Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The October 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 October 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
October 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 6.9% -0.3% 3,307 -162
Auburn, AL 5.1% -0.1% 3,578 -89
Birmingham, AL 5.5% -0.2% 28,806 -906
Decatur, AL 6.4% -0.4% 4,490 -266
Dothan, AL 6.5% -0.3% 4,017 -164
Florence, AL 7.0% -0.3% 4,817 -168
Gadsden, AL 6.2% -0.2% 2,738 -110
Huntsville, AL 5.5% -0.2% 11,599 -416
Mobile, AL 7.2% -0.3% 12,878 -480
Montgomery, AL 6.5% -0.2% 10,574 -449
Tuscaloosa, AL 5.9% -0.1% 6,036 -173
Anchorage, AK 5.6% 0.0% 11,302 -8
Fairbanks, AK 5.9% 0.0% 2,736 30
Flagstaff, AZ 6.9% -0.2% 4,942 -80
Lake Havasu City, AZ 7.7% -0.2% 6,483 -127
Phoenix, AZ 5.7% -0.1% 119,592 -543
Prescott, AZ 6.2% -0.1% 5,649 -47
Tucson, AZ 5.9% -0.1% 26,961 -101
Yuma, AZ 24.1% -0.6% 20,361 -740
Fayetteville, AR 4.5% -0.1% 10,474 -264
Fort Smith, AR 5.9% -0.2% 7,341 -252
Hot Springs, AR 6.3% -0.1% 2,523 -36
Jonesboro, AR 5.5% -0.1% 3,274 -41
Little Rock, AR 5.4% -0.1% 18,071 -275
Pine Bluff, AR 7.9% -0.3% 3,113 -106
Bakersfield, CA 10.0% 0.0% 39,290 81
Chico, CA 8.1% 0.0% 8,340 19
El Centro, CA 23.4% -0.6% 18,934 -587
Fresno, CA 10.7% 0.0% 48,233 510
Hanford, CA 11.6% 0.0% 6,865 26
Los Angeles, CA 7.1% 0.0% 473,819 2,205
Madera, CA 9.7% 0.1% 6,673 76
Merced, CA 12.6% 0.0% 14,166 10
Modesto, CA 10.9% 0.0% 25,659 104
Napa, CA 5.0% 0.1% 3,930 44
Oxnard, CA 6.2% 0.0% 27,234 229
Redding, CA 8.8% 0.0% 7,010 22
Riverside, CA 8.0% -0.1% 146,979 -49
Sacramento, CA 6.8% 0.0% 71,046 350
Salinas, CA 8.5% -0.1% 18,764 6
San Diego, CA 5.8% -0.1% 93,692 45
San Francisco, CA 5.1% 0.0% 121,866 1,055
San Jose, CA 5.3% 0.0% 51,594 214
San Luis Obispo, CA 5.5% 0.1% 7,706 123
Santa Barbara, CA 5.7% 0.1% 12,674 124
Santa Cruz, CA 7.8% 0.1% 11,832 130
Santa Rosa, CA 5.2% 0.0% 13,767 163
Stockton, CA 10.6% 0.0% 31,334 81
Vallejo, CA 6.5% -0.1% 14,274 17
Visalia, CA 12.3% 0.0% 24,909 46
Yuba City, CA 12.4% -0.2% 8,404 -61
Boulder, CO 3.4% -0.2% 6,249 -421
Colorado Springs, CO 5.4% -0.4% 16,821 -1,241
Denver, CO 4.2% -0.3% 61,911 -4,646
Fort Collins, CO 3.6% -0.2% 6,637 -441
Grand Junction, CO 4.9% -0.5% 3,761 -359
