Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The March 2018 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 March 2018
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
March 2018
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 4.5% 0.0% 2,070 1
Auburn, AL 3.6% 0.1% 2,691 104
Birmingham, AL 3.4% 0.1% 18,500 700
Daphne, AL 3.5% 0.2% 3,222 154
Decatur, AL 3.7% 0.2% 2,523 105
Dothan, AL 3.9% -0.1% 2,438 -14
Florence, AL 4.3% 0.3% 2,753 165
Gadsden, AL 4.0% -0.1% 1,742 -4
Huntsville, AL 3.3% 0.0% 7,281 157
Mobile, AL 4.7% 0.1% 8,764 136
Montgomery, AL 3.9% 0.1% 6,721 202
Tuscaloosa, AL 3.7% -0.1% 4,285 2
Anchorage, AK 6.6% -0.1% 13,430 -173
Fairbanks, AK 6.3% 0.0% 2,923 -36
Flagstaff, AZ 5.4% -0.2% 4,158 -188
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.7% -0.2% 4,786 -221
Phoenix, AZ 4.2% -0.2% 99,768 -5,029
Prescott, AZ 4.4% -0.2% 4,558 -205
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.7% -0.2% 2,803 -97
Tucson, AZ 4.6% -0.1% 21,964 -908
Yuma, AZ 17.4% 0.3% 16,503 200
Fayetteville, AR 2.9% 0.1% 7,840 239
Fort Smith, AR 4.2% 0.1% 4,963 74
Hot Springs, AR 4.3% 0.2% 1,743 78
Jonesboro, AR 3.2% 0.1% 2,072 53
Little Rock, AR 3.5% 0.1% 12,609 423
Pine Bluff, AR 5.3% 0.3% 1,872 122
Bakersfield, CA 8.0% -0.2% 30,790 -924
Chico, CA 4.7% -0.2% 4,759 -237
El Centro, CA 17.3% -0.6% 12,442 -543
Fresno, CA 7.4% -0.2% 33,287 -927
Hanford, CA 7.4% -0.3% 4,318 -147
Los Angeles, CA 4.0% -0.2% 269,809 -11,246
Madera, CA 6.8% -0.3% 4,181 -202
Merced, CA 8.1% -0.1% 9,358 -100
Modesto, CA 6.2% -0.2% 15,031 -624
Napa, CA 2.9% -0.2% 2,148 -110
Oxnard, CA 3.7% -0.2% 15,863 -823
Redding, CA 4.6% 0.0% 3,402 -50
Riverside, CA 4.2% -0.2% 84,911 -5,232
Sacramento, CA 3.7% -0.1% 39,677 -1,642
Salinas, CA 6.4% -0.2% 14,247 -315
San Diego, CA 3.2% -0.2% 51,353 -3,220
San Francisco, CA 2.6% -0.2% 67,804 -5,335
San Jose, CA 2.6% -0.2% 28,363 -1,981
San Luis Obispo, CA 2.8% -0.2% 4,017 -323
Santa Cruz, CA 4.4% -0.1% 6,395 -103
Santa Maria, CA 3.9% -0.1% 8,383 -250
Santa Rosa, CA 2.6% -0.2% 6,954 -445
Stockton, CA 5.9% -0.2% 19,234 -729
Vallejo, CA 3.8% -0.2% 8,025 -426
Visalia, CA 9.4% -0.3% 19,336 -608
Yuba City, CA 6.8% -0.2% 5,079 -135
Boulder, CO 2.4% -0.2% 4,666 -270
Colorado Springs, CO 3.2% -0.3% 11,245 -922
Denver, CO 2.6% -0.2% 42,497 -3,658
