Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The September 2019 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 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
September 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 3.5% -0.2% 1,611 -92
Auburn, AL 2.6% -0.2% 1,987 -116
Birmingham, AL 2.6% -0.2% 14,814 -744
Daphne, AL 2.7% -0.1% 2,607 -138
Decatur, AL 2.6% -0.1% 1,889 -103
Dothan, AL 3.0% -0.2% 1,943 -125
Florence, AL 3.4% -0.2% 2,254 -116
Gadsden, AL 3.3% -0.1% 1,439 -73
Huntsville, AL 2.5% -0.1% 5,684 -308
Mobile, AL 3.6% -0.2% 6,862 -348
Montgomery, AL 2.8% -0.2% 4,957 -309
Tuscaloosa, AL 2.8% -0.2% 3,343 -202
Anchorage, AK 5.5% 0.0% 10,857 -33
Fairbanks, AK 5.4% 0.0% 2,449 4
Flagstaff, AZ 5.7% -0.2% 4,479 -77
Lake Havasu City, AZ 6.0% -0.1% 5,271 -98
Phoenix, AZ 4.3% -0.1% 106,518 -2,418
Prescott, AZ 4.6% -0.2% 5,025 -106
Sierra Vista, AZ 6.0% -0.1% 3,036 -49
Tucson, AZ 4.6% -0.1% 23,150 -566
Yuma, AZ 17.1% 0.0% 17,240 138
Fayetteville, AR 2.5% 0.0% 6,898 -8
Fort Smith, AR 3.6% 0.0% 4,273 35
Hot Springs, AR 3.7% 0.1% 1,510 1
Jonesboro, AR 2.9% 0.1% 1,882 28
Little Rock, AR 3.2% 0.1% 11,283 119
Pine Bluff, AR 5.1% 0.0% 1,799 9
Bakersfield, CA 7.9% -0.1% 30,611 -656
Chico, CA 4.9% -0.1% 5,016 -126
El Centro, CA 18.9% 0.0% 13,439 105
Fresno, CA 7.2% -0.2% 32,803 -643
Hanford, CA 7.9% -0.1% 4,585 -76
Los Angeles, CA 4.0% 0.0% 268,900 -2,096
Madera, CA 7.0% -0.1% 4,345 -62
Merced, CA 8.1% -0.1% 9,411 -123
Modesto, CA 6.1% -0.1% 14,800 -207
Napa, CA 2.9% 0.0% 2,128 -63
Oxnard, CA 3.5% -0.2% 14,835 -635
Redding, CA 4.7% -0.1% 3,484 -74
Riverside, CA 3.9% -0.2% 81,215 -2,603
Sacramento, CA 3.6% -0.1% 39,038 -1,269
Salinas, CA 5.9% -0.2% 13,374 -379
San Diego, CA 3.1% -0.1% 49,386 -1,805
San Francisco, CA 2.5% -0.1% 65,382 -2,207
San Jose, CA 2.5% -0.1% 27,114 -839
San Luis Obispo, CA 2.8% -0.1% 3,899 -132
Santa Cruz, CA 4.9% 0.0% 6,945 -78
Santa Maria, CA 3.7% -0.1% 7,989 -251
Santa Rosa, CA 2.6% -0.1% 6,873 -213
Stockton, CA 5.9% -0.1% 19,196 -406
Vallejo, CA 3.7% -0.2% 7,716 -269
Visalia, CA 9.6% -0.2% 19,698 -337
Yuba City, CA 7.0% -0.1% 5,210 -59
Boulder, CO 2.3% -0.1% 4,605 -144
Colorado Springs, CO 3.2% -0.1% 11,501 -353
Denver, CO 2.6% -0.1% 44,068 -1,544
Fort Collins, CO 2.3% -0.1% 4,799 -161
Grand Junction, CO 3.4% -0.2% 2,654 -126
Greeley, CO 2.5% -0.1% 4,227 -125
Pueblo, CO 4.1% -0.1% 3,114 -109
Bridgeport, CT 3.6% 0.0% 16,657 34
Danbury, CT 3.0% 0.0% 3,196 6
Hartford, CT 3.6% 0.0% 22,505 107
New Haven, CT 3.4% 0.0% 11,284 29
Norwich, CT 3.5% 0.0% 4,921 10
Waterbury, CT 4.4% 0.0% 4,948 15
Dover, DE 4.1% 0.2% 3,231 118
