Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The April 2016 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 April 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
April 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 6.8% -0.2% 3,140 -104
Auburn, AL 5.3% 0.0% 3,867 1
Birmingham, AL 5.8% 0.1% 30,904 142
Daphne, AL 5.5% 0.0% 4,930 65
Decatur, AL 6.1% 0.1% 4,193 46
Dothan, AL 6.1% 0.0% 3,816 -14
Florence, AL 7.1% 0.2% 4,747 131
Gadsden, AL 6.0% -0.2% 2,648 -65
Huntsville, AL 5.4% 0.0% 11,389 97
Mobile, AL 6.9% -0.1% 12,869 -46
Montgomery, AL 5.9% 0.0% 10,073 54
Tuscaloosa, AL 6.0% 0.1% 6,838 100
Anchorage, AK 5.9% 0.0% 11,929 78
Fairbanks, AK 5.7% 0.1% 2,625 58
Flagstaff, AZ 6.1% 0.5% 4,554 354
Lake Havasu City, AZ 7.1% 0.3% 5,673 237
Phoenix, AZ 5.0% 0.4% 111,768 8,638
Prescott, AZ 5.2% 0.3% 5,227 316
Sierra Vista, AZ 6.7% 0.3% 3,377 155
Tucson, AZ 5.3% 0.4% 25,397 1,877
Yuma, AZ 18.6% 0.1% 17,632 69
Fayetteville, AR 2.8% -0.1% 7,307 -344
Fort Smith, AR 4.5% 0.0% 5,487 -101
Hot Springs, AR 4.1% -0.2% 1,681 -89
Jonesboro, AR 3.2% -0.2% 2,002 -139
Little Rock, AR 3.3% -0.3% 11,811 -933
Pine Bluff, AR 5.2% -0.4% 1,907 -149
Bakersfield, CA 10.1% 0.3% 40,280 1,071
Chico, CA 6.6% 0.2% 6,665 217
El Centro, CA 21.2% -0.9% 16,538 -913
Fresno, CA 9.4% 0.2% 42,103 1,355
Hanford, CA 9.6% 0.1% 5,598 35
Los Angeles, CA 4.9% 0.0% 324,470 -17
Madera, CA 9.1% 0.2% 5,636 195
Merced, CA 10.6% 0.2% 12,255 280
Modesto, CA 8.6% 0.3% 21,109 651
Napa, CA 4.2% 0.1% 3,161 94
Oxnard, CA 5.2% 0.2% 22,395 812
Redding, CA 6.9% 0.3% 5,111 221
Riverside, CA 6.1% 0.3% 119,650 6,260
Sacramento, CA 5.3% 0.2% 56,582 2,606
Salinas, CA 7.8% -0.1% 17,432 -262
San Diego, CA 4.9% 0.3% 76,150 3,668
San Francisco, CA 3.8% 0.1% 96,588 3,856
San Jose, CA 3.9% 0.2% 41,840 2,792
San Luis Obispo, CA 4.2% 0.1% 6,008 97
Santa Cruz, CA 7.0% 0.3% 10,172 435
Santa Maria, CA 5.0% 0.1% 11,181 273
Santa Rosa, CA 4.0% 0.2% 10,538 479
Stockton, CA 8.2% 0.3% 26,069 883
Vallejo, CA 5.5% 0.2% 11,351 413
Visalia, CA 10.9% 0.3% 22,369 650
Yuba City, CA 9.0% 0.0% 6,537 2
Boulder, CO 2.9% 0.4% 5,269 710
Colorado Springs, CO 4.1% 0.5% 13,303 1,593
Denver, CO 3.3% 0.4% 50,841 6,902
Fort Collins, CO 2.9% 0.4% 5,457 774
Grand Junction, CO 5.9% 0.6% 4,345 491
Greeley, CO 3.7% 0.5% 5,598 757
