Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The October 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 October 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
October 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 6.6% 0.4% 3,062 172
Auburn, AL 5.2% 0.3% 3,853 246
Birmingham, AL 5.8% 0.4% 31,378 2,104
Daphne, AL 5.6% 0.4% 5,085 391
Decatur, AL 6.1% 0.5% 4,266 328
Dothan, AL 6.1% 0.4% 3,860 292
Florence, AL 6.6% 0.4% 4,418 258
Gadsden, AL 6.3% 0.4% 2,808 208
Huntsville, AL 5.4% 0.4% 11,632 885
Mobile, AL 7.1% 0.5% 13,261 996
Montgomery, AL 5.7% 0.3% 9,899 633
Tuscaloosa, AL 6.0% 0.4% 6,945 489
Anchorage, AK 6.2% -0.1% 12,423 -316
Fairbanks, AK 6.1% -0.2% 2,776 -116
Flagstaff, AZ 6.0% -0.1% 4,480 -40
Lake Havasu City, AZ 6.4% -0.3% 5,106 -243
Phoenix, AZ 4.5% -0.1% 100,292 -1,758
Prescott, AZ 4.7% -0.2% 4,838 -169
Sierra Vista, AZ 6.1% -0.1% 3,044 -49
Tucson, AZ 4.8% -0.1% 22,903 -445
Yuma, AZ 18.4% -0.4% 17,397 -320
Fayetteville, AR 2.9% 0.0% 7,512 -205
Fort Smith, AR 4.7% -0.3% 5,692 -380
Hot Springs, AR 4.2% -0.1% 1,733 -28
Jonesboro, AR 3.5% 0.0% 2,219 -5
Little Rock, AR 3.6% 0.0% 12,811 -112
Pine Bluff, AR 5.5% -0.3% 2,000 -91
Bakersfield, CA 10.3% -0.2% 41,254 -533
Chico, CA 6.9% 0.0% 7,136 -17
El Centro, CA 21.6% -1.6% 17,221 -1,620
Fresno, CA 9.7% 0.0% 43,730 158
Hanford, CA 10.0% -0.3% 5,827 -118
Los Angeles, CA 4.9% 0.0% 328,614 -469
Madera, CA 9.4% 0.0% 5,825 -8
Merced, CA 10.5% -0.1% 12,232 -60
Modesto, CA 8.7% -0.2% 21,686 -216
Napa, CA 4.2% -0.1% 3,230 -69
Oxnard, CA 5.3% 0.0% 23,175 131
Redding, CA 7.3% -0.1% 5,490 -65
Riverside, CA 6.0% -0.2% 120,561 -2,717
Sacramento, CA 5.3% -0.1% 58,160 -336
Salinas, CA 7.4% -0.1% 16,400 -271
San Diego, CA 4.7% -0.1% 75,142 -1,006
San Francisco, CA 3.9% 0.0% 101,373 631
San Jose, CA 3.9% 0.0% 42,474 -11
San Luis Obispo, CA 4.3% 0.0% 6,258 13
Santa Cruz, CA 6.8% -0.1% 10,069 -157
Santa Maria, CA 4.9% -0.1% 10,940 -200
Santa Rosa, CA 4.0% 0.0% 10,644 -2
Stockton, CA 8.2% -0.1% 26,424 -288
Vallejo, CA 5.6% 0.0% 11,802 -59
Visalia, CA 11.3% 0.0% 23,470 15
Yuba City, CA 9.7% 0.1% 7,129 34
Boulder, CO 2.8% 0.0% 5,042 -8
Colorado Springs, CO 3.9% 0.0% 12,680 150
Denver, CO 3.2% 0.0% 50,603 922
Fort Collins, CO 2.9% 0.0% 5,483 35
Grand Junction, CO 5.2% 0.0% 3,781 -26
Greeley, CO 3.4% 0.0% 5,146 -20
