Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The May 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 May 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
May 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 7.7% -0.1% 3,802 -26
Auburn, AL 5.5% -0.1% 3,855 -73
Birmingham, AL 6.1% 0.0% 32,082 -290
Decatur, AL 6.9% 0.0% 4,894 41
Dothan, AL 6.9% -0.1% 4,230 -60
Florence, AL 7.0% 0.1% 4,858 89
Gadsden, AL 7.1% 0.0% 3,200 -21
Huntsville, AL 6.0% -0.1% 12,846 -164
Mobile, AL 7.7% -0.1% 14,161 -136
Montgomery, AL 7.1% -0.1% 11,836 -152
Tuscaloosa, AL 6.5% -0.1% 6,663 -5
Anchorage, AK 5.5% 0.0% 11,026 -54
Fairbanks, AK 5.6% 0.0% 2,557 13
Flagstaff, AZ 7.0% 0.0% 5,000 -34
Lake Havasu City, AZ 8.2% -0.2% 6,859 -128
Phoenix, AZ 6.0% -0.1% 124,478 -2,157
Prescott, AZ 6.5% -0.2% 5,996 -168
Tucson, AZ 6.3% -0.1% 28,433 -379
Yuma, AZ 25.9% -0.7% 22,845 -706
Fayetteville, AR 5.0% -0.1% 11,763 -287
Fort Smith, AR 6.5% -0.1% 8,307 -123
Hot Springs, AR 6.6% -0.1% 2,705 -63
Jonesboro, AR 6.1% -0.2% 3,610 -148
Little Rock, AR 6.0% -0.1% 20,108 -324
Pine Bluff, AR 8.9% -0.2% 3,580 -122
Bakersfield, CA 11.1% -0.2% 43,444 -974
Chico, CA 8.8% -0.2% 9,115 -250
El Centro, CA 22.8% -0.2% 18,193 -172
Fresno, CA 11.9% -0.3% 53,495 -1,475
Hanford, CA 12.5% -0.4% 7,410 -247
Los Angeles, CA 7.7% -0.1% 505,316 -8,463
Madera, CA 10.6% -0.3% 7,246 -168
Merced, CA 13.5% -0.2% 15,294 -238
Modesto, CA 11.9% -0.2% 28,165 -603
Napa, CA 5.3% -0.1% 4,183 -116
Oxnard, CA 6.8% -0.2% 29,683 -915
Redding, CA 9.3% -0.2% 7,477 -195
Riverside, CA 8.9% -0.3% 162,379 -5,412
Sacramento, CA 7.4% -0.2% 77,290 -2,446
Salinas, CA 9.5% -0.2% 21,067 -720
San Diego, CA 6.5% -0.2% 103,211 -3,813
San Francisco, CA 5.5% -0.2% 130,382 -5,015
San Jose, CA 5.7% -0.2% 55,099 -1,869
San Luis Obispo, CA 5.6% -0.2% 7,941 -226
Santa Barbara, CA 6.0% -0.2% 13,536 -444
Santa Cruz, CA 8.3% -0.3% 12,571 -433
Santa Rosa, CA 5.5% -0.2% 14,489 -431
Stockton, CA 11.6% -0.2% 34,440 -756
Vallejo, CA 7.3% -0.2% 15,754 -498
Visalia, CA 13.5% -0.2% 27,474 -501
Yuba City, CA 13.8% -0.2% 9,236 -208
Boulder, CO 4.6% -0.1% 8,388 -224
Colorado Springs, CO 7.2% -0.2% 22,646 -654
Denver, CO 5.7% -0.1% 82,546 -2,049
