Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The December 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 December 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
December 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 4.1% -0.1% 1,850 -65
Auburn, AL 3.2% -0.1% 2,383 -100
Birmingham, AL 3.4% -0.2% 17,780 -1,052
Daphne, AL 3.3% -0.2% 3,037 -219
Decatur, AL 3.6% -0.1% 2,445 -115
Dothan, AL 3.7% -0.2% 2,293 -113
Florence, AL 4.0% -0.2% 2,610 -152
Gadsden, AL 3.6% -0.2% 1,584 -88
Huntsville, AL 3.2% -0.2% 6,989 -430
Mobile, AL 4.5% -0.1% 8,213 -211
Montgomery, AL 3.6% 0.0% 6,136 -35
Tuscaloosa, AL 3.5% -0.1% 3,934 -184
Anchorage, AK 6.7% 0.1% 13,594 175
Fairbanks, AK 6.5% 0.1% 3,032 49
Flagstaff, AZ 4.8% 0.2% 3,595 133
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.7% 0.4% 4,712 366
Phoenix, AZ 4.2% 0.3% 96,873 6,539
Prescott, AZ 4.4% 0.3% 4,426 238
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.4% 0.3% 2,753 128
Tucson, AZ 4.4% 0.2% 21,078 1,355
Yuma, AZ 17.7% 0.5% 17,768 683
Fayetteville, AR 2.8% 0.0% 7,712 40
Fort Smith, AR 4.1% 0.0% 4,993 -77
Hot Springs, AR 3.8% 0.0% 1,564 -11
Jonesboro, AR 3.2% -0.1% 2,042 -94
Little Rock, AR 3.5% 0.1% 12,572 375
Pine Bluff, AR 5.0% -0.1% 1,766 -59
Bakersfield, CA 8.3% 0.1% 31,736 92
Chico, CA 5.1% 0.0% 5,312 91
El Centro, CA 20.0% -1.3% 14,795 -1,251
Fresno, CA 7.8% 0.0% 35,345 378
Hanford, CA 8.0% -0.1% 4,534 -61
Los Angeles, CA 4.1% 0.1% 276,614 4,826
Madera, CA 7.0% 0.0% 4,376 65
Merced, CA 8.7% 0.1% 9,900 127
Modesto, CA 6.6% 0.0% 16,349 -16
Napa, CA 3.1% -0.1% 2,301 -84
Oxnard, CA 3.9% 0.0% 16,626 -151
Redding, CA 5.1% 0.0% 3,855 -36
Riverside, CA 4.5% 0.1% 91,501 2,077
Sacramento, CA 3.9% 0.0% 42,674 296
Salinas, CA 6.5% 0.3% 14,255 673
San Diego, CA 3.5% 0.0% 55,224 561
San Francisco, CA 2.9% 0.1% 74,429 2,091
San Jose, CA 2.9% 0.1% 30,799 1,300
San Luis Obispo, CA 3.1% 0.0% 4,386 14
Santa Cruz, CA 5.7% 0.1% 8,199 44
Santa Maria, CA 4.0% 0.1% 8,626 130
Santa Rosa, CA 3.0% -0.1% 7,801 -158
Stockton, CA 6.5% 0.1% 20,610 360
Vallejo, CA 4.2% 0.0% 8,715 -89
Visalia, CA 9.7% 0.2% 19,860 192
Yuba City, CA 7.5% 0.0% 5,544 42
Boulder, CO 2.8% 0.1% 5,303 262
Colorado Springs, CO 3.6% 0.1% 12,474 471
Denver, CO 3.0% 0.0% 49,197 1,287
Fort Collins, CO 2.6% 0.0% 5,331 95
Grand Junction, CO 4.4% 0.2% 3,239 210
