Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The May 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 May 2018
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
May 2018
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 4.7% 0.1% 2,175 67
Auburn, AL 3.8% 0.1% 2,816 64
Birmingham, AL 3.7% 0.0% 20,113 292
Daphne, AL 3.7% 0.0% 3,488 41
Decatur, AL 4.0% 0.1% 2,789 62
Dothan, AL 4.1% 0.1% 2,560 64
Florence, AL 4.5% -0.1% 2,987 8
Gadsden, AL 4.2% 0.1% 1,834 73
Huntsville, AL 3.6% 0.1% 7,906 97
Mobile, AL 4.9% 0.0% 9,196 1
Montgomery, AL 4.1% 0.0% 7,144 60
Tuscaloosa, AL 4.1% 0.4% 4,795 526
Anchorage, AK 6.5% -0.2% 13,070 -441
Fairbanks, AK 6.5% -0.1% 2,996 -59
Flagstaff, AZ 4.9% -0.4% 3,747 -346
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.2% -0.4% 4,365 -350
Phoenix, AZ 3.7% -0.3% 87,013 -8,435
Prescott, AZ 4.0% -0.3% 4,171 -267
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.1% -0.4% 2,510 -201
Tucson, AZ 4.0% -0.4% 19,341 -1,688
Yuma, AZ 16.2% -0.8% 14,937 -973
Fayetteville, AR 2.7% -0.2% 7,348 -523
Fort Smith, AR 4.1% -0.2% 4,850 -250
Hot Springs, AR 4.0% -0.2% 1,618 -80
Jonesboro, AR 3.1% -0.1% 2,000 -67
Little Rock, AR 3.3% -0.3% 11,852 -765
Pine Bluff, AR 5.1% -0.2% 1,773 -89
Bakersfield, CA 8.0% 0.1% 30,574 345
Chico, CA 4.8% 0.1% 4,951 142
El Centro, CA 16.5% 0.6% 11,735 421
Fresno, CA 7.4% 0.2% 33,522 940
Hanford, CA 7.6% 0.1% 4,397 51
Los Angeles, CA 4.0% -0.1% 272,026 -3,338
Madera, CA 7.0% 0.2% 4,292 122
Merced, CA 8.3% 0.3% 9,609 294
Modesto, CA 6.3% 0.2% 15,242 608
Napa, CA 3.1% 0.1% 2,283 50
Oxnard, CA 3.8% 0.0% 15,946 -33
Redding, CA 5.0% 0.2% 3,682 155
Riverside, CA 4.2% 0.0% 84,936 183
Sacramento, CA 3.7% 0.0% 39,775 193
Salinas, CA 6.5% 0.1% 14,162 115
San Diego, CA 3.2% 0.0% 51,437 16
San Francisco, CA 2.7% 0.1% 67,984 944
San Jose, CA 2.6% 0.0% 28,338 123
San Luis Obispo, CA 2.9% 0.0% 4,133 72
Santa Cruz, CA 5.0% 0.3% 7,264 504
Santa Maria, CA 4.0% 0.0% 8,562 21
Santa Rosa, CA 2.8% 0.1% 7,287 85
Stockton, CA 6.0% 0.2% 19,453 511
Vallejo, CA 3.8% 0.0% 8,001 56
Visalia, CA 9.6% 0.2% 19,764 442
Yuba City, CA 6.7% 0.0% 4,927 7
Boulder, CO 2.2% -0.2% 4,315 -252
Colorado Springs, CO 3.1% -0.1% 10,739 -290
Denver, CO 2.5% -0.1% 40,912 -864
Fort Collins, CO 2.2% -0.1% 4,449 -119
Grand Junction, CO 3.4% -0.1% 2,554 -109
Greeley, CO 2.4% 0.0% 3,854 -75