Pueblo, CO 5.0% 0.0% 3,679 35
Bridgeport, CT 4.8% -0.4% 22,352 -1,895
Danbury, CT 4.0% -0.4% 4,320 -386
Hartford, CT 4.9% -0.4% 30,377 -2,840
New Haven, CT 4.9% -0.4% 15,989 -1,367
Norwich, CT 5.1% -0.4% 7,252 -483
Waterbury, CT 6.2% -0.4% 6,936 -491
Dover, DE 4.8% 0.1% 3,726 20
Salisbury, MD 5.4% 0.0% 10,148 71
Washington, DC 4.0% 0.1% 134,064 6,036
Cape Coral, FL 4.6% 0.2% 15,225 817
Crestview, FL 4.3% 0.1% 5,244 230
Deltona, FL 5.3% 0.3% 15,448 748
Gainesville, FL 4.6% 0.3% 6,279 325
Homosassa Springs, FL 7.0% 0.3% 3,344 170
Jacksonville, FL 4.8% 0.2% 35,695 1,440
Lakeland, FL 5.7% 0.3% 16,087 822
Miami, FL 5.0% 0.1% 153,537 5,001
Naples, FL 4.9% 0.4% 8,007 538
North Port, FL 4.6% 0.2% 16,369 1,035
Ocala, FL 6.1% 0.2% 8,087 395
Orlando, FL 4.6% 0.2% 57,800 2,279
Palm Bay, FL 5.2% 0.1% 13,564 477
Panama City, FL 4.9% 0.0% 4,631 66
Pensacola, FL 5.0% 0.1% 10,860 450
Port St Lucie, FL 5.3% 0.2% 10,867 606
Punta Gorda, FL 5.4% 0.2% 3,740 196
Sebastian, FL 6.2% 0.5% 3,816 313
Sebring, FL 6.4% 0.4% 2,331 171
Tallahassee, FL 4.9% 0.2% 9,262 431
Tampa, FL 4.8% 0.2% 70,337 3,277
The Villages, FL 7.2% 0.5% 2,115 148
Albany, GA 6.0% 0.0% 4,084 38
Athens, GA 5.0% -0.3% 4,894 -318
Atlanta, GA 5.0% 0.0% 146,513 445
Augusta, GA 5.7% 0.0% 14,742 29
Brunswick, GA 5.7% 0.4% 2,944 180
Columbus, GA 6.2% 0.1% 7,795 58
Dalton, GA 6.0% -0.1% 3,678 -45
Gainesville, GA 4.4% 0.0% 4,289 94
Hinesville, GA 5.7% 0.0% 1,831 -2
Macon, GA 5.8% 0.2% 6,215 342
Rome, GA 5.8% -0.2% 2,538 -88
Savannah, GA 4.9% 0.0% 9,060 44
Valdosta, GA 5.1% -0.1% 3,278 -22
Warner Robins, GA 6.1% 0.7% 5,002 552
Kahului, HI 3.2% 0.0% 2,788 59
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.9% 0.0% 13,825 217
Boise City, ID 3.7% -0.1% 12,347 -331
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.6% -0.1% 3,382 -54
Idaho Falls, ID 3.2% -0.1% 2,121 -35
Lewiston, ID 4.0% 0.0% 1,249 15
Pocatello, ID 3.5% -0.1% 1,499 -45
Bloomington, IL 5.1% -0.2% 5,011 -146
Carbondale, IL 5.9% -0.2% 3,521 -139
Champaign, IL 5.1% 0.1% 6,131 37
Chicago, IL 5.9% 0.3% 293,996 17,025
Danville, IL 7.1% -0.3% 2,509 -123
Davenport, IA 5.8% -0.3% 10,964 -590
Decatur, IL 6.6% -0.3% 3,285 -182
Kankakee, IL 6.4% -0.2% 3,585 -112
Peoria, IL 6.3% -0.4% 11,551 -736
Rockford, IL 6.4% -0.3% 10,938 -521
Springfield, IL 4.8% -0.1% 5,411 -151
