Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The January 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 January 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
January 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 7.1% 0.2% 3,293 110
Auburn, AL 5.3% 0.2% 3,949 118
Birmingham, AL 5.8% 0.1% 31,622 606
Daphne, AL 5.7% 0.2% 5,131 114
Decatur, AL 6.0% 0.0% 4,155 -5
Dothan, AL 6.3% 0.1% 3,986 107
Florence, AL 6.8% 0.0% 4,537 53
Gadsden, AL 6.3% 0.3% 2,784 109
Huntsville, AL 5.5% 0.0% 11,903 154
Mobile, AL 7.7% 0.3% 14,282 455
Montgomery, AL 6.0% 0.2% 10,350 378
Tuscaloosa, AL 6.2% 0.1% 7,039 40
Anchorage, AK 5.9% -0.1% 11,975 33
Fairbanks, AK 5.7% -0.1% 2,610 -14
Flagstaff, AZ 5.9% 0.1% 4,427 88
Lake Havasu City, AZ 6.0% -0.1% 4,863 8
Phoenix, AZ 4.5% 0.2% 101,939 5,393
Prescott, AZ 4.5% 0.1% 4,595 -2
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.8% 0.1% 2,928 62
Tucson, AZ 4.7% 0.2% 22,551 822
Yuma, AZ 17.9% -0.3% 17,314 337
Fayetteville, AR 2.6% -0.2% 6,957 -453
Fort Smith, AR 4.1% -0.3% 4,908 -435
Hot Springs, AR 4.0% -0.2% 1,618 -105
Jonesboro, AR 3.1% -0.2% 1,904 -195
Little Rock, AR 3.3% -0.3% 11,726 -843
Pine Bluff, AR 4.8% -0.4% 1,700 -141
Bakersfield, CA 10.0% 0.2% 39,070 234
Chico, CA 6.1% -0.2% 6,333 -209
El Centro, CA 21.2% 0.3% 16,051 -158
Fresno, CA 9.3% 0.1% 41,893 622
Hanford, CA 9.7% 0.1% 5,570 12
Los Angeles, CA 4.6% -0.1% 304,819 -7,204
Madera, CA 8.9% 0.1% 5,517 57
Merced, CA 10.3% 0.3% 11,980 400
Modesto, CA 8.0% -0.1% 19,755 -383
Napa, CA 3.9% 0.0% 2,902 -70
Oxnard, CA 4.8% -0.1% 20,395 -692
Redding, CA 6.3% -0.4% 4,719 -281
Riverside, CA 5.6% 0.0% 111,667 54
Sacramento, CA 5.0% 0.0% 53,570 -516
Salinas, CA 7.6% 0.3% 16,804 591
San Diego, CA 4.4% 0.0% 69,181 -604
San Francisco, CA 3.6% -0.1% 90,819 -3,177
San Jose, CA 3.6% 0.0% 38,342 -611
San Luis Obispo, CA 4.0% 0.0% 5,568 -153
Santa Cruz, CA 6.7% 0.2% 9,702 77
Santa Maria, CA 4.9% 0.1% 10,788 88
Santa Rosa, CA 3.7% -0.1% 9,609 -357
Stockton, CA 7.8% 0.1% 24,898 157
Vallejo, CA 5.2% -0.1% 10,916 -148
Visalia, CA 11.0% 0.1% 22,657 357
Yuba City, CA 9.1% -0.2% 6,718 -82
Boulder, CO 2.5% 0.1% 4,631 252
Colorado Springs, CO 3.3% 0.0% 10,771 91
Denver, CO 2.8% 0.1% 43,845 1,394
Fort Collins, CO 2.6% 0.0% 4,908 112
Grand Junction, CO 4.9% 0.3% 3,510 186
Greeley, CO 2.8% 0.0% 4,243 -11