Fort Collins, CO 2.3% -0.2% 4,667 -322
Grand Junction, CO 3.7% -0.3% 2,824 -181
Greeley, CO 2.5% -0.2% 3,993 -347
Pueblo, CO 4.2% -0.3% 3,148 -250
Bridgeport, CT 4.4% -0.1% 20,331 -731
Danbury, CT 3.6% -0.1% 3,811 -157
Hartford, CT 4.5% -0.2% 27,906 -1,413
New Haven, CT 4.4% -0.2% 14,260 -600
Norwich, CT 4.5% -0.1% 6,421 -305
Waterbury, CT 5.6% -0.3% 6,245 -273
Dover, DE 4.3% -0.2% 3,390 -134
Salisbury, MD 5.4% 0.0% 10,281 -87
Washington, DC 3.6% 0.1% 122,647 3,407
Cape Coral, FL 3.6% 0.0% 12,384 108
Crestview, FL 3.1% 0.0% 4,061 70
Deltona, FL 4.1% 0.1% 12,316 156
Gainesville, FL 3.6% 0.0% 5,151 15
Homosassa Springs, FL 5.5% 0.1% 2,629 29
Jacksonville, FL 3.6% 0.0% 28,108 200
Lakeland, FL 4.5% 0.1% 13,320 144
Miami, FL 4.3% 0.1% 134,755 761
Naples, FL 3.9% 0.0% 6,805 14
North Port, FL 3.6% 0.0% 13,147 17
Ocala, FL 4.6% 0.1% 6,178 47
Orlando, FL 3.5% 0.0% 46,394 104
Palm Bay, FL 3.9% 0.0% 10,561 151
Panama City, FL 3.8% 0.1% 3,618 9
Pensacola, FL 3.8% 0.0% 8,556 -9
Port St Lucie, FL 4.7% 0.0% 10,021 84
Punta Gorda, FL 4.2% 0.0% 2,985 34
Sebastian, FL 5.1% 0.1% 3,266 52
Sebring, FL 5.6% 0.1% 1,974 11
Tallahassee, FL 3.8% 0.1% 7,297 114
Tampa, FL 3.7% 0.1% 56,856 688
The Villages, FL 5.5% 0.0% 1,678 -2
Albany, GA 5.0% -0.1% 3,441 -77
Athens, GA 4.0% -0.1% 4,226 -52
Atlanta, GA 4.1% -0.1% 127,695 -2,012
Augusta, GA 4.7% -0.1% 12,960 -116
Brunswick, GA 4.2% -0.1% 2,279 -23
Columbus, GA 5.1% -0.1% 6,454 -132
Dalton, GA 5.3% -0.2% 3,297 -135
Gainesville, GA 3.4% -0.1% 3,550 -117
Hinesville, GA 4.8% 0.0% 1,629 -13
Macon, GA 4.7% -0.1% 5,034 -118
Rome, GA 4.5% -0.2% 2,032 -76
Savannah, GA 4.0% -0.1% 7,490 -192
Valdosta, GA 4.3% -0.1% 2,868 -40
Warner Robins, GA 4.4% -0.2% 3,832 -126
Kahului, HI 2.0% -0.1% 1,732 -60
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.0% 0.0% 9,467 90
Boise City, ID 2.7% 0.0% 9,427 -245
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.4% -0.1% 2,583 -77
Idaho Falls, ID 2.4% 0.0% 1,648 1
Lewiston, ID 3.0% -0.1% 976 -14
Pocatello, ID 2.6% -0.2% 1,095 -96
Bloomington, IL 3.6% 0.3% 3,488 330
Carbondale, IL 4.4% 0.5% 2,568 295
Champaign, IL 3.8% 0.3% 4,559 375
Chicago, IL 4.3% -0.4% 209,604 -23,082
Danville, IL 5.5% 0.4% 1,887 184
Davenport, IA 3.8% 0.1% 7,334 240
Decatur, IL 5.0% 0.4% 2,478 186
Kankakee, IL 4.5% 0.4% 2,599 269
Peoria, IL 4.7% 0.2% 8,430 491
