Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The September 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 September 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
September 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 7.2% -0.3% 3,471 -166
Auburn, AL 5.2% -0.2% 3,668 -115
Birmingham, AL 5.7% -0.2% 29,739 -1,207
Decatur, AL 6.8% -0.3% 4,761 -234
Dothan, AL 6.8% -0.2% 4,185 -140
Florence, AL 7.3% -0.1% 4,991 -144
Gadsden, AL 6.4% -0.3% 2,849 -157
Huntsville, AL 5.7% -0.2% 12,026 -482
Mobile, AL 7.5% -0.2% 13,366 -510
Montgomery, AL 6.7% -0.3% 11,033 -471
Tuscaloosa, AL 6.0% -0.2% 6,213 -218
Anchorage, AK 5.6% 0.0% 11,348 36
Fairbanks, AK 5.9% 0.0% 2,718 28
Flagstaff, AZ 7.1% -0.1% 5,001 -71
Lake Havasu City, AZ 7.9% -0.1% 6,609 -113
Phoenix, AZ 5.8% -0.1% 120,096 -2,461
Prescott, AZ 6.3% -0.1% 5,689 -150
Tucson, AZ 6.0% -0.1% 27,085 -693
Yuma, AZ 24.7% -0.5% 21,085 -585
Fayetteville, AR 4.6% -0.1% 10,743 -103
Fort Smith, AR 6.1% -0.1% 7,582 -170
Hot Springs, AR 6.4% 0.0% 2,560 -12
Jonesboro, AR 5.6% 0.0% 3,321 -9
Little Rock, AR 5.5% -0.1% 18,370 -197
Pine Bluff, AR 8.2% -0.1% 3,222 -69
Bakersfield, CA 10.0% -0.1% 39,212 -251
Chico, CA 8.1% 0.0% 8,345 -9
El Centro, CA 23.4% -0.6% 18,871 -676
Fresno, CA 10.7% 0.0% 47,852 44
Hanford, CA 11.7% 0.0% 6,853 -16
Los Angeles, CA 7.1% -0.1% 471,596 -3,739
Madera, CA 9.6% 0.0% 6,607 24
Merced, CA 12.7% 0.0% 14,184 -75
Modesto, CA 10.9% 0.0% 25,609 -4
Napa, CA 4.9% 0.0% 3,890 7
Oxnard, CA 6.2% -0.1% 26,962 -82
Redding, CA 8.8% -0.1% 6,998 -15
Riverside, CA 8.1% 0.0% 146,943 -1,111
Sacramento, CA 6.8% 0.0% 70,783 -234
Salinas, CA 8.6% -0.1% 18,800 -232
San Diego, CA 5.9% 0.0% 93,490 -564
San Francisco, CA 5.1% 0.0% 120,715 186
San Jose, CA 5.3% 0.0% 51,386 -36
San Luis Obispo, CA 5.4% 0.1% 7,571 76
Santa Barbara, CA 5.6% 0.0% 12,555 129
Santa Cruz, CA 7.8% 0.0% 11,720 17
Santa Rosa, CA 5.2% 0.0% 13,619 56
Stockton, CA 10.6% -0.1% 31,308 -158
Vallejo, CA 6.6% 0.0% 14,268 -106
Visalia, CA 12.3% -0.1% 24,899 -198
Yuba City, CA 12.6% -0.2% 8,481 -89
Boulder, CO 3.6% -0.2% 6,669 -488
Colorado Springs, CO 5.8% -0.4% 18,061 -1,377
Denver, CO 4.5% -0.4% 66,547 -5,331
Fort Collins, CO 3.8% -0.3% 7,078 -473