Greeley, CO 4.3% -0.3% 5,730 -431
Pueblo, CO 6.1% -0.5% 4,522 -391
Bridgeport, CT 5.9% 0.1% 28,477 551
Danbury, CT 4.9% 0.0% 4,593 80
Hartford, CT 6.4% 0.1% 37,720 703
New Haven, CT 6.5% 0.1% 20,489 273
Norwich, CT 6.5% 0.0% 9,406 96
Waterbury, CT 8.4% 0.1% 8,562 162
Dover, DE 6.6% -0.1% 5,102 -82
Washington, DC 5.1% -0.1% 164,239 -3,424
Cape Coral, FL 5.8% 0.0% 17,577 -111
Crestview, FL 4.7% 0.0% 4,766 14
Deltona, FL 5.9% 0.0% 15,160 -102
Gainesville, FL 4.9% -0.1% 7,062 3
Jacksonville, FL 5.9% 0.0% 42,835 -125
Lakeland, FL 6.9% 0.0% 19,086 -125
Miami, FL 5.8% -0.1% 178,234 -2,398
Naples, FL 5.4% -0.1% 8,810 -10
North Port, FL 5.7% -0.1% 18,619 -73
Ocala, FL 7.1% 0.0% 9,351 -3
Orlando, FL 5.6% -0.1% 68,392 -495
Palm Bay, FL 6.4% -0.1% 16,930 -224
Palm Coast, FL 8.5% 0.0% 3,030 -29
Panama City, FL 6.0% -0.1% 5,444 -81
Pensacola, FL 5.9% -0.1% 12,734 -32
Port St Lucie, FL 6.8% -0.2% 13,269 -308
Punta Gorda, FL 6.0% 0.0% 4,392 -18
Sebastian, FL 7.0% -0.2% 4,406 -92
Tallahassee, FL 5.5% 0.0% 10,796 118
Tampa, FL 6.1% -0.1% 83,635 -401
Albany, GA 8.3% -0.2% 5,933 -162
Athens, GA 5.7% -0.2% 6,470 -186
Atlanta, GA 7.3% -0.2% 198,262 -6,729
Augusta, GA 7.3% -0.2% 19,447 -314
Brunswick, GA 8.5% -0.2% 4,143 -90
Columbus, GA 8.2% -0.2% 10,576 -310
Dalton, GA 9.5% -0.5% 5,452 -307
Gainesville, GA 6.1% -0.3% 5,654 -270
Hinesville, GA 8.3% -0.2% 2,711 -71
Macon, GA 7.9% -0.2% 8,692 -166
Rome, GA 7.7% -0.4% 3,614 -170
Savannah, GA 7.1% -0.1% 12,887 -241
Valdosta, GA 7.7% -0.2% 5,084 -135
Warner Robins, GA 7.1% -0.2% 4,866 -123
Honolulu, HI 3.8% 0.0% 17,871 -110
Boise City, ID 3.8% -0.3% 11,922 -1,106
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.8% -0.3% 3,482 -254
Idaho Falls, ID 3.5% -0.2% 2,197 -186
Lewiston, ID 4.3% -0.1% 1,217 -33
Pocatello, ID 4.3% -0.3% 1,854 -113
Bloomington, IL 5.9% 0.0% 5,130 -17
Champaign, IL 6.4% 0.1% 7,376 34
Chicago, IL 6.3% 0.1% 309,305 5,597
Danville, IL 8.8% -0.1% 3,093 -18
Davenport, IL 6.6% 0.0% 13,122 -98
Decatur, IL 8.5% -0.1% 4,318 -57
Kankakee, IL 8.4% -0.2% 4,584 -80
Peoria, IL 7.1% -0.1% 13,561 -161
Rockford, IL 8.7% -0.2% 13,977 -296
Springfield, IL 6.2% 0.1% 6,956 60
Anderson, IN 6.5% 0.0% 3,969 34
Bloomington, IN 5.7% 0.2% 5,445 152
