Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The September 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 September 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
September 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 4.1% -0.7% 1,872 -311
Auburn, AL 3.2% -0.5% 2,366 -333
Birmingham, AL 3.3% -0.4% 17,388 -2,534
Daphne, AL 3.2% -0.6% 2,983 -454
Decatur, AL 3.5% -0.4% 2,401 -305
Dothan, AL 3.6% -0.5% 2,233 -343
Florence, AL 3.9% -0.5% 2,583 -338
Gadsden, AL 3.6% -0.6% 1,564 -273
Huntsville, AL 3.2% -0.4% 6,861 -858
Mobile, AL 4.2% -0.7% 7,701 -1,128
Montgomery, AL 3.4% -0.5% 5,846 -848
Tuscaloosa, AL 3.4% -0.7% 3,875 -745
Anchorage, AK 6.6% 0.1% 13,652 184
Fairbanks, AK 6.6% 0.2% 3,076 78
Flagstaff, AZ 4.7% -0.3% 3,576 -157
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.3% -0.3% 4,411 -168
Phoenix, AZ 3.8% -0.1% 88,386 -2,054
Prescott, AZ 4.1% -0.2% 4,196 -111
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.1% -0.1% 2,627 -10
Tucson, AZ 4.1% 0.0% 19,288 -386
Yuma, AZ 18.0% -0.8% 17,885 -442
Fayetteville, AR 2.6% 0.0% 7,232 -40
Fort Smith, AR 4.2% -0.1% 5,136 -41
Hot Springs, AR 3.8% 0.0% 1,567 -8
Jonesboro, AR 3.2% 0.0% 2,069 31
Little Rock, AR 3.2% 0.1% 11,493 366
Pine Bluff, AR 4.8% 0.1% 1,731 49
Bakersfield, CA 9.6% -0.2% 37,333 -683
Chico, CA 6.2% -0.2% 6,484 -120
El Centro, CA 21.6% -2.4% 16,470 -2,187
Fresno, CA 9.0% -0.1% 40,336 -443
Hanford, CA 9.5% -0.1% 5,424 9
Los Angeles, CA 4.5% -0.1% 308,077 -4,608
Madera, CA 8.4% -0.1% 5,237 -41
Merced, CA 9.9% -0.2% 11,373 -206
Modesto, CA 7.8% -0.2% 19,485 -336
Napa, CA 3.8% -0.1% 2,837 -97
Oxnard, CA 4.6% -0.1% 20,055 -325
Redding, CA 6.3% -0.1% 4,814 -42
Riverside, CA 5.4% -0.2% 108,379 -3,265
Sacramento, CA 4.8% -0.1% 51,943 -1,248
Salinas, CA 7.0% -0.3% 15,402 -497
San Diego, CA 4.2% -0.1% 66,275 -1,683
San Francisco, CA 3.5% -0.2% 91,065 -3,633
San Jose, CA 3.5% -0.2% 37,361 -1,621
San Luis Obispo, CA 3.8% -0.1% 5,419 -126
Santa Cruz, CA 6.4% -0.1% 9,274 -91
Santa Maria, CA 4.6% -0.1% 9,964 -147
Santa Rosa, CA 3.5% -0.2% 9,232 -312
Stockton, CA 7.6% -0.1% 24,110 -459
Vallejo, CA 5.0% -0.2% 10,541 -270
Visalia, CA 10.7% -0.2% 22,367 -412
Yuba City, CA 8.8% -0.1% 6,586 -18
Boulder, CO 2.2% 0.3% 4,156 482
Colorado Springs, CO 2.9% 0.2% 9,964 738
Denver, CO 2.5% 0.2% 39,491 3,460
Fort Collins, CO 2.2% 0.3% 4,345 472