Pueblo, CO 5.1% 0.8% 3,746 605
Bridgeport, CT 5.7% 0.0% 26,786 -231
Danbury, CT 4.8% -0.1% 5,166 -76
Hartford, CT 6.1% 0.2% 37,542 1,012
New Haven, CT 5.8% -0.1% 18,794 -332
Norwich, CT 5.7% -0.3% 8,162 -498
Waterbury, CT 7.0% -0.2% 7,812 -251
Dover, DE 4.4% -0.1% 3,436 -98
Salisbury, MD 5.7% -0.1% 10,698 -342
Washington, DC 3.9% -0.1% 127,253 -5,008
Cape Coral, FL 4.6% 0.1% 14,985 229
Crestview, FL 4.3% 0.2% 5,104 185
Deltona, FL 5.1% 0.0% 14,668 72
Gainesville, FL 4.4% 0.2% 6,057 198
Homosassa Springs, FL 6.9% 0.1% 3,287 62
Jacksonville, FL 4.6% 0.0% 33,676 129
Lakeland, FL 5.7% 0.1% 16,017 200
Miami, FL 5.1% 0.0% 153,983 507
Naples, FL 5.0% 0.1% 8,081 88
North Port, FL 4.6% 0.1% 15,790 75
Ocala, FL 5.8% 0.1% 7,551 98
Orlando, FL 4.4% 0.0% 55,317 149
Palm Bay, FL 5.3% 0.0% 13,658 -1
Panama City, FL 5.1% 0.3% 4,718 195
Pensacola, FL 4.9% 0.1% 10,507 220
Port St Lucie, FL 5.6% 0.1% 11,238 80
Punta Gorda, FL 5.3% 0.0% 3,619 -11
Sebastian, FL 6.5% 0.1% 3,988 35
Sebring, FL 6.9% 0.1% 2,453 19
Tallahassee, FL 4.8% 0.1% 9,053 282
Tampa, FL 4.6% 0.0% 67,104 125
The Villages, FL 7.0% 0.2% 2,021 34
Albany, GA 6.6% 0.0% 4,396 -21
Athens, GA 5.1% 0.0% 4,895 -23
Atlanta, GA 5.2% -0.1% 149,650 -2,695
Augusta, GA 6.1% 0.0% 15,839 -20
Brunswick, GA 5.7% -0.1% 2,910 -78
Columbus, GA 6.7% -0.1% 8,336 -121
Dalton, GA 6.2% -0.5% 3,765 -358
Gainesville, GA 4.6% 0.0% 4,313 -16
Hinesville, GA 5.9% -0.2% 1,888 -58
Macon, GA 5.9% -0.2% 6,169 -198
Rome, GA 6.1% -0.1% 2,653 -13
Savannah, GA 5.1% -0.1% 9,195 -204
Valdosta, GA 5.5% 0.0% 3,455 -26
Warner Robins, GA 5.9% -0.1% 4,771 -63
Kahului, HI 3.4% -0.1% 2,889 -81
Urban Honolulu, HI 3.1% 0.0% 14,443 -121
Boise City, ID 3.4% -0.1% 11,412 -60
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.5% -0.1% 3,306 -34
Idaho Falls, ID 2.9% -0.1% 1,934 -52
Lewiston, ID 3.8% 0.1% 1,171 26
Pocatello, ID 3.2% -0.1% 1,363 -44
Bloomington, IL 6.0% 0.1% 5,831 49
Carbondale, IL 7.0% 0.2% 4,244 100
Champaign, IL 6.0% 0.1% 7,223 49
Chicago, IL 6.4% 0.0% 319,130 -1,359
Danville, IL 8.4% 0.2% 3,022 92
Davenport, IA 6.3% 0.2% 11,973 228
Decatur, IL 7.9% 0.1% 3,990 71
Kankakee, IL 7.3% 0.2% 4,063 85
Peoria, IL 7.7% 0.3% 14,356 426
Rockford, IL 7.6% 0.2% 12,985 310
Springfield, IL 5.8% 0.0% 6,488 -32
Bloomington, IN 5.6% 0.2% 4,370 202
