Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The May 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 May 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
May 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 5.3% -0.5% 2,393 -256
Auburn, AL 4.1% -0.4% 3,094 -287
Birmingham, AL 4.4% -0.4% 23,626 -2,453
Daphne, AL 4.2% -0.4% 3,830 -405
Decatur, AL 4.6% -0.3% 3,184 -260
Dothan, AL 4.5% -0.5% 2,848 -276
Florence, AL 5.2% -0.5% 3,443 -408
Gadsden, AL 4.7% -0.4% 2,098 -192
Huntsville, AL 4.1% -0.4% 8,945 -954
Mobile, AL 5.6% -0.5% 10,309 -1,069
Montgomery, AL 4.5% -0.5% 7,826 -745
Tuscaloosa, AL 4.6% -0.4% 5,212 -436
Anchorage, AK 6.3% 0.1% 12,978 203
Fairbanks, AK 6.1% 0.2% 2,838 116
Flagstaff, AZ 5.7% 0.2% 4,334 140
Lake Havasu City, AZ 6.2% 0.4% 5,108 341
Phoenix, AZ 4.5% 0.3% 103,137 6,018
Prescott, AZ 4.8% 0.3% 4,939 348
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.6% 0.2% 2,857 84
Tucson, AZ 4.8% 0.2% 22,943 1,204
Yuma, AZ 17.2% 0.3% 16,697 173
Fayetteville, AR 2.5% 0.0% 6,800 -72
Fort Smith, AR 4.1% 0.1% 4,886 31
Hot Springs, AR 3.7% -0.1% 1,519 -28
Jonesboro, AR 2.9% 0.0% 1,866 8
Little Rock, AR 3.0% -0.1% 10,652 -240
Pine Bluff, AR 4.6% -0.2% 1,668 -58
Bakersfield, CA 9.0% -0.4% 34,323 -1,830
Chico, CA 5.6% -0.1% 5,769 -143
El Centro, CA 21.6% -0.6% 16,076 -623
Fresno, CA 8.3% -0.3% 36,964 -1,531
Hanford, CA 8.9% -0.3% 5,021 -208
Los Angeles, CA 4.2% -0.2% 282,195 -10,986
Madera, CA 7.9% -0.2% 4,828 -162
Merced, CA 9.3% -0.3% 10,550 -414
Modesto, CA 7.4% -0.2% 18,088 -414
Napa, CA 3.7% 0.0% 2,721 -15
Oxnard, CA 4.5% -0.1% 19,131 -682
Redding, CA 5.8% -0.1% 4,353 -64
Riverside, CA 5.1% -0.1% 101,451 -3,214
Sacramento, CA 4.6% -0.1% 48,946 -1,327
Salinas, CA 6.8% -0.4% 14,778 -1,224
San Diego, CA 4.0% -0.1% 62,888 -1,542
San Francisco, CA 3.3% 0.0% 84,052 -495
San Jose, CA 3.3% -0.1% 34,933 -526
San Luis Obispo, CA 3.5% -0.1% 4,901 -110
Santa Cruz, CA 6.1% -0.3% 8,701 -484
Santa Maria, CA 4.4% -0.2% 9,612 -373
Santa Rosa, CA 3.4% 0.0% 8,815 -59
Stockton, CA 7.0% -0.2% 22,223 -670
Vallejo, CA 4.8% -0.1% 9,900 -249
Visalia, CA 10.0% -0.3% 20,616 -627
Yuba City, CA 7.9% -0.4% 5,798 -297
Boulder, CO 2.2% 0.3% 4,043 592
Colorado Springs, CO 2.9% 0.4% 9,772 1,289
Denver, CO 2.4% 0.3% 38,293 5,502
Fort Collins, CO 2.1% 0.3% 4,168 594
Grand Junction, CO 3.6% 0.5% 2,558 316
