Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The December 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 December 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
December 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 6.9% 0.4% 3,183 141
Auburn, AL 5.1% 0.1% 3,831 91
Birmingham, AL 5.7% 0.1% 31,016 450
Daphne, AL 5.5% 0.1% 5,017 99
Decatur, AL 6.0% 0.1% 4,160 5
Dothan, AL 6.2% 0.2% 3,879 102
Florence, AL 6.8% 0.2% 4,484 44
Gadsden, AL 6.0% 0.0% 2,675 33
Huntsville, AL 5.5% 0.1% 11,749 151
Mobile, AL 7.4% 0.3% 13,827 471
Montgomery, AL 5.8% 0.2% 9,972 332
Tuscaloosa, AL 6.1% 0.2% 6,999 195
Anchorage, AK 6.0% -0.1% 11,942 -233
Fairbanks, AK 5.8% -0.1% 2,624 -60
Flagstaff, AZ 5.8% 0.1% 4,339 56
Lake Havasu City, AZ 6.1% 0.0% 4,855 -57
Phoenix, AZ 4.3% -0.1% 96,546 -1,201
Prescott, AZ 4.4% -0.1% 4,597 -88
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.7% -0.2% 2,866 -61
Tucson, AZ 4.5% -0.1% 21,729 -344
Yuma, AZ 18.2% -0.2% 16,977 -145
Fayetteville, AR 2.8% -0.1% 7,410 -180
Fort Smith, AR 4.4% -0.2% 5,343 -211
Hot Springs, AR 4.2% 0.0% 1,723 -11
Jonesboro, AR 3.3% -0.2% 2,099 -89
Little Rock, AR 3.6% 0.0% 12,569 -205
Pine Bluff, AR 5.2% -0.1% 1,841 -43
Bakersfield, CA 9.8% -0.1% 38,836 -861
Chico, CA 6.3% 0.0% 6,542 -19
El Centro, CA 20.9% -1.8% 16,209 -2,017
Fresno, CA 9.2% -0.1% 41,271 -842
Hanford, CA 9.6% -0.1% 5,558 -76
Los Angeles, CA 4.7% 0.0% 312,023 -3,574
Madera, CA 8.8% 0.0% 5,460 -29
Merced, CA 10.0% 0.2% 11,580 227
Modesto, CA 8.1% -0.1% 20,138 -159
Napa, CA 3.9% 0.0% 2,972 -46
Oxnard, CA 4.9% -0.2% 21,087 -762
Redding, CA 6.7% -0.1% 5,000 -114
Riverside, CA 5.6% -0.1% 111,613 -1,951
Sacramento, CA 5.0% 0.0% 54,086 -623
Salinas, CA 7.3% 0.3% 16,213 701
San Diego, CA 4.4% -0.1% 69,785 -1,134
San Francisco, CA 3.7% 0.0% 93,996 -1,251
San Jose, CA 3.6% 0.0% 38,953 -658
San Luis Obispo, CA 4.0% 0.0% 5,721 -89
Santa Cruz, CA 6.5% 0.1% 9,625 134
Santa Maria, CA 4.8% 0.1% 10,700 248
Santa Rosa, CA 3.8% 0.0% 9,966 -20
Stockton, CA 7.7% -0.1% 24,741 -261
Vallejo, CA 5.3% 0.0% 11,064 -200
Visalia, CA 10.9% -0.2% 22,300 -434
Yuba City, CA 9.3% 0.1% 6,800 43
Boulder, CO 2.4% 0.0% 4,379 -51
Colorado Springs, CO 3.3% -0.2% 10,680 -613
Denver, CO 2.7% -0.2% 42,451 -2,598
Fort Collins, CO 2.6% 0.0% 4,796 32
Grand Junction, CO 4.6% -0.2% 3,324 -136