Grand Junction, CO 3.5% 0.2% 2,532 178
Greeley, CO 2.4% 0.2% 3,735 353
Pueblo, CO 3.9% 0.2% 2,908 150
Bridgeport, CT 4.2% -0.1% 19,716 -569
Danbury, CT 3.6% 0.0% 3,848 -54
Hartford, CT 4.3% -0.1% 26,660 -731
New Haven, CT 4.3% -0.1% 13,962 -377
Norwich, CT 4.2% -0.1% 5,956 -154
Waterbury, CT 5.2% -0.3% 5,777 -350
Dover, DE 5.3% -0.4% 4,146 -335
Salisbury, MD 5.3% -0.1% 9,945 -331
Washington, DC 3.6% -0.1% 123,650 -855
Cape Coral, FL 3.4% -0.3% 10,996 -1,255
Crestview, FL 2.9% -0.4% 3,693 -491
Deltona, FL 3.7% -0.5% 11,030 -1,414
Gainesville, FL 3.1% -0.4% 4,477 -574
Homosassa Springs, FL 4.9% -0.7% 2,350 -285
Jacksonville, FL 3.4% -0.4% 25,883 -3,110
Lakeland, FL 3.7% -0.6% 11,022 -1,524
Miami, FL 3.8% -0.3% 119,673 -8,719
Naples, FL 3.3% -0.4% 5,619 -799
North Port, FL 3.1% -0.5% 11,402 -1,820
Ocala, FL 4.1% -0.5% 5,532 -721
Orlando, FL 3.2% -0.4% 41,787 -5,307
Palm Bay, FL 3.6% -0.5% 9,659 -1,264
Panama City, FL 3.6% -0.6% 3,494 -508
Pensacola, FL 3.4% -0.5% 7,560 -941
Port St Lucie, FL 3.6% -0.4% 7,503 -945
Punta Gorda, FL 3.7% -0.6% 2,688 -420
Sebastian, FL 3.8% -0.5% 2,418 -298
Sebring, FL 4.2% -0.7% 1,596 -232
Tallahassee, FL 3.3% -0.4% 6,367 -746
Tampa, FL 3.3% -0.4% 50,470 -6,511
The Villages, FL 5.0% -0.7% 1,512 -215
Albany, GA 5.2% -0.3% 3,486 -172
Athens, GA 4.1% -0.3% 4,138 -295
Atlanta, GA 4.1% -0.3% 126,707 -7,468
Augusta, GA 4.4% -0.2% 11,925 -627
Brunswick, GA 5.2% 0.6% 2,784 332
Columbus, GA 5.1% -0.3% 6,351 -407
Dalton, GA 5.1% -0.1% 3,265 1
Gainesville, GA 3.6% -0.2% 3,616 -165
Hinesville, GA 4.7% -0.2% 1,587 -49
Macon, GA 4.9% -0.2% 5,143 -201
Rome, GA 4.8% -0.3% 2,111 -168
Savannah, GA 4.0% -0.3% 7,521 -449
Valdosta, GA 4.3% -0.2% 2,786 -137
Warner Robins, GA 4.5% -0.2% 3,847 -166
Kahului, HI 2.3% -0.3% 2,013 -204
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.2% -0.1% 10,328 -762
Boise City, ID 2.8% 0.1% 9,563 286
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.6% 0.0% 2,672 22
Idaho Falls, ID 2.5% 0.1% 1,661 80
Lewiston, ID 3.1% 0.2% 991 53
Pocatello, ID 2.6% 0.0% 1,076 9
Bloomington, IL 3.9% -0.2% 3,736 -199
Carbondale, IL 4.6% -0.1% 2,785 -77
Champaign, IL 4.0% -0.2% 4,735 -224
Chicago, IL 5.1% 0.1% 249,193 3,920
Danville, IL 6.3% -0.3% 2,121 -115
Davenport, IA 4.5% -0.1% 8,537 -104
Decatur, IL 5.4% -0.3% 2,618 -161
Kankakee, IL 5.2% -0.2% 2,844 -73
Peoria, IL 5.1% -0.2% 8,980 -606