Pueblo, CO 3.9% -0.2% 2,930 -143
Bridgeport, CT 4.3% -0.1% 19,973 -617
Danbury, CT 3.6% 0.0% 3,837 -9
Hartford, CT 4.4% -0.2% 27,294 -1,262
New Haven, CT 4.3% 0.0% 13,849 -88
Norwich, CT 4.3% 0.0% 6,139 -55
Waterbury, CT 5.5% 0.0% 6,016 -11
Dover, DE 4.1% 0.0% 3,221 -39
Salisbury, MD 5.1% -0.1% 9,643 -318
Washington, DC 3.3% -0.2% 113,270 -5,253
Cape Coral, FL 3.4% -0.2% 11,397 -693
Crestview, FL 2.9% -0.2% 3,774 -243
Deltona, FL 3.8% -0.1% 11,308 -565
Gainesville, FL 3.3% -0.2% 4,698 -335
Homosassa Springs, FL 5.2% -0.1% 2,470 -97
Jacksonville, FL 3.3% -0.2% 26,033 -1,193
Lakeland, FL 4.1% -0.2% 12,285 -681
Miami, FL 3.8% -0.2% 118,929 -8,246
Naples, FL 3.6% -0.3% 6,268 -385
North Port, FL 3.3% -0.2% 12,256 -432
Ocala, FL 4.3% -0.2% 5,835 -241
Orlando, FL 3.2% -0.2% 43,015 -1,837
Palm Bay, FL 3.6% -0.2% 9,762 -502
Panama City, FL 3.4% -0.2% 3,323 -134
Pensacola, FL 3.5% -0.2% 7,884 -499
Port St Lucie, FL 4.3% -0.3% 9,228 -455
Punta Gorda, FL 3.9% -0.2% 2,807 -98
Sebastian, FL 4.5% -0.4% 2,897 -255
Sebring, FL 5.2% -0.3% 1,849 -75
Tallahassee, FL 3.5% -0.2% 6,695 -436
Tampa, FL 3.4% -0.2% 52,784 -2,501
The Villages, FL 5.2% -0.1% 1,586 -45
Albany, GA 4.5% -0.4% 3,125 -219
Athens, GA 3.6% -0.3% 3,734 -345
Atlanta, GA 3.7% -0.2% 113,130 -8,921
Augusta, GA 4.0% -0.3% 10,832 -1,084
Brunswick, GA 3.7% -0.3% 1,986 -169
Columbus, GA 4.8% -0.2% 6,112 -253
Dalton, GA 4.6% -0.3% 2,827 -230
Gainesville, GA 3.0% -0.2% 3,138 -230
Hinesville, GA 4.3% -0.3% 1,453 -119
Macon, GA 4.1% -0.4% 4,396 -429
Rome, GA 4.0% -0.4% 1,804 -167
Savannah, GA 3.6% -0.2% 6,686 -432
Valdosta, GA 4.0% -0.2% 2,627 -172
Warner Robins, GA 4.0% -0.3% 3,445 -261
Kahului, HI 2.1% 0.0% 1,857 61
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.0% 0.0% 9,468 -144
Boise City, ID 2.8% 0.1% 9,793 248
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.6% 0.1% 2,769 97
Idaho Falls, ID 2.6% 0.2% 1,766 76
Lewiston, ID 3.2% 0.1% 1,030 21
Pocatello, ID 2.7% 0.1% 1,151 46
Bloomington, IL 3.7% 0.0% 3,604 25
Carbondale, IL 4.6% 0.1% 2,745 68
Champaign, IL 4.0% 0.1% 4,927 176
Chicago, IL 3.6% -0.2% 176,539 -10,821
Danville, IL 5.7% 0.0% 1,970 20
Davenport, IA 3.9% 0.0% 7,585 6
Decatur, IL 5.0% 0.1% 2,478 28
Kankakee, IL 4.8% 0.1% 2,784 70
Peoria, IL 4.6% 0.0% 8,324 120
Rockford, IL 4.9% 0.2% 8,165 327
Springfield, IL 3.9% 0.0% 4,285 1