Greeley, CO 2.8% -0.2% 4,254 -288
Pueblo, CO 4.3% -0.4% 3,185 -310
Bridgeport, CT 4.4% 0.2% 20,689 1,270
Danbury, CT 3.8% 0.3% 4,055 261
Hartford, CT 4.4% 0.2% 27,120 1,354
New Haven, CT 4.5% 0.2% 14,409 653
Norwich, CT 4.5% 0.1% 6,404 226
Waterbury, CT 5.5% 0.1% 6,066 115
Dover, DE 4.5% -0.2% 3,505 -132
Salisbury, MD 5.4% 0.0% 10,119 69
Washington, DC 3.7% -0.2% 124,763 -5,751
Cape Coral, FL 4.7% 0.0% 15,402 -77
Crestview, FL 4.1% -0.1% 4,951 -171
Deltona, FL 5.2% -0.1% 15,396 -204
Gainesville, FL 4.4% -0.1% 6,126 -51
Homosassa Springs, FL 6.9% -0.1% 3,289 -51
Jacksonville, FL 4.7% -0.1% 35,398 -605
Lakeland, FL 5.7% -0.1% 16,401 -52
Miami, FL 5.1% 0.0% 157,362 1,762
Naples, FL 5.0% 0.0% 8,261 17
North Port, FL 4.6% -0.1% 16,448 -92
Ocala, FL 5.9% -0.2% 7,888 -170
Orlando, FL 4.4% -0.1% 56,752 -654
Palm Bay, FL 5.1% -0.1% 13,398 -200
Panama City, FL 4.8% 0.0% 4,520 -20
Pensacola, FL 4.9% -0.1% 10,672 -195
Port St Lucie, FL 5.5% 0.0% 11,350 174
Punta Gorda, FL 5.4% 0.0% 3,741 -19
Sebastian, FL 6.5% 0.1% 4,030 75
Sebring, FL 6.7% 0.1% 2,431 38
Tallahassee, FL 4.8% -0.1% 9,037 -107
Tampa, FL 4.7% 0.0% 69,408 -825
The Villages, FL 6.9% -0.2% 2,068 -39
Albany, GA 6.2% 0.1% 4,253 70
Athens, GA 5.2% -0.2% 5,109 -205
Atlanta, GA 5.1% 0.1% 152,070 2,785
Augusta, GA 5.4% 0.0% 14,184 -7
Brunswick, GA 5.5% -0.1% 2,864 -57
Columbus, GA 6.4% 0.1% 8,063 116
Dalton, GA 6.1% 0.1% 3,737 40
Gainesville, GA 4.4% 0.0% 4,286 11
Hinesville, GA 6.0% 0.2% 1,984 89
Macon, GA 5.8% 0.0% 6,211 21
Rome, GA 5.9% 0.0% 2,585 21
Savannah, GA 5.0% 0.0% 9,315 70
Valdosta, GA 5.3% 0.1% 3,443 86
Warner Robins, GA 5.8% -0.1% 4,748 -127
Kahului, HI 2.9% -0.1% 2,565 -31
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.8% 0.1% 13,364 521
Boise City, ID 3.5% -0.2% 11,655 -664
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.5% -0.1% 3,317 -13
Idaho Falls, ID 3.0% -0.2% 2,000 -127
Lewiston, ID 3.7% -0.2% 1,169 -49
Pocatello, ID 3.4% -0.1% 1,429 -71
Bloomington, IL 5.1% 0.2% 4,914 178
Carbondale, IL 5.8% 0.3% 3,433 157
Champaign, IL 5.0% 0.2% 6,054 207
Chicago, IL 5.7% -0.1% 281,024 -6,246
Danville, IL 7.2% 0.5% 2,523 156
Davenport, IA 5.4% 0.1% 10,035 0
Decatur, IL 6.4% 0.2% 3,155 95
Kankakee, IL 6.3% 0.3% 3,517 187
Peoria, IL 6.4% 0.4% 11,699 781
Rockford, IL 6.4% 0.3% 10,826 522
Springfield, IL 4.8% 0.3% 5,413 301