Greeley, CO 2.9% 0.0% 4,642 94
Pueblo, CO 4.8% 0.1% 3,636 113
Bridgeport, CT 4.5% -0.3% 21,126 -1,222
Danbury, CT 3.7% -0.3% 4,032 -246
Hartford, CT 4.6% -0.3% 28,813 -1,869
New Haven, CT 4.6% -0.2% 15,052 -785
Norwich, CT 4.5% -0.1% 6,427 -87
Waterbury, CT 5.7% -0.2% 6,398 -249
Dover, DE 4.8% -0.1% 3,682 -78
Salisbury, MD 5.7% 0.3% 10,661 559
Washington, DC 3.6% -0.2% 121,628 -6,318
Cape Coral, FL 3.6% 0.0% 11,885 75
Crestview, FL 3.0% 0.0% 3,754 -75
Deltona, FL 4.0% 0.0% 11,832 0
Gainesville, FL 3.3% -0.1% 4,815 -83
Homosassa Springs, FL 5.5% 0.1% 2,591 61
Jacksonville, FL 3.6% 0.0% 27,484 72
Lakeland, FL 4.3% 0.0% 12,711 196
Miami, FL 4.1% -0.1% 130,048 -1,012
Naples, FL 4.0% 0.2% 6,735 191
North Port, FL 3.5% 0.1% 12,792 224
Ocala, FL 4.5% 0.1% 6,020 45
Orlando, FL 3.4% 0.0% 44,736 137
Palm Bay, FL 3.8% 0.0% 10,216 41
Panama City, FL 3.5% 0.1% 3,364 83
Pensacola, FL 3.7% 0.0% 8,106 -130
Port St Lucie, FL 4.5% 0.3% 9,352 475
Punta Gorda, FL 4.1% 0.1% 2,952 71
Sebastian, FL 4.9% 0.3% 3,112 180
Sebring, FL 5.1% 0.3% 1,894 81
Tallahassee, FL 3.5% -0.1% 6,819 -100
Tampa, FL 3.6% 0.0% 54,698 390
The Villages, FL 5.2% 0.1% 1,562 36
Albany, GA 5.2% -0.1% 3,554 -50
Athens, GA 4.2% -0.1% 4,323 -36
Atlanta, GA 4.3% 0.0% 131,055 -161
Augusta, GA 4.8% 0.1% 12,958 268
Brunswick, GA 4.5% -0.2% 2,412 -101
Columbus, GA 5.2% 0.0% 6,519 -1
Dalton, GA 5.4% 0.2% 3,445 139
Gainesville, GA 3.7% -0.1% 3,743 -19
Hinesville, GA 4.9% 0.0% 1,623 -21
Macon, GA 5.0% -0.1% 5,287 -55
Rome, GA 4.9% -0.1% 2,152 -29
Savannah, GA 4.1% -0.1% 7,628 -111
Valdosta, GA 4.3% -0.1% 2,821 -22
Warner Robins, GA 4.6% -0.1% 3,945 -95
Kahului, HI 2.1% 0.1% 1,758 13
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.0% 0.1% 9,497 700
Boise City, ID 2.8% -0.1% 9,969 -250
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.7% 0.0% 2,755 -9
Idaho Falls, ID 2.5% -0.2% 1,711 -136
Lewiston, ID 3.2% 0.0% 1,016 -9
Pocatello, ID 2.9% -0.1% 1,218 -14
Bloomington, IL 4.0% -0.1% 3,784 -135
Carbondale, IL 4.6% -0.1% 2,733 -83
Champaign, IL 4.2% -0.2% 4,889 -224
Chicago, IL 5.0% -0.2% 244,885 -7,513
Danville, IL 6.0% -0.3% 2,020 -75
Davenport, IA 4.1% -0.1% 7,770 -165
Decatur, IL 5.3% -0.1% 2,582 -54
Kankakee, IL 5.2% -0.1% 2,876 -57
Peoria, IL 4.9% -0.1% 8,719 -122
Rockford, IL 5.2% -0.3% 8,584 -350
Springfield, IL 4.0% -0.2% 4,484 -116