Grand Junction, CO 5.4% -0.5% 4,120 -394
Greeley, CO 4.6% -0.4% 6,161 -488
Pueblo, CO 6.6% -0.6% 4,913 -446
Bridgeport, CT 5.8% -0.2% 27,933 -777
Danbury, CT 4.9% -0.1% 4,514 -139
Hartford, CT 6.3% -0.2% 37,026 -1,011
New Haven, CT 6.4% -0.2% 20,250 -652
Norwich, CT 6.5% -0.2% 9,314 -272
Waterbury, CT 8.3% -0.3% 8,400 -242
Dover, DE 6.7% 0.0% 5,182 22
Washington, DC 5.2% 0.0% 167,810 -788
Cape Coral, FL 5.8% -0.1% 17,678 -337
Crestview, FL 4.7% 0.0% 4,753 -25
Deltona, FL 5.9% -0.2% 15,253 -259
Gainesville, FL 5.0% 0.0% 7,058 -54
Jacksonville, FL 5.9% -0.1% 42,902 -438
Lakeland, FL 6.9% -0.1% 19,172 -235
Miami, FL 5.9% -0.1% 180,348 -1,906
Naples, FL 5.5% -0.1% 8,794 -207
North Port, FL 5.8% -0.1% 18,673 -343
Ocala, FL 7.1% -0.1% 9,349 -92
Orlando, FL 5.7% -0.1% 68,739 -1,130
Palm Bay, FL 6.5% -0.1% 17,148 -361
Palm Coast, FL 8.6% -0.1% 3,060 -64
Panama City, FL 6.1% -0.1% 5,506 -100
Pensacola, FL 5.9% -0.2% 12,756 -262
Port St Lucie, FL 7.0% -0.2% 13,548 -408
Punta Gorda, FL 6.0% -0.1% 4,410 -61
Sebastian, FL 7.2% -0.2% 4,485 -130
Tallahassee, FL 5.5% 0.0% 10,659 -43
Tampa, FL 6.2% -0.1% 83,957 -1,280
Albany, GA 8.6% -0.1% 6,100 -70
Athens, GA 5.9% 0.0% 6,661 -23
Atlanta, GA 7.5% -0.1% 205,169 -2,445
Augusta, GA 7.5% 0.0% 19,738 5
Brunswick, GA 8.7% -0.1% 4,236 -24
Columbus, GA 8.4% -0.1% 10,892 -147
Dalton, GA 10.0% -0.1% 5,762 -101
Gainesville, GA 6.4% -0.2% 5,929 -125
Hinesville, GA 8.5% -0.1% 2,784 -30
Macon, GA 8.1% 0.0% 8,868 -95
Rome, GA 8.1% -0.2% 3,788 -109
Savannah, GA 7.2% 0.0% 13,134 -42
Valdosta, GA 7.9% -0.1% 5,220 -26
Warner Robins, GA 7.3% 0.0% 4,987 6
Honolulu, HI 3.9% 0.0% 18,029 -265
Boise City, ID 4.1% -0.3% 13,027 -785
Coeur dAlene, ID 5.1% -0.2% 3,738 -125
Idaho Falls, ID 3.7% -0.3% 2,381 -168
Lewiston, ID 4.4% -0.1% 1,250 -40
Pocatello, ID 4.6% -0.1% 1,963 -60
Bloomington, IL 5.9% -0.1% 5,145 -142
Champaign, IL 6.3% -0.2% 7,342 -160
Chicago, IL 6.2% -0.1% 303,723 -175
Danville, IL 8.9% -0.3% 3,112 -109
Davenport, IL 6.6% 0.1% 13,221 186
Decatur, IL 8.6% -0.3% 4,373 -202
Kankakee, IL 8.6% -0.2% 4,664 -154
Peoria, IL 7.2% -0.2% 13,718 -535
Rockford, IL 8.9% -0.3% 14,273 -681
Springfield, IL 6.1% -0.1% 6,890 -128