Bloomington, IN 4.7% -0.2% 3,617 -221
Columbus, IN 3.4% -0.1% 1,534 -76
Elkhart, IN 3.4% -0.4% 3,589 -430
Evansville, IN 4.3% -0.2% 6,865 -397
Fort Wayne, IN 4.1% -0.2% 8,992 -410
Indianapolis, IN 4.0% -0.3% 41,326 -3,446
Kokomo, IN 4.7% -0.1% 1,772 -38
Lafayette, IN 3.8% -0.3% 4,287 -327
Michigan City, IN 5.7% -0.5% 2,795 -268
Muncie, IN 5.2% -0.3% 2,882 -193
South Bend, IN 4.8% -0.1% 7,555 -306
Terre Haute, IN 5.4% -0.3% 4,180 -340
Ames, IA 2.5% -0.1% 1,465 -68
Cedar Rapids, IA 4.0% -0.2% 5,885 -226
Des Moines, IA 3.7% -0.2% 12,714 -641
Dubuque, IA 3.8% -0.2% 2,171 -90
Iowa City, IA 2.9% -0.1% 2,897 -97
Sioux City, IA 3.7% -0.1% 3,425 -167
Waterloo, IA 4.8% -0.2% 4,392 -181
Lawrence, KS 3.7% 0.0% 2,427 56
Manhattan, KS 3.5% 0.2% 1,742 68
Topeka, KS 4.1% 0.0% 4,824 -13
Wichita, KS 4.7% -0.1% 14,810 -144
Bowling Green, KY 4.1% 0.0% 3,193 22
Elizabethtown, KY 4.7% 0.0% 3,108 30
Lexington, KY 3.8% 0.1% 9,818 168
Louisville, KY 4.3% 0.0% 27,462 -298
Owensboro, KY 4.8% 0.4% 2,634 248
Alexandria, LA 6.5% -0.4% 4,286 -279
Baton Rouge, LA 5.3% -0.5% 22,798 -1,988
Hammond, LA 7.0% -0.4% 3,682 -256
Houma, LA 6.7% -0.4% 6,342 -409
Lafayette, LA 7.1% -0.5% 15,313 -1,324
Lake Charles, LA 5.0% -0.3% 5,181 -324
Monroe, LA 6.2% -0.3% 5,015 -244
New Orleans, LA 5.5% -0.4% 32,842 -2,261
Shreveport, LA 6.8% -0.3% 12,849 -685
Bangor, ME 4.0% 0.0% 2,833 2
Lewiston, ME 3.7% 0.0% 2,087 -6
Portland, ME 3.1% 0.0% 6,252 33
Baltimore, MD 4.5% 0.2% 66,535 2,696
California, MD 4.1% 0.1% 2,225 45
Cumberland, MD 6.1% 0.1% 2,695 50
Hagerstown, MD 4.8% 0.3% 6,214 341
Barnstable Town, MA 3.9% -0.3% 4,771 -446
Boston, MA 2.8% -0.3% 75,499 -6,420
Leominster, MA 3.8% -0.3% 2,901 -226
New Bedford, MA 5.0% -0.4% 4,136 -394
Pittsfield, MA 3.8% -0.3% 1,672 -111
Springfield, MA 4.0% -0.4% 14,762 -1,476
Worcester, MA 3.5% -0.3% 12,312 -1,036
Ann Arbor, MI 3.6% 0.4% 7,113 810
Battle Creek, MI 4.7% 0.4% 3,071 269
Bay City, MI 5.3% 0.4% 2,763 206
Detroit, MI 5.3% 0.2% 108,761 2,943
Flint, MI 5.6% 0.5% 10,361 1,091
Grand Rapids, MI 3.8% 0.5% 21,407 2,471
Jackson, MI 4.9% 0.4% 3,534 309
Kalamazoo, MI 4.3% 0.4% 7,266 653
Lansing, MI 4.1% 0.3% 10,240 868
Midland, MI 4.5% 0.3% 1,894 155
Monroe, MI 4.7% 0.6% 3,694 520
Muskegon, MI 5.3% 0.5% 4,180 395
Niles, MI 5.0% 0.4% 3,743 337
Saginaw, MI 5.1% 0.5% 4,582 379