Pueblo, CO 4.4% 0.1% 3,225 40
Bridgeport, CT 4.9% 0.5% 22,979 2,290
Danbury, CT 4.2% 0.4% 4,514 459
Hartford, CT 4.9% 0.5% 30,569 3,449
New Haven, CT 4.9% 0.4% 15,778 1,369
Norwich, CT 4.9% 0.4% 6,959 555
Waterbury, CT 6.0% 0.5% 6,633 567
Dover, DE 4.6% 0.1% 3,600 95
Salisbury, MD 5.7% 0.3% 10,662 543
Washington, DC 3.7% 0.0% 123,887 -876
Cape Coral, FL 4.9% 0.2% 16,099 697
Crestview, FL 4.2% 0.1% 5,130 179
Deltona, FL 5.4% 0.2% 15,979 583
Gainesville, FL 4.6% 0.2% 6,415 289
Homosassa Springs, FL 7.0% 0.1% 3,356 67
Jacksonville, FL 4.9% 0.2% 36,826 1,428
Lakeland, FL 5.9% 0.2% 17,175 774
Miami, FL 5.1% 0.0% 158,771 1,409
Naples, FL 5.2% 0.2% 8,747 486
North Port, FL 4.8% 0.2% 17,192 744
Ocala, FL 6.0% 0.1% 8,189 301
Orlando, FL 4.6% 0.2% 59,770 3,018
Palm Bay, FL 5.3% 0.2% 14,001 603
Panama City, FL 5.0% 0.2% 4,707 187
Pensacola, FL 5.0% 0.1% 10,964 292
Port St Lucie, FL 5.7% 0.2% 11,930 580
Punta Gorda, FL 5.5% 0.1% 3,899 158
Sebastian, FL 6.6% 0.1% 4,173 143
Sebring, FL 7.0% 0.3% 2,545 114
Tallahassee, FL 5.0% 0.2% 9,529 492
Tampa, FL 4.9% 0.2% 72,799 3,391
The Villages, FL 7.1% 0.2% 2,136 68
Albany, GA 6.3% 0.1% 4,298 45
Athens, GA 5.1% -0.1% 5,052 -57
Atlanta, GA 5.2% 0.1% 153,996 1,926
Augusta, GA 5.7% 0.3% 15,030 846
Brunswick, GA 5.5% 0.0% 2,872 8
Columbus, GA 6.6% 0.2% 8,265 202
Dalton, GA 6.4% 0.3% 3,991 254
Gainesville, GA 4.6% 0.2% 4,489 203
Hinesville, GA 6.1% 0.1% 2,016 32
Macon, GA 6.0% 0.2% 6,298 87
Rome, GA 6.2% 0.3% 2,720 135
Savannah, GA 5.0% 0.0% 9,282 -33
Valdosta, GA 5.3% 0.0% 3,421 -22
Warner Robins, GA 5.8% 0.0% 4,855 107
Kahului, HI 3.2% 0.3% 2,807 242
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.7% -0.1% 13,157 -207
Boise City, ID 3.6% 0.1% 12,104 449
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.2% -0.3% 3,109 -208
Idaho Falls, ID 3.0% 0.0% 2,007 7
Lewiston, ID 3.6% -0.1% 1,128 -41
Pocatello, ID 3.5% 0.1% 1,448 19
Bloomington, IL 5.5% 0.4% 5,318 404
Carbondale, IL 6.2% 0.4% 3,707 274
Champaign, IL 5.4% 0.4% 6,602 548
Chicago, IL 5.5% -0.2% 271,074 -9,950
Danville, IL 7.6% 0.4% 2,667 144
Davenport, IA 5.4% 0.0% 10,251 216
Decatur, IL 6.8% 0.4% 3,404 249
Kankakee, IL 6.9% 0.6% 3,856 339
Peoria, IL 7.1% 0.7% 12,890 1,191
Rockford, IL 9.1% 2.7% 15,594 4,768
Springfield, IL 5.3% 0.5% 6,075 662
Bloomington, IN 4.3% 0.0% 3,335 41