Bloomington, IN 3.6% -0.4% 2,727 -352
Columbus, IN 2.5% -0.3% 1,135 -145
Elkhart, IN 2.2% -0.2% 2,454 -268
Evansville, IN 3.0% -0.4% 4,809 -638
Fort Wayne, IN 3.0% -0.4% 6,256 -896
Indianapolis, IN 3.0% -0.3% 30,955 -3,283
Kokomo, IN 3.2% -0.3% 1,215 -134
Lafayette, IN 2.9% -0.3% 3,165 -338
Michigan City, IN 4.2% -0.4% 1,921 -205
Muncie, IN 4.1% -0.4% 2,188 -278
South Bend, IN 3.7% -0.2% 5,703 -440
Terre Haute, IN 4.1% -0.5% 3,183 -322
Ames, IA 1.7% -0.2% 994 -95
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.2% -0.1% 4,573 -97
Des Moines, IA 2.6% -0.2% 9,166 -442
Dubuque, IA 2.9% 0.0% 1,541 -42
Iowa City, IA 2.3% -0.1% 2,235 -147
Sioux City, IA 2.9% 0.0% 2,618 8
Waterloo, IA 3.2% 0.1% 2,755 16
Lawrence, KS 3.0% -0.1% 1,969 -82
Manhattan, KS 2.8% -0.1% 1,359 -55
Topeka, KS 3.4% 0.0% 4,082 -10
Wichita, KS 3.8% 0.0% 11,680 -236
Bowling Green, KY 3.5% -0.5% 2,914 -367
Elizabethtown, KY 4.0% -0.4% 2,710 -288
Lexington, KY 3.4% -0.2% 9,199 -665
Louisville, KY 3.6% -0.4% 24,283 -2,018
Owensboro, KY 4.1% -0.4% 2,275 -215
Alexandria, LA 4.9% 0.0% 3,169 -14
Baton Rouge, LA 3.8% -0.1% 16,107 -388
Hammond, LA 4.8% -0.1% 2,633 -46
Houma, LA 4.6% -0.1% 4,113 -20
Lafayette, LA 4.8% 0.0% 10,076 -107
Lake Charles, LA 3.5% -0.1% 3,973 -115
Monroe, LA 4.7% -0.1% 3,882 3
New Orleans, LA 4.2% -0.1% 25,348 -286
Shreveport, LA 4.9% -0.2% 9,307 -120
Bangor, ME 2.8% -0.4% 1,945 -310
Lewiston, ME 2.5% -0.5% 1,408 -272
Portland, ME 2.2% -0.2% 4,488 -530
Baltimore, MD 4.2% 0.0% 63,136 -351
California, MD 4.0% -0.1% 2,239 -27
Cumberland, MD 5.7% 0.0% 2,515 8
Hagerstown, MD 4.4% 0.2% 5,844 331
Barnstable Town, MA 4.2% -0.2% 5,335 -217
Boston, MA 3.2% -0.2% 86,789 -4,761
Leominster, MA 4.1% -0.3% 3,129 -231
New Bedford, MA 5.1% -0.5% 4,309 -460
Pittsfield, MA 4.3% -0.2% 1,831 -108
Springfield, MA 4.1% -0.3% 15,235 -1,131
Worcester, MA 3.8% -0.2% 13,288 -652
Ann Arbor, MI 3.6% 0.0% 6,986 -44
Battle Creek, MI 5.2% 0.1% 3,356 68
Bay City, MI 5.7% 0.2% 2,910 65
Detroit, MI 4.6% 0.3% 97,387 7,624
Flint, MI 6.3% 0.1% 11,434 149
Grand Rapids, MI 3.8% -0.1% 21,907 -364
Jackson, MI 4.8% 0.0% 3,581 7
Kalamazoo, MI 4.6% 0.1% 7,838 182
Lansing, MI 4.3% -0.1% 10,623 -233
Midland, MI 4.9% 0.2% 1,973 57
Monroe, MI 4.7% -0.1% 3,568 -137
Muskegon, MI 5.8% 0.1% 4,452 54
Niles, MI 5.2% 0.1% 3,864 97