Duluth, MN 5.6% -0.1% 7,805 -138
Mankato, MN 3.0% 0.0% 1,774 39
Minneapolis, MN 3.5% 0.0% 67,618 490
Rochester, MN 3.2% 0.0% 3,855 -4
St Cloud, MN 4.0% 0.1% 4,408 44
Gulfport, MS 5.9% -0.3% 9,762 -237
Hattiesburg, MS 5.3% -0.1% 3,609 -49
Jackson, MS 5.0% -0.1% 13,476 -142
Cape Girardeau, MO 5.0% -0.3% 2,428 -161
Columbia, MO 3.3% -0.3% 3,396 -278
Jefferson City, MO 3.9% -0.4% 3,038 -254
Joplin, MO 4.5% -0.2% 3,884 -255
Kansas City, MO 4.5% 0.0% 50,719 -257
St Joseph, MO 4.3% -0.2% 2,837 -147
St Louis, MO 4.7% -0.3% 71,480 -3,584
Springfield, MO 4.1% -0.3% 9,776 -688
Billings, MT 3.6% 0.0% 3,251 54
Great Falls, MT 4.0% 0.1% 1,547 57
Missoula, MT 3.9% 0.2% 2,388 94
Grand Island, NE 3.5% 0.0% 1,544 21
Lincoln, NE 3.1% 0.0% 5,514 20
Omaha, NE 3.6% 0.1% 17,176 137
Carson City, NV 6.0% -0.1% 1,491 -14
Las Vegas, NV 5.5% 0.0% 58,018 -164
Reno, NV 4.8% 0.0% 11,345 82
Dover, NH 2.5% -0.2% 2,088 -130
Manchester, NH 2.5% -0.2% 2,956 -266
Portsmouth, NH 2.5% -0.1% 1,860 -101
Atlantic City, NJ 7.9% 0.0% 9,810 84
Ocean City, NJ 9.5% -0.1% 4,738 -47
Trenton, NJ 4.6% -0.2% 9,252 -375
Vineland, NJ 7.9% -0.2% 5,210 -187
Albuquerque, NM 6.1% -0.1% 25,720 -172
Farmington, NM 8.8% -0.1% 4,908 -75
Las Cruces, NM 7.1% -0.2% 6,688 -137
Santa Fe, NM 5.3% 0.0% 3,866 3
Albany, NY 4.4% 0.1% 19,477 420
Binghamton, NY 5.7% 0.2% 6,154 195
Buffalo, NY 5.4% 0.2% 29,812 1,101
Elmira, NY 5.9% 0.1% 2,185 47
Glens Falls, NY 5.2% 0.0% 3,183 44
Ithaca, NY 3.8% 0.1% 2,167 49
Kingston, NY 4.6% 0.1% 4,083 108
New York, NY 5.2% -0.1% 519,087 -11,503
Rochester, NY 5.0% 0.1% 26,201 842
Syracuse, NY 5.1% 0.1% 15,833 381
Utica, NY 5.2% 0.1% 6,772 108
Watertown, NY 6.4% 0.1% 3,004 49
Asheville, NC 4.1% 0.0% 9,245 136
Burlington, NC 4.7% 0.0% 3,663 22
Charlotte, NC 4.7% 0.0% 59,528 -73
Durham, NC 4.3% 0.0% 12,558 130
Fayetteville, NC 6.3% 0.2% 9,297 230
Goldsboro, NC 6.5% 0.8% 3,526 452
Greensboro, NC 5.0% -0.1% 18,750 -26
Greenville, NC 5.7% 0.4% 4,997 348
Hickory, NC 4.9% 0.0% 8,231 -52
Jacksonville, NC 5.4% 0.0% 3,495 -9
New Bern, NC 5.3% 0.2% 2,772 127
Raleigh, NC 4.2% 0.0% 28,614 354
Rocky Mount, NC 7.7% 0.2% 5,135 166
Wilmington, NC 4.8% 0.0% 6,831 -14
Winston, NC 4.7% 0.0% 15,127 -14
Bismarck, ND 2.8% -0.1% 2,010 -100
Fargo, ND 2.5% -0.1% 3,450 -86
Grand Forks, ND 3.1% 0.0% 1,760 17
Akron, OH 5.2% 0.1% 18,618 -44