Columbus, IN 4.3% 0.1% 1,843 43
Elkhart, IN 4.9% -0.2% 4,878 -103
Evansville, IN 5.1% 0.0% 9,206 -7
Fort Wayne, IN 5.1% -0.1% 10,886 -125
Indianapolis, IN 5.1% 0.0% 48,380 97
Kokomo, IN 5.7% -0.1% 2,582 -17
Lafayette, IN 4.9% 0.0% 4,969 23
Michigan City, IN 7.3% 0.0% 3,540 17
Muncie, IN 6.6% 0.1% 3,617 34
South Bend, IN 6.2% 0.0% 9,408 -63
Terre Haute, IN 7.2% 0.0% 5,590 21
Ames, IA 3.2% 0.0% 1,653 31
Cedar Rapids, IA 4.5% 0.0% 6,668 -73
Des Moines, IA 4.3% 0.1% 14,340 330
Dubuque, IA 4.2% 0.0% 2,355 13
Iowa City, IA 3.1% -0.1% 3,079 -15
Sioux City, IA 4.6% -0.1% 3,704 -11
Waterloo, IA 4.7% 0.0% 4,595 -8
Lawrence, KS 4.0% -0.2% 2,530 -83
Topeka, KS 4.6% -0.2% 5,540 -260
Wichita, KS 5.2% -0.2% 15,641 -688
Bowling Green, KY 5.3% -0.4% 3,477 -303
Elizabethtown, KY 5.7% -0.4% 3,167 -207
Lexington, KY 5.2% -0.3% 12,312 -813
Louisville, KY 5.8% -0.3% 36,130 -2,289
Owensboro, KY 5.2% -0.3% 2,951 -214
Alexandria, LA 6.5% 0.2% 4,401 181
Baton Rouge, LA 5.6% 0.2% 22,819 885
Houma, LA 4.2% 0.1% 4,785 196
Lafayette, LA 4.7% 0.2% 6,995 272
Lake Charles, LA 5.5% 0.2% 5,505 179
Monroe, LA 6.5% 0.2% 5,474 246
New Orleans, LA 5.8% 0.2% 33,104 1,263
Shreveport, LA 6.6% 0.3% 11,915 448
Bangor, ME 5.7% 0.2% 4,110 85
Lewiston, ME 5.3% 0.1% 3,069 31
Portland, ME 4.5% 0.0% 9,562 62
Baltimore, MD 6.1% -0.2% 89,126 -3,168
Cumberland, MD 6.8% -0.2% 3,371 -66
Hagerstown, MD 6.6% -0.2% 8,132 -247
Salisbury, MD 7.5% -0.3% 4,701 -142
Barnstable Town, MA 6.2% -0.1% 8,400 -126
Boston, MA 5.2% -0.1% 136,360 -2,476
Leominster, MA 7.5% -0.2% 5,401 -75
New Bedford, MA 8.8% -0.2% 7,802 -105
Pittsfield, MA 6.2% -0.1% 2,395 -23
Springfield, MA 6.8% -0.1% 23,737 -92
Worcester, MA 6.3% 0.0% 18,781 -121
Ann Arbor, MI 4.5% -0.1% 8,432 -217
Battle Creek, MI 5.7% -0.1% 3,779 -54
Bay City, MI 6.7% -0.2% 3,495 -119
Detroit, MI 8.3% 0.0% 166,382 -828
Flint, MI 7.0% -0.3% 13,019 -532
Grand Rapids, MI 4.8% -0.1% 20,226 -404
Holland, MI 4.8% -0.1% 6,558 -191
Jackson, MI 6.5% -0.1% 4,580 -92
Kalamazoo, MI 5.6% -0.1% 9,061 -237
Lansing, MI 5.6% -0.1% 13,507 -191
Monroe, MI 6.1% -0.2% 4,405 -125
Muskegon, MI 6.2% -0.2% 5,246 -147
Niles, MI 6.3% -0.2% 4,539 -108
Saginaw, MI 6.7% -0.2% 6,154 -199