Fort Collins, CO 4.7% -0.1% 8,689 -212
Grand Junction, CO 7.1% -0.2% 5,384 -201
Greeley, CO 5.8% -0.1% 7,544 -141
Pueblo, CO 8.6% -0.2% 6,394 -214
Bridgeport, CT 6.6% 0.0% 31,664 99
Danbury, CT 5.7% 0.0% 5,265 21
Hartford, CT 7.1% 0.0% 42,051 61
New Haven, CT 7.3% 0.0% 23,022 162
Norwich, CT 7.3% 0.0% 10,458 -2
Waterbury, CT 9.4% 0.0% 9,451 32
Dover, DE 6.5% 0.2% 4,921 141
Washington, DC 5.0% 0.2% 160,658 4,051
Cape Coral, FL 6.1% 0.0% 18,492 131
Crestview, FL 4.7% 0.0% 4,853 38
Deltona, FL 6.3% 0.1% 16,017 24
Gainesville, FL 5.1% 0.0% 7,242 -40
Jacksonville, FL 6.1% 0.0% 44,399 177
Lakeland, FL 7.2% 0.0% 19,856 -38
Miami, FL 6.4% 0.0% 192,150 1,250
Naples, FL 6.0% 0.0% 9,632 13
North Port, FL 6.0% 0.0% 19,466 210
Ocala, FL 7.3% 0.0% 9,667 16
Orlando, FL 5.9% 0.0% 71,220 265
Palm Bay, FL 6.9% 0.0% 18,254 -9
Palm Coast, FL 9.2% 0.0% 3,263 0
Panama City, FL 6.1% 0.2% 5,593 147
Pensacola, FL 6.3% 0.0% 13,556 80
Port St Lucie, FL 7.7% -0.1% 14,986 -222
Punta Gorda, FL 6.2% 0.1% 4,504 43
Sebastian, FL 7.9% -0.2% 5,001 -94
Tallahassee, FL 5.7% 0.0% 10,971 -30
Tampa, FL 6.5% 0.0% 88,041 219
Albany, GA 8.3% 0.2% 5,932 139
Athens, GA 5.5% 0.3% 6,189 272
Atlanta, GA 7.2% 0.3% 196,585 7,743
Augusta, GA 7.0% 0.2% 18,202 550
Brunswick, GA 8.4% 0.3% 4,115 139
Columbus, GA 8.0% 0.3% 10,431 373
Dalton, GA 8.9% 0.2% 5,131 109
Gainesville, GA 5.9% 0.4% 5,400 333
Hinesville, GA 8.3% 0.2% 2,737 67
Macon, GA 7.6% 0.2% 8,451 262
Rome, GA 7.5% 0.3% 3,565 143
Savannah, GA 6.8% 0.2% 12,557 339
Valdosta, GA 7.4% 0.3% 4,895 189
Warner Robins, GA 6.7% 0.3% 4,599 188
Honolulu, HI 4.2% 0.1% 19,435 276
Boise City, ID 4.8% -0.2% 15,155 -318
Coeur dAlene, ID 5.5% -0.2% 3,995 -145
Idaho Falls, ID 4.2% 0.0% 2,685 -7
Lewiston, ID 4.9% 0.0% 1,397 9
Pocatello, ID 4.8% -0.1% 2,107 -19
Bloomington, IL 6.8% -0.1% 5,933 -116
Champaign, IL 7.2% -0.2% 8,259 -268
Chicago, IL 7.5% -0.4% 367,147 -18,653
Danville, IL 10.1% -0.3% 3,556 -105
Davenport, IL 6.5% 0.0% 13,034 33
Decatur, IL 10.2% -0.4% 5,323 -231
Kankakee, IL 9.6% -0.2% 5,330 -92
Peoria, IL 8.0% -0.2% 15,684 -423
Rockford, IL 10.0% -0.4% 16,424 -566
Springfield, IL 6.7% -0.2% 7,589 -176
Anderson, IN 6.7% 0.1% 4,080 71
Bloomington, IN 5.6% 0.0% 5,388 -7