Bloomington, IN 4.3% -0.2% 3,294 -139
Columbus, IN 3.1% -0.1% 1,416 -24
Elkhart, IN 3.1% -0.2% 3,279 -137
Evansville, IN 4.1% 0.0% 6,453 -103
Fort Wayne, IN 3.8% -0.1% 8,121 -249
Indianapolis, IN 3.7% -0.1% 38,615 -617
Kokomo, IN 4.4% 0.0% 1,662 12
Lafayette, IN 3.6% 0.0% 3,995 -52
Michigan City, IN 5.5% 0.0% 2,680 25
Muncie, IN 5.0% 0.0% 2,739 2
South Bend, IN 4.4% -0.1% 6,896 -191
Terre Haute, IN 5.1% 0.0% 3,972 -2
Ames, IA 2.3% 0.0% 1,335 -10
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.6% -0.1% 5,223 -163
Des Moines, IA 3.3% -0.1% 11,355 -351
Dubuque, IA 3.4% -0.1% 1,916 -56
Iowa City, IA 2.6% 0.0% 2,544 -57
Sioux City, IA 3.7% 0.2% 3,404 141
Waterloo, IA 4.3% -0.1% 3,831 -108
Lawrence, KS 3.7% 0.0% 2,421 -10
Manhattan, KS 3.5% -0.1% 1,743 -26
Topeka, KS 4.2% 0.2% 4,997 209
Wichita, KS 4.7% 0.1% 14,709 185
Bowling Green, KY 3.8% 0.1% 2,950 95
Elizabethtown, KY 4.4% 0.1% 2,944 79
Lexington, KY 3.5% 0.1% 9,225 347
Louisville, KY 4.1% 0.1% 26,332 659
Owensboro, KY 4.4% 0.0% 2,389 13
Alexandria, LA 6.3% 0.0% 4,092 -24
Baton Rouge, LA 5.0% -0.1% 21,220 -517
Hammond, LA 6.6% -0.1% 3,472 -63
Houma, LA 6.5% 0.1% 6,108 42
Lafayette, LA 6.9% 0.1% 14,761 68
Lake Charles, LA 4.8% -0.1% 4,965 -92
Monroe, LA 6.2% 0.0% 4,999 0
New Orleans, LA 5.5% 0.1% 32,460 148
Shreveport, LA 6.4% -0.2% 12,084 -323
Bangor, ME 3.7% -0.3% 2,611 -217
Lewiston, ME 3.3% -0.4% 1,856 -259
Portland, ME 2.9% -0.2% 5,806 -529
Baltimore, MD 4.3% -0.1% 63,839 -1,492
California, MD 3.8% -0.1% 2,082 -71
Cumberland, MD 5.7% -0.2% 2,516 -49
Hagerstown, MD 4.5% 0.1% 5,851 87
Barnstable Town, MA 3.4% 0.0% 4,138 -62
Boston, MA 2.7% 0.0% 72,632 1,765
Leominster, MA 3.5% 0.0% 2,643 5
New Bedford, MA 4.4% -0.1% 3,625 -96
Pittsfield, MA 3.6% 0.0% 1,560 13
Springfield, MA 3.7% 0.1% 13,507 246
Worcester, MA 3.3% 0.1% 11,380 137
Ann Arbor, MI 3.3% -0.3% 6,520 -618
Battle Creek, MI 4.7% -0.1% 3,049 -105
Bay City, MI 5.3% -0.1% 2,791 -34
Detroit, MI 5.6% 0.0% 117,277 1,762
Flint, MI 5.7% 0.0% 10,411 -115
Grand Rapids, MI 3.4% -0.4% 19,513 -2,071
Jackson, MI 4.8% -0.2% 3,462 -152
Kalamazoo, MI 4.3% -0.1% 7,237 -276
Lansing, MI 3.8% -0.3% 9,401 -767
Midland, MI 4.6% -0.1% 1,919 -46
Monroe, MI 3.9% -0.5% 3,065 -422
Muskegon, MI 5.2% -0.2% 4,070 -208
Niles, MI 4.9% -0.2% 3,665 -144
Saginaw, MI 5.1% -0.1% 4,597 -108
