Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The November 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 November 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
November 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 6.6% -0.3% 3,163 -141
Auburn, AL 4.9% -0.2% 3,455 -122
Birmingham, AL 5.4% -0.1% 28,089 -694
Decatur, AL 6.1% -0.3% 4,238 -249
Dothan, AL 6.2% -0.3% 3,830 -185
Florence, AL 6.9% -0.1% 4,717 -99
Gadsden, AL 6.0% -0.2% 2,630 -107
Huntsville, AL 5.4% -0.1% 11,356 -238
Mobile, AL 7.0% -0.2% 12,491 -391
Montgomery, AL 6.2% -0.3% 10,182 -381
Tuscaloosa, AL 5.7% -0.2% 5,859 -175
Anchorage, AK 5.6% 0.0% 11,216 -47
Fairbanks, AK 5.9% 0.0% 2,715 -10
Flagstaff, AZ 7.0% 0.1% 5,056 95
Lake Havasu City, AZ 7.9% 0.2% 6,691 215
Phoenix, AZ 5.9% 0.2% 124,262 4,793
Prescott, AZ 6.3% 0.1% 5,874 233
Tucson, AZ 6.2% 0.3% 28,139 1,235
Yuma, AZ 23.7% -0.4% 20,074 -297
Fayetteville, AR 4.5% 0.0% 10,388 -83
Fort Smith, AR 5.8% -0.1% 7,267 -83
Hot Springs, AR 6.2% -0.1% 2,517 -13
Jonesboro, AR 5.4% -0.1% 3,244 -28
Little Rock, AR 5.4% 0.0% 17,936 -129
Pine Bluff, AR 7.6% -0.3% 3,022 -91
Bakersfield, CA 10.2% 0.2% 40,031 739
Chico, CA 8.1% 0.0% 8,426 80
El Centro, CA 23.3% -0.1% 18,906 -39
Fresno, CA 11.0% 0.3% 49,664 1,385
Hanford, CA 11.8% 0.2% 7,002 132
Los Angeles, CA 7.2% 0.1% 480,342 6,662
Madera, CA 10.2% 0.5% 7,005 319
Merced, CA 12.7% 0.1% 14,302 130
Modesto, CA 11.0% 0.1% 26,033 358
Napa, CA 5.0% 0.0% 4,005 72
Oxnard, CA 6.3% 0.0% 27,710 456
Redding, CA 8.7% -0.1% 6,970 -45
Riverside, CA 8.1% 0.1% 148,572 1,484
Sacramento, CA 6.8% 0.0% 71,709 613
Salinas, CA 8.7% 0.2% 19,375 600
San Diego, CA 5.9% 0.1% 94,473 713
San Francisco, CA 5.1% 0.0% 123,140 1,183
San Jose, CA 5.3% 0.0% 51,898 263
San Luis Obispo, CA 5.5% 0.0% 7,849 137
Santa Barbara, CA 5.7% 0.1% 12,995 324
Santa Cruz, CA 7.9% 0.1% 12,099 261
Santa Rosa, CA 5.3% 0.1% 13,960 183
Stockton, CA 10.7% 0.1% 31,755 400
Vallejo, CA 6.6% 0.1% 14,492 218
Visalia, CA 12.5% 0.2% 25,370 447
Yuba City, CA 12.4% 0.0% 8,427 19
Boulder, CO 3.3% -0.1% 6,081 -170
Colorado Springs, CO 5.3% -0.1% 16,357 -464
Denver, CO 4.1% -0.1% 59,606 -2,305
Fort Collins, CO 3.4% -0.2% 6,391 -246
Grand Junction, CO 4.8% -0.1% 3,619 -142
