Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The September 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 September 2018
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
September 2018
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 4.7% 0.0% 2,177 -6
Auburn, AL 3.7% 0.1% 2,747 50
Birmingham, AL 3.6% 0.1% 19,392 390
Daphne, AL 3.6% 0.0% 3,402 -26
Decatur, AL 3.7% 0.1% 2,577 37
Dothan, AL 4.1% 0.0% 2,583 -11
Florence, AL 4.4% 0.0% 2,852 -27
Gadsden, AL 4.1% -0.1% 1,754 -41
Huntsville, AL 3.5% 0.1% 7,897 141
Mobile, AL 4.7% 0.0% 8,864 118
Montgomery, AL 3.8% 0.0% 6,673 55
Tuscaloosa, AL 3.7% -0.1% 4,263 -117
Anchorage, AK 5.6% -0.1% 11,189 -102
Fairbanks, AK 5.5% 0.1% 2,522 67
Flagstaff, AZ 5.3% -0.2% 4,175 -23
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.7% 0.0% 4,879 81
Phoenix, AZ 4.2% -0.1% 99,613 -893
Prescott, AZ 4.6% 0.1% 4,777 165
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.7% 0.0% 2,766 42
Tucson, AZ 4.4% 0.0% 21,347 207
Yuma, AZ 16.8% 0.1% 15,976 273
Fayetteville, AR 2.6% 0.1% 6,984 143
Fort Smith, AR 3.7% 0.0% 4,350 -18
Hot Springs, AR 3.8% 0.1% 1,524 42
Jonesboro, AR 3.0% 0.1% 1,939 62
Little Rock, AR 3.1% 0.1% 10,937 310
Pine Bluff, AR 4.9% 0.3% 1,685 107
Bakersfield, CA 7.9% -0.2% 30,413 -286
Chico, CA 4.9% 0.2% 5,151 236
El Centro, CA 17.4% 0.1% 12,876 209
Fresno, CA 7.2% -0.1% 32,767 -63
Hanford, CA 7.9% 0.0% 4,502 3
Los Angeles, CA 4.3% 0.1% 289,154 7,697
Madera, CA 7.0% 0.1% 4,309 60
Merced, CA 8.1% 0.1% 9,505 86
Modesto, CA 6.4% 0.0% 15,603 76
Napa, CA 3.0% 0.1% 2,185 78
Oxnard, CA 3.5% 0.0% 15,009 132
Redding, CA 5.2% 0.2% 3,882 126
Riverside, CA 4.0% 0.1% 82,423 2,537
Sacramento, CA 3.6% 0.0% 39,309 618
Salinas, CA 5.9% 0.0% 13,185 136
San Diego, CA 3.1% 0.0% 50,198 1,291
San Francisco, CA 2.6% 0.0% 67,508 1,767
San Jose, CA 2.5% 0.0% 27,449 746
San Luis Obispo, CA 2.8% 0.0% 4,026 93
Santa Cruz, CA 5.0% 0.1% 7,244 188
Santa Maria, CA 3.8% 0.0% 8,263 97
Santa Rosa, CA 2.6% 0.1% 7,063 338
Stockton, CA 5.8% 0.0% 19,183 241
Vallejo, CA 3.8% 0.1% 7,890 170
Visalia, CA 9.2% -0.1% 19,132 -48
Yuba City, CA 7.3% 0.0% 5,430 65
Boulder, CO 3.0% -0.1% 5,759 -174
Colorado Springs, CO 4.0% -0.1% 14,320 -275
Denver, CO 3.3% 0.0% 53,346 -1,559
Fort Collins, CO 2.9% -0.1% 5,944 -87
Grand Junction, CO 3.9% -0.2% 2,917 -160