Greeley, CO 2.3% 0.3% 3,569 495
Pueblo, CO 3.8% 0.5% 2,783 374
Bridgeport, CT 4.9% 0.1% 23,130 595
Danbury, CT 4.0% -0.1% 4,405 -84
Hartford, CT 4.8% -0.1% 30,447 -151
New Haven, CT 4.9% 0.1% 16,120 348
Norwich, CT 4.8% 0.2% 6,836 121
Waterbury, CT 6.1% 0.0% 6,823 -77
Dover, DE 5.1% 0.2% 3,968 177
Salisbury, MD 5.5% -0.1% 10,344 -261
Washington, DC 3.7% 0.0% 125,099 -109
Cape Coral, FL 4.1% -0.1% 13,408 -588
Crestview, FL 3.5% -0.1% 4,364 -173
Deltona, FL 4.5% -0.2% 13,321 -597
Gainesville, FL 3.7% -0.3% 5,326 -354
Homosassa Springs, FL 6.0% -0.2% 2,851 -86
Jacksonville, FL 4.0% -0.2% 30,450 -1,272
Lakeland, FL 4.9% -0.2% 14,216 -762
Miami, FL 4.4% -0.3% 139,522 -8,601
Naples, FL 4.3% -0.2% 7,239 -332
North Port, FL 3.9% -0.1% 14,201 -424
Ocala, FL 5.0% -0.1% 6,743 -269
Orlando, FL 3.8% -0.1% 49,460 -1,749
Palm Bay, FL 4.4% -0.1% 11,731 -515
Panama City, FL 4.5% -0.1% 4,242 -102
Pensacola, FL 4.1% -0.2% 9,136 -449
Port St Lucie, FL 4.8% -0.2% 10,060 -480
Punta Gorda, FL 4.7% -0.1% 3,347 -62
Sebastian, FL 5.3% -0.4% 3,393 -237
Sebring, FL 5.9% -0.1% 2,193 -22
Tallahassee, FL 4.0% -0.3% 7,706 -572
Tampa, FL 4.0% -0.2% 60,870 -2,241
The Villages, FL 6.1% 0.0% 1,841 -10
Albany, GA 6.0% -0.1% 4,032 -77
Athens, GA 4.8% -0.1% 4,752 -147
Atlanta, GA 4.7% -0.1% 142,743 -1,843
Augusta, GA 5.0% -0.1% 13,333 -433
Brunswick, GA 4.9% -0.1% 2,581 -49
Columbus, GA 5.9% -0.1% 7,353 -172
Dalton, GA 5.6% -0.2% 3,516 -94
Gainesville, GA 4.1% -0.1% 4,053 -55
Hinesville, GA 5.4% -0.2% 1,783 -66
Macon, GA 5.4% -0.1% 5,623 -167
Rome, GA 5.4% -0.2% 2,388 -79
Savannah, GA 4.6% -0.1% 8,514 -174
Valdosta, GA 4.7% -0.2% 3,046 -120
Warner Robins, GA 5.2% -0.1% 4,372 -113
Kahului, HI 3.2% 0.1% 2,781 46
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.7% 0.2% 12,839 612
Boise City, ID 3.1% 0.2% 10,461 597
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.9% 0.0% 2,887 34
Idaho Falls, ID 2.6% 0.2% 1,753 148
Lewiston, ID 3.2% 0.0% 1,008 -10
Pocatello, ID 2.9% 0.0% 1,202 -6
Bloomington, IL 4.2% -0.1% 4,085 -84
Carbondale, IL 5.0% -0.1% 3,003 -30
Champaign, IL 4.5% 0.0% 5,332 -112
Chicago, IL 4.3% 0.0% 208,170 -1,667
Danville, IL 6.7% 0.1% 2,285 -16
Davenport, IA 4.6% 0.0% 8,690 7
Decatur, IL 5.5% -0.1% 2,706 -79
Kankakee, IL 5.5% 0.1% 3,036 26
Peoria, IL 5.6% -0.1% 10,159 -339
Rockford, IL 7.0% -0.6% 11,646 -1,126