Saginaw, MI 5.6% 0.1% 4,993 91
Duluth, MN 4.5% 0.2% 6,484 317
Mankato, MN 2.7% 0.3% 1,633 183
Minneapolis, MN 3.0% 0.2% 60,511 4,299
Rochester, MN 3.0% 0.3% 3,587 339
St Cloud, MN 3.5% 0.2% 3,865 151
Gulfport, MS 4.6% -0.3% 7,505 -582
Hattiesburg, MS 3.9% -0.2% 2,648 -152
Jackson, MS 3.9% -0.3% 10,455 -1,017
Cape Girardeau, MO 4.0% 0.3% 1,768 91
Columbia, MO 2.6% 0.1% 2,553 112
Jefferson City, MO 3.2% 0.2% 2,315 92
Joplin, MO 3.3% 0.1% 2,805 121
Kansas City, MO 3.7% 0.0% 41,405 221
St Joseph, MO 3.3% 0.0% 2,119 34
St Louis, MO 3.8% 0.2% 54,206 1,697
Springfield, MO 3.1% 0.1% 7,223 280
Billings, MT 3.5% -0.1% 3,129 -54
Great Falls, MT 3.8% -0.2% 1,463 -55
Missoula, MT 3.7% 0.1% 2,311 57
Grand Island, NE 3.0% 0.2% 1,303 110
Lincoln, NE 2.5% 0.0% 4,532 52
Omaha, NE 3.0% 0.2% 14,249 517
Carson City, NV 5.0% -0.2% 1,250 -72
Las Vegas, NV 5.1% -0.1% 55,084 -1,779
Reno, NV 4.0% -0.2% 9,462 -594
Dover, NH 2.3% -0.2% 1,929 -142
Manchester, NH 2.4% -0.1% 2,798 -157
Portsmouth, NH 2.2% -0.2% 1,688 -106
Atlantic City, NJ 6.7% -0.8% 8,329 -1,068
Ocean City, NJ 9.1% -0.6% 4,383 -321
Trenton, NJ 4.2% -0.4% 8,267 -826
Vineland, NJ 7.0% -0.7% 4,823 -522
Albuquerque, NM 5.5% -0.1% 23,746 -376
Farmington, NM 6.7% -0.2% 3,544 -71
Las Cruces, NM 6.6% -0.1% 6,328 -60
Santa Fe, NM 5.0% -0.1% 3,637 -102
Albany, NY 4.5% 0.0% 19,951 -408
Binghamton, NY 5.5% -0.1% 6,008 -146
Buffalo, NY 5.6% 0.0% 30,318 -41
Elmira, NY 5.7% 0.0% 2,017 -2
Glens Falls, NY 5.3% 0.2% 3,220 71
Ithaca, NY 4.3% -0.2% 2,200 -132
Kingston, NY 4.7% -0.1% 4,198 -73
New York, NY 4.4% -0.2% 437,738 -26,194
Rochester, NY 5.2% -0.1% 27,039 -429
Syracuse, NY 5.3% 0.0% 16,264 -219
Utica, NY 5.4% -0.1% 7,069 -124
Watertown, NY 6.6% 0.0% 3,070 3
Asheville, NC 3.7% 0.0% 8,507 100
Burlington, NC 4.3% 0.1% 3,420 26
Charlotte, NC 4.3% 0.1% 56,167 1,017
Durham, NC 4.0% 0.1% 11,707 148
Fayetteville, NC 5.6% 0.1% 8,378 202
Goldsboro, NC 5.2% 0.1% 2,733 49
Greensboro, NC 4.8% 0.1% 17,646 218
Greenville, NC 5.0% 0.1% 4,347 25
Hickory, NC 4.3% 0.0% 7,456 102
Jacksonville, NC 4.9% 0.0% 3,133 -1
New Bern, NC 4.7% 0.1% 2,447 58
Raleigh, NC 3.9% 0.0% 27,522 261
Rocky Mount, NC 6.7% 0.0% 4,373 -2
Wilmington, NC 4.3% 0.1% 6,332 63
Winston, NC 4.4% 0.1% 14,234 201
Bismarck, ND 2.6% 0.0% 1,851 47
Fargo, ND 2.4% 0.1% 3,302 45
Grand Forks, ND 2.9% 0.1% 1,630 49