Greeley, CO 3.1% -0.1% 5,097 -105
Pueblo, CO 5.0% 0.0% 3,764 -40
Bridgeport, CT 4.1% 0.1% 19,119 721
Danbury, CT 3.5% 0.2% 3,758 187
Hartford, CT 4.1% 0.2% 25,684 1,248
New Haven, CT 4.1% 0.2% 13,210 518
Norwich, CT 3.8% 0.1% 5,515 170
Waterbury, CT 5.1% 0.0% 5,682 70
Dover, DE 4.6% 0.0% 3,669 -39
Salisbury, MD 5.3% 0.0% 9,856 6
Washington, DC 3.3% -0.1% 113,100 -1,745
Cape Coral, FL 2.8% -0.5% 9,614 -1,722
Crestview, FL 2.5% -0.4% 3,213 -481
Deltona, FL 3.2% -0.5% 9,600 -1,457
Gainesville, FL 2.8% -0.4% 3,991 -594
Homosassa Springs, FL 4.5% -0.6% 2,142 -297
Jacksonville, FL 2.8% -0.5% 22,147 -3,273
Lakeland, FL 3.3% -0.5% 9,733 -1,647
Miami, FL 3.1% -0.4% 97,820 -13,186
Naples, FL 2.7% -0.6% 4,615 -1,015
North Port, FL 2.7% -0.6% 10,076 -1,980
Ocala, FL 3.6% -0.7% 4,922 -835
Orlando, FL 2.7% -0.5% 36,861 -6,272
Palm Bay, FL 3.0% -0.5% 8,150 -1,296
Panama City, FL 3.0% -0.4% 2,871 -452
Pensacola, FL 3.0% -0.4% 6,740 -930
Port St Lucie, FL 3.2% -0.5% 6,716 -1,233
Punta Gorda, FL 3.4% -0.6% 2,394 -448
Sebastian, FL 3.2% -0.6% 2,036 -357
Sebring, FL 3.7% -0.7% 1,339 -252
Tallahassee, FL 3.0% -0.4% 5,771 -828
Tampa, FL 2.9% -0.5% 45,029 -7,209
The Villages, FL 4.5% -0.8% 1,390 -220
Albany, GA 4.1% -0.3% 2,789 -212
Athens, GA 3.0% -0.2% 3,130 -230
Atlanta, GA 3.2% -0.2% 98,687 -6,919
Augusta, GA 3.7% -0.2% 9,946 -559
Brunswick, GA 3.2% -0.2% 1,734 -117
Columbus, GA 4.2% -0.2% 5,230 -283
Dalton, GA 4.2% -0.2% 2,584 -116
Gainesville, GA 2.7% -0.1% 2,774 -131
Hinesville, GA 3.6% -0.3% 1,223 -99
Macon, GA 3.6% -0.2% 3,790 -277
Rome, GA 3.7% -0.2% 1,655 -98
Savannah, GA 3.2% -0.2% 6,007 -414
Valdosta, GA 3.5% -0.2% 2,280 -155
Warner Robins, GA 3.6% -0.1% 3,038 -152
Kahului, HI 2.2% 0.1% 1,933 81
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.2% 0.1% 10,192 392
Boise City, ID 2.4% -0.1% 8,433 -317
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.1% -0.1% 2,410 -92
Idaho Falls, ID 2.1% -0.1% 1,444 -54
Lewiston, ID 3.0% 0.1% 948 8
Pocatello, ID 2.3% -0.1% 965 -60
Bloomington, IL 3.9% 0.0% 3,759 -14
Carbondale, IL 4.6% 0.0% 2,718 -9
Champaign, IL 4.0% 0.0% 4,903 -11
Chicago, IL 4.0% 0.1% 195,581 7,799
Danville, IL 5.4% -0.2% 1,869 -23
Davenport, IA 4.0% 0.0% 7,631 49
Decatur, IL 5.0% -0.2% 2,494 -89
Kankakee, IL 4.7% -0.1% 2,801 5
Peoria, IL 4.7% -0.1% 8,337 -214
Rockford, IL 4.9% -0.2% 8,137 -226