Columbus, IN 3.8% 0.1% 1,715 26
Elkhart, IN 4.3% 0.2% 4,462 187
Evansville, IN 4.7% 0.0% 7,560 151
Fort Wayne, IN 4.8% 0.2% 10,497 536
Indianapolis, IN 4.7% 0.0% 49,013 735
Kokomo, IN 5.6% -0.3% 2,132 -135
Lafayette, IN 4.7% 0.1% 5,210 167
Michigan City, IN 6.8% 0.0% 3,347 38
Muncie, IN 6.1% 0.3% 3,402 169
South Bend, IN 5.1% 0.2% 8,076 258
Terre Haute, IN 6.3% 0.1% 4,936 78
Ames, IA 2.4% 0.0% 1,359 -54
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.9% 0.0% 5,592 -52
Des Moines, IA 3.5% 0.0% 11,732 -9
Dubuque, IA 3.6% -0.1% 2,015 -73
Iowa City, IA 2.7% -0.1% 2,599 -78
Sioux City, IA 3.4% -0.2% 3,123 -267
Waterloo, IA 4.5% 0.0% 4,070 -39
Lawrence, KS 3.2% -0.1% 2,063 -68
Manhattan, KS 2.9% 0.0% 1,466 -28
Topeka, KS 3.8% -0.1% 4,626 -147
Wichita, KS 4.1% -0.3% 12,854 -913
Bowling Green, KY 4.3% -0.4% 3,296 -321
Elizabethtown, KY 4.7% -0.2% 3,058 -97
Lexington, KY 3.8% -0.2% 9,888 -412
Louisville, KY 4.5% -0.2% 28,709 -752
Owensboro, KY 4.7% -0.2% 2,497 -156
Alexandria, LA 6.4% 0.0% 4,330 0
Baton Rouge, LA 5.3% 0.0% 22,960 303
Hammond, LA 7.2% 0.0% 3,908 8
Houma, LA 6.8% 0.1% 6,654 118
Lafayette, LA 7.5% 0.3% 16,802 441
Lake Charles, LA 5.2% 0.1% 5,389 17
Monroe, LA 6.5% 0.2% 5,321 94
New Orleans, LA 5.9% 0.1% 35,173 324
Shreveport, LA 6.7% 0.1% 13,064 214
Bangor, ME 3.5% 0.0% 2,419 41
Lewiston, ME 3.2% 0.0% 1,774 46
Portland, ME 2.7% 0.1% 5,296 218
Baltimore, MD 4.9% 0.0% 72,574 462
California, MD 4.5% 0.0% 2,460 -10
Cumberland, MD 6.7% 0.0% 2,940 8
Hagerstown, MD 4.7% -0.1% 6,028 -214
Barnstable Town, MA 5.0% -0.1% 6,266 -82
Boston, MA 3.8% -0.2% 101,420 -3,318
Leominster, MA 5.1% -0.1% 3,880 -120
New Bedford, MA 6.1% -0.2% 5,114 -165
Pittsfield, MA 4.7% -0.1% 2,084 -29
Springfield, MA 5.2% -0.2% 18,942 -503
Worcester, MA 4.6% -0.2% 15,972 -533
Ann Arbor, MI 3.2% 0.1% 6,244 196
Battle Creek, MI 4.5% 0.2% 2,978 138
Bay City, MI 5.0% 0.3% 2,659 150
Detroit, MI 5.6% -0.1% 115,722 -408
Flint, MI 5.1% 0.2% 9,393 309
Grand Rapids, MI 3.3% 0.2% 18,645 1,340
Jackson, MI 4.8% 0.3% 3,519 218
Kalamazoo, MI 4.1% 0.2% 6,985 394
Lansing, MI 3.7% 0.1% 9,194 326
Midland, MI 4.3% 0.2% 1,803 77
Monroe, MI 3.9% 0.0% 3,029 -33
Muskegon, MI 5.2% 0.3% 4,123 257
Niles, MI 4.7% 0.3% 3,512 186
Saginaw, MI 5.0% 0.3% 4,523 202
Duluth, MN 6.0% 0.0% 8,663 -22
