0.0% 3,216 -8
Amarillo, TX 3.6% 0.1% 4,831 149
Austin, TX 3.7% 0.1% 42,072 1,062
Beaumont, TX 8.1% 0.0% 14,260 58
Brownsville, TX 8.0% 0.0% 13,440 11
College Station, TX 3.8% 0.0% 4,933 31
Corpus Christi, TX 6.8% 0.0% 14,184 100
Dallas, TX 4.3% 0.1% 162,850 5,001
El Paso, TX 5.4% 0.1% 19,401 431
Houston, TX 5.9% 0.0% 195,222 165
Killeen, TX 4.9% 0.1% 8,785 144
Laredo, TX 5.0% 0.0% 5,774 68
Longview, TX 6.6% 0.0% 6,472 -13
Lubbock, TX 3.9% 0.3% 6,275 455
McAllen, TX 8.6% 0.0% 29,350 -16
Midland, TX 4.1% -0.1% 3,560 -87
Odessa, TX 5.7% -0.1% 4,306 -112
San Angelo, TX 4.6% 0.0% 2,523 16
San Antonio, TX 4.2% 0.1% 48,200 890
Sherman, TX 4.2% 0.1% 2,623 89
Texarkana, TX 5.0% 0.0% 3,249 29
Tyler, TX 4.8% 0.1% 5,141 83
Victoria, TX 5.8% -0.1% 2,725 -84
Waco, TX 4.4% 0.0% 5,501 49
Wichita Falls, TX 4.6% 0.0% 2,962 26
Logan, UT 2.8% 0.0% 1,909 1
Ogden, UT 3.1% 0.0% 10,235 262
Provo, UT 2.8% 0.1% 8,363 420
St George, UT 3.2% 0.1% 2,268 80
Salt Lake City, UT 3.0% 0.1% 19,500 697
Burlington, VT 2.5% 0.1% 3,194 162
Blacksburg, VA 4.5% 0.3% 4,163 311
Charlottesville, VA 3.3% -0.1% 3,877 -74
Harrisonburg, VA 3.6% -0.1% 2,334 -69
Lynchburg, VA 4.1% -0.1% 5,060 -98
Richmond, VA 3.8% -0.1% 25,850 -321
Roanoke, VA 3.7% 0.0% 5,842 -14
Staunton, VA 3.3% 0.0% 1,971 3
Virginia Beach, VA 4.1% -0.1% 34,562 -786
Winchester, VA 3.3% -0.1% 2,319 -36
Bellingham, WA 5.2% -0.2% 5,637 -174
Bremerton, WA 5.1% -0.1% 6,048 -80
Kennewick, WA 6.3% -0.2% 8,473 -386
Longview, WA 6.5% -0.2% 2,904 -105
Mount Vernon, WA 5.8% 0.0% 3,369 -25
Olympia, WA 5.1% -0.1% 6,774 -64
Seattle, WA 3.5% -0.2% 72,978 -3,781
Spokane, WA 6.1% 0.1% 15,716 98
Walla Walla, WA 5.3% -0.1% 1,641 -43
Wenatchee, WA 5.5% -0.1% 3,625 -73
Yakima, WA 7.5% -0.3% 9,572 -452
Beckley, WV 5.5% 0.1% 2,444 13
Charleston, WV 4.8% -0.1% 4,591 -170
Huntington, WV 5.6% -0.1% 8,239 -110
Morgantown, WV 3.9% 0.0% 2,562 -26
Parkersburg, WV 5.4% 0.1% 2,085 12
Wheeling, WV 6.1% -0.2% 3,923 -174
Appleton, WI 2.7% -0.5% 3,655 -547
Eau Claire, WI 2.8% -0.5% 2,561 -471
Fond du Lac, WI 2.6% -0.4% 1,489 -234
Green Bay, WI 2.8% -0.4% 4,799 -760
Janesville, WI 4.1% -0.4% 3,562 -326
La Crosse, WI 3.2% -0.3% 2,515 -270
Madison, WI 2.5% -0.4% 9,908 -1,396
Milwaukee, WI 3.5% -0.5% 28,556 -4,596
Oshkosh, WI 2.9% -0.4% 2,700 -399
Racine, WI 3.8% -0.6% 3,791 -631
Sheboygan, WI 2.6% -0.4% 1,634 -256
Wausau, WI 2.8% -0.3% 2,058 -249
Casper, WY 5.9% -0.5% 2,358 -193
Cheyenne, WY 3.7% 0.0% 1,851 -10