Rockford, IL 5.5% -0.2% 8,879 -420
Springfield, IL 4.1% 0.0% 4,534 -68
Bloomington, IN 4.2% 0.1% 3,240 57
Columbus, IN 3.1% 0.0% 1,427 23
Elkhart, IN 2.6% -0.2% 2,930 -197
Evansville, IN 3.7% 0.0% 6,053 -10
Fort Wayne, IN 3.9% 0.4% 8,245 756
Indianapolis, IN 3.8% 0.1% 40,111 1,070
Kokomo, IN 3.9% 0.0% 1,531 -8
Lafayette, IN 3.3% -0.2% 3,740 -150
Michigan City, IN 5.0% 0.1% 2,359 60
Muncie, IN 4.9% 0.1% 2,683 50
South Bend, IN 4.3% 0.3% 6,788 432
Terre Haute, IN 4.8% 0.3% 3,767 216
Ames, IA 2.0% -0.1% 1,166 -24
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.5% 0.0% 5,060 33
Des Moines, IA 3.0% 0.0% 10,495 11
Dubuque, IA 3.2% 0.0% 1,723 11
Iowa City, IA 2.6% 0.0% 2,559 -34
Sioux City, IA 3.2% -0.2% 2,918 -142
Waterloo, IA 3.7% -0.1% 3,235 -101
Lawrence, KS 3.2% 0.0% 2,080 -41
Manhattan, KS 3.0% 0.0% 1,472 -26
Topeka, KS 3.6% -0.2% 4,316 -346
Wichita, KS 4.2% -0.2% 13,138 -597
Bowling Green, KY 4.7% -0.3% 3,897 -225
Elizabethtown, KY 4.7% -0.6% 3,200 -411
Lexington, KY 3.7% -0.5% 10,084 -1,288
Louisville, KY 4.1% -0.5% 27,391 -3,566
Owensboro, KY 4.5% -0.6% 2,488 -345
Alexandria, LA 5.8% 0.0% 3,762 24
Baton Rouge, LA 4.5% -0.1% 18,886 -251
Hammond, LA 5.8% -0.1% 3,141 -30
Houma, LA 5.6% 0.1% 4,863 40
Lafayette, LA 5.7% 0.0% 11,786 -66
Lake Charles, LA 4.1% 0.1% 4,594 178
Monroe, LA 5.3% 0.2% 4,268 150
New Orleans, LA 4.9% -0.1% 28,915 -477
Shreveport, LA 5.7% 0.0% 10,549 50
Bangor, ME 3.6% -0.1% 2,574 -77
Lewiston, ME 3.4% -0.1% 1,930 -71
Portland, ME 2.7% -0.1% 5,625 -192
Baltimore, MD 3.8% -0.2% 57,969 -3,378
California, MD 3.6% -0.2% 1,987 -143
Cumberland, MD 5.3% -0.1% 2,328 -39
Hagerstown, MD 4.0% -0.3% 5,337 -395
Barnstable Town, MA 4.2% -0.4% 5,319 -390
Boston, MA 3.4% -0.2% 92,107 -6,675
Leominster, MA 4.2% -0.3% 3,244 -282
New Bedford, MA 5.5% -0.4% 4,801 -329
Pittsfield, MA 4.5% -0.2% 1,952 -101
Springfield, MA 4.4% -0.4% 16,377 -1,611
Worcester, MA 3.9% -0.3% 13,552 -1,132
Ann Arbor, MI 3.8% 0.4% 7,427 793
Battle Creek, MI 5.1% 0.3% 3,315 240
Bay City, MI 5.7% 0.2% 2,917 95
Detroit, MI 3.6% 0.4% 75,912 8,494
Flint, MI 6.0% 0.6% 11,006 1,146
Grand Rapids, MI 4.0% 0.3% 22,848 1,358
Jackson, MI 4.9% 0.3% 3,640 239
Kalamazoo, MI 4.6% 0.2% 7,810 460
Lansing, MI 4.7% 0.2% 11,648 563
Midland, MI 4.8% 0.3% 1,959 121
Monroe, MI 5.6% 0.6% 4,391 555
Muskegon, MI 5.8% 0.3% 4,498 251
