Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The December 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 December 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
December 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 6.4% -0.3% 3,063 -125
Auburn, AL 4.7% -0.2% 3,289 -177
Birmingham, AL 5.2% -0.2% 27,171 -913
Decatur, AL 5.7% -0.4% 3,967 -257
Dothan, AL 5.9% -0.3% 3,646 -203
Florence, AL 6.7% -0.1% 4,540 -117
Gadsden, AL 5.7% -0.3% 2,499 -128
Huntsville, AL 5.3% -0.1% 10,972 -354
Mobile, AL 6.8% -0.2% 12,077 -429
Montgomery, AL 6.1% -0.2% 9,835 -388
Tuscaloosa, AL 5.5% -0.2% 5,643 -222
Anchorage, AK 5.5% -0.1% 11,036 -139
Fairbanks, AK 5.7% -0.1% 2,652 -51
Flagstaff, AZ 7.0% 0.0% 5,133 46
Lake Havasu City, AZ 8.0% 0.1% 6,775 66
Phoenix, AZ 5.9% 0.0% 124,997 630
Prescott, AZ 6.4% 0.0% 5,973 66
Tucson, AZ 6.2% 0.0% 28,431 245
Yuma, AZ 23.6% -0.1% 20,062 -4
Fayetteville, AR 4.4% 0.0% 10,318 -61
Fort Smith, AR 5.6% -0.2% 7,056 -229
Hot Springs, AR 6.1% -0.1% 2,488 -31
Jonesboro, AR 5.3% -0.1% 3,201 -41
Little Rock, AR 5.3% -0.1% 17,780 -144
Pine Bluff, AR 7.4% -0.2% 2,938 -83
Bakersfield, CA 10.0% -0.1% 39,508 -408
Chico, CA 8.0% -0.1% 8,250 -180
El Centro, CA 23.1% -0.3% 18,756 -200
Fresno, CA 11.0% 0.0% 49,549 -255
Hanford, CA 11.7% -0.1% 6,935 -71
Los Angeles, CA 7.2% 0.0% 476,387 -3,744
Madera, CA 10.4% 0.2% 7,104 81
Merced, CA 12.6% 0.0% 14,325 18
Modesto, CA 10.8% -0.2% 25,634 -415
Napa, CA 4.9% -0.1% 3,905 -103
Oxnard, CA 6.2% -0.1% 27,244 -486
Redding, CA 8.4% -0.3% 6,782 -192
Riverside, CA 7.9% -0.2% 145,377 -3,293
Sacramento, CA 6.7% -0.1% 70,037 -1,717
Salinas, CA 8.8% 0.0% 19,704 319
San Diego, CA 5.7% -0.2% 92,248 -2,293
San Francisco, CA 5.0% -0.1% 120,240 -2,986
San Jose, CA 5.2% -0.1% 50,441 -1,493
San Luis Obispo, CA 5.4% -0.1% 7,683 -172
Santa Barbara, CA 5.7% -0.1% 12,847 -173
Santa Cruz, CA 7.8% -0.1% 11,922 -184
Santa Rosa, CA 5.1% -0.2% 13,666 -302
Stockton, CA 10.5% -0.2% 31,244 -530
Vallejo, CA 6.5% -0.1% 14,274 -244
Visalia, CA 12.5% 0.0% 25,277 -105
Yuba City, CA 12.2% -0.2% 8,311 -120
Boulder, CO 3.2% -0.1% 5,999 -84
Colorado Springs, CO 5.2% -0.1% 16,055 -298
Denver, CO 4.0% -0.1% 58,100 -1,490
Fort Collins, CO 3.3% -0.1% 6,208 -184