Rockford, IL 4.5% 0.3% 7,492 511
Springfield, IL 3.8% 0.3% 4,169 374
Bloomington, IN 3.4% -0.1% 2,572 -46
Columbus, IN 2.1% -0.2% 963 -85
Elkhart, IN 2.2% -0.1% 2,563 -90
Evansville, IN 2.8% -0.1% 4,562 -84
Fort Wayne, IN 2.8% -0.2% 6,075 -291
Indianapolis, IN 2.8% -0.1% 29,813 -686
Kokomo, IN 3.1% -0.1% 1,235 -20
Lafayette, IN 3.0% -0.1% 3,317 -122
Michigan City, IN 3.9% 0.0% 1,858 -11
Muncie, IN 3.6% -0.1% 1,970 -60
South Bend, IN 3.4% -0.1% 5,451 -88
Terre Haute, IN 3.8% -0.2% 2,926 -136
Ames, IA 1.7% 0.0% 984 -2
Cedar Rapids, IA 3.0% -0.1% 4,272 -189
Des Moines, IA 2.7% 0.0% 9,227 -180
Dubuque, IA 2.6% -0.1% 1,390 -70
Iowa City, IA 2.1% -0.1% 2,072 -58
Sioux City, IA 2.9% -0.1% 2,628 -123
Waterloo, IA 3.0% -0.2% 2,625 -167
Lawrence, KS 3.1% 0.1% 2,016 45
Manhattan, KS 2.8% 0.1% 1,310 28
Topeka, KS 3.3% 0.0% 3,952 -27
Wichita, KS 3.9% 0.1% 11,760 114
Bowling Green, KY 3.6% 0.0% 3,031 2
Elizabethtown, KY 3.9% 0.0% 2,635 6
Lexington, KY 3.2% 0.1% 8,665 158
Louisville, KY 3.4% 0.0% 22,748 246
Owensboro, KY 3.9% 0.0% 2,229 52
Alexandria, LA 4.9% 0.2% 3,195 135
Baton Rouge, LA 4.0% 0.2% 17,042 903
Hammond, LA 4.8% 0.2% 2,742 117
Houma, LA 4.5% 0.2% 4,009 103
Lafayette, LA 4.6% 0.2% 9,932 383
Lake Charles, LA 3.4% 0.1% 4,028 172
Monroe, LA 4.8% 0.3% 3,910 228
New Orleans, LA 4.2% 0.2% 25,192 926
Shreveport, LA 4.7% 0.3% 9,078 681
Bangor, ME 2.5% -0.1% 1,777 -75
Lewiston, ME 2.3% 0.0% 1,262 -21
Portland, ME 2.2% 0.0% 4,516 -7
Baltimore, MD 4.6% 0.2% 68,851 2,253
California, MD 4.5% 0.1% 2,482 51
Cumberland, MD 5.9% 0.3% 2,622 120
Hagerstown, MD 4.5% 0.0% 5,895 -57
Barnstable Town, MA 4.3% 0.1% 5,432 86
Boston, MA 3.2% 0.0% 88,861 2,088
Leominster, MA 4.2% 0.1% 3,330 43
New Bedford, MA 5.3% 0.0% 4,575 77
Pittsfield, MA 4.4% 0.1% 1,910 35
Springfield, MA 4.3% 0.1% 16,217 522
Worcester, MA 3.8% 0.0% 13,824 275
Ann Arbor, MI 3.4% -0.4% 6,660 -637
Battle Creek, MI 4.9% -0.2% 3,118 -145
Bay City, MI 5.5% -0.3% 2,827 -144
Detroit, MI 4.5% 0.0% 94,183 -724
Flint, MI 5.7% -0.2% 10,361 -476
Grand Rapids, MI 3.3% -0.4% 19,146 -2,155
Jackson, MI 4.5% -0.3% 3,389 -233
Kalamazoo, MI 4.4% -0.2% 7,422 -451
Lansing, MI 3.9% -0.5% 9,781 -1,294
Midland, MI 4.8% -0.2% 1,928 -89
Monroe, MI 4.4% -0.6% 3,361 -462
Muskegon, MI 5.3% -0.3% 4,183 -185
Niles, MI 5.0% -0.2% 3,715 -167