Niles, MI 5.1% 0.3% 3,771 200
Saginaw, MI 5.6% 0.3% 4,963 283
Duluth, MN 4.6% -0.4% 6,666 -485
Mankato, MN 2.8% -0.1% 1,670 -92
Minneapolis, MN 3.1% -0.4% 62,213 -7,429
Rochester, MN 2.9% -0.3% 3,510 -277
St Cloud, MN 3.5% -0.2% 3,941 -192
Gulfport, MS 5.0% -0.3% 8,271 -506
Hattiesburg, MS 4.2% -0.4% 2,866 -282
Jackson, MS 4.2% -0.4% 11,534 -926
Cape Girardeau, MO 3.8% 0.0% 1,732 -14
Columbia, MO 2.4% -0.1% 2,442 4
Jefferson City, MO 3.2% -0.1% 2,405 -63
Joplin, MO 3.2% -0.1% 2,780 -41
Kansas City, MO 3.7% -0.2% 41,651 -2,682
St Joseph, MO 3.4% -0.1% 2,170 -65
St Louis, MO 3.7% -0.1% 53,877 -1,386
Springfield, MO 3.1% -0.1% 7,186 -170
Billings, MT 3.4% 0.1% 3,014 115
Great Falls, MT 3.7% 0.2% 1,414 68
Missoula, MT 3.6% 0.1% 2,251 84
Grand Island, NE 2.8% -0.1% 1,208 -57
Lincoln, NE 2.5% 0.0% 4,520 -55
Omaha, NE 2.9% -0.1% 14,153 -341
Carson City, NV 5.2% 0.1% 1,281 20
Las Vegas, NV 5.2% 0.0% 55,426 192
Reno, NV 4.2% -0.1% 9,861 -147
Dover, NH 2.5% 0.1% 2,152 149
Manchester, NH 2.8% 0.2% 3,234 181
Portsmouth, NH 2.6% 0.1% 1,945 122
Atlantic City, NJ 7.3% 0.1% 9,042 149
Ocean City, NJ 8.9% 0.1% 4,262 86
Trenton, NJ 4.3% 0.2% 8,690 424
Vineland, NJ 7.3% 0.3% 4,995 193
Albuquerque, NM 5.8% 0.0% 24,634 -173
Farmington, NM 7.1% 0.0% 3,695 4
Las Cruces, NM 6.9% -0.1% 6,520 -166
Santa Fe, NM 5.2% 0.0% 3,829 -23
Albany, NY 4.4% 0.0% 19,622 154
Binghamton, NY 5.4% -0.1% 5,886 -49
Buffalo, NY 5.3% -0.1% 29,316 -238
Elmira, NY 5.5% -0.2% 1,984 -41
Glens Falls, NY 5.1% -0.1% 3,092 -26
Ithaca, NY 4.4% 0.2% 2,246 74
Kingston, NY 4.5% 0.0% 3,970 5
New York, NY 4.8% 0.2% 483,587 15,599
Rochester, NY 5.0% 0.0% 25,849 -86
Syracuse, NY 5.1% 0.0% 15,732 135
Utica, NY 5.3% 0.0% 6,863 -21
Watertown, NY 6.3% -0.1% 2,885 -30
Asheville, NC 3.5% 0.0% 7,926 50
Burlington, NC 4.0% 0.1% 3,198 49
Charlotte, NC 3.9% 0.0% 51,326 267
Durham, NC 3.7% 0.0% 10,923 99
Fayetteville, NC 5.2% 0.0% 7,714 112
Goldsboro, NC 4.9% 0.1% 2,562 38
Greensboro, NC 4.4% 0.0% 16,270 200
Greenville, NC 4.6% 0.1% 4,007 59
Hickory, NC 4.1% 0.1% 6,993 167
Jacksonville, NC 4.8% -0.1% 3,057 -34
New Bern, NC 4.4% 0.0% 2,296 13
Raleigh, NC 3.6% 0.0% 25,477 99
Rocky Mount, NC 6.3% 0.0% 4,171 87
Wilmington, NC 3.9% 0.0% 5,703 -45
Winston, NC 4.0% 0.0% 13,029 186
Bismarck, ND 2.5% 0.2% 1,719 78
Fargo, ND 2.3% 0.1% 3,152 40
Grand Forks, ND 2.8% 0.0% 1,566 -4
Akron, OH 5.1% -0.2% 18,044 -910