Bloomington, IN 3.7% 0.2% 2,862 178
Columbus, IN 2.5% 0.1% 1,168 90
Elkhart, IN 2.4% 0.2% 2,850 262
Evansville, IN 3.2% 0.2% 5,199 213
Fort Wayne, IN 3.0% 0.1% 6,589 419
Indianapolis, IN 3.2% 0.2% 33,884 2,336
Kokomo, IN 3.4% 0.1% 1,324 17
Lafayette, IN 3.2% 0.1% 3,606 157
Michigan City, IN 4.3% 0.1% 2,075 57
Muncie, IN 3.9% 0.1% 2,180 72
South Bend, IN 3.6% 0.1% 5,851 173
Terre Haute, IN 4.1% 0.1% 3,209 132
Ames, IA 1.7% -0.1% 987 -32
Cedar Rapids, IA 2.8% -0.2% 4,022 -205
Des Moines, IA 2.4% -0.1% 8,545 -350
Dubuque, IA 2.6% 0.0% 1,386 -47
Iowa City, IA 2.1% -0.1% 2,021 -79
Sioux City, IA 2.6% -0.2% 2,382 -165
Waterloo, IA 2.7% -0.1% 2,327 -159
Lawrence, KS 3.0% -0.1% 1,953 -83
Manhattan, KS 2.8% -0.1% 1,314 -29
Topeka, KS 3.7% 0.1% 4,336 90
Wichita, KS 3.8% 0.0% 11,562 -95
Bowling Green, KY 3.6% 0.0% 2,995 -9
Elizabethtown, KY 4.1% 0.1% 2,739 78
Lexington, KY 3.3% 0.0% 8,932 -70
Louisville, KY 3.8% 0.2% 25,801 1,544
Owensboro, KY 4.0% 0.0% 2,237 -18
Alexandria, LA 5.2% 0.1% 3,404 87
Baton Rouge, LA 4.3% 0.1% 18,146 351
Hammond, LA 5.2% 0.1% 2,894 24
Houma, LA 4.8% 0.1% 4,279 89
Lafayette, LA 4.8% 0.0% 10,337 132
Lake Charles, LA 3.7% 0.1% 4,310 103
Monroe, LA 5.1% 0.1% 4,116 24
New Orleans, LA 4.5% 0.2% 27,009 793
Shreveport, LA 5.3% 0.3% 9,956 364
Bangor, ME 3.1% 0.2% 2,169 149
Lewiston, ME 2.9% 0.2% 1,619 123
Portland, ME 2.4% 0.0% 5,050 37
Baltimore, MD 4.1% -0.2% 62,506 -3,070
California, MD 3.9% -0.3% 2,167 -148
Cumberland, MD 5.8% -0.2% 2,603 -94
Hagerstown, MD 4.3% -0.2% 5,608 -337
Barnstable Town, MA 4.2% -0.1% 5,425 -39
Boston, MA 3.1% -0.1% 87,928 -656
Leominster, MA 4.1% 0.0% 3,286 -33
New Bedford, MA 5.5% 0.1% 4,763 128
Pittsfield, MA 4.4% 0.0% 1,959 33
Springfield, MA 4.3% -0.1% 16,294 -108
Worcester, MA 3.8% 0.0% 13,688 -165
Ann Arbor, MI 3.1% -0.3% 6,073 -576
Battle Creek, MI 4.4% -0.5% 2,785 -340
Bay City, MI 5.1% -0.4% 2,573 -230
Detroit, MI 4.4% -0.1% 93,669 -593
Flint, MI 5.2% -0.4% 9,594 -689
Grand Rapids, MI 3.0% -0.3% 17,198 -2,288
Jackson, MI 4.2% -0.3% 3,120 -267
Kalamazoo, MI 3.9% -0.4% 6,636 -688
Lansing, MI 3.4% -0.5% 8,593 -1,300
Midland, MI 4.3% -0.5% 1,752 -189
Monroe, MI 4.1% -0.1% 3,156 -20
Muskegon, MI 4.8% -0.5% 3,759 -419
Niles, MI 4.5% -0.5% 3,325 -376
Saginaw, MI 5.0% -0.4% 4,369 -394
Duluth, MN 3.8% 0.0% 5,484 -135
Mankato, MN 2.4% -0.2% 1,507 -126
Minneapolis, MN 2.7% -0.2% 53,845 -4,538