Greeley, CO 4.1% -0.2% 5,555 -174
Pueblo, CO 5.9% -0.2% 4,361 -161
Bridgeport, CT 6.0% 0.1% 29,212 745
Danbury, CT 5.0% 0.1% 4,692 101
Hartford, CT 6.5% 0.2% 38,850 1,148
New Haven, CT 6.6% 0.1% 21,109 626
Norwich, CT 6.6% 0.1% 9,607 221
Waterbury, CT 8.6% 0.2% 8,762 205
Dover, DE 6.2% -0.4% 4,798 -299
Washington, DC 4.9% -0.2% 158,629 -5,494
Cape Coral, FL 5.7% -0.1% 17,237 -340
Crestview, FL 4.6% -0.1% 4,660 -116
Deltona, FL 5.8% -0.1% 14,881 -299
Gainesville, FL 4.8% -0.1% 6,924 -136
Jacksonville, FL 5.8% -0.1% 42,279 -596
Lakeland, FL 6.8% -0.1% 18,824 -271
Miami, FL 5.8% -0.1% 177,704 -688
Naples, FL 5.4% -0.1% 8,818 5
North Port, FL 5.6% -0.1% 18,231 -389
Ocala, FL 7.0% -0.1% 9,196 -157
Orlando, FL 5.5% -0.2% 67,305 -1,203
Palm Bay, FL 6.3% -0.1% 16,619 -328
Palm Coast, FL 8.3% -0.2% 2,971 -62
Panama City, FL 5.8% -0.2% 5,282 -183
Pensacola, FL 5.8% -0.1% 12,505 -223
Port St Lucie, FL 6.6% -0.2% 12,923 -353
Punta Gorda, FL 5.8% -0.2% 4,305 -90
Sebastian, FL 6.8% -0.2% 4,293 -104
Tallahassee, FL 5.5% 0.0% 10,707 -89
Tampa, FL 6.0% -0.1% 82,140 -1,558
Albany, GA 8.0% -0.3% 5,694 -234
Athens, GA 5.6% -0.1% 6,253 -213
Atlanta, GA 7.0% -0.2% 190,671 -7,033
Augusta, GA 7.1% -0.2% 18,819 -615
Brunswick, GA 8.1% -0.4% 3,983 -159
Columbus, GA 7.9% -0.3% 10,169 -398
Dalton, GA 8.9% -0.6% 5,059 -392
Gainesville, GA 5.8% -0.3% 5,337 -311
Hinesville, GA 8.0% -0.3% 2,624 -85
Macon, GA 7.6% -0.3% 8,354 -328
Rome, GA 7.3% -0.4% 3,411 -200
Savannah, GA 6.8% -0.3% 12,437 -442
Valdosta, GA 7.4% -0.3% 4,896 -183
Warner Robins, GA 6.9% -0.2% 4,706 -154
Honolulu, HI 3.8% 0.0% 17,721 -138
Boise City, ID 3.6% -0.2% 11,383 -537
Coeur dAlene, ID 4.5% -0.3% 3,304 -174
Idaho Falls, ID 3.3% -0.2% 2,125 -75
Lewiston, ID 4.4% 0.1% 1,242 23
Pocatello, ID 4.2% -0.1% 1,805 -51
Bloomington, IL 5.9% 0.0% 5,096 -33
Champaign, IL 6.3% -0.1% 7,266 -110
Chicago, IL 6.3% 0.0% 309,118 -153
Danville, IL 8.6% -0.2% 3,006 -87
Davenport, IL 6.4% -0.2% 12,864 -252
Decatur, IL 8.3% -0.2% 4,249 -69
Kankakee, IL 8.2% -0.2% 4,482 -101
Peoria, IL 6.9% -0.2% 13,286 -270
Rockford, IL 8.5% -0.2% 13,729 -247
Springfield, IL 6.2% 0.0% 6,922 -40
Anderson, IN 6.7% 0.2% 4,110 139
Bloomington, IN 5.8% 0.1% 5,577 131