Saginaw, MI 5.5% -0.3% 4,794 -266
Duluth, MN 3.9% -0.1% 5,659 -226
Mankato, MN 2.6% 0.0% 1,621 14
Minneapolis, MN 2.9% 0.0% 57,753 -82
Rochester, MN 2.7% -0.1% 3,313 -166
St Cloud, MN 3.2% -0.1% 3,641 -61
Gulfport, MS 4.6% 0.0% 7,524 61
Hattiesburg, MS 3.9% 0.0% 2,714 10
Jackson, MS 4.0% 0.1% 10,788 158
Cape Girardeau, MO 3.3% 0.0% 1,585 17
Columbia, MO 2.4% 0.0% 2,333 -39
Jefferson City, MO 2.8% 0.0% 2,062 -17
Joplin, MO 3.0% -0.1% 2,545 -56
Kansas City, MO 3.4% -0.1% 38,869 -520
St Joseph, MO 3.1% 0.1% 2,007 73
St Louis, MO 3.4% 0.0% 50,380 1,427
Springfield, MO 2.9% 0.0% 6,655 -8
Billings, MT 3.7% -0.1% 3,247 -100
Great Falls, MT 4.0% -0.1% 1,532 -36
Missoula, MT 3.6% -0.3% 2,265 -136
Grand Island, NE 2.9% -0.2% 1,288 -81
Lincoln, NE 2.4% 0.1% 4,282 145
Omaha, NE 2.8% 0.1% 13,375 434
Carson City, NV 5.1% 0.0% 1,344 22
Las Vegas, NV 5.2% 0.0% 56,594 -130
Reno, NV 3.9% 0.1% 9,557 111
Dover, NH 2.2% 0.0% 1,913 56
Manchester, NH 2.5% 0.1% 2,923 72
Portsmouth, NH 2.2% 0.1% 1,717 68
Atlantic City, NJ 6.4% 0.0% 7,801 39
Ocean City, NJ 9.1% 0.1% 4,364 69
Trenton, NJ 3.9% 0.0% 7,787 -80
Vineland, NJ 7.0% 0.1% 4,603 6
Albuquerque, NM 4.9% -0.2% 21,053 -729
Farmington, NM 5.7% -0.2% 3,010 -153
Las Cruces, NM 6.2% -0.3% 5,819 -229
Santa Fe, NM 4.3% -0.2% 3,171 -121
Albany, NY 4.5% 0.0% 20,086 -23
Binghamton, NY 5.7% -0.1% 6,138 -98
Buffalo, NY 5.4% 0.0% 29,622 -76
Elmira, NY 5.6% 0.0% 1,971 -7
Glens Falls, NY 5.1% -0.1% 3,078 -62
Ithaca, NY 4.3% 0.0% 2,174 -27
Kingston, NY 4.7% 0.0% 4,125 -49
New York, NY 4.3% 0.1% 433,783 5,491
Rochester, NY 5.1% 0.0% 26,492 50
Syracuse, NY 5.3% 0.0% 15,966 -35
Utica, NY 5.4% 0.0% 6,921 10
Watertown, NY 6.7% -0.1% 3,035 -48
Asheville, NC 3.4% 0.1% 8,027 222
Burlington, NC 4.1% 0.0% 3,314 13
Charlotte, NC 4.2% 0.0% 55,872 276
Durham, NC 3.9% 0.0% 11,644 97
Fayetteville, NC 5.7% 0.0% 8,386 10
Goldsboro, NC 4.9% 0.1% 2,602 14
Greensboro, NC 4.6% 0.0% 17,225 33
Greenville, NC 4.9% 0.0% 4,380 -15
Hickory, NC 3.9% 0.2% 6,815 310
Jacksonville, NC 5.0% 0.1% 3,197 47
New Bern, NC 4.6% 0.1% 2,392 38
Raleigh, NC 3.9% 0.1% 27,322 239
Rocky Mount, NC 6.4% 0.0% 4,160 -16
Wilmington, NC 4.2% 0.1% 6,127 170
Winston, NC 4.2% 0.0% 13,784 174
Bismarck, ND 2.9% 0.0% 2,003 -14
Fargo, ND 2.5% 0.0% 3,459 -2
Grand Forks, ND 2.6% -0.2% 1,485 -68