Duluth, MN 5.7% 0.1% 8,003 241
Mankato, MN 3.3% 0.3% 1,922 176
Minneapolis, MN 3.7% 0.2% 71,917 4,814
Rochester, MN 3.4% 0.2% 4,111 276
St Cloud, MN 4.1% 0.2% 4,524 212
Gulfport, MS 5.6% -0.2% 9,254 -294
Hattiesburg, MS 4.9% -0.2% 3,387 -132
Jackson, MS 4.7% -0.2% 12,678 -523
Cape Girardeau, MO 4.8% 0.2% 2,334 116
Columbia, MO 3.2% 0.1% 3,238 53
Jefferson City, MO 3.7% 0.1% 2,774 -22
Joplin, MO 4.4% 0.2% 3,777 136
Kansas City, MO 4.3% 0.0% 48,522 -216
St Joseph, MO 4.2% 0.1% 2,768 97
St Louis, MO 4.3% 0.0% 64,970 533
Springfield, MO 3.9% 0.1% 9,260 218
Billings, MT 3.5% 0.1% 3,155 109
Great Falls, MT 3.8% 0.1% 1,487 55
Missoula, MT 3.5% -0.1% 2,199 -34
Grand Island, NE 3.5% 0.1% 1,529 50
Lincoln, NE 2.9% 0.0% 5,214 30
Omaha, NE 3.4% 0.0% 16,212 -169
Carson City, NV 5.4% -0.2% 1,321 -73
Las Vegas, NV 5.1% -0.2% 53,980 -1,803
Reno, NV 4.3% -0.3% 10,165 -613
Dover, NH 2.5% 0.0% 2,087 12
Manchester, NH 2.6% 0.1% 3,100 163
Portsmouth, NH 2.4% 0.0% 1,815 9
Atlantic City, NJ 7.2% -0.3% 8,817 -414
Ocean City, NJ 9.0% 0.0% 4,416 -60
Trenton, NJ 3.9% -0.2% 7,766 -427
Vineland, NJ 6.8% -0.3% 4,483 -201
Albuquerque, NM 6.0% 0.0% 25,485 41
Farmington, NM 8.7% 0.3% 4,924 163
Las Cruces, NM 7.1% 0.0% 6,754 27
Santa Fe, NM 5.2% -0.1% 3,813 -33
Albany, NY 4.2% 0.0% 18,305 -449
Binghamton, NY 5.3% -0.1% 5,658 -189
Buffalo, NY 5.2% -0.1% 28,472 -611
Elmira, NY 5.3% -0.2% 1,952 -94
Glens Falls, NY 5.0% 0.0% 3,023 -38
Ithaca, NY 3.7% 0.0% 2,048 -56
Kingston, NY 4.5% 0.0% 3,967 -48
New York, NY 4.5% -0.3% 453,464 -28,937
Rochester, NY 4.8% -0.1% 25,097 -487
Syracuse, NY 5.0% 0.0% 15,374 -140
Utica, NY 5.0% -0.1% 6,477 -87
Watertown, NY 6.4% 0.1% 2,991 32
Asheville, NC 4.2% 0.1% 9,478 245
Burlington, NC 4.7% 0.1% 3,744 128
Charlotte, NC 4.7% 0.1% 61,009 1,920
Durham, NC 4.4% 0.1% 13,030 425
Fayetteville, NC 6.4% 0.2% 9,557 273
Goldsboro, NC 5.9% -0.2% 3,215 -101
Greensboro, NC 5.1% 0.2% 19,313 767
Greenville, NC 5.6% 0.0% 4,980 99
Hickory, NC 5.0% 0.2% 8,411 387
Jacksonville, NC 5.4% 0.1% 3,536 87
New Bern, NC 5.3% 0.0% 2,800 52
Raleigh, NC 4.3% 0.1% 29,795 1,211
Rocky Mount, NC 7.3% 0.0% 4,894 35
Wilmington, NC 4.7% 0.1% 6,798 230
Winston, NC 4.8% 0.1% 15,728 668
Bismarck, ND 2.8% 0.1% 2,022 31
Fargo, ND 2.6% 0.1% 3,699 193
Grand Forks, ND 3.1% 0.0% 1,806 44
Akron, OH 5.0% 0.1% 18,044 321