Canton, OH 5.2% -0.3% 10,248 -670
Cincinnati, OH 4.2% -0.4% 47,428 -3,477
Cleveland, OH 6.4% 0.1% 66,097 383
Columbus, OH 4.0% -0.2% 42,679 -2,735
Dayton, OH 4.7% -0.2% 18,022 -945
Lima, OH 4.9% -0.4% 2,361 -191
Mansfield, OH 5.3% -0.4% 2,838 -209
Springfield, OH 4.7% -0.4% 3,003 -256
Toledo, OH 5.7% -0.3% 17,522 -941
Weirton, WV 6.5% -0.2% 3,285 -115
Youngstown, OH 7.2% 0.4% 17,777 1,084
Lawton, OK 4.8% -0.2% 2,548 -87
Oklahoma City, OK 4.0% -0.2% 27,144 -1,153
Tulsa, OK 4.7% -0.2% 22,452 -908
Albany, OR 5.0% 0.0% 2,914 13
Bend, OR 4.3% 0.1% 3,997 43
Corvallis, OR 3.4% -0.1% 1,626 -27
Eugene, OR 4.8% 0.1% 8,819 110
Grants Pass, OR 6.1% 0.2% 2,209 88
Medford, OR 5.3% 0.2% 5,582 218
Portland, OR 4.3% 0.2% 56,694 2,392
Salem, OR 4.9% 0.2% 9,929 329
Allentown, PA 5.0% -0.1% 21,178 -536
Altoona, PA 4.9% -0.2% 2,933 -139
Bloomsburg, PA 4.9% 0.1% 2,069 31
Chambersburg, PA 4.3% -0.2% 3,261 -231
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.7% -0.1% 4,609 -68
Erie, PA 5.5% -0.1% 7,220 -80
Gettysburg, PA 3.6% 0.0% 2,009 -21
Harrisburg, PA 4.1% -0.1% 12,310 -272
Johnstown, PA 6.1% -0.1% 3,634 -71
Lancaster, PA 3.8% -0.2% 10,652 -465
Lebanon, PA 4.1% -0.2% 2,892 -148
Philadelphia, PA 4.8% 0.0% 148,812 -900
Pittsburgh, PA 4.8% -0.1% 58,067 -603
Reading, PA 4.6% 0.0% 9,804 -170
Scranton, PA 5.4% -0.1% 15,040 -119
State College, PA 3.6% 0.2% 2,770 121
Williamsport, PA 5.6% -0.1% 3,195 -22
York, PA 4.3% -0.2% 10,079 -470
Providence, RI 4.1% -0.1% 27,720 -885
Charleston, SC 3.2% -0.2% 12,313 -516
Columbia, SC 3.8% -0.2% 15,559 -696
Florence, SC 4.5% -0.2% 4,333 -188
Greenville, SC 3.5% -0.2% 14,779 -951
Hilton Head Island, SC 3.7% -0.2% 3,175 -132
Myrtle Beach, SC 5.0% -0.2% 9,587 -393
Spartanburg, SC 3.7% -0.4% 5,821 -721
Sumter, SC 4.9% -0.3% 2,156 -156
Rapid City, SD 3.5% -0.2% 2,622 -141
Sioux Falls, SD 2.9% -0.1% 4,364 -165
Chattanooga, TN 3.4% -0.4% 9,125 -1,009
Clarksville, TN 4.1% -0.6% 4,545 -671
Cleveland, TN 3.0% -0.4% 1,777 -229
Jackson, TN 3.3% -0.3% 2,110 -207
Johnson City, TN 3.5% -0.5% 3,158 -397
Kingsport, TN 3.7% -0.2% 5,068 -307
Knoxville, TN 2.9% -0.4% 12,066 -1,637
Memphis, TN 3.7% -0.4% 23,549 -2,646
Morristown, TN 3.5% -0.4% 1,807 -218
Nashville, TN 2.3% -0.4% 23,441 -3,393
Abilene, TX 3.6% -0.2% 2,665 -165
Amarillo, TX 2.7% -0.2% 3,630 -192
Austin, TX 2.9% -0.2% 33,281 -2,060