Anderson, IN 6.5% -0.1% 3,935 -60
Bloomington, IN 5.6% 0.0% 5,294 -33
Columbus, IN 4.2% 0.0% 1,801 10
Elkhart, IN 5.1% -0.2% 4,980 -166
Evansville, IN 5.1% -0.1% 9,211 -116
Fort Wayne, IN 5.2% -0.2% 11,011 -391
Indianapolis, IN 5.1% -0.1% 48,278 -596
Kokomo, IN 5.8% -0.2% 2,599 -69
Lafayette, IN 4.9% -0.1% 4,946 -75
Michigan City, IN 7.3% 0.0% 3,522 -28
Muncie, IN 6.5% -0.1% 3,583 -44
South Bend, IN 6.2% -0.2% 9,471 -181
Terre Haute, IN 7.2% -0.1% 5,569 -92
Ames, IA 3.2% 0.2% 1,627 86
Cedar Rapids, IA 4.5% 0.1% 6,748 131
Des Moines, IA 4.2% 0.1% 13,905 368
Dubuque, IA 4.2% 0.2% 2,347 95
Iowa City, IA 3.2% 0.1% 3,108 117
Sioux City, IA 4.7% 0.2% 3,718 138
Waterloo, IA 4.7% 0.1% 4,606 86
Lawrence, KS 4.2% 0.0% 2,616 -34
Topeka, KS 4.8% -0.1% 5,839 -172
Wichita, KS 5.4% -0.1% 16,376 -289
Bowling Green, KY 5.7% -0.4% 3,781 -227
Elizabethtown, KY 6.1% -0.3% 3,373 -208
Lexington, KY 5.5% -0.3% 13,149 -884
Louisville, KY 6.1% -0.3% 38,407 -2,395
Owensboro, KY 5.5% -0.4% 3,165 -230
Alexandria, LA 6.3% 0.4% 4,221 245
Baton Rouge, LA 5.4% 0.2% 21,941 946
Houma, LA 4.1% 0.2% 4,592 240
Lafayette, LA 4.5% 0.2% 6,724 330
Lake Charles, LA 5.3% 0.2% 5,314 260
Monroe, LA 6.3% 0.4% 5,232 297
New Orleans, LA 5.6% 0.2% 31,846 1,440
Shreveport, LA 6.4% 0.4% 11,472 598
Bangor, ME 5.5% 0.2% 4,024 137
Lewiston, ME 5.2% 0.1% 3,040 54
Portland, ME 4.5% 0.1% 9,499 198
Baltimore, MD 6.3% -0.1% 92,499 -1,995
Cumberland, MD 7.0% 0.0% 3,439 -9
Hagerstown, MD 6.8% 0.0% 8,387 -1
Salisbury, MD 7.8% -0.2% 4,853 -122
Barnstable Town, MA 6.3% 0.2% 8,517 256
Boston, MA 5.3% 0.2% 138,398 4,936
Leominster, MA 7.7% 0.2% 5,473 180
New Bedford, MA 8.9% 0.2% 7,876 243
Pittsfield, MA 6.3% 0.2% 2,415 91
Springfield, MA 6.9% 0.2% 23,823 779
Worcester, MA 6.3% 0.2% 18,905 777
Ann Arbor, MI 4.6% 0.0% 8,655 10
Battle Creek, MI 5.8% 0.0% 3,834 8
Bay City, MI 6.9% -0.2% 3,613 -79
Detroit, MI 8.3% -0.1% 167,183 -936
Flint, MI 7.3% -0.1% 13,559 -290
Grand Rapids, MI 4.9% -0.1% 20,636 -517
Holland, MI 4.9% -0.1% 6,756 -83
Jackson, MI 6.6% -0.1% 4,673 -36
Kalamazoo, MI 5.7% -0.1% 9,307 -96
Lansing, MI 5.6% -0.2% 13,613 -340
Monroe, MI 6.3% 0.0% 4,530 -29
Muskegon, MI 6.4% -0.2% 5,396 -172
Niles, MI 6.5% -0.1% 4,648 -127