Springfield, IL 4.3% -0.1% 4,858 -195
Bloomington, IN 3.1% -0.4% 2,437 -244
Columbus, IN 2.2% -0.1% 1,002 -26
Elkhart, IN 2.2% -0.1% 2,464 -57
Evansville, IN 3.0% -0.2% 4,844 -259
Fort Wayne, IN 2.7% -0.2% 5,740 -484
Indianapolis, IN 2.7% -0.1% 28,572 -1,104
Kokomo, IN 3.1% -0.1% 1,188 -61
Lafayette, IN 2.7% -0.1% 2,988 -134
Michigan City, IN 3.9% -0.2% 1,853 -94
Muncie, IN 3.7% -0.3% 2,001 -165
South Bend, IN 3.1% -0.2% 4,925 -271
Terre Haute, IN 3.6% -0.3% 2,764 -213
Ames, IA 2.1% 0.0% 1,199 15
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.4% 0.1% 4,863 148
Des Moines, IA 3.0% 0.1% 10,433 234
Dubuque, IA 3.0% 0.1% 1,644 48
Iowa City, IA 2.6% 0.0% 2,531 14
Sioux City, IA 3.1% 0.0% 2,825 31
Waterloo, IA 3.6% 0.0% 3,221 48
Lawrence, KS 3.3% 0.1% 2,185 37
Manhattan, KS 3.1% 0.0% 1,540 25
Topeka, KS 4.0% 0.2% 4,850 224
Wichita, KS 4.3% 0.1% 13,350 440
Bowling Green, KY 4.0% -0.2% 3,329 -206
Elizabethtown, KY 4.7% -0.3% 3,225 -182
Lexington, KY 3.7% -0.2% 10,007 -744
Louisville, KY 4.0% -0.2% 26,458 -1,848
Owensboro, KY 4.6% -0.2% 2,569 -114
Alexandria, LA 6.5% -0.2% 4,252 -135
Baton Rouge, LA 5.0% -0.2% 20,875 -1,284
Hammond, LA 6.4% -0.3% 3,512 -153
Houma, LA 6.3% -0.4% 5,558 -398
Lafayette, LA 6.3% -0.5% 13,440 -1,006
Lake Charles, LA 4.4% -0.2% 4,873 -175
Monroe, LA 5.9% -0.3% 4,793 -266
New Orleans, LA 5.3% -0.2% 31,430 -1,368
Shreveport, LA 6.3% -0.1% 11,865 -281
Bangor, ME 3.6% 0.5% 2,545 366
Lewiston, ME 3.2% 0.4% 1,817 229
Portland, ME 2.7% 0.2% 5,548 401
Baltimore, MD 4.3% -0.1% 63,922 -2,786
California, MD 3.7% -0.2% 2,058 -79
Cumberland, MD 5.6% -0.3% 2,476 -141
Hagerstown, MD 3.7% -0.2% 4,940 -232
Barnstable Town, MA 4.9% 0.4% 6,158 472
Boston, MA 3.9% 0.3% 105,994 6,610
Leominster, MA 5.0% 0.2% 3,944 209
New Bedford, MA 6.2% 0.5% 5,410 433
Pittsfield, MA 5.2% 0.4% 2,286 185
Springfield, MA 5.1% 0.3% 19,081 1,105
Worcester, MA 4.5% 0.2% 16,099 836
Ann Arbor, MI 2.6% -0.2% 5,113 -305
Battle Creek, MI 3.9% -0.2% 2,523 -139
Bay City, MI 4.7% 0.1% 2,386 -19
Detroit, MI 4.6% -0.7% 96,217 -14,622
Flint, MI 4.6% -0.2% 8,280 -555
Grand Rapids, MI 2.7% 0.0% 15,312 -440
Jackson, MI 3.8% -0.2% 2,807 -160
Kalamazoo, MI 3.6% -0.1% 5,997 -206
Lansing, MI 3.2% -0.2% 7,871 -447
Midland, MI 3.9% -0.1% 1,590 -45
Monroe, MI 3.9% -0.2% 2,976 -173
Muskegon, MI 4.3% -0.1% 3,317 -105
Niles, MI 4.0% -0.2% 2,907 -173