Duluth, MN 4.9% -0.2% 7,000 -358
Minneapolis, MN 3.7% -0.2% 69,059 -3,587
Rochester, MN 3.3% -0.2% 3,533 -164
St Cloud, MN 4.0% -0.1% 4,325 -113
Gulfport, MS 7.0% 0.0% 7,619 1
Hattiesburg, MS 6.4% 0.0% 4,073 16
Jackson, MS 5.9% 0.0% 14,943 -40
Pascagoula, MS 7.9% 0.0% 5,468 -49
Columbia, MO 4.1% -0.2% 4,054 -225
Jefferson City, MO 5.0% -0.3% 3,816 -251
Joplin, MO 4.9% -0.3% 4,263 -238
Kansas City, MO 5.6% -0.4% 58,734 -3,497
St Joseph, MO 4.7% -0.2% 3,402 -193
St Louis, MO 6.2% -0.3% 88,725 -4,159
Springfield, MO 4.8% -0.3% 10,731 -690
Billings, MT 3.3% -0.1% 3,045 -45
Great Falls, MT 3.9% 0.0% 1,594 -20
Missoula, MT 4.1% -0.1% 2,539 -55
Lincoln, NE 2.9% -0.2% 5,229 -247
Omaha, NE 3.8% -0.1% 17,483 -605
Carson City, NV 7.4% -0.2% 1,959 -48
Las Vegas, NV 7.0% -0.2% 69,065 -2,297
Reno, NV 6.6% -0.2% 14,861 -382
Manchester, NH 3.9% -0.1% 4,178 -190
Portsmouth, NH 3.6% -0.2% 1,672 -60
Rochester, NH 3.9% -0.1% 3,251 -126
Atlantic City, NJ 11.1% 0.6% 13,935 704
Ocean City, NJ 9.9% 0.3% 5,536 185
Trenton, NJ 5.2% 0.0% 10,996 147
Vineland, NJ 9.9% 0.1% 6,575 96
Albuquerque, NM 6.6% -0.1% 25,845 -280
Farmington, NM 6.3% -0.1% 3,442 -7
Las Cruces, NM 7.0% -0.1% 6,536 -74
Santa Fe, NM 5.1% -0.1% 3,790 -36
Albany, NY 5.1% 0.0% 22,400 81
Binghamton, NY 6.5% 0.0% 7,260 -9
Buffalo, NY 6.3% 0.1% 34,937 241
Elmira, NY 6.4% 0.0% 2,423 8
Glens Falls, NY 6.0% 0.0% 3,858 -26
Ithaca, NY 4.1% 0.1% 2,347 46
Kingston, NY 6.1% 0.0% 5,164 35
New York, NY 6.0% -0.1% 579,287 -8,271
Poughkeepsie, NY 5.5% 0.0% 17,264 15
Rochester, NY 5.9% 0.1% 29,762 17
Syracuse, NY 6.2% 0.1% 18,845 100
Utica, NY 6.5% 0.0% 8,492 45
Asheville, NC 4.8% -0.3% 10,569 -380
Burlington, NC 6.2% -0.2% 4,464 -166
Charlotte, NC 6.2% -0.3% 57,862 -2,188
Durham, NC 5.0% -0.1% 13,632 -369
Fayetteville, NC 7.2% -0.2% 11,493 -450
Goldsboro, NC 6.4% -0.1% 3,453 -63
Greensboro, NC 6.4% -0.3% 23,359 -1,138
Greenville, NC 6.3% -0.3% 6,104 -285
Hickory, NC 6.7% -0.4% 10,988 -554
Jacksonville, NC 6.5% -0.2% 4,427 -84
Raleigh, NC 5.0% -0.2% 31,163 -1,228
Rocky Mount, NC 9.1% -0.3% 5,829 -236
Wilmington, NC 6.3% -0.2% 11,588 -482
Winston, NC 5.7% -0.2% 13,598 -584
Bismarck, ND 2.6% 0.0% 1,682 38
Fargo, ND 2.8% 0.0% 3,475 61
Grand Forks, ND 3.4% 0.0% 1,800 -3