Springfield, IL 4.0% 0.0% 4,395 -11
Bloomington, IN 3.9% -0.2% 2,974 -178
Columbus, IN 2.6% -0.2% 1,197 -113
Elkhart, IN 2.5% -0.2% 2,966 -241
Evansville, IN 3.3% -0.1% 5,474 -174
Fort Wayne, IN 3.0% -0.3% 6,517 -657
Indianapolis, IN 3.3% -0.1% 34,948 -1,766
Kokomo, IN 3.3% -0.1% 1,304 -60
Lafayette, IN 2.9% -0.3% 3,271 -355
Michigan City, IN 4.5% 0.0% 2,120 -35
Muncie, IN 3.9% -0.1% 2,154 -97
South Bend, IN 3.7% -0.1% 5,976 -62
Terre Haute, IN 4.7% 0.0% 3,624 -86
Ames, IA 1.4% 0.0% 833 4
Cedar Rapids, IA 2.6% -0.1% 3,779 -63
Des Moines, IA 2.3% 0.0% 8,081 -101
Dubuque, IA 2.4% 0.1% 1,280 9
Iowa City, IA 1.8% 0.0% 1,785 35
Sioux City, IA 2.4% -0.1% 2,150 -96
Waterloo, IA 2.5% -0.2% 2,202 -154
Lawrence, KS 2.8% -0.1% 1,866 -17
Manhattan, KS 2.6% -0.1% 1,258 -30
Topeka, KS 3.2% -0.2% 3,803 -266
Wichita, KS 3.5% -0.1% 10,682 -398
Bowling Green, KY 3.8% -0.1% 3,220 -90
Elizabethtown, KY 4.4% 0.2% 2,988 142
Lexington, KY 3.5% 0.1% 9,466 72
Louisville, KY 4.2% 0.3% 28,297 2,320
Owensboro, KY 4.0% -0.1% 2,261 -31
Alexandria, LA 5.5% -0.2% 3,527 -118
Baton Rouge, LA 4.5% -0.2% 18,810 -1,108
Hammond, LA 5.5% -0.2% 3,027 -138
Houma, LA 5.1% -0.1% 4,444 -154
Lafayette, LA 5.0% -0.2% 10,597 -402
Lake Charles, LA 3.8% -0.1% 4,348 -190
Monroe, LA 5.3% -0.1% 4,238 -62
New Orleans, LA 4.6% -0.1% 27,449 -1,120
Shreveport, LA 5.4% -0.2% 10,051 -415
Bangor, ME 3.6% 0.0% 2,508 -39
Lewiston, ME 3.5% 0.1% 1,959 29
Portland, ME 2.7% 0.1% 5,707 90
Baltimore, MD 4.1% -0.1% 61,694 -1,712
California, MD 4.0% -0.1% 2,190 -104
Cumberland, MD 5.8% 0.0% 2,550 -34
Hagerstown, MD 4.3% -0.1% 5,654 -94
Barnstable Town, MA 4.0% -0.3% 5,216 -293
Boston, MA 3.1% -0.2% 86,486 -7,173
Leominster, MA 3.8% -0.4% 3,096 -297
New Bedford, MA 5.1% -0.6% 4,521 -451
Pittsfield, MA 4.0% -0.3% 1,800 -119
Springfield, MA 4.1% -0.3% 15,793 -940
Worcester, MA 3.6% -0.3% 13,209 -947
Ann Arbor, MI 2.8% 0.1% 5,449 199
Battle Creek, MI 3.9% 0.2% 2,455 149
Bay City, MI 4.5% 0.2% 2,245 96
Detroit, MI 4.0% -0.2% 84,471 -3,592
Flint, MI 4.5% 0.0% 8,198 10
Grand Rapids, MI 2.9% 0.2% 17,070 1,228
Jackson, MI 3.7% 0.2% 2,717 156
Kalamazoo, MI 3.5% 0.2% 5,810 297
Lansing, MI 3.3% 0.1% 8,292 340
Midland, MI 3.8% 0.2% 1,511 71
Monroe, MI 3.8% -0.4% 2,929 -295
Muskegon, MI 4.2% 0.3% 3,261 244
Niles, MI 4.1% 0.3% 2,963 180