Columbus, IN 4.1% 0.1% 1,719 14
Elkhart, IN 5.4% 0.0% 5,205 66
Evansville, IN 5.4% 0.0% 9,837 -5
Fort Wayne, IN 5.3% 0.0% 11,140 17
Indianapolis, IN 5.3% 0.0% 50,035 390
Kokomo, IN 6.4% 0.0% 2,782 -25
Lafayette, IN 5.3% 0.0% 5,270 -48
Michigan City, IN 7.5% 0.0% 3,647 -24
Muncie, IN 6.9% 0.2% 3,690 31
South Bend, IN 6.7% 0.1% 10,074 82
Terre Haute, IN 7.6% 0.0% 5,979 3
Ames, IA 3.1% -0.1% 1,599 -23
Cedar Rapids, IA 4.6% 0.0% 6,758 -82
Des Moines, IA 4.2% -0.1% 14,026 -231
Dubuque, IA 4.3% -0.1% 2,391 -47
Iowa City, IA 3.2% 0.0% 3,132 -16
Sioux City, IA 4.5% 0.0% 3,546 -27
Waterloo, IA 4.4% 0.0% 4,293 -10
Lawrence, KS 4.4% -0.1% 2,734 -67
Topeka, KS 5.2% -0.1% 6,335 -94
Wichita, KS 5.6% -0.1% 17,024 -222
Bowling Green, KY 6.7% -0.1% 4,510 -51
Elizabethtown, KY 7.3% 0.0% 4,168 -19
Lexington, KY 6.7% 0.1% 16,228 141
Louisville, KY 7.1% 0.0% 46,030 -21
Owensboro, KY 6.8% 0.0% 3,989 -12
Alexandria, LA 5.1% 0.4% 3,394 260
Baton Rouge, LA 4.6% 0.3% 18,155 1,145
Houma, LA 3.3% 0.2% 3,624 237
Lafayette, LA 3.8% 0.3% 5,491 401
Lake Charles, LA 4.4% 0.3% 4,269 263
Monroe, LA 5.3% 0.3% 4,365 284
New Orleans, LA 4.8% 0.2% 27,062 1,124
Shreveport, LA 5.4% 0.3% 9,593 635
Bangor, ME 5.6% 0.0% 4,112 7
Lewiston, ME 5.5% 0.1% 3,182 27
Portland, ME 4.6% 0.0% 9,734 49
Baltimore, MD 6.0% 0.1% 88,122 1,444
Cumberland, MD 6.7% 0.1% 3,314 37
Hagerstown, MD 6.6% 0.2% 8,134 176
Salisbury, MD 7.6% 0.1% 4,708 35
Barnstable Town, MA 6.2% -0.4% 8,391 -548
Boston, MA 5.2% -0.3% 134,147 -6,929
Leominster, MA 7.7% -0.5% 5,437 -389
New Bedford, MA 8.9% -0.6% 7,808 -551
Pittsfield, MA 6.3% -0.4% 2,381 -162
Springfield, MA 6.9% -0.3% 23,540 -1,176
Worcester, MA 6.3% -0.4% 18,505 -1,160
Ann Arbor, MI 5.3% 0.0% 9,799 -40
Battle Creek, MI 6.5% -0.1% 4,254 -62
Bay City, MI 7.9% -0.2% 4,115 -65
Detroit, MI 8.2% 0.1% 165,488 358
Flint, MI 8.4% -0.2% 15,650 -362
Grand Rapids, MI 5.5% -0.1% 22,945 -29
Holland, MI 5.4% -0.1% 7,336 -14
Jackson, MI 7.6% -0.1% 5,391 -81
Kalamazoo, MI 6.5% -0.1% 10,562 -47
Lansing, MI 6.4% 0.1% 15,264 405
Monroe, MI 7.2% -0.1% 5,178 -50
Muskegon, MI 7.2% -0.2% 6,103 -124
Niles, MI 7.4% -0.1% 5,431 -63
Saginaw, MI 7.8% -0.1% 7,198 -51
Duluth, MN 5.9% -0.1% 8,646 -180