Saginaw, MI 4.4% -0.2% 3,903 -198
Duluth, MN 4.9% 0.0% 6,910 -109
Mankato, MN 3.1% 0.2% 1,849 82
Minneapolis, MN 3.5% 0.1% 68,175 1,615
Rochester, MN 3.1% 0.1% 3,734 166
St Cloud, MN 3.8% 0.0% 4,218 49
Gulfport, MS 5.3% 0.3% 8,787 465
Hattiesburg, MS 4.6% 0.2% 3,172 147
Jackson, MS 4.5% 0.2% 12,267 303
Cape Girardeau, MO 4.3% 0.1% 2,051 72
Columbia, MO 2.9% 0.1% 2,832 124
Jefferson City, MO 3.5% 0.1% 2,630 99
Joplin, MO 4.0% 0.2% 3,349 122
Kansas City, MO 3.9% 0.0% 44,064 -385
St Joseph, MO 4.0% 0.2% 2,616 121
St Louis, MO 4.2% 0.1% 61,717 1,940
Springfield, MO 3.7% 0.2% 8,415 376
Billings, MT 3.3% 0.0% 2,917 67
Great Falls, MT 3.6% 0.1% 1,372 43
Missoula, MT 3.6% 0.2% 2,210 144
Grand Island, NE 3.3% -0.2% 1,415 -129
Lincoln, NE 2.7% 0.1% 4,731 102
Omaha, NE 3.0% 0.0% 14,339 177
Carson City, NV 5.0% 0.2% 1,239 64
Las Vegas, NV 5.0% 0.1% 52,930 1,316
Reno, NV 4.1% 0.3% 9,633 630
Dover, NH 2.5% 0.1% 2,165 92
Manchester, NH 2.8% 0.1% 3,355 117
Portsmouth, NH 2.6% 0.2% 1,935 97
Atlantic City, NJ 6.6% 0.2% 8,080 202
Ocean City, NJ 8.5% 0.4% 3,951 166
Trenton, NJ 3.7% 0.1% 7,415 218
Vineland, NJ 6.2% 0.3% 4,136 197
Albuquerque, NM 6.0% -0.1% 25,550 -735
Farmington, NM 7.6% -0.6% 4,033 -363
Las Cruces, NM 7.0% -0.3% 6,736 -303
Santa Fe, NM 5.4% 0.0% 3,930 -24
Albany, NY 4.1% 0.1% 18,411 343
Binghamton, NY 5.4% 0.1% 5,768 -4
Buffalo, NY 5.1% 0.1% 27,889 462
Elmira, NY 5.4% -0.1% 1,896 -50
Glens Falls, NY 4.8% 0.1% 2,884 41
Ithaca, NY 4.0% -0.1% 2,041 -31
Kingston, NY 4.5% 0.0% 3,931 -32
New York, NY 4.3% 0.1% 432,119 11,615
Rochester, NY 4.7% 0.0% 24,528 287
Syracuse, NY 4.8% 0.0% 14,882 22
Utica, NY 5.0% 0.1% 6,453 96
Watertown, NY 6.3% 0.2% 2,878 81
Asheville, NC 3.6% -0.1% 8,216 -353
Burlington, NC 4.2% -0.2% 3,343 -176
Charlotte, NC 4.2% -0.2% 54,862 -2,986
Durham, NC 4.0% -0.2% 11,665 -693
Fayetteville, NC 5.7% -0.3% 8,359 -434
Goldsboro, NC 5.1% -0.2% 2,708 -130
Greensboro, NC 4.7% -0.3% 17,442 -910
Greenville, NC 4.9% -0.3% 4,313 -249
Hickory, NC 4.2% -0.2% 7,207 -281
Jacksonville, NC 5.1% -0.1% 3,274 -9
New Bern, NC 4.7% -0.1% 2,429 -93
Raleigh, NC 3.9% -0.2% 26,881 -1,410
Rocky Mount, NC 6.8% -0.1% 4,457 -148
Wilmington, NC 4.2% -0.2% 6,127 -311
Winston, NC 4.3% -0.2% 13,962 -723
Bismarck, ND 2.3% -0.3% 1,626 -238
Fargo, ND 2.3% -0.2% 3,166 -267
Grand Forks, ND 2.6% -0.1% 1,512 -57