Canton, OH 5.4% 0.0% 10,785 148
Cincinnati, OH 4.3% 0.1% 46,604 944
Cleveland, OH 5.5% 0.1% 56,860 1,670
Columbus, OH 4.1% 0.1% 43,443 1,375
Dayton, OH 4.7% 0.0% 18,136 366
Lima, OH 5.1% 0.1% 2,478 25
Mansfield, OH 5.4% 0.1% 2,834 69
Springfield, OH 5.0% -0.1% 3,191 -32
Toledo, OH 4.9% -0.1% 14,727 -189
Weirton, WV 6.7% -0.3% 3,490 -184
Youngstown, OH 6.1% -0.1% 15,052 -349
Lawton, OK 4.5% 0.0% 2,400 2
Oklahoma City, OK 4.2% -0.1% 28,043 -302
Tulsa, OK 5.0% 0.0% 23,751 -168
Albany, OR 5.0% -0.3% 2,823 -202
Bend, OR 4.4% -0.3% 3,966 -297
Corvallis, OR 3.7% -0.2% 1,701 -110
Eugene, OR 4.8% -0.4% 8,457 -734
Grants Pass, OR 5.8% -0.6% 1,991 -213
Medford, OR 5.3% -0.5% 5,338 -538
Portland, OR 4.3% -0.3% 54,916 -4,227
Salem, OR 4.4% -0.4% 8,786 -874
Allentown, PA 5.2% -0.2% 22,132 -907
Altoona, PA 5.1% -0.2% 3,118 -148
Bloomsburg, PA 5.4% 0.1% 2,324 34
Chambersburg, PA 4.9% -0.2% 3,888 -187
East Stroudsburg, PA 6.3% 0.0% 5,115 -45
Erie, PA 6.6% 0.0% 8,822 -145
Gettysburg, PA 4.1% 0.0% 2,242 -24
Harrisburg, PA 4.4% -0.1% 12,932 -536
Johnstown, PA 6.6% -0.2% 4,072 -107
Lancaster, PA 4.1% -0.1% 11,200 -473
Lebanon, PA 4.3% -0.3% 3,030 -199
Philadelphia, PA 4.9% -0.1% 150,397 -6,360
Pittsburgh, PA 5.7% -0.1% 69,935 -885
Reading, PA 4.9% -0.1% 10,597 -303
Scranton, PA 6.0% -0.1% 16,537 -457
State College, PA 4.2% 0.0% 3,368 58
Williamsport, PA 6.2% -0.1% 3,652 -101
York, PA 4.6% -0.1% 10,810 -274
Providence, RI 4.6% -0.1% 31,231 -315
Charleston, SC 3.7% 0.1% 13,733 119
Columbia, SC 4.1% 0.0% 16,404 -28
Florence, SC 4.7% -0.2% 4,513 -176
Greenville, SC 3.9% 0.0% 16,465 104
Hilton Head Island, SC 4.0% 0.0% 3,398 -7
Myrtle Beach, SC 5.2% -0.1% 9,700 -188
Spartanburg, SC 4.2% -0.1% 6,543 -65
Sumter, SC 5.2% 0.0% 2,301 -29
Rapid City, SD 3.0% 0.1% 2,198 87
Sioux Falls, SD 2.4% 0.1% 3,621 179
Chattanooga, TN 5.1% 0.1% 13,290 232
Clarksville, TN 5.4% 0.1% 6,099 177
Cleveland, TN 4.7% 0.2% 2,894 127
Jackson, TN 5.3% 0.3% 3,350 174
Johnson City, TN 5.7% 0.2% 5,144 167
Kingsport, TN 5.4% 0.0% 7,565 81
Knoxville, TN 4.8% 0.2% 19,962 558
Memphis, TN 5.4% 0.1% 33,658 363
Morristown, TN 5.5% 0.3% 2,820 108
Nashville, TN 4.0% 0.2% 38,874 1,612
Abilene, TX 4.1% 0.3% 3,100 205
Amarillo, TX 3.4% 0.2% 4,463 310
Austin, TX 3.4% 0.2% 37,805 2,686
Beaumont, TX 7.2% 0.7% 12,824 1,269
Brownsville, TX 7.3% 0.5% 12,437 915