Mankato, MN 3.0% -0.1% 1,812 -51
Minneapolis, MN 3.5% 0.0% 68,406 -619
Rochester, MN 3.0% -0.1% 3,639 -167
St Cloud, MN 3.7% 0.0% 4,123 -78
Gulfport, MS 5.9% -0.2% 9,682 -370
Hattiesburg, MS 5.3% -0.1% 3,594 -69
Jackson, MS 5.0% 0.0% 13,590 -49
Cape Girardeau, MO 4.6% 0.3% 2,319 145
Columbia, MO 3.1% 0.1% 3,195 123
Jefferson City, MO 3.8% 0.3% 2,947 214
Joplin, MO 4.2% 0.3% 3,709 234
Kansas City, MO 4.1% 0.0% 46,753 847
St Joseph, MO 4.1% 0.3% 2,732 166
St Louis, MO 4.9% 0.2% 73,827 2,919
Springfield, MO 4.0% 0.2% 9,469 448
Billings, MT 3.4% -0.2% 3,027 -168
Great Falls, MT 3.8% -0.2% 1,478 -88
Missoula, MT 3.5% -0.4% 2,142 -258
Grand Island, NE 3.9% -0.4% 1,722 -185
Lincoln, NE 2.8% 0.2% 4,966 250
Omaha, NE 3.3% 0.1% 15,693 291
Carson City, NV 6.5% 0.3% 1,615 79
Las Vegas, NV 6.2% 0.3% 65,263 3,335
Reno, NV 5.4% 0.2% 12,599 572
Dover, NH 2.4% 0.1% 2,012 82
Manchester, NH 2.7% 0.2% 3,103 197
Portsmouth, NH 2.4% 0.2% 1,802 105
Atlantic City, NJ 7.4% 0.5% 9,358 682
Ocean City, NJ 9.3% 0.5% 4,589 215
Trenton, NJ 4.3% 0.3% 8,677 634
Vineland, NJ 7.7% 0.6% 5,191 334
Albuquerque, NM 5.6% 0.0% 23,475 82
Farmington, NM 8.2% 0.4% 4,607 217
Las Cruces, NM 6.8% 0.0% 6,295 -2
Santa Fe, NM 4.9% -0.1% 3,524 -49
Albany, NY 4.2% 0.3% 18,733 950
Binghamton, NY 5.5% 0.4% 6,035 332
Buffalo, NY 5.0% 0.3% 27,604 1,410
Elmira, NY 5.7% 0.3% 2,172 110
Glens Falls, NY 4.9% 0.3% 3,053 167
Ithaca, NY 3.9% 0.3% 2,162 175
Kingston, NY 4.5% 0.3% 4,023 266
New York, NY 4.9% 0.1% 494,368 2,266
Rochester, NY 4.8% 0.3% 25,079 1,369
Syracuse, NY 4.8% 0.2% 15,250 687
Utica, NY 5.0% 0.3% 6,595 385
Watertown, NY 6.1% 0.3% 2,874 114
Asheville, NC 4.2% -0.1% 9,541 -187
Burlington, NC 5.1% 0.0% 4,003 -43
Charlotte, NC 5.2% 0.0% 65,633 -29
Durham, NC 4.8% 0.0% 13,788 -170
Fayetteville, NC 6.9% -0.1% 10,230 -142
Goldsboro, NC 5.8% -0.1% 3,194 -61
Greensboro, NC 5.5% -0.1% 20,604 -149
Greenville, NC 5.9% 0.0% 5,188 -71
Hickory, NC 5.3% 0.1% 8,877 18
Jacksonville, NC 6.0% -0.1% 3,852 -82
New Bern, NC 5.6% -0.1% 2,935 -66
Raleigh, NC 4.6% 0.0% 31,090 -361
Rocky Mount, NC 7.8% 0.1% 5,207 50
Wilmington, NC 5.2% -0.1% 7,313 -113
Winston, NC 5.2% 0.0% 16,639 -193
Bismarck, ND 2.7% -0.1% 1,895 -65
Fargo, ND 2.5% -0.1% 3,398 -134
Grand Forks, ND 2.9% 0.1% 1,618 27
Akron, OH 5.2% 0.1% 19,151 351