Akron, OH 4.9% 0.0% 17,560 166
Canton, OH 5.1% 0.0% 10,219 169
Cincinnati, OH 4.1% 0.0% 45,227 -409
Cleveland, OH 5.4% -0.4% 55,865 -4,325
Columbus, OH 4.0% 0.1% 42,629 1,159
Dayton, OH 4.5% 0.0% 17,786 318
Lima, OH 4.6% 0.0% 2,227 13
Mansfield, OH 5.2% 0.0% 2,786 39
Springfield, OH 4.7% 0.1% 2,954 8
Toledo, OH 5.0% -0.1% 15,233 -155
Weirton, WV 6.8% 0.2% 3,435 96
Youngstown, OH 6.1% 0.1% 14,948 126
Lawton, OK 4.2% 0.1% 2,215 30
Oklahoma City, OK 3.6% 0.1% 24,448 686
Tulsa, OK 4.2% 0.1% 20,083 277
Albany, OR 4.4% 0.0% 2,637 10
Bend, OR 4.1% 0.0% 3,912 29
Corvallis, OR 3.1% -0.1% 1,486 -54
Eugene, OR 4.2% -0.1% 7,876 -236
Grants Pass, OR 5.3% -0.1% 1,912 -27
Medford, OR 4.6% -0.2% 4,847 -195
Portland, OR 3.8% -0.1% 50,996 -1,143
Salem, OR 4.0% -0.2% 8,256 -340
Allentown, PA 4.9% 0.1% 20,599 -43
Altoona, PA 4.5% 0.0% 2,652 -27
Bloomsburg, PA 5.0% 0.1% 2,106 50
Chambersburg, PA 4.0% 0.1% 3,072 88
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.9% 0.1% 4,791 134
Erie, PA 5.5% 0.1% 7,152 55
Gettysburg, PA 3.6% 0.1% 1,997 57
Harrisburg, PA 4.1% 0.1% 12,170 458
Johnstown, PA 5.6% 0.0% 3,324 -9
Lancaster, PA 3.7% 0.1% 10,230 184
Lebanon, PA 4.2% 0.1% 2,937 76
Philadelphia, PA 4.7% 0.0% 144,608 -1,962
Pittsburgh, PA 4.9% 0.1% 59,296 1,359
Reading, PA 4.5% 0.1% 9,449 90
Scranton, PA 5.6% 0.2% 15,373 389
State College, PA 3.7% 0.1% 2,843 50
Williamsport, PA 5.6% 0.2% 3,145 88
York, PA 4.2% 0.0% 9,768 125
Providence, RI 4.6% 0.0% 31,384 51
Charleston, SC 3.7% 0.2% 13,914 746
Columbia, SC 4.4% 0.2% 17,626 923
Florence, SC 4.9% 0.2% 4,737 218
Greenville, SC 4.0% 0.3% 16,819 1,111
Hilton Head Island, SC 4.1% 0.2% 3,475 190
Myrtle Beach, SC 5.1% 0.2% 9,838 317
Spartanburg, SC 4.3% 0.2% 6,757 340
Sumter, SC 5.3% 0.2% 2,328 94
Rapid City, SD 3.6% 0.0% 2,709 21
Sioux Falls, SD 3.1% 0.1% 4,543 -11
Chattanooga, TN 3.6% 0.0% 9,583 -173
Clarksville, TN 4.1% -0.3% 4,583 -259
Cleveland, TN 3.2% -0.2% 1,985 -98
Jackson, TN 3.6% -0.3% 2,353 -164
Johnson City, TN 3.7% -0.2% 3,363 -177
Kingsport, TN 3.8% -0.2% 5,273 -240
Knoxville, TN 3.1% -0.3% 13,117 -882
Memphis, TN 3.9% -0.1% 24,509 -1,082
Morristown, TN 3.6% -0.3% 1,890 -162
Nashville, TN 2.6% -0.2% 26,679 -1,429
Abilene, TX 3.5% 0.1% 2,642 89
Amarillo, TX 2.8% 0.1% 3,659 147
Austin, TX 2.9% 0.1% 33,554 1,347
Beaumont, TX 6.8% 0.2% 11,687 282