Saginaw, MI 4.4% 0.1% 3,885 113
Duluth, MN 3.6% -0.1% 5,095 -151
Mankato, MN 2.2% 0.1% 1,384 70
Minneapolis, MN 2.4% 0.0% 48,695 -511
Rochester, MN 2.3% -0.1% 2,825 -84
St Cloud, MN 2.8% 0.0% 3,204 1
Gulfport, MS 4.9% -0.1% 8,037 -180
Hattiesburg, MS 4.1% -0.1% 2,818 -74
Jackson, MS 4.1% 0.0% 11,185 -130
Cape Girardeau, MO 2.8% -0.1% 1,344 -48
Columbia, MO 2.1% -0.1% 2,051 -83
Jefferson City, MO 2.5% -0.1% 1,845 -41
Joplin, MO 2.6% -0.2% 2,186 -137
Kansas City, MO 3.1% -0.1% 35,196 -840
St Joseph, MO 2.6% -0.2% 1,722 -97
St Louis, MO 3.1% -0.2% 46,108 -2,283
Springfield, MO 2.5% -0.1% 5,791 -270
Billings, MT 3.3% 0.1% 2,869 103
Great Falls, MT 3.6% 0.1% 1,371 52
Missoula, MT 3.4% 0.2% 2,081 97
Grand Island, NE 2.9% -0.1% 1,265 -32
Lincoln, NE 2.5% -0.1% 4,628 -54
Omaha, NE 2.8% -0.1% 13,871 -130
Carson City, NV 4.6% -0.1% 1,215 -24
Las Vegas, NV 4.7% -0.1% 52,023 -870
Reno, NV 3.7% -0.2% 9,183 -521
Dover, NH 2.3% -0.1% 2,021 -99
Manchester, NH 2.4% -0.1% 2,879 -147
Portsmouth, NH 2.3% -0.1% 1,804 -72
Atlantic City, NJ 5.8% -0.2% 7,198 -235
Ocean City, NJ 8.4% -0.2% 3,975 -51
Trenton, NJ 3.8% -0.1% 7,582 -212
Vineland, NJ 6.6% 0.0% 4,352 -36
Albuquerque, NM 4.4% 0.1% 19,055 291
Farmington, NM 5.1% 0.2% 2,706 109
Las Cruces, NM 5.6% 0.1% 5,204 159
Santa Fe, NM 3.8% 0.0% 2,857 3
Albany, NY 3.6% -0.2% 16,525 -550
Binghamton, NY 4.6% -0.4% 4,946 -373
Buffalo, NY 4.3% -0.2% 23,808 -1,156
Elmira, NY 4.5% -0.4% 1,604 -110
Glens Falls, NY 4.3% -0.2% 2,590 -120
Ithaca, NY 3.5% -0.1% 1,794 -49
Kingston, NY 3.7% -0.2% 3,318 -146
New York, NY 3.9% -0.1% 397,756 -4,286
Rochester, NY 4.0% -0.3% 21,276 -1,103
Syracuse, NY 4.1% -0.2% 12,600 -706
Utica, NY 4.4% -0.3% 5,730 -283
Watertown, NY 5.4% -0.3% 2,424 -114
Asheville, NC 2.8% -0.2% 6,370 -603
Burlington, NC 3.2% -0.3% 2,566 -215
Charlotte, NC 3.2% -0.2% 42,459 -3,352
Durham, NC 3.0% -0.2% 8,912 -767
Fayetteville, NC 4.5% -0.4% 6,582 -637
Goldsboro, NC 4.0% -0.2% 2,061 -146
Greensboro, NC 3.5% -0.4% 13,000 -1,205
Greenville, NC 3.7% -0.3% 3,281 -272
Hickory, NC 3.2% -0.2% 5,518 -429
Jacksonville, NC 4.2% 0.0% 2,651 -76
New Bern, NC 3.7% -0.3% 1,882 -185
Raleigh, NC 2.9% -0.3% 20,835 -1,966
Rocky Mount, NC 5.2% -0.4% 3,291 -285
Wilmington, NC 3.5% 0.0% 4,907 -263
Winston, NC 3.2% -0.3% 10,567 -979
Bismarck, ND 3.0% 0.2% 2,029 94
Fargo, ND 2.5% 0.1% 3,384 36