Canton, OH 5.9% 0.1% 12,006 212
Cincinnati, OH 4.5% -0.1% 48,866 -395
Cleveland, OH 5.2% 0.3% 53,901 3,692
Columbus, OH 4.2% 0.0% 44,461 -266
Dayton, OH 4.8% 0.0% 18,814 272
Lima, OH 4.7% 0.1% 2,325 38
Mansfield, OH 5.8% -0.1% 3,146 -53
Springfield, OH 5.3% 0.0% 3,496 36
Toledo, OH 5.1% 0.1% 15,638 144
Weirton, WV 8.5% -0.1% 4,552 -16
Youngstown, OH 6.7% 0.2% 16,915 363
Lawton, OK 4.7% 0.1% 2,498 40
Oklahoma City, OK 4.0% 0.1% 27,258 740
Tulsa, OK 4.7% 0.1% 22,628 494
Albany, OR 5.7% -0.1% 3,189 -58
Bend, OR 4.6% -0.1% 4,117 -87
Corvallis, OR 3.4% -0.1% 1,594 -34
Eugene, OR 4.7% -0.1% 8,317 -215
Grants Pass, OR 6.2% 0.2% 2,119 68
Medford, OR 5.4% 0.3% 5,420 316
Portland, OR 4.4% 0.2% 55,391 2,147
Salem, OR 4.7% 0.1% 9,100 274
Allentown, PA 5.4% 0.4% 23,394 1,789
Altoona, PA 5.4% 0.5% 3,346 312
Bloomsburg, PA 5.3% 0.3% 2,333 143
Chambersburg, PA 5.1% 0.5% 4,051 380
East Stroudsburg, PA 6.3% 0.3% 5,160 323
Erie, PA 6.8% 0.6% 9,285 873
Gettysburg, PA 4.0% 0.3% 2,264 187
Harrisburg, PA 4.5% 0.4% 13,569 1,213
Johnstown, PA 7.1% 0.5% 4,425 296
Lancaster, PA 4.2% 0.3% 11,788 875
Lebanon, PA 4.5% 0.3% 3,204 196
Philadelphia, PA 5.2% 0.4% 161,188 10,942
Pittsburgh, PA 5.8% 0.3% 71,573 4,665
Reading, PA 5.1% 0.5% 11,021 1,052
Scranton, PA 6.4% 0.5% 17,994 1,435
State College, PA 4.2% 0.2% 3,370 182
Williamsport, PA 7.1% 0.6% 4,301 338
York, PA 4.7% 0.3% 11,143 712
Providence, RI 5.2% -0.1% 35,110 -1,162
Charleston, SC 5.0% 0.0% 18,682 -17
Columbia, SC 5.4% 0.0% 21,884 -41
Florence, SC 6.5% -0.1% 6,340 -21
Greenville, SC 5.2% 0.0% 22,043 -6
Hilton Head Island, SC 5.5% 0.2% 4,710 171
Myrtle Beach, SC 6.5% 0.1% 12,270 -13
Spartanburg, SC 5.6% -0.1% 8,742 -117
Sumter, SC 6.9% 0.0% 3,146 25
Rapid City, SD 2.8% 0.1% 1,978 42
Sioux Falls, SD 2.1% 0.0% 3,133 18
Chattanooga, TN 4.5% 0.0% 11,566 6
Clarksville, TN 4.9% 0.0% 5,449 -15
Cleveland, TN 4.2% 0.2% 2,428 85
Jackson, TN 4.5% 0.1% 2,842 92
Johnson City, TN 4.6% 0.1% 4,127 87
Kingsport, TN 4.5% 0.0% 6,259 -13
Knoxville, TN 4.0% 0.1% 16,551 334
Memphis, TN 4.9% 0.2% 30,277 901
Morristown, TN 4.6% 0.3% 2,329 159
Nashville, TN 3.4% 0.1% 32,977 926
Abilene, TX 3.9% 0.0% 2,962 18
Amarillo, TX 3.1% 0.0% 4,082 18
Austin, TX 3.2% 0.0% 35,365 561
Beaumont, TX 6.6% 0.1% 11,600 -3
Brownsville, TX 7.1% 0.2% 11,938 374