Minneapolis, MN 4.4% -0.1% 82,889 -2,234
Rochester, MN 4.1% -0.1% 4,319 -106
St Cloud, MN 4.8% -0.2% 5,231 -195
Gulfport, MS 7.2% 0.1% 8,016 133
Hattiesburg, MS 6.6% 0.2% 4,284 127
Jackson, MS 6.2% 0.1% 15,991 290
Pascagoula, MS 7.9% 0.1% 5,537 40
Columbia, MO 4.5% -0.1% 4,497 -71
Jefferson City, MO 5.7% -0.2% 4,336 -106
Joplin, MO 5.6% -0.2% 4,854 -138
Kansas City, MO 6.4% 0.1% 66,052 400
St Joseph, MO 5.5% -0.2% 3,946 -133
St Louis, MO 7.2% -0.1% 102,045 -1,673
Springfield, MO 5.5% -0.1% 12,203 -333
Billings, MT 3.6% -0.2% 3,280 -133
Great Falls, MT 4.1% -0.2% 1,716 -81
Missoula, MT 4.5% -0.2% 2,745 -122
Lincoln, NE 3.2% 0.0% 5,709 -53
Omaha, NE 4.0% -0.1% 18,820 -191
Carson City, NV 8.4% -0.1% 2,230 -45
Las Vegas, NV 8.2% -0.3% 81,427 -2,890
Reno, NV 7.5% -0.2% 16,933 -396
Manchester, NH 4.4% 0.0% 4,739 13
Portsmouth, NH 3.8% 0.0% 1,783 0
Rochester, NH 4.3% 0.0% 3,622 24
Atlantic City, NJ 11.0% -0.2% 14,057 -274
Ocean City, NJ 10.7% -0.2% 6,227 -196
Trenton, NJ 5.6% 0.0% 11,651 -50
Vineland, NJ 10.7% -0.2% 7,057 -142
Albuquerque, NM 7.0% -0.2% 27,242 -1,043
Farmington, NM 6.6% -0.2% 3,583 -169
Las Cruces, NM 7.3% -0.2% 6,843 -265
Santa Fe, NM 5.3% -0.2% 3,955 -189
Albany, NY 5.3% -0.1% 23,504 -322
Binghamton, NY 6.8% 0.0% 7,619 -88
Buffalo, NY 6.3% 0.0% 35,398 -420
Elmira, NY 6.8% -0.2% 2,560 -87
Glens Falls, NY 6.3% -0.1% 4,113 -45
Ithaca, NY 4.2% -0.1% 2,420 -37
Kingston, NY 6.4% -0.1% 5,423 -115
New York, NY 6.9% -0.1% 661,842 -2,855
Poughkeepsie, NY 5.7% -0.2% 18,058 -556
Rochester, NY 6.0% -0.1% 31,081 -468
Syracuse, NY 6.4% 0.0% 19,906 -193
Utica, NY 6.5% -0.1% 8,619 -131
Asheville, NC 4.9% 0.1% 10,747 377
Burlington, NC 6.3% 0.2% 4,524 128
Charlotte, NC 6.4% 0.1% 59,258 964
Durham, NC 5.1% 0.1% 14,001 346
Fayetteville, NC 7.6% 0.0% 12,474 20
Goldsboro, NC 6.5% 0.0% 3,559 10
Greensboro, NC 6.8% 0.1% 24,830 522
Greenville, NC 6.6% 0.1% 6,428 134
Hickory, NC 7.0% 0.3% 11,473 418
Jacksonville, NC 6.6% 0.1% 4,459 42
Raleigh, NC 5.2% 0.0% 32,489 635
Rocky Mount, NC 9.5% 0.1% 6,202 97
Wilmington, NC 6.6% 0.0% 12,375 147
Winston, NC 6.0% 0.0% 14,457 182
Bismarck, ND 2.6% 0.0% 1,670 -2
Fargo, ND 2.8% 0.0% 3,437 24
Grand Forks, ND 3.5% 0.1% 1,879 18