Columbus, IN 3.0% -0.1% 1,364 -52
Elkhart, IN 3.1% 0.0% 3,366 87
Evansville, IN 4.0% -0.1% 6,428 -25
Fort Wayne, IN 3.8% 0.0% 8,126 5
Indianapolis, IN 3.7% 0.0% 38,857 242
Kokomo, IN 4.5% 0.1% 1,722 60
Lafayette, IN 3.8% 0.2% 4,181 186
Michigan City, IN 5.5% 0.0% 2,656 -24
Muncie, IN 5.0% 0.0% 2,730 -9
South Bend, IN 4.2% -0.2% 6,641 -255
Terre Haute, IN 5.1% 0.0% 3,938 -34
Ames, IA 2.2% -0.1% 1,285 -50
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.4% -0.2% 4,942 -281
Des Moines, IA 3.1% -0.2% 10,813 -542
Dubuque, IA 3.2% -0.2% 1,793 -123
Iowa City, IA 2.6% 0.0% 2,593 49
Sioux City, IA 3.5% -0.2% 3,263 -141
Waterloo, IA 4.3% 0.0% 3,824 -7
Lawrence, KS 3.4% -0.3% 2,216 -205
Manhattan, KS 3.2% -0.3% 1,589 -154
Topeka, KS 4.0% -0.2% 4,808 -189
Wichita, KS 4.5% -0.2% 13,983 -726
Bowling Green, KY 4.2% 0.4% 3,399 449
Elizabethtown, KY 4.8% 0.4% 3,177 233
Lexington, KY 3.8% 0.3% 10,018 793
Louisville, KY 4.2% 0.1% 27,641 1,309
Owensboro, KY 4.7% 0.3% 2,589 200
Alexandria, LA 6.1% -0.2% 4,005 -87
Baton Rouge, LA 4.9% -0.1% 20,508 -712
Hammond, LA 6.3% -0.3% 3,382 -90
Houma, LA 6.5% 0.0% 5,860 -248
Lafayette, LA 6.6% -0.3% 14,102 -659
Lake Charles, LA 4.5% -0.3% 4,791 -174
Monroe, LA 5.9% -0.3% 4,755 -244
New Orleans, LA 5.3% -0.2% 31,354 -1,106
Shreveport, LA 5.9% -0.5% 11,021 -1,063
Bangor, ME 3.3% -0.4% 2,334 -277
Lewiston, ME 2.9% -0.4% 1,648 -208
Portland, ME 2.6% -0.3% 5,401 -405
Baltimore, MD 4.3% 0.0% 64,467 628
California, MD 3.9% 0.1% 2,142 60
Cumberland, MD 5.7% 0.0% 2,530 14
Hagerstown, MD 4.1% -0.4% 5,379 -472
Barnstable Town, MA 3.8% 0.4% 4,763 625
Boston, MA 3.0% 0.3% 80,453 7,821
Leominster, MA 3.8% 0.3% 2,923 280
New Bedford, MA 4.6% 0.2% 3,854 229
Pittsfield, MA 3.9% 0.3% 1,662 102
Springfield, MA 4.0% 0.3% 14,600 1,093
Worcester, MA 3.7% 0.4% 12,688 1,308
Ann Arbor, MI 3.5% 0.2% 6,785 265
Battle Creek, MI 4.7% 0.0% 3,078 29
Bay City, MI 5.4% 0.1% 2,830 39
Detroit, MI 5.8% 0.1% 120,854 3,082
Flint, MI 5.7% 0.0% 10,386 -25
Grand Rapids, MI 3.5% 0.1% 19,874 361
Jackson, MI 4.9% 0.1% 3,594 132
Kalamazoo, MI 4.3% 0.0% 7,387 150
Lansing, MI 4.0% 0.2% 9,890 489
Midland, MI 4.7% 0.1% 1,961 42
Monroe, MI 4.1% 0.2% 3,159 94
Muskegon, MI 5.4% 0.2% 4,199 129
Niles, MI 5.0% 0.1% 3,753 88
Saginaw, MI 5.2% 0.1% 4,669 72
Duluth, MN 5.7% 0.0% 8,024 21
Mankato, MN 3.3% 0.0% 1,971 49