Rochester, MN 2.5% -0.2% 3,012 -293
St Cloud, MN 3.1% -0.2% 3,519 -268
Gulfport, MS 5.0% 0.2% 8,173 298
Hattiesburg, MS 4.2% 0.1% 2,945 89
Jackson, MS 4.2% 0.0% 11,567 155
Cape Girardeau, MO 3.2% -0.3% 1,566 -115
Columbia, MO 2.4% -0.1% 2,369 -81
Jefferson City, MO 2.9% -0.1% 2,168 -81
Joplin, MO 3.0% -0.2% 2,528 -175
Kansas City, MO 3.7% 0.1% 41,661 1,065
St Joseph, MO 3.1% -0.2% 2,038 -90
St Louis, MO 3.5% -0.1% 51,995 -1,265
Springfield, MO 2.9% -0.1% 6,645 -300
Billings, MT 3.1% -0.3% 2,711 -277
Great Falls, MT 3.3% -0.4% 1,249 -140
Missoula, MT 3.1% -0.2% 1,940 -129
Grand Island, NE 3.1% 0.0% 1,343 0
Lincoln, NE 2.7% 0.1% 4,785 89
Omaha, NE 3.0% 0.0% 14,332 49
Carson City, NV 4.6% -0.5% 1,220 -127
Las Vegas, NV 4.7% -0.4% 51,368 -4,951
Reno, NV 3.5% -0.4% 8,692 -931
Dover, NH 2.5% 0.0% 2,150 29
Manchester, NH 2.6% -0.1% 3,092 -70
Portsmouth, NH 2.5% 0.1% 1,918 31
Atlantic City, NJ 5.8% -0.5% 6,861 -797
Ocean City, NJ 8.4% -0.6% 4,003 -316
Trenton, NJ 3.5% -0.3% 6,974 -632
Vineland, NJ 6.2% -0.8% 4,048 -529
Albuquerque, NM 4.2% -0.5% 18,242 -1,883
Farmington, NM 4.9% -0.5% 2,591 -244
Las Cruces, NM 5.1% -0.7% 4,767 -603
Santa Fe, NM 3.8% -0.4% 2,841 -246
Albany, NY 4.0% -0.4% 17,835 -2,012
Binghamton, NY 5.0% -0.7% 5,370 -687
Buffalo, NY 4.8% -0.5% 26,476 -2,523
Elmira, NY 5.0% -0.5% 1,743 -194
Glens Falls, NY 4.6% -0.5% 2,780 -273
Ithaca, NY 3.8% -0.5% 1,925 -262
Kingston, NY 4.2% -0.4% 3,672 -367
New York, NY 3.9% -0.5% 391,015 -49,620
Rochester, NY 4.5% -0.5% 23,524 -2,642
Syracuse, NY 4.6% -0.6% 14,103 -1,669
Utica, NY 4.9% -0.5% 6,235 -638
Watertown, NY 5.9% -0.6% 2,647 -275
Asheville, NC 3.2% -0.2% 7,351 -570
Burlington, NC 3.7% -0.3% 2,985 -204
Charlotte, NC 3.7% -0.3% 48,992 -3,892
Durham, NC 3.5% -0.3% 10,561 -747
Fayetteville, NC 5.1% -0.3% 7,567 -495
Goldsboro, NC 4.3% -0.3% 2,263 -188
Greensboro, NC 4.1% -0.4% 15,339 -1,240
Greenville, NC 4.3% -0.4% 3,864 -328
Hickory, NC 3.5% -0.3% 6,166 -518
Jacksonville, NC 4.6% -0.2% 2,953 -140
New Bern, NC 4.1% -0.3% 2,127 -182
Raleigh, NC 3.4% -0.3% 24,363 -1,925
Rocky Mount, NC 5.8% -0.3% 3,775 -213
Wilmington, NC 3.7% -0.3% 5,503 -454
Winston, NC 3.7% -0.4% 12,123 -1,151
Bismarck, ND 2.8% -0.2% 1,950 -141
Fargo, ND 2.5% -0.1% 3,471 -184
Grand Forks, ND 2.6% -0.1% 1,472 -33
Akron, OH 4.5% 0.1% 16,393 295
Canton, OH 4.9% 0.0% 9,787 -38