Akron, OH 4.2% 0.0% 15,231 -163
Canton, OH 4.6% 0.1% 9,214 118
Cincinnati, OH 3.6% 0.0% 39,610 -336
Cleveland, OH 4.9% -0.2% 50,546 -1,984
Columbus, OH 3.3% -0.1% 36,480 -656
Dayton, OH 3.7% -0.2% 14,730 -448
Lima, OH 4.1% -0.1% 2,015 -26
Mansfield, OH 4.6% -0.1% 2,474 -52
Springfield, OH 3.8% 0.0% 2,446 8
Toledo, OH 4.4% -0.1% 13,234 -286
Weirton, WV 6.0% -0.1% 3,050 -15
Youngstown, OH 5.4% -0.3% 13,134 -847
Lawton, OK 4.2% 0.1% 2,227 84
Oklahoma City, OK 3.6% 0.1% 24,598 669
Tulsa, OK 3.9% 0.0% 19,026 244
Albany, OR 4.7% -0.1% 2,806 -54
Bend, OR 4.3% 0.1% 4,110 43
Corvallis, OR 3.1% 0.0% 1,513 -13
Eugene, OR 4.3% 0.0% 8,045 37
Grants Pass, OR 5.3% 0.3% 1,889 104
Medford, OR 4.8% 0.0% 5,141 -26
Portland, OR 3.7% 0.1% 49,313 1,334
Salem, OR 4.0% 0.0% 8,254 124
Allentown, PA 4.6% -0.1% 19,852 -787
Altoona, PA 4.1% -0.1% 2,396 -108
Bloomsburg, PA 4.7% -0.3% 2,015 -138
Chambersburg, PA 3.8% -0.3% 2,910 -229
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.7% -0.2% 4,599 -217
Erie, PA 5.0% -0.3% 6,492 -450
Gettysburg, PA 3.3% -0.2% 1,803 -161
Harrisburg, PA 3.7% -0.3% 10,876 -955
Johnstown, PA 5.2% -0.2% 3,039 -174
Lancaster, PA 3.3% -0.3% 9,254 -764
Lebanon, PA 3.8% -0.3% 2,628 -246
Philadelphia, PA 4.5% -0.1% 137,619 -5,037
Pittsburgh, PA 4.5% -0.2% 53,671 -3,569
Reading, PA 4.2% -0.2% 8,723 -645
Scranton, PA 5.1% -0.3% 14,142 -784
State College, PA 3.3% -0.4% 2,605 -278
Williamsport, PA 5.2% -0.1% 2,914 -92
York, PA 4.0% -0.3% 9,164 -783
Providence, RI 4.3% -0.2% 29,978 -1,146
Charleston, SC 3.7% -0.1% 14,122 -470
Columbia, SC 4.2% -0.2% 17,085 -747
Florence, SC 4.8% -0.1% 4,577 -77
Greenville, SC 3.9% -0.1% 16,721 -429
Hilton Head Island, SC 4.0% -0.2% 3,547 -134
Myrtle Beach, SC 5.1% 0.0% 10,013 -90
Spartanburg, SC 4.0% -0.2% 6,456 -193
Sumter, SC 5.4% 0.0% 2,370 -29
Rapid City, SD 3.3% -0.2% 2,437 -185
Sioux Falls, SD 2.7% -0.2% 4,125 -201
Chattanooga, TN 3.5% -0.1% 9,618 -197
Clarksville, TN 4.1% 0.1% 4,601 69
Cleveland, TN 3.5% 0.0% 2,047 1
Jackson, TN 3.8% 0.0% 2,420 -36
Johnson City, TN 3.7% 0.0% 3,342 -22
Kingsport, TN 3.7% 0.1% 5,110 102
Knoxville, TN 3.2% 0.0% 13,625 124
Memphis, TN 3.9% 0.0% 25,217 120
Morristown, TN 3.4% -0.2% 1,787 -94
Nashville, TN 2.7% 0.0% 27,964 508
Abilene, TX 3.6% 0.1% 2,761 82
Amarillo, TX 3.0% 0.2% 3,931 206
Austin, TX 3.1% 0.1% 36,747 1,710