Grand Junction, CO 4.7% -0.1% 3,559 -61
Greeley, CO 4.0% -0.1% 5,431 -120
Pueblo, CO 5.7% -0.2% 4,248 -112
Bridgeport, CT 6.0% 0.0% 29,233 40
Danbury, CT 5.0% 0.0% 4,708 20
Hartford, CT 6.5% 0.0% 39,031 194
New Haven, CT 6.6% 0.0% 21,155 18
Norwich, CT 6.6% 0.0% 9,604 -19
Waterbury, CT 8.5% -0.1% 8,717 -39
Dover, DE 5.7% -0.5% 4,398 -398
Washington, DC 4.8% -0.1% 153,979 -4,558
Cape Coral, FL 5.6% -0.1% 16,818 -412
Crestview, FL 4.4% -0.2% 4,518 -152
Deltona, FL 5.6% -0.2% 14,536 -358
Gainesville, FL 4.7% -0.1% 6,671 -246
Jacksonville, FL 5.6% -0.2% 41,185 -1,042
Lakeland, FL 6.7% -0.1% 18,537 -290
Miami, FL 5.9% 0.1% 178,779 976
Naples, FL 5.4% 0.0% 8,738 -40
North Port, FL 5.5% -0.1% 17,794 -437
Ocala, FL 6.9% -0.1% 9,034 -166
Orlando, FL 5.4% -0.1% 65,708 -1,710
Palm Bay, FL 6.1% -0.2% 16,176 -422
Palm Coast, FL 8.1% -0.2% 2,901 -65
Panama City, FL 5.6% -0.2% 5,062 -191
Pensacola, FL 5.6% -0.2% 11,980 -475
Port St Lucie, FL 6.5% -0.1% 12,664 -266
Punta Gorda, FL 5.7% -0.1% 4,184 -113
Sebastian, FL 6.8% 0.0% 4,223 -72
Tallahassee, FL 5.4% -0.1% 10,476 -230
Tampa, FL 5.9% -0.2% 80,223 -2,039
Albany, GA 7.7% -0.3% 5,451 -238
Athens, GA 5.4% -0.2% 6,005 -244
Atlanta, GA 6.8% -0.2% 184,018 -6,033
Augusta, GA 6.9% -0.2% 18,126 -679
Brunswick, GA 7.8% -0.3% 3,811 -169
Columbus, GA 7.6% -0.3% 9,753 -410
Dalton, GA 8.4% -0.5% 4,729 -331
Gainesville, GA 5.5% -0.3% 5,072 -261
Hinesville, GA 7.9% -0.1% 2,559 -63
Macon, GA 7.3% -0.3% 7,994 -351
Rome, GA 7.1% -0.2% 3,285 -123
Savannah, GA 6.6% -0.2% 12,037 -388
Valdosta, GA 7.1% -0.3% 4,712 -181
Warner Robins, GA 6.6% -0.3% 4,455 -240
Honolulu, HI 3.8% 0.0% 17,804 93
Boise City, ID 3.5% -0.1% 10,836 -536
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.3% -0.2% 3,143 -173
Idaho Falls, ID 3.2% -0.1% 2,018 -105
Lewiston, ID 4.4% 0.0% 1,243 6
Pocatello, ID 4.1% -0.1% 1,751 -52
Bloomington, IL 5.8% -0.1% 4,995 -101
Champaign, IL 6.1% -0.2% 7,017 -249
Chicago, IL 6.1% -0.2% 302,021 -7,043
Danville, IL 8.2% -0.4% 2,874 -131
Davenport, IL 6.2% -0.2% 12,415 -426
Decatur, IL 8.0% -0.3% 4,072 -176
Kankakee, IL 7.8% -0.4% 4,284 -199
Peoria, IL 6.7% -0.2% 12,874 -416
Rockford, IL 8.2% -0.3% 13,160 -571
Springfield, IL 6.0% -0.2% 6,742 -187
Anderson, IN 6.9% 0.2% 4,228 119