Minneapolis, MN 3.7% 0.0% 72,429 512
Rochester, MN 3.4% 0.0% 4,107 -4
St Cloud, MN 4.1% 0.0% 4,564 40
Gulfport, MS 5.8% 0.2% 9,677 423
Hattiesburg, MS 5.0% 0.1% 3,449 62
Jackson, MS 4.6% -0.1% 12,499 -179
Cape Girardeau, MO 4.7% -0.1% 2,275 -59
Columbia, MO 3.0% -0.2% 3,033 -205
Jefferson City, MO 3.5% -0.2% 2,666 -108
Joplin, MO 4.0% -0.4% 3,466 -311
Kansas City, MO 4.3% 0.0% 48,210 -312
St Joseph, MO 4.1% -0.1% 2,696 -72
St Louis, MO 4.3% 0.0% 63,228 -1,742
Springfield, MO 3.7% -0.2% 8,641 -619
Billings, MT 3.5% 0.0% 3,118 -37
Great Falls, MT 3.8% 0.0% 1,458 -29
Missoula, MT 3.4% -0.1% 2,095 -104
Grand Island, NE 4.3% 0.8% 1,903 374
Lincoln, NE 2.8% -0.1% 5,073 -141
Omaha, NE 3.2% -0.2% 15,245 -967
Carson City, NV 4.9% -0.5% 1,197 -124
Las Vegas, NV 4.9% -0.2% 51,589 -2,391
Reno, NV 4.1% -0.2% 9,664 -501
Dover, NH 2.3% -0.2% 1,916 -171
Manchester, NH 2.7% 0.1% 3,123 23
Portsmouth, NH 2.3% -0.1% 1,776 -39
Atlantic City, NJ 6.9% -0.3% 8,510 -307
Ocean City, NJ 8.8% -0.2% 4,287 -129
Trenton, NJ 3.8% -0.1% 7,644 -122
Vineland, NJ 6.3% -0.5% 4,226 -257
Albuquerque, NM 6.1% 0.1% 25,955 470
Farmington, NM 9.2% 0.5% 5,036 112
Las Cruces, NM 7.2% 0.1% 6,857 103
Santa Fe, NM 5.3% 0.1% 3,879 66
Albany, NY 4.0% -0.2% 17,645 -660
Binghamton, NY 5.1% -0.2% 5,466 -192
Buffalo, NY 5.0% -0.2% 27,108 -1,364
Elmira, NY 4.9% -0.4% 1,772 -180
Glens Falls, NY 4.6% -0.4% 2,787 -236
Ithaca, NY 3.6% -0.1% 1,939 -109
Kingston, NY 4.3% -0.2% 3,786 -181
New York, NY 4.3% -0.2% 426,052 -27,412
Rochester, NY 4.6% -0.2% 23,555 -1,542
Syracuse, NY 4.7% -0.3% 14,400 -974
Utica, NY 4.7% -0.3% 6,055 -422
Watertown, NY 6.2% -0.2% 2,846 -145
Asheville, NC 4.1% -0.1% 9,383 -95
Burlington, NC 4.8% 0.1% 3,814 70
Charlotte, NC 4.8% 0.1% 62,443 1,434
Durham, NC 4.5% 0.1% 13,270 240
Fayetteville, NC 6.5% 0.1% 9,657 100
Goldsboro, NC 6.0% 0.1% 3,221 6
Greensboro, NC 5.3% 0.2% 19,583 270
Greenville, NC 5.7% 0.1% 5,045 65
Hickory, NC 4.8% -0.2% 8,326 -85
Jacksonville, NC 5.6% 0.2% 3,609 73
New Bern, NC 5.3% 0.0% 2,785 -15
Raleigh, NC 4.4% 0.1% 30,528 733
Rocky Mount, NC 7.5% 0.2% 4,959 65
Wilmington, NC 4.8% 0.1% 6,915 117
Winston, NC 4.9% 0.1% 15,899 171
Bismarck, ND 2.8% 0.0% 2,011 -11
Fargo, ND 2.7% 0.1% 3,719 20
Grand Forks, ND 3.1% 0.0% 1,774 -32
Akron, OH 5.2% 0.2% 18,797 753
Canton, OH 5.6% 0.2% 11,115 330