Beaumont, TX 7.7% 0.9% 13,354 1,720
Brownsville, TX 6.7% -0.4% 11,210 -571
College Station, TX 3.0% -0.2% 3,882 -264
Corpus Christi, TX 5.7% 0.3% 11,952 588
Dallas, TX 3.4% -0.2% 129,762 -6,579
El Paso, TX 4.3% -0.2% 15,477 -642
Houston, TX 4.8% 0.0% 158,328 -2,125
Killeen, TX 3.8% -0.2% 6,875 -310
Laredo, TX 3.9% -0.2% 4,457 -277
Longview, TX 4.5% -0.2% 4,377 -169
Lubbock, TX 3.1% -0.2% 4,970 -283
McAllen, TX 7.3% -0.2% 24,644 -941
Midland, TX 2.9% -0.1% 2,505 -114
Odessa, TX 3.7% -0.3% 2,791 -147
San Angelo, TX 3.4% -0.2% 1,843 -99
San Antonio, TX 3.3% -0.2% 38,029 -2,357
Sherman, TX 3.3% 0.0% 2,027 -19
Texarkana, TX 4.2% -0.2% 2,753 -96
Tyler, TX 3.7% -0.1% 3,959 -72
Victoria, TX 4.6% 0.1% 2,143 23
Waco, TX 3.9% -0.2% 4,709 -267
Wichita Falls, TX 3.5% -0.2% 2,219 -146
Logan, UT 2.7% 0.0% 1,888 -34
Ogden, UT 3.4% 0.0% 11,083 -187
Provo, UT 3.0% -0.1% 9,016 -113
St George, UT 3.5% -0.1% 2,541 -88
Salt Lake City, UT 3.2% -0.1% 20,991 -585
Burlington, VT 2.3% -0.1% 2,838 -215
Blacksburg, VA 4.1% 0.1% 3,790 93
Charlottesville, VA 3.2% 0.0% 3,801 -56
Harrisonburg, VA 3.6% 0.0% 2,402 23
Lynchburg, VA 4.3% -0.2% 5,365 -95
Richmond, VA 3.8% 0.0% 26,094 193
Roanoke, VA 3.8% 0.0% 6,092 -54
Staunton, VA 3.5% 0.0% 2,151 20
Virginia Beach, VA 4.2% 0.0% 34,998 -205
Winchester, VA 3.3% 0.0% 2,325 -26
Bellingham, WA 4.7% 0.0% 5,327 93
Bremerton, WA 4.8% 0.1% 5,806 185
Kennewick, WA 5.5% 0.2% 7,596 269
Longview, WA 5.7% 0.0% 2,617 37
Mount Vernon, WA 5.2% 0.1% 3,177 107
Olympia, WA 4.8% 0.1% 6,547 153
Seattle, WA 4.2% 0.1% 88,203 3,272
Spokane, WA 5.2% 0.0% 13,842 189
Walla Walla, WA 4.7% 0.1% 1,489 32
Wenatchee, WA 4.8% 0.0% 3,228 73
Yakima, WA 6.6% 0.1% 8,514 94
Beckley, WV 5.8% -0.3% 2,564 -123
Charleston, WV 5.1% -0.3% 4,902 -289
Huntington, WV 5.4% -0.4% 7,923 -557
Morgantown, WV 3.8% -0.2% 2,553 -106
Parkersburg, WV 5.4% -0.2% 2,058 -92
Wheeling, WV 5.4% -0.4% 3,489 -222
Appleton, WI 3.0% 0.0% 4,140 104
Eau Claire, WI 3.6% 0.2% 3,307 147
Fond du Lac, WI 3.0% 0.1% 1,739 35
Green Bay, WI 3.4% 0.2% 5,935 258
Janesville, WI 3.6% -0.1% 3,162 -81
La Crosse, WI 3.0% 0.0% 2,382 -7
Madison, WI 2.5% 0.0% 9,806 -68
Milwaukee, WI 3.8% 0.0% 31,737 43
Oshkosh, WI 3.1% 0.0% 2,972 9
Racine, WI 4.6% 0.0% 4,664 1
Sheboygan, WI 3.0% 0.1% 1,887 54
Wausau, WI 3.2% 0.0% 2,411 26
Casper, WY 4.9% 0.0% 1,933 -3
Cheyenne, WY 3.6% 0.0% 1,742 17