Akron, OH 5.3% -0.2% 19,668 -799
Canton, OH 5.5% -0.2% 10,859 -412
Cincinnati, OH 5.3% -0.2% 58,614 -1,815
Cleveland, OH 6.8% -0.2% 70,766 -2,029
Columbus, OH 4.6% -0.2% 44,972 -1,941
Dayton, OH 5.6% -0.2% 22,276 -709
Lima, OH 5.6% -0.2% 2,677 -136
Mansfield, OH 6.0% -0.3% 3,357 -191
Sandusky, OH 5.7% -0.3% 2,294 -121
Springfield, OH 5.1% -0.1% 3,503 -101
Steubenville, OH 7.9% 0.0% 4,262 -18
Toledo, OH 5.9% -0.1% 18,437 -391
Youngstown, OH 6.4% -0.3% 16,672 -780
Lawton, OK 5.7% -0.1% 2,695 -87
Oklahoma City, OK 4.7% -0.1% 28,294 -720
Tulsa, OK 4.9% -0.1% 22,128 -565
Bend, OR 8.3% -0.1% 6,446 -97
Corvallis, OR 5.3% 0.0% 2,282 -8
Eugene, OR 6.8% -0.1% 11,833 -147
Medford, OR 8.7% 0.1% 8,320 61
Portland, OR 6.3% 0.0% 73,966 -327
Salem, OR 7.1% 0.1% 13,296 80
Allentown, PA 6.1% -0.1% 26,190 -366
Altoona, PA 5.5% -0.1% 3,505 -81
Erie, PA 6.1% 0.0% 8,486 -139
Harrisburg, PA 5.0% 0.0% 14,269 -181
Johnstown, PA 6.8% -0.1% 4,491 -80
Lancaster, PA 4.6% 0.0% 12,160 -56
Lebanon, PA 4.7% 0.0% 3,455 -13
Philadelphia, PA 6.2% -0.1% 186,291 -2,232
Pittsburgh, PA 5.5% -0.1% 68,257 -1,110
Reading, PA 5.7% 0.0% 11,411 -132
Scranton, PA 7.2% -0.1% 19,857 -571
State College, PA 4.1% -0.1% 3,174 -56
Williamsport, PA 5.9% -0.3% 3,764 -153
York, PA 5.4% -0.2% 12,201 -356
Providence, RI 8.2% -0.3% 56,941 -1,777
Anderson, SC 4.7% 0.1% 4,116 86
Charleston, SC 4.7% 0.0% 15,545 -65
Columbia, SC 5.0% 0.0% 18,448 -182
Florence, SC 6.2% 0.0% 5,700 76
Greenville, SC 4.5% 0.1% 14,171 34
Myrtle Beach, SC 6.1% 0.1% 7,841 138
Spartanburg, SC 5.0% 0.0% 6,964 -15
Sumter, SC 6.2% -0.1% 2,727 -26
Rapid City, SD 3.8% 0.1% 2,567 34
Sioux Falls, SD 3.3% 0.0% 4,551 58
Chattanooga, TN 6.3% 0.0% 15,987 9
Clarksville, TN 7.5% 0.0% 8,589 -30
Cleveland, TN 6.0% 0.0% 3,399 -27
Jackson, TN 6.6% -0.1% 3,648 -22
Johnson City, TN 6.2% 0.1% 5,821 36
Kingsport, TN 6.2% 0.1% 8,973 165
Knoxville, TN 5.4% 0.0% 19,376 15
Memphis, TN 7.7% -0.1% 45,509 -800
Morristown, TN 7.1% 0.0% 4,272 -32
Nashville, TN 5.0% 0.0% 42,600 181
Abilene, TX 4.1% -0.1% 3,474 -56
Amarillo, TX 3.7% -0.1% 4,972 -98
Austin, TX 4.3% 0.0% 43,648 -532
Beaumont, TX 8.1% -0.4% 14,723 -805
Brownsville, TX 8.7% -0.1% 14,220 -324
College Station, TX 4.0% -0.1% 4,852 -59