Columbus, IN 4.5% 0.2% 1,930 86
Elkhart, IN 4.9% 0.0% 4,921 40
Evansville, IN 5.2% 0.1% 9,445 233
Fort Wayne, IN 5.1% 0.0% 11,017 121
Indianapolis, IN 5.3% 0.2% 49,923 1,494
Kokomo, IN 5.8% 0.1% 2,629 47
Lafayette, IN 5.0% 0.1% 5,087 114
Michigan City, IN 7.5% 0.2% 3,665 123
Muncie, IN 6.7% 0.1% 3,694 77
South Bend, IN 6.2% 0.0% 9,486 78
Terre Haute, IN 7.3% 0.1% 5,745 152
Ames, IA 3.2% 0.0% 1,644 -7
Cedar Rapids, IA 4.4% -0.1% 6,503 -156
Des Moines, IA 4.3% 0.0% 14,330 -41
Dubuque, IA 4.1% -0.1% 2,352 0
Iowa City, IA 3.0% -0.1% 3,009 -52
Sioux City, IA 4.6% 0.0% 3,662 -19
Waterloo, IA 4.8% 0.1% 4,665 72
Lawrence, KS 4.0% 0.0% 2,504 -24
Topeka, KS 4.6% 0.0% 5,483 -26
Wichita, KS 5.1% -0.1% 15,442 -176
Bowling Green, KY 5.2% -0.1% 3,422 -59
Elizabethtown, KY 5.7% 0.0% 3,130 -38
Lexington, KY 5.1% 0.0% 12,079 -173
Louisville, KY 5.7% -0.1% 35,740 -415
Owensboro, KY 5.1% -0.1% 2,911 -45
Alexandria, LA 6.9% 0.4% 4,722 322
Baton Rouge, LA 6.0% 0.4% 24,585 1,771
Houma, LA 4.5% 0.3% 5,169 385
Lafayette, LA 5.0% 0.3% 7,523 529
Lake Charles, LA 5.8% 0.3% 5,870 353
Monroe, LA 7.0% 0.5% 5,888 413
New Orleans, LA 6.2% 0.4% 35,768 2,669
Shreveport, LA 6.9% 0.3% 12,671 756
Bangor, ME 5.7% 0.0% 4,112 4
Lewiston, ME 5.3% 0.0% 3,080 9
Portland, ME 4.5% 0.0% 9,533 -55
Baltimore, MD 5.9% -0.1% 86,377 -2,564
Cumberland, MD 6.7% -0.1% 3,285 -84
Hagerstown, MD 6.4% -0.2% 7,930 -190
Salisbury, MD 7.3% -0.2% 4,556 -137
Barnstable Town, MA 6.0% -0.2% 8,302 -108
Boston, MA 5.2% 0.0% 135,539 -447
Leominster, MA 7.5% 0.0% 5,359 -43
New Bedford, MA 8.7% -0.1% 7,757 -61
Pittsfield, MA 6.1% -0.1% 2,369 -26
Springfield, MA 6.8% 0.0% 23,726 -21
Worcester, MA 6.2% -0.1% 18,715 -83
Ann Arbor, MI 4.3% -0.2% 8,203 -233
Battle Creek, MI 5.6% -0.1% 3,728 -52
Bay City, MI 6.4% -0.3% 3,379 -102
Detroit, MI 7.9% -0.4% 159,432 -6,947
Flint, MI 6.7% -0.3% 12,516 -500
Grand Rapids, MI 4.6% -0.2% 19,437 -785
Holland, MI 4.6% -0.2% 6,375 -181
Jackson, MI 6.3% -0.2% 4,460 -121
Kalamazoo, MI 5.4% -0.2% 8,839 -223
Lansing, MI 5.3% -0.3% 12,842 -659
Monroe, MI 5.9% -0.3% 4,258 -155
Muskegon, MI 6.0% -0.2% 5,050 -198
Niles, MI 6.1% -0.2% 4,395 -143
Saginaw, MI 6.4% -0.2% 5,900 -216
Duluth, MN 4.7% -0.2% 6,724 -282