Grand Forks, ND 2.8% 0.1% 1,546 44
Akron, OH 4.4% -0.1% 15,777 -450
Canton, OH 4.7% -0.1% 9,294 -138
Cincinnati, OH 3.9% 0.0% 42,917 -709
Cleveland, OH 5.1% 0.0% 53,044 -77
Columbus, OH 3.7% -0.1% 39,449 -1,098
Dayton, OH 4.2% -0.1% 16,359 -158
Lima, OH 4.2% -0.2% 1,990 -127
Mansfield, OH 4.5% -0.2% 2,362 -131
Springfield, OH 4.5% 0.0% 2,809 -52
Toledo, OH 4.8% -0.1% 14,343 -240
Weirton, WV 5.9% -0.1% 2,943 -59
Youngstown, OH 5.6% -0.1% 13,253 -356
Lawton, OK 3.7% -0.6% 1,940 -290
Oklahoma City, OK 3.0% -0.2% 20,258 -2,026
Tulsa, OK 3.2% -0.3% 15,425 -1,773
Albany, OR 4.3% -0.1% 2,534 -14
Bend, OR 3.8% 0.1% 3,595 40
Corvallis, OR 2.9% 0.1% 1,409 64
Eugene, OR 4.2% 0.0% 7,736 39
Grants Pass, OR 5.5% 0.1% 1,978 43
Medford, OR 4.4% 0.0% 4,621 47
Portland, OR 3.7% 0.1% 49,267 1,430
Salem, OR 4.3% 0.2% 8,583 298
Allentown, PA 4.5% 0.0% 19,753 213
Altoona, PA 4.3% -0.1% 2,592 -41
Bloomsburg, PA 4.4% 0.2% 1,879 75
Chambersburg, PA 3.7% 0.0% 2,822 -8
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.2% 0.0% 4,243 40
Erie, PA 4.5% 0.2% 5,851 300
Gettysburg, PA 3.3% 0.3% 1,854 173
Harrisburg, PA 3.6% 0.0% 10,810 283
Johnstown, PA 5.2% 0.1% 3,109 54
Lancaster, PA 3.4% 0.1% 9,514 111
Lebanon, PA 3.8% -0.1% 2,691 -22
Philadelphia, PA 4.2% 0.0% 131,560 -167
Pittsburgh, PA 4.1% 0.1% 49,710 1,895
Reading, PA 4.2% 0.0% 9,045 167
Scranton, PA 4.9% 0.1% 13,810 250
State College, PA 3.3% 0.4% 2,541 270
Williamsport, PA 5.0% 0.2% 2,773 81
York, PA 3.8% 0.1% 8,835 28
Providence, RI 3.9% 0.0% 27,425 121
Charleston, SC 2.8% 0.1% 10,389 42
Columbia, SC 3.1% 0.0% 12,325 -107
Florence, SC 3.9% 0.0% 3,697 32
Greenville, SC 3.0% 0.0% 12,580 34
Hilton Head Island, SC 3.1% 0.0% 2,649 -75
Myrtle Beach, SC 4.5% -0.1% 8,750 -376
Spartanburg, SC 3.1% 0.0% 4,921 44
Sumter, SC 3.9% 0.0% 1,691 -9
Rapid City, SD 3.1% 0.0% 2,290 -29
Sioux Falls, SD 2.4% -0.1% 3,691 -51
Chattanooga, TN 3.5% -0.1% 9,701 -144
Clarksville, TN 4.5% 0.0% 5,055 -3
Cleveland, TN 3.9% 0.2% 2,242 74
Jackson, TN 4.1% 0.2% 2,638 110
Johnson City, TN 4.1% 0.1% 3,736 119
Kingsport, TN 3.8% 0.1% 5,210 109
Knoxville, TN 3.5% 0.1% 14,687 428
Memphis, TN 4.4% 0.1% 27,981 229
Morristown, TN 4.1% 0.1% 2,146 64
Nashville, TN 2.9% 0.1% 30,162 972
Abilene, TX 3.3% 0.1% 2,487 56
Amarillo, TX 2.7% 0.0% 3,548 -3
Austin, TX 2.9% 0.1% 33,950 389