Corpus Christi, TX 5.0% -0.2% 11,128 -244
Dallas, TX 5.2% -0.1% 178,739 -2,612
El Paso, TX 7.2% -0.1% 23,251 -374
Houston, TX 5.1% -0.1% 161,369 -3,066
Killeen, TX 6.0% -0.2% 10,452 -205
Laredo, TX 5.6% -0.1% 5,690 -99
Longview, TX 4.7% -0.2% 5,497 -155
Lubbock, TX 4.0% 0.0% 5,972 -98
McAllen, TX 9.3% -0.3% 29,708 -1,136
Midland, TX 2.6% -0.1% 2,561 -66
Odessa, TX 3.2% -0.1% 2,802 -94
San Angelo, TX 4.1% -0.1% 2,342 -49
San Antonio, TX 4.9% -0.1% 51,569 -1,130
Sherman, TX 5.1% -0.1% 3,000 -47
Texarkana, TX 6.3% -0.2% 3,913 -164
Tyler, TX 5.5% 0.0% 5,668 -109
Victoria, TX 4.2% -0.1% 2,673 -46
Waco, TX 5.1% 0.0% 5,855 9
Wichita Falls, TX 5.0% 0.0% 3,479 -61
Logan, UT 2.8% -0.2% 2,011 -139
Ogden, UT 3.8% -0.1% 10,423 -355
Provo, UT 3.5% -0.2% 8,864 -531
St George, UT 4.0% -0.3% 2,541 -187
Salt Lake City, UT 3.6% -0.2% 22,930 -1,580
Burlington, VT 3.0% -0.1% 3,507 -110
Blacksburg, VA 5.6% 0.2% 4,721 211
Charlottesville, VA 4.4% 0.2% 4,938 250
Danville, VA 7.4% 0.3% 3,715 132
Harrisonburg, VA 5.0% 0.2% 3,413 118
Lynchburg, VA 5.9% 0.3% 7,177 370
Richmond, VA 5.5% 0.2% 38,448 1,441
Roanoke, VA 5.3% 0.1% 8,578 313
Virginia Beach, VA 5.7% 0.2% 48,473 1,745
Winchester, VA 4.9% 0.1% 3,486 106
Bellingham, WA 6.3% 0.1% 6,444 29
Bremerton, WA 5.9% 0.1% 6,778 61
Kennewick, WA 7.5% 0.0% 9,605 -87
Longview, WA 8.3% 0.0% 3,420 5
Mount Vernon, WA 7.1% 0.1% 3,920 45
Olympia, WA 6.1% 0.0% 7,657 14
Seattle, WA 5.5% 0.0% 105,419 -607
Spokane, WA 6.8% 0.0% 15,083 -85
Wenatchee, WA 6.3% 0.1% 3,774 57
Yakima, WA 8.3% -0.1% 10,161 -88
Charleston, WV 6.1% 0.2% 8,228 231
Huntington, WV 6.4% 0.0% 8,160 -14
Morgantown, WV 4.3% 0.1% 2,976 69
Parkersburg, WV 5.5% -0.1% 4,172 -62
Wheeling, WV 6.6% 0.1% 4,531 19
Appleton, WI 5.2% 0.0% 6,392 -63
Eau Claire, WI 5.1% -0.1% 4,670 -90
Fond du Lac, WI 5.6% -0.1% 3,147 -52
Green Bay, WI 5.3% -0.1% 9,234 -140
Janesville, WI 6.9% -0.1% 5,650 -107
La Crosse, WI 4.7% -0.1% 3,691 -89
Madison, WI 4.1% -0.1% 14,634 -205
Milwaukee, WI 6.2% -0.1% 49,835 -571
Oshkosh, WI 5.3% -0.1% 5,073 -56
Racine, WI 7.3% -0.2% 7,175 -128
Sheboygan, WI 4.9% 0.0% 3,049 -17
Wausau, WI 5.6% 0.0% 4,001 -28
Casper, WY 3.7% 0.0% 1,683 -13
Cheyenne, WY 4.3% 0.1% 2,032 51