Brownsville, TX 6.2% 0.1% 10,238 200
College Station, TX 3.0% 0.1% 3,859 166
Corpus Christi, TX 5.4% 0.0% 11,373 18
Dallas, TX 3.4% 0.1% 129,493 5,706
El Paso, TX 4.3% 0.2% 15,479 697
Houston, TX 4.6% 0.2% 151,998 5,396
Killeen, TX 3.8% 0.1% 6,846 225
Laredo, TX 3.7% 0.1% 4,202 119
Longview, TX 4.5% 0.2% 4,342 136
Lubbock, TX 3.1% 0.2% 4,941 267
McAllen, TX 6.8% 0.1% 22,931 425
Midland, TX 2.7% 0.1% 2,401 120
Odessa, TX 3.6% 0.1% 2,669 73
San Angelo, TX 3.4% 0.2% 1,827 68
San Antonio, TX 3.2% 0.1% 38,092 1,489
Sherman, TX 3.3% 0.2% 2,017 116
Texarkana, TX 4.3% 0.1% 2,760 49
Tyler, TX 3.6% -0.1% 3,915 14
Victoria, TX 4.3% 0.0% 1,994 8
Waco, TX 3.8% 0.1% 4,586 120
Wichita Falls, TX 3.4% 0.1% 2,164 49
Logan, UT 2.7% 0.1% 1,887 22
Ogden, UT 3.3% 0.0% 10,676 -192
Provo, UT 2.9% 0.0% 8,670 0
St George, UT 3.3% 0.1% 2,414 72
Salt Lake City, UT 3.0% 0.0% 19,868 138
Burlington, VT 2.2% -0.1% 2,738 -182
Blacksburg, VA 3.8% -0.3% 3,495 -325
Charlottesville, VA 3.2% -0.2% 3,799 -216
Harrisonburg, VA 3.5% -0.2% 2,333 -167
Lynchburg, VA 4.2% -0.3% 5,146 -357
Richmond, VA 3.8% -0.2% 25,984 -1,232
Roanoke, VA 3.6% -0.2% 5,786 -374
Staunton, VA 3.4% -0.2% 2,024 -176
Virginia Beach, VA 4.1% -0.2% 34,045 -1,730
Winchester, VA 3.2% -0.2% 2,299 -104
Bellingham, WA 4.7% 0.2% 5,297 244
Bremerton, WA 4.9% 0.3% 5,898 317
Kennewick, WA 5.4% 0.2% 7,502 267
Longview, WA 6.0% 0.4% 2,736 170
Mount Vernon, WA 5.3% 0.4% 3,165 221
Olympia, WA 4.9% 0.3% 6,619 345
Seattle, WA 4.2% 0.1% 88,273 3,426
Spokane, WA 5.4% 0.3% 14,324 807
Walla Walla, WA 4.6% 0.0% 1,474 17
Wenatchee, WA 4.9% 0.2% 3,232 124
Yakima, WA 6.0% 0.2% 7,601 199
Beckley, WV 6.3% 0.1% 2,815 57
Charleston, WV 5.8% 0.3% 5,593 282
Huntington, WV 5.7% 0.1% 8,409 151
Morgantown, WV 4.4% 0.2% 2,958 135
Parkersburg, WV 6.2% 0.4% 2,359 166
Wheeling, WV 5.7% 0.1% 3,707 142
Appleton, WI 2.7% -0.3% 3,691 -375
Eau Claire, WI 3.0% -0.3% 2,775 -236
Fond du Lac, WI 2.6% -0.2% 1,519 -123
Green Bay, WI 2.9% -0.2% 5,016 -414
Janesville, WI 3.0% -0.3% 2,640 -182
La Crosse, WI 2.5% -0.2% 2,027 -93
Madison, WI 2.1% -0.1% 8,425 -430
Milwaukee, WI 3.2% -0.2% 26,595 -1,678
Oshkosh, WI 2.8% -0.1% 2,586 -139
Racine, WI 3.7% -0.4% 3,654 -442
Sheboygan, WI 2.6% -0.1% 1,613 -74
Wausau, WI 2.7% -0.2% 2,053 -133
Casper, WY 5.1% -0.3% 1,958 -107
Cheyenne, WY 3.5% -0.3% 1,703 -125