Akron, OH 4.9% 0.1% 17,521 275
Canton, OH 5.1% 0.1% 10,217 198
Cincinnati, OH 4.1% 0.1% 45,283 831
Cleveland, OH 6.1% -0.1% 62,763 -1,013
Columbus, OH 3.9% 0.2% 41,153 1,637
Dayton, OH 4.5% 0.2% 17,515 734
Lima, OH 4.9% 0.0% 2,359 8
Mansfield, OH 5.3% 0.1% 2,806 30
Springfield, OH 4.8% 0.2% 3,025 111
Toledo, OH 5.6% 0.5% 17,032 1,288
Weirton, WV 6.5% -0.2% 3,274 -140
Youngstown, OH 6.3% -0.3% 15,664 -675
Lawton, OK 4.6% 0.2% 2,441 95
Oklahoma City, OK 4.1% 0.2% 27,277 994
Tulsa, OK 4.8% 0.3% 22,574 1,024
Albany, OR 4.1% -0.1% 2,376 -87
Bend, OR 3.6% 0.0% 3,319 11
Corvallis, OR 2.8% 0.0% 1,345 29
Eugene, OR 3.8% -0.1% 6,950 -182
Grants Pass, OR 4.8% 0.1% 1,723 73
Medford, OR 4.2% 0.1% 4,391 108
Portland, OR 3.5% 0.0% 46,069 749
Salem, OR 3.8% 0.0% 7,751 97
Allentown, PA 5.2% 0.2% 22,582 971
Altoona, PA 5.3% 0.3% 3,193 157
Bloomsburg, PA 5.1% 0.0% 2,193 -29
Chambersburg, PA 4.8% 0.3% 3,722 248
East Stroudsburg, PA 6.3% 0.2% 5,134 125
Erie, PA 6.1% 0.1% 8,060 92
Gettysburg, PA 3.9% 0.1% 2,215 108
Harrisburg, PA 4.5% 0.2% 13,380 685
Johnstown, PA 6.4% 0.2% 3,908 106
Lancaster, PA 4.0% 0.2% 11,344 619
Lebanon, PA 4.2% 0.2% 3,010 156
Philadelphia, PA 4.9% 0.2% 151,965 6,761
Pittsburgh, PA 5.4% 0.1% 65,067 950
Reading, PA 4.9% 0.2% 10,470 469
Scranton, PA 5.9% 0.1% 16,354 205
State College, PA 4.0% 0.2% 3,198 139
Williamsport, PA 6.1% 0.2% 3,505 71
York, PA 4.6% 0.3% 10,684 492
Providence, RI 4.1% -0.4% 28,255 -2,915
Charleston, SC 3.4% -0.2% 12,716 -1,031
Columbia, SC 3.7% -0.3% 15,063 -1,065
Florence, SC 4.5% -0.2% 4,318 -238
Greenville, SC 3.5% -0.3% 15,004 -948
Hilton Head Island, SC 3.7% -0.2% 3,146 -217
Myrtle Beach, SC 4.8% -0.1% 9,359 -165
Spartanburg, SC 3.8% -0.2% 5,863 -361
Sumter, SC 5.0% -0.3% 2,217 -139
Rapid City, SD 3.1% 0.1% 2,266 50
Sioux Falls, SD 2.5% 0.1% 3,677 104
Chattanooga, TN 3.7% -0.6% 9,906 -1,482
Clarksville, TN 4.4% -0.9% 4,941 -952
Cleveland, TN 3.4% -0.9% 1,980 -538
Jackson, TN 3.6% -0.9% 2,310 -559
Johnson City, TN 3.8% -0.8% 3,380 -777
Kingsport, TN 4.0% -0.6% 5,395 -865
Knoxville, TN 3.2% -0.9% 13,166 -3,599
Memphis, TN 4.1% -0.6% 25,997 -4,053
Morristown, TN 3.6% -0.9% 1,823 -467
Nashville, TN 2.6% -0.7% 25,947 -7,165
Abilene, TX 4.1% -0.1% 3,100 -55
Amarillo, TX 3.3% -0.2% 4,392 -212
Austin, TX 3.4% -0.2% 38,621 -1,945
Beaumont, TX 7.5% -0.5% 12,993 -980