Saginaw, MI 6.9% -0.1% 6,360 -126
Duluth, MN 5.1% -0.2% 7,345 -344
Minneapolis, MN 3.8% -0.2% 72,445 -2,818
Rochester, MN 3.5% -0.2% 3,695 -163
St Cloud, MN 4.1% -0.1% 4,431 -133
Gulfport, MS 7.0% -0.2% 7,609 -239
Hattiesburg, MS 6.4% -0.1% 4,051 -114
Jackson, MS 5.9% -0.2% 14,961 -477
Pascagoula, MS 7.9% -0.2% 5,508 -103
Columbia, MO 4.3% 0.1% 4,281 85
Jefferson City, MO 5.3% 0.0% 4,065 76
Joplin, MO 5.2% 0.1% 4,503 51
Kansas City, MO 6.0% 0.0% 62,335 245
St Joseph, MO 5.0% 0.1% 3,618 54
St Louis, MO 6.5% -0.1% 92,831 -609
Springfield, MO 5.1% 0.1% 11,416 184
Billings, MT 3.4% -0.1% 3,090 -35
Great Falls, MT 3.9% -0.1% 1,615 -17
Missoula, MT 4.2% -0.1% 2,593 -25
Lincoln, NE 3.1% 0.0% 5,480 -38
Omaha, NE 3.9% 0.0% 18,095 -60
Carson City, NV 7.6% -0.2% 2,007 -52
Las Vegas, NV 7.2% -0.2% 71,361 -2,117
Reno, NV 6.8% -0.2% 15,238 -386
Manchester, NH 4.0% -0.1% 4,363 -103
Portsmouth, NH 3.8% 0.0% 1,735 -11
Rochester, NH 4.1% 0.0% 3,380 -53
Atlantic City, NJ 10.5% 0.5% 13,238 600
Ocean City, NJ 9.6% 0.1% 5,362 -26
Trenton, NJ 5.2% 0.0% 10,840 -56
Vineland, NJ 9.8% 0.0% 6,478 -25
Albuquerque, NM 6.7% -0.1% 26,128 -327
Farmington, NM 6.4% -0.1% 3,449 -24
Las Cruces, NM 7.1% 0.0% 6,609 -45
Santa Fe, NM 5.2% -0.1% 3,825 -35
Albany, NY 5.1% -0.1% 22,322 -287
Binghamton, NY 6.5% -0.1% 7,270 -119
Buffalo, NY 6.2% 0.0% 34,701 -293
Elmira, NY 6.4% 0.0% 2,414 -21
Glens Falls, NY 6.0% -0.1% 3,883 -74
Ithaca, NY 4.0% 0.0% 2,299 -8
Kingston, NY 6.1% 0.0% 5,125 -49
New York, NY 6.1% -0.3% 587,527 -23,888
Poughkeepsie, NY 5.5% -0.1% 17,242 -155
Rochester, NY 5.8% -0.1% 29,749 -413
Syracuse, NY 6.1% -0.1% 18,748 -336
Utica, NY 6.5% 0.0% 8,445 -45
Asheville, NC 5.1% 0.0% 10,951 -49
Burlington, NC 6.4% -0.1% 4,628 -22
Charlotte, NC 6.5% 0.0% 59,993 -285
Durham, NC 5.1% 0.0% 13,994 37
Fayetteville, NC 7.4% -0.1% 11,938 -207
Goldsboro, NC 6.5% 0.0% 3,516 0
Greensboro, NC 6.7% -0.1% 24,502 -268
Greenville, NC 6.6% -0.1% 6,388 -67
Hickory, NC 7.1% 0.0% 11,537 -75
Jacksonville, NC 6.7% 0.0% 4,510 20
Raleigh, NC 5.2% 0.0% 32,377 -77
Rocky Mount, NC 9.4% -0.1% 6,064 -69
Wilmington, NC 6.5% -0.1% 12,068 -133
Winston, NC 5.9% -0.1% 14,176 -174
Bismarck, ND 2.6% 0.1% 1,644 47
Fargo, ND 2.8% 0.1% 3,414 25