Cincinnati, OH 4.4% 0.1% 48,327 1,723
Cleveland, OH 5.8% 0.1% 59,694 1,391
Columbus, OH 4.3% 0.2% 45,305 1,862
Dayton, OH 4.7% 0.0% 18,092 -44
Lima, OH 5.3% 0.2% 2,544 66
Mansfield, OH 5.6% 0.2% 2,960 126
Springfield, OH 5.0% 0.0% 3,149 -42
Toledo, OH 4.8% -0.1% 14,685 -42
Weirton, WV 7.0% 0.3% 3,579 89
Youngstown, OH 6.1% 0.0% 14,992 -60
Lawton, OK 4.3% -0.2% 2,283 -117
Oklahoma City, OK 3.9% -0.3% 26,332 -1,711
Tulsa, OK 4.6% -0.4% 22,033 -1,718
Albany, OR 5.0% 0.0% 2,905 82
Bend, OR 4.3% -0.1% 3,893 -73
Corvallis, OR 3.2% -0.5% 1,511 -190
Eugene, OR 4.4% -0.4% 7,994 -463
Grants Pass, OR 5.1% -0.7% 1,758 -233
Medford, OR 4.6% -0.7% 4,723 -615
Portland, OR 3.9% -0.4% 50,176 -4,740
Salem, OR 4.2% -0.2% 8,340 -446
Allentown, PA 4.8% -0.4% 20,361 -1,771
Altoona, PA 4.7% -0.4% 2,834 -284
Bloomsburg, PA 5.1% -0.3% 2,184 -140
Chambersburg, PA 4.6% -0.3% 3,553 -335
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.7% -0.6% 4,624 -491
Erie, PA 6.0% -0.6% 7,971 -851
Gettysburg, PA 3.7% -0.4% 2,050 -192
Harrisburg, PA 4.0% -0.4% 11,694 -1,238
Johnstown, PA 6.1% -0.5% 3,678 -394
Lancaster, PA 3.8% -0.3% 10,392 -808
Lebanon, PA 3.9% -0.4% 2,738 -292
Philadelphia, PA 4.5% -0.4% 138,663 -11,734
Pittsburgh, PA 5.3% -0.4% 63,728 -6,207
Reading, PA 4.5% -0.4% 9,482 -1,115
Scranton, PA 5.4% -0.6% 14,902 -1,635
State College, PA 3.9% -0.3% 3,082 -286
Williamsport, PA 5.8% -0.4% 3,346 -306
York, PA 4.3% -0.3% 10,122 -688
Providence, RI 4.6% 0.0% 30,980 -251
Charleston, SC 3.9% 0.2% 14,937 1,204
Columbia, SC 4.3% 0.2% 17,569 1,165
Florence, SC 4.8% 0.1% 4,633 120
Greenville, SC 4.1% 0.2% 17,483 1,018
Hilton Head Island, SC 4.3% 0.3% 3,658 260
Myrtle Beach, SC 5.2% 0.0% 9,949 249
Spartanburg, SC 4.4% 0.2% 6,857 314
Sumter, SC 5.5% 0.3% 2,464 163
Rapid City, SD 3.1% 0.1% 2,237 39
Sioux Falls, SD 2.4% 0.0% 3,559 -62
Chattanooga, TN 5.3% 0.2% 13,893 603
Clarksville, TN 5.9% 0.5% 6,597 498
Cleveland, TN 5.2% 0.5% 3,079 185
Jackson, TN 5.5% 0.2% 3,517 167
Johnson City, TN 5.9% 0.2% 5,387 243
Kingsport, TN 5.4% 0.0% 7,516 -49
Knoxville, TN 5.1% 0.3% 21,169 1,207
Memphis, TN 5.6% 0.2% 35,182 1,524
Morristown, TN 5.6% 0.1% 2,843 23
Nashville, TN 4.2% 0.2% 41,259 2,385
Abilene, TX 4.1% 0.0% 3,061 -39
Amarillo, TX 3.3% -0.1% 4,381 -82
Austin, TX 3.4% 0.0% 37,883 78
Beaumont, TX 7.7% 0.5% 13,625 801
Brownsville, TX 7.6% 0.3% 12,824 387