Minneapolis, MN 3.5% -0.2% 65,374 -3,722
Rochester, MN 3.2% -0.1% 3,385 -153
St Cloud, MN 3.9% -0.1% 4,276 -54
Gulfport, MS 6.9% -0.1% 7,483 -139
Hattiesburg, MS 6.3% -0.1% 4,039 -35
Jackson, MS 5.8% -0.1% 14,646 -301
Pascagoula, MS 7.6% -0.2% 5,305 -165
Columbia, MO 4.0% 0.0% 3,978 -72
Jefferson City, MO 4.8% -0.2% 3,662 -150
Joplin, MO 4.8% -0.1% 4,175 -94
Kansas City, MO 5.5% -0.1% 56,931 -1,296
St Joseph, MO 4.5% -0.1% 3,289 -73
St Louis, MO 6.1% -0.1% 86,490 -2,263
Springfield, MO 4.6% -0.1% 10,385 -196
Billings, MT 3.3% 0.0% 3,038 -8
Great Falls, MT 3.9% 0.0% 1,614 21
Missoula, MT 4.0% -0.1% 2,453 -86
Lincoln, NE 2.7% -0.2% 4,924 -305
Omaha, NE 3.6% -0.2% 16,658 -836
Carson City, NV 7.4% -0.1% 1,931 -31
Las Vegas, NV 7.0% 0.0% 69,416 342
Reno, NV 6.6% 0.0% 14,721 -163
Manchester, NH 3.8% -0.1% 4,107 -73
Portsmouth, NH 3.5% -0.1% 1,636 -34
Rochester, NH 3.8% -0.1% 3,211 -40
Atlantic City, NJ 11.5% 0.4% 14,460 537
Ocean City, NJ 10.3% 0.4% 5,799 261
Trenton, NJ 5.1% -0.1% 10,881 -126
Vineland, NJ 9.9% 0.0% 6,540 -40
Albuquerque, NM 6.7% 0.1% 25,979 140
Farmington, NM 6.2% -0.1% 3,458 17
Las Cruces, NM 7.1% 0.1% 6,609 71
Santa Fe, NM 5.1% 0.0% 3,823 32
Albany, NY 5.1% 0.0% 22,221 -171
Binghamton, NY 6.4% -0.1% 7,139 -117
Buffalo, NY 6.2% -0.1% 34,386 -541
Elmira, NY 6.4% 0.0% 2,385 -36
Glens Falls, NY 5.9% -0.1% 3,798 -61
Ithaca, NY 4.1% 0.0% 2,356 13
Kingston, NY 6.1% 0.0% 5,097 -67
New York, NY 6.0% 0.0% 575,792 -3,371
Poughkeepsie, NY 5.5% 0.0% 17,116 -141
Rochester, NY 5.8% -0.1% 29,527 -222
Syracuse, NY 6.2% 0.0% 18,879 44
Utica, NY 6.4% -0.1% 8,394 -95
Asheville, NC 4.6% -0.2% 9,998 -573
Burlington, NC 5.8% -0.4% 4,170 -304
Charlotte, NC 5.9% -0.4% 54,974 -3,010
Durham, NC 4.8% -0.2% 13,146 -515
Fayetteville, NC 6.8% -0.4% 10,934 -573
Goldsboro, NC 6.3% -0.1% 3,352 -106
Greensboro, NC 6.1% -0.3% 21,923 -1,460
Greenville, NC 6.0% -0.3% 5,808 -304
Hickory, NC 6.3% -0.4% 10,191 -809
Jacksonville, NC 6.3% -0.2% 4,256 -174
Raleigh, NC 4.8% -0.2% 29,695 -1,530
Rocky Mount, NC 8.7% -0.4% 5,557 -284
Wilmington, NC 6.0% -0.3% 10,993 -619
Winston, NC 5.4% -0.3% 12,888 -718
Bismarck, ND 2.7% 0.1% 1,737 55
Fargo, ND 2.7% -0.1% 3,431 -43
Grand Forks, ND 3.3% -0.1% 1,784 -16