Bloomington, IN 5.8% 0.0% 5,649 73
Columbus, IN 4.5% 0.0% 1,962 33
Elkhart, IN 4.9% 0.0% 4,912 -8
Evansville, IN 5.2% 0.0% 9,480 35
Fort Wayne, IN 5.2% 0.1% 11,185 167
Indianapolis, IN 5.4% 0.1% 51,057 1,137
Kokomo, IN 5.9% 0.1% 2,675 47
Lafayette, IN 5.1% 0.1% 5,186 98
Michigan City, IN 7.8% 0.3% 3,834 169
Muncie, IN 6.9% 0.2% 3,766 72
South Bend, IN 6.3% 0.1% 9,552 67
Terre Haute, IN 7.5% 0.2% 5,879 136
Ames, IA 3.0% -0.1% 1,593 -44
Cedar Rapids, IA 4.3% -0.1% 6,283 -205
Des Moines, IA 4.2% -0.1% 14,015 -224
Dubuque, IA 4.1% 0.0% 2,315 -30
Iowa City, IA 2.9% -0.1% 2,905 -76
Sioux City, IA 4.4% -0.2% 3,505 -137
Waterloo, IA 4.8% 0.0% 4,625 -28
Lawrence, KS 3.9% -0.1% 2,492 -5
Topeka, KS 4.6% 0.1% 5,502 54
Wichita, KS 5.1% 0.0% 15,305 -70
Bowling Green, KY 4.9% -0.3% 3,243 -186
Elizabethtown, KY 5.4% -0.3% 2,962 -170
Lexington, KY 4.8% -0.3% 11,434 -606
Louisville, KY 5.5% -0.2% 34,321 -1,452
Owensboro, KY 4.8% -0.3% 2,735 -183
Alexandria, LA 7.2% 0.3% 4,916 195
Baton Rouge, LA 6.2% 0.2% 25,550 971
Houma, LA 4.7% 0.2% 5,356 188
Lafayette, LA 5.1% 0.1% 7,780 261
Lake Charles, LA 5.9% 0.1% 6,063 178
Monroe, LA 7.2% 0.2% 6,125 237
New Orleans, LA 6.5% 0.3% 37,769 2,009
Shreveport, LA 7.1% 0.2% 13,005 337
Bangor, ME 5.5% -0.2% 3,925 -183
Lewiston, ME 5.1% -0.2% 2,935 -140
Portland, ME 4.3% -0.2% 9,055 -490
Baltimore, MD 5.8% -0.1% 84,865 -1,350
Cumberland, MD 6.6% -0.1% 3,218 -65
Hagerstown, MD 6.3% -0.1% 7,740 -180
Salisbury, MD 7.3% 0.0% 4,532 -16
Barnstable Town, MA 5.6% -0.4% 7,808 -501
Boston, MA 4.9% -0.3% 128,224 -7,702
Leominster, MA 7.0% -0.5% 5,027 -335
New Bedford, MA 8.2% -0.5% 7,296 -470
Pittsfield, MA 5.8% -0.3% 2,245 -127
Springfield, MA 6.5% -0.3% 22,637 -1,100
Worcester, MA 5.9% -0.3% 17,669 -1,053
Ann Arbor, MI 4.1% -0.2% 7,703 -496
Battle Creek, MI 5.3% -0.3% 3,525 -202
Bay City, MI 6.1% -0.3% 3,202 -162
Detroit, MI 7.5% -0.4% 150,419 -8,987
Flint, MI 6.3% -0.4% 11,828 -686
Grand Rapids, MI 4.3% -0.3% 18,140 -1,294
Holland, MI 4.2% -0.4% 5,908 -465
Jackson, MI 5.9% -0.4% 4,186 -273
Kalamazoo, MI 5.0% -0.4% 8,265 -573
Lansing, MI 4.9% -0.4% 11,871 -970
Monroe, MI 5.5% -0.4% 3,913 -346
Muskegon, MI 5.6% -0.4% 4,749 -300
Niles, MI 5.7% -0.4% 4,123 -269
Saginaw, MI 6.0% -0.3% 5,557 -323