Canton, OH 5.6% -0.1% 11,196 -217
Cincinnati, OH 4.4% 0.0% 48,249 473
Cleveland, OH 5.4% 0.2% 55,394 1,942
Columbus, OH 4.2% 0.0% 44,051 -125
Dayton, OH 4.9% 0.0% 18,716 -80
Lima, OH 5.2% 0.0% 2,559 -36
Mansfield, OH 5.6% 0.0% 2,915 -56
Springfield, OH 5.4% -0.4% 3,447 -287
Toledo, OH 5.2% 0.1% 15,628 73
Weirton, WV 7.4% 0.1% 3,896 6
Youngstown, OH 6.5% 0.0% 16,224 -143
Lawton, OK 4.8% -0.4% 2,518 -230
Oklahoma City, OK 4.4% -0.3% 29,350 -2,111
Tulsa, OK 5.3% -0.4% 24,981 -1,755
Albany, OR 5.8% -0.3% 3,273 -208
Bend, OR 5.2% -0.3% 4,757 -222
Corvallis, OR 4.2% -0.3% 1,968 -136
Eugene, OR 5.5% -0.2% 9,934 -402
Grants Pass, OR 7.0% -0.4% 2,458 -116
Medford, OR 6.3% -0.3% 6,413 -344
Portland, OR 5.0% -0.2% 64,343 -2,535
Salem, OR 5.4% -0.4% 10,886 -761
Allentown, PA 5.8% -0.2% 25,174 -751
Altoona, PA 5.7% 0.0% 3,556 11
Bloomsburg, PA 5.6% 0.1% 2,447 37
Chambersburg, PA 5.5% 0.0% 4,441 39
East Stroudsburg, PA 6.8% 0.0% 5,590 -41
Erie, PA 7.1% 0.0% 9,682 20
Gettysburg, PA 4.3% 0.1% 2,403 44
Harrisburg, PA 4.9% 0.0% 14,502 -49
Johnstown, PA 7.2% 0.0% 4,499 -13
Lancaster, PA 4.6% 0.1% 12,691 85
Lebanon, PA 4.9% 0.1% 3,462 19
Philadelphia, PA 5.4% 0.0% 168,649 -602
Pittsburgh, PA 6.0% 0.0% 74,314 1,015
Reading, PA 5.4% 0.0% 11,728 -42
Scranton, PA 6.6% 0.1% 18,405 -25
State College, PA 4.5% 0.2% 3,610 203
Williamsport, PA 6.9% -0.1% 4,107 -69
York, PA 5.0% 0.1% 11,823 74
Providence, RI 5.0% -0.3% 34,046 -1,821
Charleston, SC 4.0% -0.2% 14,845 -693
Columbia, SC 4.4% -0.2% 17,700 -933
Florence, SC 5.4% -0.2% 5,124 -216
Greenville, SC 4.2% -0.2% 17,769 -948
Hilton Head Island, SC 4.5% -0.1% 3,770 -139
Myrtle Beach, SC 5.8% -0.2% 10,889 -380
Spartanburg, SC 4.6% -0.2% 7,079 -291
Sumter, SC 5.5% -0.3% 2,463 -107
Rapid City, SD 2.9% 0.0% 2,092 -35
Sioux Falls, SD 2.2% 0.0% 3,262 -11
Chattanooga, TN 5.2% 0.0% 13,659 88
Clarksville, TN 5.5% -0.1% 6,229 -26
Cleveland, TN 4.7% 0.0% 2,831 35
Jackson, TN 5.2% 0.0% 3,302 1
Johnson City, TN 5.6% 0.1% 5,119 103
Kingsport, TN 5.5% 0.1% 7,657 161
Knoxville, TN 4.7% 0.0% 19,941 177
Memphis, TN 5.6% 0.1% 35,114 235
Morristown, TN 5.5% -0.1% 2,868 -9
Nashville, TN 3.9% 0.0% 38,095 -12
Abilene, TX 3.9% -0.2% 2,996 -112
Amarillo, TX 3.3% 0.0% 4,289 -107
Austin, TX 3.3% -0.1% 36,032 -1,742
Beaumont, TX 6.6% -0.5% 11,718 -1,000
Brownsville, TX 7.0% -0.5% 11,868 -805