Akron, OH 4.7% -0.2% 17,530 -633
Canton, OH 5.0% -0.1% 9,905 -369
Cincinnati, OH 4.6% -0.2% 50,593 -1,763
Cleveland, OH 5.9% -0.4% 62,390 -4,435
Columbus, OH 4.0% -0.2% 39,557 -1,535
Dayton, OH 4.9% -0.3% 19,432 -979
Lima, OH 4.9% -0.2% 2,390 -89
Mansfield, OH 5.3% -0.3% 2,960 -152
Sandusky, OH 4.8% -0.3% 1,958 -121
Springfield, OH 4.5% -0.3% 3,160 -164
Steubenville, OH 6.9% -0.3% 3,594 -175
Toledo, OH 5.4% -0.3% 17,130 -796
Youngstown, OH 5.4% -0.3% 13,940 -798
Lawton, OK 5.2% -0.1% 2,406 -63
Oklahoma City, OK 4.0% -0.1% 24,287 -384
Tulsa, OK 4.5% 0.0% 19,846 -219
Bend, OR 7.8% 0.0% 6,156 62
Corvallis, OR 5.5% 0.0% 2,388 11
Eugene, OR 6.9% 0.1% 12,105 170
Medford, OR 8.6% 0.1% 8,386 112
Portland, OR 6.5% 0.1% 77,490 1,344
Salem, OR 7.2% 0.0% 13,957 79
Allentown, PA 5.3% -0.3% 22,834 -926
Altoona, PA 4.7% -0.2% 2,983 -126
Erie, PA 5.2% -0.3% 7,126 -440
Harrisburg, PA 4.2% -0.2% 12,101 -548
Johnstown, PA 5.9% -0.2% 3,832 -167
Lancaster, PA 4.1% -0.2% 10,781 -616
Lebanon, PA 4.1% -0.2% 2,971 -159
Philadelphia, PA 5.6% -0.2% 167,783 -5,292
Pittsburgh, PA 4.8% -0.2% 59,241 -2,612
Reading, PA 5.0% -0.2% 10,031 -422
Scranton, PA 6.0% -0.3% 16,546 -782
State College, PA 3.9% -0.2% 2,982 -146
Williamsport, PA 5.2% -0.2% 3,250 -111
York, PA 4.8% -0.2% 10,682 -531
Providence, RI 7.3% -0.1% 50,322 -906
Anderson, SC 5.8% -0.1% 5,154 -17
Charleston, SC 5.8% 0.1% 19,631 379
Columbia, SC 6.1% 0.1% 23,026 372
Florence, SC 7.8% 0.1% 7,316 55
Greenville, SC 5.7% 0.0% 18,387 255
Myrtle Beach, SC 7.3% 0.1% 9,641 98
Spartanburg, SC 6.2% 0.0% 8,729 104
Sumter, SC 7.3% 0.0% 3,243 -4
Rapid City, SD 3.3% 0.1% 2,227 59
Sioux Falls, SD 2.9% 0.0% 3,940 42
Chattanooga, TN 6.5% -0.2% 16,416 -405
Clarksville, TN 7.3% -0.1% 8,201 -191
Cleveland, TN 6.4% -0.1% 3,592 -60
Jackson, TN 6.9% -0.1% 3,806 -54
Johnson City, TN 6.7% -0.2% 6,175 -216
Kingsport, TN 6.5% -0.2% 9,086 -333
Knoxville, TN 5.7% -0.1% 20,233 -418
Memphis, TN 7.9% -0.1% 46,009 -831
Morristown, TN 7.5% -0.2% 4,501 -116
Nashville, TN 5.4% -0.1% 45,619 -856
Abilene, TX 4.0% -0.1% 3,308 -67
Amarillo, TX 3.6% 0.0% 4,752 -102
Austin, TX 4.1% -0.1% 42,428 -767
Beaumont, TX 7.3% -0.2% 13,262 -443
Brownsville, TX 8.0% -0.2% 13,151 -321