Duluth, MN 4.6% -0.1% 6,594 -154
Minneapolis, MN 3.4% -0.1% 64,074 -1,529
Rochester, MN 3.2% 0.0% 3,371 -26
St Cloud, MN 3.9% 0.0% 4,276 -10
Gulfport, MS 6.9% 0.0% 7,536 56
Hattiesburg, MS 6.3% 0.0% 4,053 12
Jackson, MS 5.8% 0.0% 14,592 -55
Pascagoula, MS 7.7% 0.1% 5,354 43
Columbia, MO 3.9% -0.1% 3,916 -56
Jefferson City, MO 4.7% -0.1% 3,594 -57
Joplin, MO 4.7% -0.1% 4,083 -87
Kansas City, MO 5.3% -0.1% 55,547 -1,032
St Joseph, MO 4.4% -0.1% 3,243 -37
St Louis, MO 5.9% -0.2% 84,808 -1,739
Springfield, MO 4.6% 0.0% 10,271 -38
Billings, MT 3.2% -0.1% 2,946 -91
Great Falls, MT 3.8% -0.1% 1,579 -34
Missoula, MT 3.9% -0.1% 2,397 -59
Lincoln, NE 2.7% 0.0% 4,820 -97
Omaha, NE 3.5% -0.1% 16,102 -549
Carson City, NV 7.2% -0.2% 1,881 -56
Las Vegas, NV 7.0% 0.0% 69,374 -46
Reno, NV 6.5% -0.1% 14,477 -277
Manchester, NH 3.8% 0.0% 4,076 -31
Portsmouth, NH 3.4% -0.1% 1,580 -50
Rochester, NH 3.8% 0.0% 3,162 -48
Atlantic City, NJ 11.7% 0.2% 14,615 164
Ocean City, NJ 10.5% 0.2% 5,945 146
Trenton, NJ 5.1% 0.0% 10,756 -135
Vineland, NJ 9.8% -0.1% 6,456 -86
Albuquerque, NM 6.4% -0.3% 25,022 -951
Farmington, NM 5.9% -0.3% 3,314 -144
Las Cruces, NM 6.9% -0.2% 6,431 -179
Santa Fe, NM 4.9% -0.2% 3,639 -183
Albany, NY 5.0% -0.1% 21,684 -532
Binghamton, NY 6.3% -0.1% 6,936 -200
Buffalo, NY 6.0% -0.2% 33,098 -1,280
Elmira, NY 6.1% -0.3% 2,291 -93
Glens Falls, NY 5.7% -0.2% 3,664 -137
Ithaca, NY 4.0% -0.1% 2,282 -73
Kingston, NY 5.9% -0.2% 4,925 -171
New York, NY 6.0% 0.0% 572,772 -3,044
Poughkeepsie, NY 5.4% -0.1% 16,613 -498
Rochester, NY 5.7% -0.1% 28,780 -747
Syracuse, NY 6.1% -0.1% 18,466 -429
Utica, NY 6.3% -0.1% 8,162 -232
Asheville, NC 4.4% -0.2% 9,568 -437
Burlington, NC 5.5% -0.3% 3,964 -217
Charlotte, NC 5.7% -0.3% 52,302 -2,812
Durham, NC 4.7% -0.1% 12,803 -368
Fayetteville, NC 6.6% -0.2% 10,555 -394
Goldsboro, NC 6.1% -0.2% 3,274 -86
Greensboro, NC 5.7% -0.4% 20,795 -1,185
Greenville, NC 5.8% -0.2% 5,575 -245
Hickory, NC 5.9% -0.4% 9,589 -614
Jacksonville, NC 6.1% -0.2% 4,148 -115
Raleigh, NC 4.6% -0.2% 28,708 -1,059
Rocky Mount, NC 8.3% -0.4% 5,312 -259
Wilmington, NC 5.7% -0.3% 10,403 -614
Winston, NC 5.3% -0.1% 12,446 -453
Bismarck, ND 2.7% 0.0% 1,784 50
Fargo, ND 2.8% 0.1% 3,466 39
Grand Forks, ND 3.3% 0.0% 1,777 -6