College Station, TX 3.7% 0.3% 4,650 337
Corpus Christi, TX 6.1% 0.3% 13,029 725
Dallas, TX 3.9% 0.2% 146,097 9,388
El Paso, TX 5.1% 0.3% 18,102 1,181
Houston, TX 5.5% 0.4% 181,486 13,454
Killeen, TX 4.5% 0.2% 7,939 520
Laredo, TX 4.8% 0.3% 5,554 315
Longview, TX 6.0% 0.2% 6,115 169
Lubbock, TX 3.5% 0.1% 5,570 311
McAllen, TX 8.0% 0.7% 27,285 2,577
Midland, TX 4.1% 0.2% 3,727 216
Odessa, TX 5.8% 0.2% 4,584 193
San Angelo, TX 4.4% 0.3% 2,481 146
San Antonio, TX 3.9% 0.3% 44,335 3,187
Sherman, TX 3.7% 0.1% 2,312 104
Texarkana, TX 4.7% 0.1% 3,075 72
Tyler, TX 4.5% 0.2% 4,763 262
Victoria, TX 5.2% 0.2% 2,642 124
Waco, TX 4.2% 0.3% 5,109 333
Wichita Falls, TX 4.4% 0.3% 2,811 191
Logan, UT 2.9% 0.2% 2,008 130
Ogden, UT 3.1% 0.0% 9,852 59
Provo, UT 2.8% 0.0% 8,083 257
St George, UT 3.4% 0.2% 2,288 113
Salt Lake City, UT 3.0% 0.1% 19,097 347
Burlington, VT 2.4% 0.0% 3,030 23
Blacksburg, VA 4.5% -0.3% 4,132 -224
Charlottesville, VA 3.5% -0.1% 4,131 -146
Harrisonburg, VA 4.0% -0.2% 2,527 -93
Lynchburg, VA 4.6% -0.2% 5,668 -204
Richmond, VA 4.1% -0.2% 27,898 -1,109
Roanoke, VA 4.0% -0.2% 6,458 -275
Staunton, VA 4.1% -0.2% 2,356 -93
Virginia Beach, VA 4.6% -0.2% 38,180 -1,566
Winchester, VA 3.6% -0.1% 2,525 -104
Bellingham, WA 6.1% 0.0% 6,434 -84
Bremerton, WA 5.7% -0.2% 6,786 -231
Kennewick, WA 6.7% -0.1% 9,161 -51
Longview, WA 7.3% -0.1% 3,358 -39
Mount Vernon, WA 6.5% -0.3% 3,849 -140
Olympia, WA 5.8% -0.1% 7,499 -204
Seattle, WA 4.3% 0.0% 87,310 -594
Spokane, WA 6.3% 0.0% 16,516 -13
Walla Walla, WA 5.8% -0.1% 1,771 -7
Wenatchee, WA 6.0% -0.2% 3,902 -99
Yakima, WA 7.9% -0.2% 9,971 -266
Beckley, WV 6.3% -0.5% 2,866 -267
Charleston, WV 5.4% -0.4% 5,252 -470
Huntington, WV 5.8% -0.1% 8,570 -244
Morgantown, WV 4.3% -0.2% 2,853 -179
Parkersburg, WV 5.6% -0.4% 2,173 -168
Wheeling, WV 6.2% -0.2% 4,015 -204
Appleton, WI 3.6% 0.0% 4,713 -73
Eau Claire, WI 3.9% 0.0% 3,618 -13
Fond du Lac, WI 3.4% -0.2% 1,977 -89
Green Bay, WI 3.8% -0.1% 6,539 -162
Janesville, WI 4.2% 0.0% 3,612 -72
La Crosse, WI 3.6% 0.0% 2,849 29
Madison, WI 3.0% -0.1% 11,505 -446
Milwaukee, WI 4.4% -0.1% 36,026 -799
Oshkosh, WI 3.7% -0.1% 3,410 -81
Racine, WI 4.9% -0.2% 4,806 -308
Sheboygan, WI 3.5% -0.1% 2,161 -66
Wausau, WI 3.6% 0.0% 2,702 -48
Casper, WY 6.6% 0.4% 2,695 126
Cheyenne, WY 3.9% 0.1% 1,906 75