Akron, OH 4.9% -0.2% 18,165 -716
Canton, OH 5.2% -0.1% 10,276 -322
Cincinnati, OH 4.8% -0.2% 52,352 -2,365
Cleveland, OH 6.4% -0.3% 66,835 -3,954
Columbus, OH 4.2% -0.2% 41,096 -1,665
Dayton, OH 5.2% -0.2% 20,409 -857
Lima, OH 5.1% -0.2% 2,479 -99
Mansfield, OH 5.6% -0.3% 3,122 -157
Sandusky, OH 5.1% -0.4% 2,079 -141
Springfield, OH 4.8% -0.2% 3,324 -133
Steubenville, OH 7.2% -0.3% 3,767 -158
Toledo, OH 5.7% -0.1% 17,923 -536
Youngstown, OH 5.7% -0.3% 14,727 -749
Lawton, OK 5.3% -0.2% 2,466 -102
Oklahoma City, OK 4.1% -0.2% 24,547 -1,220
Tulsa, OK 4.5% -0.2% 20,044 -782
Bend, OR 7.8% -0.1% 6,086 -34
Corvallis, OR 5.5% 0.0% 2,378 -13
Eugene, OR 6.9% 0.0% 11,947 -7
Medford, OR 8.5% -0.1% 8,277 -19
Portland, OR 6.3% 0.1% 75,850 1,342
Salem, OR 7.2% 0.0% 13,882 91
Allentown, PA 5.6% -0.2% 23,746 -889
Altoona, PA 4.9% -0.2% 3,117 -125
Erie, PA 5.5% -0.2% 7,563 -345
Harrisburg, PA 4.4% -0.3% 12,647 -711
Johnstown, PA 6.1% -0.3% 3,997 -163
Lancaster, PA 4.3% -0.2% 11,392 -594
Lebanon, PA 4.3% -0.2% 3,130 -182
Philadelphia, PA 5.8% -0.2% 173,043 -4,890
Pittsburgh, PA 5.0% -0.2% 61,775 -2,525
Reading, PA 5.2% -0.3% 10,440 -430
Scranton, PA 6.3% -0.4% 17,325 -887
State College, PA 4.1% -0.1% 3,128 -75
Williamsport, PA 5.3% -0.3% 3,361 -134
York, PA 5.0% -0.3% 11,202 -699
Providence, RI 7.4% -0.2% 51,328 -1,655
Anderson, SC 5.9% 0.1% 5,176 55
Charleston, SC 5.7% 0.1% 19,254 569
Columbia, SC 6.0% 0.1% 22,664 530
Florence, SC 7.7% 0.2% 7,265 196
Greenville, SC 5.7% 0.2% 18,144 458
Myrtle Beach, SC 7.2% 0.1% 9,547 155
Spartanburg, SC 6.2% 0.1% 8,630 171
Sumter, SC 7.3% 0.0% 3,248 34
Rapid City, SD 3.2% -0.1% 2,172 -85
Sioux Falls, SD 2.9% 0.0% 3,901 -121
Chattanooga, TN 6.7% -0.1% 16,830 -443
Clarksville, TN 7.4% -0.3% 8,394 -281
Cleveland, TN 6.5% -0.1% 3,653 -106
Jackson, TN 7.0% -0.2% 3,862 -105
Johnson City, TN 6.9% -0.2% 6,386 -185
Kingsport, TN 6.7% -0.2% 9,432 -310
Knoxville, TN 5.8% -0.2% 20,660 -634
Memphis, TN 8.0% -0.2% 46,853 -1,214
Morristown, TN 7.7% -0.2% 4,619 -98
Nashville, TN 5.5% -0.1% 46,494 -1,318
Abilene, TX 4.0% 0.0% 3,375 11
Amarillo, TX 3.6% 0.0% 4,855 10
Austin, TX 4.2% 0.0% 43,184 -302
Beaumont, TX 7.5% -0.2% 13,710 -332
Brownsville, TX 8.2% -0.2% 13,478 -276