Beaumont, TX 6.9% 0.0% 12,059 -29
Brownsville, TX 6.5% 0.1% 10,927 267
College Station, TX 3.2% 0.1% 4,231 140
Corpus Christi, TX 5.6% 0.1% 11,631 147
Dallas, TX 3.7% 0.2% 142,850 5,396
El Paso, TX 4.5% 0.1% 16,368 412
Houston, TX 4.7% 0.0% 159,035 1,109
Killeen, TX 4.2% 0.2% 7,412 248
Laredo, TX 3.9% 0.1% 4,522 164
Longview, TX 4.6% 0.1% 4,488 81
Lubbock, TX 3.4% 0.3% 5,600 467
McAllen, TX 6.9% 0.0% 24,012 345
Midland, TX 2.5% 0.1% 2,401 50
Odessa, TX 3.2% 0.0% 2,574 -2
San Angelo, TX 3.4% 0.1% 1,880 65
San Antonio, TX 3.5% 0.1% 41,500 1,514
Sherman, TX 3.5% 0.2% 2,205 100
Texarkana, TX 4.7% 0.2% 3,087 158
Tyler, TX 3.8% 0.1% 4,123 113
Victoria, TX 4.4% 0.1% 2,006 25
Waco, TX 3.8% 0.0% 4,824 93
Wichita Falls, TX 3.7% 0.2% 2,411 127
Logan, UT 2.6% 0.0% 1,865 54
Ogden, UT 3.1% 0.0% 10,379 270
Provo, UT 2.8% 0.1% 8,571 384
St George, UT 3.4% 0.2% 2,457 146
Salt Lake City, UT 3.0% 0.2% 20,026 1,142
Burlington, VT 2.2% 0.0% 2,760 -62
Blacksburg, VA 3.2% 0.0% 2,899 22
Charlottesville, VA 2.9% 0.0% 3,580 53
Harrisonburg, VA 3.2% 0.0% 2,121 16
Lynchburg, VA 3.7% 0.0% 4,533 -7
Richmond, VA 3.4% 0.1% 23,108 459
Roanoke, VA 3.3% 0.1% 5,124 161
Staunton, VA 2.8% -0.1% 1,691 1
Virginia Beach, VA 3.5% 0.1% 29,844 652
Winchester, VA 3.0% 0.0% 2,206 15
Bellingham, WA 5.0% 0.0% 5,507 24
Bremerton, WA 5.1% 0.1% 6,158 114
Kennewick, WA 5.8% 0.2% 8,083 322
Longview, WA 6.4% 0.2% 2,922 87
Mount Vernon, WA 5.4% 0.1% 3,191 98
Olympia, WA 5.1% 0.1% 6,861 155
Seattle, WA 3.9% -0.2% 81,430 -5,931
Spokane, WA 5.9% 0.1% 15,356 223
Walla Walla, WA 4.9% 0.1% 1,549 30
Wenatchee, WA 5.1% 0.2% 3,347 124
Yakima, WA 6.5% 0.2% 8,448 401
Beckley, WV 5.9% 0.2% 2,689 105
Charleston, WV 5.4% 0.1% 5,141 45
Huntington, WV 5.4% 0.1% 7,916 46
Morgantown, WV 4.3% 0.2% 2,923 77
Parkersburg, WV 5.6% 0.0% 2,163 -18
Wheeling, WV 5.5% -0.2% 3,596 -93
Appleton, WI 2.4% 0.1% 3,186 82
Eau Claire, WI 2.3% 0.1% 2,130 57
Fond du Lac, WI 2.2% 0.0% 1,314 32
Green Bay, WI 2.3% 0.0% 4,067 -34
Janesville, WI 3.1% 0.0% 2,701 -20
La Crosse, WI 2.6% 0.0% 2,086 1
Madison, WI 2.2% 0.0% 8,703 216
Milwaukee, WI 2.8% 0.0% 23,942 648
Oshkosh, WI 2.4% 0.0% 2,342 75
Racine, WI 3.0% 0.0% 3,007 -41
Sheboygan, WI 2.2% 0.1% 1,403 37
Wausau, WI 2.3% 0.1% 1,772 106
Casper, WY 4.4% -0.2% 1,741 -63
Cheyenne, WY 3.5% -0.1% 1,682 -28