Brownsville, TX 7.5% -0.4% 12,623 -766
College Station, TX 3.4% -0.2% 4,367 -235
Corpus Christi, TX 6.2% -0.4% 12,988 -927
Dallas, TX 4.0% -0.2% 152,244 -7,521
El Paso, TX 5.0% -0.3% 18,062 -841
Houston, TX 5.4% -0.3% 178,107 -11,909
Killeen, TX 4.5% -0.3% 8,070 -464
Laredo, TX 4.6% -0.2% 5,273 -284
Longview, TX 5.8% -0.5% 5,639 -539
Lubbock, TX 3.5% -0.2% 5,559 -327
McAllen, TX 8.1% -0.4% 27,774 -1,494
Midland, TX 3.5% -0.3% 2,992 -308
Odessa, TX 4.8% -0.5% 3,581 -382
San Angelo, TX 4.1% -0.2% 2,258 -108
San Antonio, TX 3.9% -0.1% 44,570 -2,041
Sherman, TX 3.9% -0.3% 2,425 -162
Texarkana, TX 4.8% -0.1% 3,122 -90
Tyler, TX 4.4% -0.2% 4,750 -246
Victoria, TX 5.1% -0.4% 2,383 -218
Waco, TX 4.2% -0.1% 5,163 -208
Wichita Falls, TX 4.1% -0.3% 2,619 -166
Logan, UT 2.9% 0.1% 1,989 36
Ogden, UT 3.4% 0.1% 11,026 244
Provo, UT 2.9% 0.0% 8,637 -36
St George, UT 3.5% 0.0% 2,494 18
Salt Lake City, UT 3.3% 0.1% 21,705 598
Burlington, VT 2.5% 0.0% 3,179 3
Blacksburg, VA 4.1% -0.2% 3,781 -162
Charlottesville, VA 3.4% -0.1% 4,068 -67
Harrisonburg, VA 3.8% 0.0% 2,484 -42
Lynchburg, VA 4.4% 0.1% 5,368 89
Richmond, VA 4.0% 0.0% 26,868 -270
Roanoke, VA 3.9% 0.1% 6,157 76
Staunton, VA 3.7% 0.2% 2,232 112
Virginia Beach, VA 4.3% 0.0% 36,341 233
Winchester, VA 3.5% 0.0% 2,433 -22
Bellingham, WA 4.9% -0.1% 5,295 -125
Bremerton, WA 4.9% -0.1% 5,756 -158
Kennewick, WA 5.6% -0.3% 7,609 -346
Longview, WA 6.0% -0.1% 2,675 -73
Mount Vernon, WA 5.4% -0.2% 3,204 -124
Olympia, WA 4.8% -0.2% 6,455 -155
Seattle, WA 3.8% 0.1% 77,106 1,039
Spokane, WA 5.6% -0.2% 14,346 -527
Walla Walla, WA 4.9% -0.1% 1,512 -30
Wenatchee, WA 5.0% -0.1% 3,259 -104
Yakima, WA 6.7% -0.3% 8,466 -509
Beckley, WV 5.0% -0.5% 2,211 -252
Charleston, WV 4.4% -0.5% 4,203 -494
Huntington, WV 5.3% -0.4% 7,779 -579
Morgantown, WV 3.4% -0.4% 2,272 -260
Parkersburg, WV 4.9% -0.6% 1,895 -233
Wheeling, WV 5.3% -0.5% 3,410 -290
Appleton, WI 2.7% 0.1% 3,566 26
Eau Claire, WI 2.8% 0.2% 2,597 198
Fond du Lac, WI 2.6% 0.0% 1,507 21
Green Bay, WI 2.8% 0.1% 4,767 197
Janesville, WI 3.6% -0.2% 3,074 -174
La Crosse, WI 2.9% -0.1% 2,254 -101
Madison, WI 2.3% -0.1% 9,013 -237
Milwaukee, WI 3.3% 0.0% 26,876 -509
Oshkosh, WI 2.7% -0.1% 2,588 -4
Racine, WI 3.7% 0.0% 3,648 14
Sheboygan, WI 2.6% 0.0% 1,630 -22
Wausau, WI 2.6% 0.0% 1,980 40
Casper, WY 5.5% 0.0% 2,155 -45
Cheyenne, WY 3.6% 0.0% 1,803 5