College Station, TX 4.0% -0.1% 4,857 -73
Corpus Christi, TX 5.0% 0.1% 10,980 157
Dallas, TX 5.0% -0.1% 174,477 -1,826
El Paso, TX 7.1% -0.1% 22,928 -396
Houston, TX 4.9% -0.1% 158,516 -1,608
Killeen, TX 5.8% -0.1% 10,081 -49
Laredo, TX 5.6% -0.1% 5,772 -31
Longview, TX 4.3% -0.1% 5,059 -24
Lubbock, TX 3.9% 0.0% 5,898 22
McAllen, TX 8.8% -0.2% 28,050 -593
Midland, TX 2.6% 0.0% 2,574 33
Odessa, TX 3.1% 0.0% 2,732 20
San Angelo, TX 3.9% 0.0% 2,236 -3
San Antonio, TX 4.7% 0.0% 49,577 -108
Sherman, TX 5.0% -0.1% 2,954 -11
Texarkana, TX 5.9% -0.1% 3,604 -85
Tyler, TX 5.0% -0.1% 5,144 -59
Victoria, TX 4.0% -0.1% 2,596 -39
Waco, TX 5.0% -0.1% 5,789 -94
Wichita Falls, TX 5.0% 0.0% 3,481 -34
Logan, UT 2.8% 0.1% 1,978 60
Ogden, UT 3.7% 0.1% 10,120 349
Provo, UT 3.4% 0.1% 8,567 247
St George, UT 3.9% 0.1% 2,478 66
Salt Lake City, UT 3.4% 0.1% 21,872 722
Burlington, VT 3.4% 0.0% 3,887 -15
Blacksburg, VA 5.5% -0.1% 4,650 -60
Charlottesville, VA 4.5% 0.0% 5,007 -61
Danville, VA 7.4% -0.1% 3,640 -55
Harrisonburg, VA 5.0% -0.1% 3,441 -17
Lynchburg, VA 6.0% -0.1% 7,202 -117
Richmond, VA 5.5% -0.1% 37,567 -887
Roanoke, VA 5.5% -0.1% 8,603 -180
Virginia Beach, VA 5.6% -0.1% 47,091 -973
Winchester, VA 4.8% -0.1% 3,346 -55
Bellingham, WA 5.8% 0.5% 6,019 595
Bremerton, WA 5.7% 0.4% 6,557 455
Kennewick, WA 6.8% 0.4% 9,018 630
Longview, WA 8.1% 0.7% 3,322 261
Mount Vernon, WA 6.8% 0.5% 3,781 256
Olympia, WA 5.8% 0.4% 7,292 481
Seattle, WA 5.1% 0.1% 98,544 1,051
Spokane, WA 6.5% 0.5% 14,311 989
Wenatchee, WA 5.9% 0.3% 3,649 257
Yakima, WA 7.6% 0.4% 9,583 659
Charleston, WV 5.9% 0.0% 8,049 -12
Huntington, WV 5.8% -0.2% 7,231 -241
Morgantown, WV 4.3% -0.1% 2,984 -41
Parkersburg, WV 5.6% -0.1% 4,222 -64
Wheeling, WV 5.8% -0.2% 3,931 -161
Appleton, WI 4.8% 0.0% 6,014 -27
Eau Claire, WI 4.8% -0.1% 4,444 -14
Fond du Lac, WI 5.1% 0.0% 2,905 2
Green Bay, WI 4.9% -0.1% 8,569 -23
Janesville, WI 6.1% -0.2% 5,008 -98
La Crosse, WI 4.1% -0.1% 3,198 -58
Madison, WI 3.7% 0.0% 13,460 53
Milwaukee, WI 5.9% 0.0% 47,368 -31
Oshkosh, WI 4.9% -0.1% 4,700 -39
Racine, WI 6.9% 0.0% 6,802 6
Sheboygan, WI 4.5% -0.1% 2,857 -26
Wausau, WI 5.2% 0.0% 3,710 -37
Casper, WY 4.2% 0.1% 1,899 18
Cheyenne, WY 5.0% 0.0% 2,326 7