Akron, OH 4.6% -0.1% 17,139 -398
Canton, OH 4.8% -0.2% 9,671 -236
Cincinnati, OH 4.5% -0.1% 49,068 -1,540
Cleveland, OH 5.9% -0.1% 61,649 -766
Columbus, OH 4.0% 0.0% 38,999 -570
Dayton, OH 4.7% -0.2% 18,815 -621
Lima, OH 4.8% -0.1% 2,331 -60
Mansfield, OH 5.2% -0.1% 2,881 -82
Sandusky, OH 4.7% -0.1% 1,917 -44
Springfield, OH 4.4% -0.1% 3,049 -113
Steubenville, OH 6.8% -0.1% 3,519 -74
Toledo, OH 5.3% -0.1% 16,747 -393
Youngstown, OH 5.2% -0.2% 13,469 -477
Lawton, OK 4.9% -0.3% 2,279 -131
Oklahoma City, OK 3.8% -0.2% 23,136 -1,125
Tulsa, OK 4.3% -0.2% 18,944 -921
Bend, OR 7.6% -0.2% 5,988 -174
Corvallis, OR 5.4% -0.1% 2,328 -57
Eugene, OR 6.7% -0.2% 11,780 -326
Medford, OR 8.4% -0.3% 8,218 -206
Portland, OR 6.4% -0.1% 76,470 -1,433
Salem, OR 7.0% -0.2% 13,440 -510
Allentown, PA 5.2% -0.2% 22,308 -524
Altoona, PA 4.5% -0.1% 2,889 -89
Erie, PA 4.9% -0.3% 6,792 -335
Harrisburg, PA 4.2% 0.0% 11,880 -221
Johnstown, PA 5.7% -0.2% 3,723 -110
Lancaster, PA 3.9% -0.1% 10,430 -333
Lebanon, PA 3.9% -0.2% 2,867 -106
Philadelphia, PA 5.5% -0.1% 163,447 -4,253
Pittsburgh, PA 4.6% -0.2% 57,523 -1,737
Reading, PA 4.9% -0.1% 9,813 -213
Scranton, PA 5.9% -0.1% 16,144 -398
State College, PA 3.8% -0.1% 2,888 -98
Williamsport, PA 5.1% -0.1% 3,205 -47
York, PA 4.6% -0.2% 10,401 -280
Providence, RI 6.9% -0.4% 47,957 -2,286
Anderson, SC 5.7% -0.1% 5,029 -122
Charleston, SC 5.7% -0.1% 19,445 -180
Columbia, SC 6.1% 0.0% 22,730 -283
Florence, SC 7.6% -0.2% 7,102 -209
Greenville, SC 5.6% -0.1% 18,046 -328
Myrtle Beach, SC 7.2% -0.1% 9,526 -109
Spartanburg, SC 6.1% -0.1% 8,527 -202
Sumter, SC 7.1% -0.2% 3,154 -87
Rapid City, SD 3.3% 0.0% 2,266 40
Sioux Falls, SD 3.0% 0.1% 4,077 136
Chattanooga, TN 6.4% -0.1% 16,055 -350
Clarksville, TN 7.1% -0.2% 7,907 -295
Cleveland, TN 6.3% -0.1% 3,549 -42
Jackson, TN 6.8% -0.1% 3,764 -38
Johnson City, TN 6.5% -0.2% 6,006 -158
Kingsport, TN 6.3% -0.2% 8,867 -212
Knoxville, TN 5.6% -0.1% 19,918 -303
Memphis, TN 7.8% -0.1% 45,374 -613
Morristown, TN 7.4% -0.1% 4,399 -100
Nashville, TN 5.3% -0.1% 44,939 -656
Abilene, TX 3.8% -0.2% 3,158 -150
Amarillo, TX 3.4% -0.2% 4,542 -206
Austin, TX 3.9% -0.2% 40,391 -2,043
Beaumont, TX 6.9% -0.4% 12,562 -695
Brownsville, TX 7.7% -0.3% 12,530 -618