Cincinnati, OH 3.8% 0.1% 42,991 1,259
Cleveland, OH 4.8% 0.0% 49,475 12
Columbus, OH 3.7% 0.2% 39,950 1,546
Dayton, OH 4.2% 0.2% 16,564 848
Lima, OH 4.4% 0.1% 2,122 46
Mansfield, OH 4.8% 0.1% 2,548 20
Springfield, OH 4.6% 0.4% 2,971 263
Toledo, OH 4.9% 0.4% 14,875 1,052
Weirton, WV 6.2% 0.0% 3,130 -16
Youngstown, OH 5.3% -0.2% 12,827 -315
Lawton, OK 4.3% -0.3% 2,278 -133
Oklahoma City, OK 3.6% -0.2% 24,660 -1,432
Tulsa, OK 4.0% -0.2% 19,467 -882
Albany, OR 4.3% -0.3% 2,492 -196
Bend, OR 3.8% -0.4% 3,652 -331
Corvallis, OR 3.0% -0.1% 1,450 -51
Eugene, OR 4.1% -0.1% 7,511 -281
Grants Pass, OR 5.2% 0.0% 1,855 -24
Medford, OR 4.4% -0.2% 4,667 -238
Portland, OR 3.7% -0.1% 48,660 -971
Salem, OR 4.0% -0.1% 8,081 -216
Allentown, PA 4.1% -0.5% 17,677 -2,256
Altoona, PA 3.9% -0.3% 2,272 -223
Bloomsburg, PA 4.1% -0.5% 1,753 -198
Chambersburg, PA 3.3% -0.4% 2,481 -339
East Stroudsburg, PA 4.9% -0.7% 3,948 -548
Erie, PA 4.4% -0.6% 5,606 -795
Gettysburg, PA 2.9% -0.4% 1,611 -216
Harrisburg, PA 3.3% -0.5% 9,700 -1,268
Johnstown, PA 4.7% -0.6% 2,766 -326
Lancaster, PA 3.0% -0.4% 8,442 -1,027
Lebanon, PA 3.3% -0.5% 2,310 -333
Philadelphia, PA 3.9% -0.5% 120,651 -14,667
Pittsburgh, PA 3.9% -0.6% 46,819 -6,863
Reading, PA 3.7% -0.5% 7,712 -1,038
Scranton, PA 4.5% -0.6% 12,488 -1,580
State College, PA 3.1% -0.3% 2,357 -299
Williamsport, PA 4.5% -0.6% 2,488 -393
York, PA 3.4% -0.5% 7,843 -1,069
Providence, RI 4.2% -0.2% 29,429 -1,198
Charleston, SC 2.7% -0.3% 10,007 -1,299
Columbia, SC 3.1% -0.4% 12,244 -1,671
Florence, SC 3.5% -0.5% 3,295 -480
Greenville, SC 2.8% -0.3% 11,898 -1,468
Hilton Head Island, SC 2.9% -0.3% 2,521 -258
Myrtle Beach, SC 4.2% -0.3% 8,065 -636
Spartanburg, SC 2.9% -0.4% 4,597 -646
Sumter, SC 3.9% -0.6% 1,712 -235
Rapid City, SD 3.2% -0.2% 2,368 -220
Sioux Falls, SD 2.6% -0.3% 3,908 -478
Chattanooga, TN 3.4% 0.0% 9,164 -95
Clarksville, TN 3.9% -0.1% 4,449 -73
Cleveland, TN 3.5% 0.1% 2,024 22
Jackson, TN 3.6% -0.1% 2,362 -18
Johnson City, TN 3.6% 0.0% 3,255 8
Kingsport, TN 3.4% -0.2% 4,789 -168
Knoxville, TN 3.1% 0.0% 13,026 -58
Memphis, TN 4.1% 0.1% 26,100 713
Morristown, TN 3.6% 0.1% 1,875 70
Nashville, TN 2.5% -0.1% 26,391 -349
Abilene, TX 3.3% -0.3% 2,582 -183
Amarillo, TX 2.8% -0.1% 3,709 -178
Austin, TX 3.0% -0.1% 35,182 -1,593
Beaumont, TX 6.4% -0.3% 11,029 -668
Brownsville, TX 6.5% -0.2% 10,809 -373