Beaumont, TX 5.9% -0.1% 10,088 -218
Brownsville, TX 5.9% -0.1% 9,768 -136
College Station, TX 2.9% 0.0% 3,865 -11
Corpus Christi, TX 4.7% -0.1% 9,724 -202
Dallas, TX 3.4% 0.1% 131,747 1,603
El Paso, TX 4.2% 0.0% 15,079 85
Houston, TX 4.0% -0.1% 137,704 -434
Killeen, TX 4.0% 0.1% 7,014 29
Laredo, TX 3.7% 0.0% 4,298 55
Longview, TX 3.9% 0.1% 3,754 88
Lubbock, TX 3.0% 0.1% 4,924 130
McAllen, TX 6.4% 0.1% 21,971 415
Midland, TX 2.1% 0.0% 2,147 31
Odessa, TX 2.7% 0.0% 2,187 14
San Angelo, TX 3.2% 0.1% 1,748 60
San Antonio, TX 3.2% 0.0% 38,292 474
Sherman, TX 3.1% 0.1% 1,959 60
Texarkana, TX 5.1% 0.3% 3,302 182
Tyler, TX 3.4% 0.0% 3,698 -19
Victoria, TX 3.7% 0.0% 1,665 5
Waco, TX 3.4% 0.1% 4,251 75
Wichita Falls, TX 3.3% 0.0% 2,153 -5
Logan, UT 2.7% 0.0% 1,898 -14
Ogden, UT 3.3% 0.0% 10,768 -66
Provo, UT 3.0% 0.0% 9,042 -43
St George, UT 3.6% -0.2% 2,664 -95
Salt Lake City, UT 3.2% 0.0% 21,097 -54
Burlington, VT 2.3% 0.0% 2,850 11
Blacksburg, VA 3.1% 0.1% 2,805 78
Charlottesville, VA 2.5% -0.1% 3,054 -96
Harrisonburg, VA 2.8% 0.0% 1,839 -6
Lynchburg, VA 3.3% 0.0% 4,030 -123
Richmond, VA 3.0% 0.0% 20,229 -471
Roanoke, VA 2.8% 0.0% 4,381 -55
Staunton, VA 2.7% -0.1% 1,632 -49
Virginia Beach, VA 3.2% 0.0% 26,807 -482
Winchester, VA 2.7% -0.1% 1,966 -47
Bellingham, WA 4.3% -0.2% 4,793 -184
Bremerton, WA 4.3% -0.1% 5,271 -44
Kennewick, WA 5.2% -0.1% 7,164 -148
Longview, WA 5.3% -0.3% 2,463 -111
Mount Vernon, WA 5.0% 0.0% 2,988 5
Olympia, WA 4.5% 0.0% 6,075 -94
Seattle, WA 3.7% 0.1% 77,421 2,270
Spokane, WA 5.1% -0.1% 13,194 -355
Walla Walla, WA 4.4% -0.1% 1,389 -36
Wenatchee, WA 4.6% -0.1% 3,048 -18
Yakima, WA 6.0% 0.0% 7,722 32
Beckley, WV 5.5% 0.1% 2,461 39
Charleston, WV 5.0% -0.1% 4,674 -77
Huntington, WV 5.2% 0.0% 7,585 14
Morgantown, WV 4.2% 0.1% 2,893 86
Parkersburg, WV 5.2% 0.0% 1,980 7
Wheeling, WV 5.0% -0.3% 3,216 -135
Appleton, WI 2.8% 0.0% 3,691 -120
Eau Claire, WI 3.0% 0.0% 2,842 40
Fond du Lac, WI 2.6% -0.2% 1,522 -73
Green Bay, WI 3.0% -0.1% 5,323 -208
Janesville, WI 3.1% -0.2% 2,626 -192
La Crosse, WI 2.4% -0.2% 1,905 -177
Madison, WI 2.1% -0.2% 8,367 -713
Milwaukee, WI 3.3% -0.1% 27,290 -880
Oshkosh, WI 2.6% -0.2% 2,480 -177
Racine, WI 4.0% 0.0% 4,003 41
Sheboygan, WI 2.5% -0.1% 1,577 -83
Wausau, WI 2.6% -0.1% 2,000 -75
Casper, WY 4.8% 0.2% 1,839 72
Cheyenne, WY 4.0% 0.0% 1,875 22