College Station, TX 3.8% -0.2% 4,638 -217
Corpus Christi, TX 5.0% 0.0% 11,039 63
Dallas, TX 4.9% -0.1% 170,410 -4,065
El Paso, TX 6.8% -0.3% 22,104 -818
Houston, TX 4.8% -0.1% 155,054 -3,452
Killeen, TX 5.8% 0.0% 9,998 -90
Laredo, TX 5.5% -0.1% 5,599 -172
Longview, TX 4.2% -0.1% 4,995 -64
Lubbock, TX 3.8% -0.1% 5,815 -80
McAllen, TX 8.6% -0.2% 27,542 -506
Midland, TX 2.5% -0.1% 2,522 -52
Odessa, TX 3.1% 0.0% 2,707 -24
San Angelo, TX 3.8% -0.1% 2,203 -33
San Antonio, TX 4.6% -0.1% 48,958 -594
Sherman, TX 4.9% -0.1% 2,868 -86
Texarkana, TX 5.7% -0.2% 3,526 -91
Tyler, TX 4.9% -0.1% 5,024 -115
Victoria, TX 3.9% -0.1% 2,502 -93
Waco, TX 4.9% -0.1% 5,562 -226
Wichita Falls, TX 4.8% -0.2% 3,362 -120
Logan, UT 2.9% 0.1% 2,026 47
Ogden, UT 3.8% 0.1% 10,321 202
Provo, UT 3.4% 0.0% 8,657 92
St George, UT 3.9% 0.0% 2,490 10
Salt Lake City, UT 3.5% 0.1% 22,156 291
Burlington, VT 3.4% 0.0% 3,872 -4
Blacksburg, VA 5.3% -0.2% 4,419 -229
Charlottesville, VA 4.3% -0.2% 4,860 -148
Danville, VA 7.2% -0.2% 3,529 -108
Harrisonburg, VA 4.8% -0.2% 3,265 -172
Lynchburg, VA 5.8% -0.2% 6,874 -322
Richmond, VA 5.2% -0.3% 36,029 -1,495
Roanoke, VA 5.2% -0.3% 8,193 -403
Virginia Beach, VA 5.4% -0.2% 45,363 -1,674
Winchester, VA 4.7% -0.1% 3,252 -92
Bellingham, WA 6.3% 0.5% 6,576 531
Bremerton, WA 6.1% 0.4% 6,968 441
Kennewick, WA 7.3% 0.5% 9,669 689
Longview, WA 8.6% 0.5% 3,562 238
Mount Vernon, WA 7.1% 0.3% 3,976 213
Olympia, WA 6.2% 0.4% 7,755 497
Seattle, WA 5.1% 0.0% 99,164 768
Spokane, WA 6.9% 0.5% 15,300 1,070
Wenatchee, WA 6.2% 0.3% 3,874 244
Yakima, WA 8.2% 0.6% 10,342 812
Charleston, WV 6.0% 0.1% 8,011 -30
Huntington, WV 5.7% -0.1% 7,143 -85
Morgantown, WV 4.2% -0.1% 2,907 -77
Parkersburg, WV 5.4% -0.2% 4,103 -125
Wheeling, WV 5.6% -0.2% 3,780 -148
Appleton, WI 4.8% 0.0% 5,998 -19
Eau Claire, WI 4.9% 0.1% 4,536 91
Fond du Lac, WI 5.1% 0.0% 2,881 -24
Green Bay, WI 4.9% 0.0% 8,514 -55
Janesville, WI 6.0% -0.2% 4,891 -118
La Crosse, WI 4.1% 0.0% 3,207 7
Madison, WI 3.7% 0.0% 13,551 89
Milwaukee, WI 5.7% -0.2% 46,528 -852
Oshkosh, WI 4.8% -0.1% 4,644 -56
Racine, WI 6.8% -0.1% 6,634 -169
Sheboygan, WI 4.4% -0.2% 2,794 -64
Wausau, WI 5.1% -0.1% 3,655 -55
Casper, WY 4.0% -0.1% 1,842 -56
Cheyenne, WY 4.9% -0.1% 2,293 -33