College Station, TX 3.6% 0.0% 4,504 41
Corpus Christi, TX 5.7% 0.1% 12,219 220
Dallas, TX 3.9% 0.1% 141,934 3,111
El Paso, TX 5.0% 0.1% 17,386 299
Houston, TX 5.2% 0.2% 169,316 6,089
Killeen, TX 4.6% 0.1% 7,877 176
Laredo, TX 4.8% 0.0% 5,509 55
Longview, TX 5.8% 0.3% 5,820 269
Lubbock, TX 3.4% 0.1% 5,270 49
McAllen, TX 7.8% 0.1% 26,307 299
Midland, TX 4.6% 0.3% 4,119 266
Odessa, TX 6.6% 0.5% 5,199 349
San Angelo, TX 4.6% 0.1% 2,575 59
San Antonio, TX 3.8% 0.1% 42,381 634
Sherman, TX 3.9% 0.1% 2,400 64
Texarkana, TX 4.3% -0.1% 2,794 -90
Tyler, TX 4.5% 0.1% 4,735 158
Victoria, TX 5.1% 0.3% 2,563 165
Waco, TX 4.1% 0.1% 4,961 114
Wichita Falls, TX 4.5% -0.1% 2,924 -42
Logan, UT 3.4% 0.2% 2,287 124
Ogden, UT 3.8% 0.3% 11,841 845
Provo, UT 3.3% 0.2% 9,289 642
St George, UT 4.2% 0.4% 2,814 316
Salt Lake City, UT 3.6% 0.3% 22,613 2,006
Burlington, VT 2.4% -0.2% 2,965 -307
Blacksburg, VA 4.1% -0.4% 3,677 -351
Charlottesville, VA 3.3% -0.2% 3,826 -220
Harrisonburg, VA 3.8% -0.2% 2,411 -120
Lynchburg, VA 4.1% -0.3% 4,973 -352
Richmond, VA 3.9% -0.2% 25,696 -1,497
Roanoke, VA 3.7% -0.2% 5,792 -376
Staunton, VA 3.6% -0.1% 2,032 -62
Virginia Beach, VA 4.5% -0.2% 37,522 -1,707
Winchester, VA 3.5% -0.2% 2,452 -122
Bellingham, WA 6.4% 0.3% 6,841 384
Bremerton, WA 5.9% 0.5% 7,028 643
Kennewick, WA 7.1% 0.4% 9,565 554
Longview, WA 7.3% 0.1% 3,337 78
Mount Vernon, WA 7.0% 0.3% 4,095 203
Olympia, WA 6.1% 0.4% 7,918 484
Seattle, WA 5.0% 0.0% 101,044 1,301
Spokane, WA 6.8% 0.2% 17,602 858
Walla Walla, WA 5.9% 0.2% 1,788 67
Wenatchee, WA 6.5% 0.1% 4,271 146
Yakima, WA 8.3% 0.2% 10,498 337
Beckley, WV 7.8% -0.3% 3,589 -152
Charleston, WV 6.0% -0.3% 5,854 -327
Huntington, WV 6.4% -0.2% 9,387 -385
Morgantown, WV 4.8% -0.2% 3,163 -185
Parkersburg, WV 5.8% -0.2% 2,279 -103
Wheeling, WV 7.7% -0.2% 5,172 -94
Appleton, WI 3.7% 0.0% 4,883 66
Eau Claire, WI 3.9% -0.1% 3,571 -106
Fond du Lac, WI 3.7% 0.0% 2,154 9
Green Bay, WI 3.8% -0.1% 6,605 -93
Janesville, WI 4.7% -0.2% 4,056 -135
La Crosse, WI 3.9% -0.2% 3,051 -132
Madison, WI 3.1% -0.1% 11,989 -215
Milwaukee, WI 4.7% 0.0% 38,809 -98
Oshkosh, WI 3.9% 0.1% 3,639 55
Racine, WI 5.3% 0.0% 5,238 -58
Sheboygan, WI 3.6% 0.1% 2,256 92
Wausau, WI 3.8% 0.0% 2,811 -4
Casper, WY 7.5% 0.5% 3,114 201
Cheyenne, WY 4.2% 0.2% 1,997 43