College Station, TX 3.6% -0.1% 4,484 -195
Corpus Christi, TX 6.0% -0.1% 12,643 -396
Dallas, TX 3.8% -0.2% 141,572 -7,002
El Paso, TX 5.0% -0.2% 17,730 -896
Houston, TX 5.3% -0.3% 174,439 -12,467
Killeen, TX 4.4% -0.3% 7,677 -453
Laredo, TX 4.9% -0.2% 5,658 -322
Longview, TX 6.2% -0.4% 6,285 -471
Lubbock, TX 3.5% -0.1% 5,518 -152
McAllen, TX 7.5% -0.5% 25,265 -1,992
Midland, TX 4.2% -0.3% 3,754 -280
Odessa, TX 6.1% -0.5% 4,774 -419
San Angelo, TX 4.3% -0.2% 2,448 -116
San Antonio, TX 3.8% -0.2% 42,605 -2,045
Sherman, TX 3.8% -0.1% 2,308 -109
Texarkana, TX 4.7% -0.2% 3,066 -168
Tyler, TX 4.5% -0.3% 4,738 -344
Victoria, TX 5.2% -0.3% 2,618 -188
Waco, TX 4.1% -0.1% 4,962 -152
Wichita Falls, TX 4.2% -0.3% 2,741 -157
Logan, UT 2.8% 0.1% 1,950 90
Ogden, UT 3.3% 0.1% 10,348 330
Provo, UT 3.1% 0.1% 8,592 316
St George, UT 3.6% 0.2% 2,444 170
Salt Lake City, UT 3.1% 0.2% 19,577 1,032
Burlington, VT 2.5% -0.1% 3,147 -152
Blacksburg, VA 4.9% -0.1% 4,496 -38
Charlottesville, VA 3.6% 0.2% 4,242 215
Harrisonburg, VA 4.3% 0.2% 2,690 112
Lynchburg, VA 4.9% 0.3% 5,937 339
Richmond, VA 4.3% 0.2% 29,136 1,639
Roanoke, VA 4.3% 0.3% 6,778 442
Staunton, VA 4.4% 0.3% 2,508 168
Virginia Beach, VA 4.8% 0.2% 40,099 1,671
Winchester, VA 3.8% 0.2% 2,686 131
Bellingham, WA 6.3% 0.0% 6,681 70
Bremerton, WA 6.0% 0.0% 7,096 23
Kennewick, WA 7.0% -0.1% 9,463 -110
Longview, WA 7.7% 0.0% 3,545 18
Mount Vernon, WA 7.0% 0.0% 4,106 30
Olympia, WA 6.1% 0.1% 7,866 64
Seattle, WA 4.4% -0.1% 90,119 -1,487
Spokane, WA 6.6% 0.0% 17,099 -20
Walla Walla, WA 6.0% 0.0% 1,813 20
Wenatchee, WA 6.4% 0.1% 4,093 21
Yakima, WA 8.1% 0.1% 10,185 146
Beckley, WV 7.3% 0.3% 3,411 173
Charleston, WV 6.1% 0.3% 6,061 373
Huntington, WV 6.3% 0.2% 9,398 243
Morgantown, WV 4.8% 0.4% 3,232 249
Parkersburg, WV 6.2% 0.4% 2,443 165
Wheeling, WV 6.8% 0.1% 4,485 93
Appleton, WI 3.7% 0.1% 4,829 83
Eau Claire, WI 4.0% 0.2% 3,714 158
Fond du Lac, WI 3.6% 0.0% 2,085 20
Green Bay, WI 4.0% 0.1% 6,917 135
Janesville, WI 4.3% -0.1% 3,762 -46
La Crosse, WI 3.7% 0.1% 2,858 20
Madison, WI 3.1% 0.1% 12,058 615
Milwaukee, WI 4.5% 0.0% 37,288 -44
Oshkosh, WI 3.8% 0.1% 3,491 89
Racine, WI 5.2% 0.0% 5,227 -19
Sheboygan, WI 3.7% 0.2% 2,273 77
Wausau, WI 3.7% 0.1% 2,814 77
Casper, WY 6.6% -0.3% 2,750 -109
Cheyenne, WY 4.1% -0.1% 1,958 -18