Grand Forks, ND 3.4% 0.0% 1,802 2
Akron, OH 5.1% -0.1% 18,880 -167
Canton, OH 5.3% -0.1% 10,598 -79
Cincinnati, OH 5.0% -0.1% 54,723 -932
Cleveland, OH 6.7% -0.2% 70,794 -2,134
Columbus, OH 4.4% 0.0% 42,760 -558
Dayton, OH 5.4% -0.1% 21,265 -228
Lima, OH 5.3% -0.1% 2,577 -3
Mansfield, OH 5.9% -0.1% 3,280 -39
Sandusky, OH 5.5% -0.1% 2,220 -41
Springfield, OH 5.0% -0.1% 3,456 -42
Steubenville, OH 7.5% 0.0% 3,924 -46
Toledo, OH 5.8% 0.0% 18,461 269
Youngstown, OH 6.0% -0.1% 15,478 -400
Lawton, OK 5.5% 0.0% 2,561 -1
Oklahoma City, OK 4.3% 0.0% 25,718 -287
Tulsa, OK 4.7% 0.0% 20,759 -205
Bend, OR 7.9% -0.2% 6,127 -170
Corvallis, OR 5.5% 0.0% 2,396 8
Eugene, OR 6.9% 0.0% 11,967 -56
Medford, OR 8.6% 0.0% 8,302 -25
Portland, OR 6.2% 0.0% 74,348 -50
Salem, OR 7.2% 0.0% 13,807 -14
Allentown, PA 5.8% -0.1% 24,637 -732
Altoona, PA 5.1% -0.1% 3,247 -55
Erie, PA 5.7% -0.2% 7,905 -188
Harrisburg, PA 4.7% -0.2% 13,345 -478
Johnstown, PA 6.4% -0.1% 4,161 -123
Lancaster, PA 4.5% -0.1% 11,956 -351
Lebanon, PA 4.5% -0.2% 3,311 -127
Philadelphia, PA 6.0% -0.1% 177,809 -2,703
Pittsburgh, PA 5.2% -0.1% 64,351 -1,349
Reading, PA 5.5% -0.1% 10,871 -237
Scranton, PA 6.7% -0.1% 18,212 -527
State College, PA 4.2% 0.0% 3,204 -16
Williamsport, PA 5.6% -0.1% 3,503 -53
York, PA 5.3% -0.1% 11,909 -232
Providence, RI 7.6% 0.1% 52,971 850
Anderson, SC 5.8% 0.2% 5,129 188
Charleston, SC 5.6% 0.3% 18,703 1,134
Columbia, SC 5.9% 0.3% 22,160 1,228
Florence, SC 7.5% 0.4% 7,073 467
Greenville, SC 5.5% 0.2% 17,710 981
Myrtle Beach, SC 7.1% 0.3% 9,399 355
Spartanburg, SC 6.1% 0.3% 8,467 430
Sumter, SC 7.3% 0.3% 3,217 135
Rapid City, SD 3.3% -0.2% 2,262 -76
Sioux Falls, SD 3.0% 0.0% 4,029 -106
Chattanooga, TN 6.8% 0.0% 17,280 -173
Clarksville, TN 7.7% -0.2% 8,677 -297
Cleveland, TN 6.6% 0.0% 3,761 -27
Jackson, TN 7.2% -0.1% 3,971 -68
Johnson City, TN 7.0% -0.1% 6,553 -57
Kingsport, TN 6.9% 0.0% 9,750 -43
Knoxville, TN 6.0% 0.0% 21,301 -331
Memphis, TN 8.2% 0.0% 48,078 -293
Morristown, TN 7.9% 0.0% 4,719 -12
Nashville, TN 5.6% -0.1% 47,827 -578
Abilene, TX 4.0% 0.0% 3,366 17
Amarillo, TX 3.6% 0.0% 4,848 13
Austin, TX 4.2% 0.0% 43,484 262
Beaumont, TX 7.7% -0.1% 14,049 -27