College Station, TX 3.6% -0.2% 4,336 -299
Corpus Christi, TX 4.8% -0.2% 10,715 -321
Dallas, TX 4.6% -0.3% 161,418 -8,983
El Paso, TX 6.4% -0.4% 20,688 -1,407
Houston, TX 4.6% -0.2% 147,480 -7,553
Killeen, TX 5.5% -0.3% 9,597 -424
Laredo, TX 5.1% -0.4% 5,260 -336
Longview, TX 4.0% -0.2% 4,769 -224
Lubbock, TX 3.7% -0.1% 5,566 -247
McAllen, TX 8.3% -0.3% 26,435 -1,123
Midland, TX 2.4% -0.1% 2,440 -81
Odessa, TX 3.0% -0.1% 2,661 -46
San Angelo, TX 3.7% -0.1% 2,116 -87
San Antonio, TX 4.4% -0.2% 46,754 -2,295
Sherman, TX 4.6% -0.3% 2,716 -149
Texarkana, TX 5.4% -0.3% 3,353 -153
Tyler, TX 4.6% -0.3% 4,777 -243
Victoria, TX 3.6% -0.3% 2,345 -155
Waco, TX 4.6% -0.3% 5,234 -324
Wichita Falls, TX 4.6% -0.2% 3,162 -201
Logan, UT 2.8% -0.1% 1,996 -30
Ogden, UT 3.7% -0.1% 10,158 -162
Provo, UT 3.4% 0.0% 8,387 -268
St George, UT 3.9% 0.0% 2,450 -43
Salt Lake City, UT 3.4% -0.1% 21,710 -438
Burlington, VT 3.4% 0.0% 3,904 22
Blacksburg, VA 5.1% -0.2% 4,271 -146
Charlottesville, VA 4.2% -0.1% 4,739 -115
Danville, VA 7.0% -0.2% 3,449 -78
Harrisonburg, VA 4.7% -0.1% 3,177 -87
Lynchburg, VA 5.6% -0.2% 6,634 -234
Richmond, VA 5.1% -0.1% 34,855 -1,122
Roanoke, VA 5.0% -0.2% 7,879 -307
Virginia Beach, VA 5.3% -0.1% 44,206 -1,129
Winchester, VA 4.6% -0.1% 3,175 -69
Bellingham, WA 6.6% 0.3% 6,935 356
Bremerton, WA 6.3% 0.3% 7,199 268
Kennewick, WA 7.6% 0.4% 10,126 506
Longview, WA 9.0% 0.4% 3,728 165
Mount Vernon, WA 7.3% 0.2% 4,059 104
Olympia, WA 6.4% 0.2% 8,017 299
Seattle, WA 5.1% 0.0% 98,234 -772
Spokane, WA 7.2% 0.4% 15,984 775
Wenatchee, WA 6.4% 0.2% 4,043 181
Yakima, WA 8.6% 0.5% 10,968 694
Charleston, WV 5.8% -0.2% 7,771 -231
Huntington, WV 5.6% -0.1% 6,948 -191
Morgantown, WV 4.0% -0.2% 2,754 -151
Parkersburg, WV 5.2% -0.3% 3,905 -207
Wheeling, WV 5.4% -0.2% 3,700 -82
Appleton, WI 4.8% 0.0% 5,968 -29
Eau Claire, WI 4.9% 0.0% 4,537 0
Fond du Lac, WI 5.0% -0.1% 2,877 -5
Green Bay, WI 4.9% 0.0% 8,554 38
Janesville, WI 5.9% -0.1% 4,866 -27
La Crosse, WI 4.1% 0.0% 3,223 14
Madison, WI 3.8% 0.0% 13,624 69
Milwaukee, WI 5.7% 0.0% 46,233 -297
Oshkosh, WI 4.8% 0.0% 4,630 -14
Racine, WI 6.7% -0.1% 6,545 -90
Sheboygan, WI 4.4% 0.0% 2,751 -43
Wausau, WI 5.0% -0.1% 3,608 -48
Casper, WY 3.8% -0.2% 1,731 -111
Cheyenne, WY 4.7% -0.2% 2,193 -100