College Station, TX 2.9% -0.2% 3,910 -204
Corpus Christi, TX 5.3% -0.2% 10,989 -509
Dallas, TX 3.6% -0.1% 139,310 -4,611
El Paso, TX 4.3% -0.2% 15,658 -588
Houston, TX 4.4% -0.2% 151,212 -6,288
Killeen, TX 4.1% -0.1% 7,350 -163
Laredo, TX 3.7% -0.1% 4,343 -100
Longview, TX 4.3% -0.2% 4,237 -203
Lubbock, TX 3.1% -0.2% 5,044 -309
McAllen, TX 6.7% -0.3% 23,414 -849
Midland, TX 2.2% -0.1% 2,146 -122
Odessa, TX 2.8% -0.2% 2,297 -112
San Angelo, TX 3.2% -0.1% 1,766 -75
San Antonio, TX 3.4% -0.1% 40,049 -1,530
Sherman, TX 3.3% -0.2% 2,123 -95
Texarkana, TX 4.9% 0.2% 3,233 155
Tyler, TX 3.7% -0.1% 4,081 -95
Victoria, TX 4.1% -0.2% 1,849 -109
Waco, TX 3.7% -0.2% 4,709 -182
Wichita Falls, TX 3.4% -0.1% 2,240 -79
Logan, UT 2.4% -0.3% 1,739 -167
Ogden, UT 3.1% -0.1% 10,090 -543
Provo, UT 2.6% -0.2% 8,082 -526
St George, UT 3.2% -0.2% 2,371 -154
Salt Lake City, UT 2.9% -0.2% 19,298 -1,382
Burlington, VT 2.3% 0.0% 2,882 -37
Blacksburg, VA 3.1% -0.2% 2,782 -169
Charlottesville, VA 2.7% -0.2% 3,285 -272
Harrisonburg, VA 2.9% -0.4% 1,922 -240
Lynchburg, VA 3.4% -0.2% 4,208 -216
Richmond, VA 3.1% -0.2% 21,352 -1,324
Roanoke, VA 3.0% -0.2% 4,767 -304
Staunton, VA 2.9% -0.1% 1,724 -43
Virginia Beach, VA 3.3% -0.1% 27,740 -1,580
Winchester, VA 2.9% -0.1% 2,125 -62
Bellingham, WA 4.7% -0.2% 5,246 -218
Bremerton, WA 4.8% -0.2% 5,844 -278
Kennewick, WA 5.7% -0.1% 7,848 -262
Longview, WA 6.1% -0.2% 2,808 -83
Mount Vernon, WA 5.3% -0.2% 3,137 -105
Olympia, WA 4.9% -0.2% 6,664 -199
Seattle, WA 3.9% 0.0% 82,185 -42
Spokane, WA 5.6% -0.2% 14,589 -473
Walla Walla, WA 4.8% -0.2% 1,525 -43
Wenatchee, WA 4.8% -0.2% 3,174 -136
Yakima, WA 6.4% -0.1% 8,223 -148
Beckley, WV 5.8% -0.2% 2,652 -87
Charleston, WV 5.2% -0.2% 4,992 -198
Huntington, WV 5.5% 0.0% 8,017 -72
Morgantown, WV 4.4% 0.1% 3,002 58
Parkersburg, WV 5.7% 0.0% 2,177 -31
Wheeling, WV 5.4% -0.1% 3,489 -96
Appleton, WI 2.5% 0.0% 3,390 57
Eau Claire, WI 2.6% 0.2% 2,437 139
Fond du Lac, WI 2.5% 0.1% 1,448 33
Green Bay, WI 2.6% 0.1% 4,619 242
Janesville, WI 2.9% 0.0% 2,496 -19
La Crosse, WI 2.4% -0.1% 1,950 -79
Madison, WI 2.1% 0.0% 8,326 -71
Milwaukee, WI 3.0% 0.1% 24,705 557
Oshkosh, WI 2.5% 0.0% 2,360 -33
Racine, WI 3.4% 0.3% 3,355 221
Sheboygan, WI 2.3% 0.0% 1,492 28
Wausau, WI 2.5% 0.0% 1,895 24
Casper, WY 4.4% 0.0% 1,725 27
Cheyenne, WY 3.7% 0.2% 1,741 51