College Station, TX 3.6% -0.1% 4,664 14
Corpus Christi, TX 6.5% 0.4% 13,537 508
Dallas, TX 3.9% 0.0% 146,880 783
El Paso, TX 5.1% 0.0% 17,921 -181
Houston, TX 5.6% 0.1% 186,097 4,611
Killeen, TX 4.6% 0.1% 8,093 154
Laredo, TX 4.8% 0.0% 5,546 -8
Longview, TX 6.3% 0.3% 6,257 142
Lubbock, TX 3.5% 0.0% 5,462 -108
McAllen, TX 8.4% 0.4% 28,472 1,187
Midland, TX 4.2% 0.1% 3,667 -60
Odessa, TX 5.8% 0.0% 4,394 -190
San Angelo, TX 4.5% 0.1% 2,451 -30
San Antonio, TX 3.8% -0.1% 43,979 -356
Sherman, TX 3.8% 0.1% 2,363 51
Texarkana, TX 4.7% 0.0% 3,060 -15
Tyler, TX 4.5% 0.0% 4,812 49
Victoria, TX 5.7% 0.5% 2,731 89
Waco, TX 4.1% -0.1% 5,083 -26
Wichita Falls, TX 4.4% 0.0% 2,821 10
Logan, UT 2.8% -0.1% 1,901 -107
Ogden, UT 3.0% -0.1% 9,627 -225
Provo, UT 2.7% -0.1% 7,800 -283
St George, UT 3.1% -0.3% 2,149 -139
Salt Lake City, UT 2.8% -0.2% 18,180 -917
Burlington, VT 2.3% -0.1% 2,910 -120
Blacksburg, VA 5.0% 0.5% 4,590 458
Charlottesville, VA 3.4% -0.1% 4,046 -85
Harrisonburg, VA 3.9% -0.1% 2,493 -34
Lynchburg, VA 4.4% -0.2% 5,391 -277
Richmond, VA 4.0% -0.1% 26,901 -997
Roanoke, VA 3.9% -0.1% 6,148 -310
Staunton, VA 3.6% -0.5% 2,107 -249
Virginia Beach, VA 4.3% -0.3% 36,329 -1,851
Winchester, VA 3.5% -0.1% 2,441 -84
Bellingham, WA 5.9% -0.2% 6,267 -167
Bremerton, WA 5.6% -0.1% 6,605 -181
Kennewick, WA 6.9% 0.2% 9,363 202
Longview, WA 7.2% -0.1% 3,236 -122
Mount Vernon, WA 6.3% -0.2% 3,695 -154
Olympia, WA 5.6% -0.2% 7,354 -145
Seattle, WA 4.2% -0.1% 86,958 -352
Spokane, WA 6.2% -0.1% 16,183 -333
Walla Walla, WA 5.8% 0.0% 1,790 19
Wenatchee, WA 6.0% 0.0% 3,883 -19
Yakima, WA 8.2% 0.3% 10,454 483
Beckley, WV 6.1% -0.2% 2,737 -129
Charleston, WV 5.3% -0.1% 5,148 -104
Huntington, WV 5.9% 0.1% 8,759 189
Morgantown, WV 4.2% -0.1% 2,808 -45
Parkersburg, WV 5.7% 0.1% 2,211 38
Wheeling, WV 6.5% 0.3% 4,176 161
Appleton, WI 3.2% -0.4% 4,294 -419
Eau Claire, WI 3.6% -0.3% 3,335 -283
Fond du Lac, WI 3.0% -0.4% 1,756 -221
Green Bay, WI 3.4% -0.4% 5,855 -684
Janesville, WI 4.4% 0.2% 3,721 109
La Crosse, WI 3.6% 0.0% 2,798 -51
Madison, WI 2.7% -0.3% 10,542 -963
Milwaukee, WI 4.0% -0.4% 32,900 -3,126
Oshkosh, WI 3.3% -0.4% 3,092 -318
Racine, WI 4.5% -0.4% 4,448 -358
Sheboygan, WI 3.1% -0.4% 1,924 -237
Wausau, WI 3.2% -0.4% 2,413 -289
Casper, WY 6.8% 0.2% 2,749 54
Cheyenne, WY 3.8% -0.1% 1,910 4