Brownsville, TX 8.4% 0.0% 13,763 -134
College Station, TX 4.0% -0.1% 4,934 -14
Corpus Christi, TX 4.9% 0.0% 10,829 1
Dallas, TX 5.1% 0.0% 176,340 -118
El Paso, TX 7.2% 0.0% 23,331 -104
Houston, TX 5.0% 0.0% 160,173 157
Killeen, TX 5.9% 0.0% 10,143 -5
Laredo, TX 5.7% 0.0% 5,804 45
Longview, TX 4.4% 0.0% 5,086 -20
Lubbock, TX 3.9% 0.0% 5,880 45
McAllen, TX 9.0% -0.1% 28,659 -260
Midland, TX 2.6% 0.1% 2,542 35
Odessa, TX 3.1% 0.0% 2,715 25
San Angelo, TX 3.9% 0.0% 2,242 2
San Antonio, TX 4.7% 0.0% 49,751 270
Sherman, TX 5.1% 0.1% 2,967 20
Texarkana, TX 6.0% -0.1% 3,677 -67
Tyler, TX 5.1% 0.0% 5,195 2
Victoria, TX 4.1% 0.0% 2,637 -9
Waco, TX 5.1% 0.0% 5,884 8
Wichita Falls, TX 5.0% 0.0% 3,515 -4
Logan, UT 2.7% 0.0% 1,915 -1
Ogden, UT 3.6% 0.0% 9,774 -23
Provo, UT 3.3% 0.0% 8,319 2
St George, UT 3.8% -0.1% 2,407 -21
Salt Lake City, UT 3.3% 0.0% 21,153 -112
Burlington, VT 3.4% 0.2% 3,901 145
Blacksburg, VA 5.6% 0.0% 4,713 -49
Charlottesville, VA 4.6% 0.1% 5,069 -4
Danville, VA 7.5% 0.0% 3,700 -40
Harrisonburg, VA 5.1% 0.0% 3,460 -4
Lynchburg, VA 6.1% 0.0% 7,328 -44
Richmond, VA 5.6% 0.0% 38,519 -395
Roanoke, VA 5.6% 0.0% 8,793 -33
Virginia Beach, VA 5.7% -0.1% 48,125 -355
Winchester, VA 4.9% 0.0% 3,404 -11
Bellingham, WA 5.3% 0.1% 5,451 107
Bremerton, WA 5.3% 0.1% 6,124 128
Kennewick, WA 6.4% 0.1% 8,422 174
Longview, WA 7.4% 0.1% 3,061 49
Mount Vernon, WA 6.4% 0.1% 3,540 71
Olympia, WA 5.5% 0.1% 6,847 132
Seattle, WA 5.0% 0.0% 97,668 943
Spokane, WA 6.0% 0.1% 13,385 248
Wenatchee, WA 5.6% 0.1% 3,406 67
Yakima, WA 7.2% 0.0% 8,967 96
Charleston, WV 5.9% 0.0% 8,067 81
Huntington, WV 6.0% -0.1% 7,475 -177
Morgantown, WV 4.4% 0.1% 3,027 52
Parkersburg, WV 5.7% 0.1% 4,289 96
Wheeling, WV 6.0% -0.1% 4,093 -87
Appleton, WI 4.8% -0.1% 6,041 -94
Eau Claire, WI 4.9% -0.1% 4,457 -87
Fond du Lac, WI 5.1% -0.1% 2,902 -26
Green Bay, WI 5.0% -0.1% 8,589 -141
Janesville, WI 6.3% -0.2% 5,105 -169
La Crosse, WI 4.2% -0.1% 3,257 -114
Madison, WI 3.7% -0.1% 13,405 -227
Milwaukee, WI 5.9% -0.1% 47,395 -853
Oshkosh, WI 5.0% -0.1% 4,740 -111
Racine, WI 6.9% -0.2% 6,796 -146
Sheboygan, WI 4.6% -0.1% 2,883 -44
Wausau, WI 5.2% -0.1% 3,747 -72
Casper, WY 4.1% 0.0% 1,882 9
Cheyenne, WY 5.0% 0.1% 2,319 22