Salisbury, MD 4.6% 0.1% 8,788 45
Washington, DC 3.1% 0.0% 106,731 -1,773
Cape Coral, FL 3.1% -0.1% 10,878 -285
Crestview, FL 2.7% -0.1% 3,499 -80
Deltona, FL 3.5% -0.1% 10,584 -243
Gainesville, FL 3.1% 0.0% 4,440 -67
Homosassa Springs, FL 4.7% -0.2% 2,282 -60
Jacksonville, FL 3.1% -0.1% 24,142 -511
Lakeland, FL 3.7% -0.1% 11,069 -339
Miami, FL 3.1% -0.1% 99,753 -2,246
Naples, FL 2.9% -0.2% 5,300 -280
North Port, FL 3.1% -0.1% 11,299 -423
Ocala, FL 3.8% -0.1% 5,276 -145
Orlando, FL 3.0% 0.0% 40,591 -855
Palm Bay, FL 3.2% -0.1% 9,069 -220
Panama City, FL 3.7% -0.2% 3,454 -144
Pensacola, FL 3.1% -0.1% 7,118 -145
Port St Lucie, FL 3.5% -0.2% 7,717 -389
Punta Gorda, FL 3.6% -0.2% 2,633 -77
Sebastian, FL 3.4% -0.3% 2,289 -145
Sebring, FL 4.4% -0.2% 1,577 -96
Tallahassee, FL 3.2% 0.0% 6,253 -89
Tampa, FL 3.2% -0.1% 49,220 -1,060
The Villages, FL 4.7% -0.2% 1,498 -50
Albany, GA 4.1% -0.1% 2,746 -70
Athens, GA 3.2% -0.1% 3,193 -138
Atlanta, GA 3.3% -0.1% 100,414 -3,405
Augusta, GA 3.6% -0.2% 9,648 -549
Brunswick, GA 3.4% 0.0% 1,841 -6
Columbus, GA 4.1% -0.1% 5,019 -168
Dalton, GA 4.3% -0.1% 2,615 -84
Gainesville, GA 2.7% -0.1% 2,818 -103
Hinesville, GA 4.0% 0.0% 1,344 -19
Macon, GA 3.7% -0.2% 3,881 -140
Rome, GA 3.7% -0.1% 1,637 -53
Savannah, GA 3.3% -0.1% 6,168 -149
Valdosta, GA 3.5% -0.1% 2,237 -70
Warner Robins, GA 3.5% -0.1% 3,044 -104
Kahului, HI 2.6% -0.1% 2,176 -55
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.5% -0.1% 11,395 -222
Boise City, ID 2.7% 0.0% 10,241 35
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.5% 0.0% 2,809 -4
Idaho Falls, ID 2.3% 0.0% 1,704 20
Lewiston, ID 3.4% 0.0% 1,062 1
Pocatello, ID 2.8% 0.0% 1,184 -10
Bloomington, IL 3.8% 0.0% 3,561 -54
Carbondale, IL 4.0% -0.1% 2,412 -45
Champaign, IL 3.8% -0.1% 4,527 -125
Chicago, IL 3.7% 0.0% 181,865 -760
Danville, IL 5.1% -0.1% 1,703 -16
Davenport, IA 4.1% 0.0% 7,958 3
Decatur, IL 5.1% -0.1% 2,582 -34
Kankakee, IL 4.7% -0.1% 2,641 -51
Peoria, IL 4.5% -0.1% 8,180 -145
Rockford, IL 5.8% 0.0% 9,759 -118
Springfield, IL 3.8% -0.1% 4,215 -113
Bloomington, IN 3.3% -0.1% 2,626 -45
Columbus, IN 2.4% 0.0% 1,099 -7
Elkhart, IN 3.0% 0.0% 3,477 -49
Evansville, IN 3.1% 0.0% 5,055 -13
Fort Wayne, IN 3.0% 0.0% 6,548 -119
Indianapolis, IN 3.0% 0.0% 31,981 -348
Kokomo, IN 3.9% -0.2% 1,469 -74
Lafayette, IN 3.0% 0.0% 3,221 -78
Michigan City, IN 4.3% -0.1% 2,055 -23
Muncie, IN 3.8% 0.0% 2,035 -30
South Bend, IN 3.7% 0.0% 6,049 -8
Terre Haute, IN 4.1% 0.0% 3,135 -25
Ames, IA 1.6% 0.0% 985 12
Cedar Rapids, IA 2.7% 0.0% 4,022 67
Des Moines, IA 2.4% 0.0% 9,093 32
Dubuque, IA 2.4% 0.0% 1,372 27
Iowa City, IA 1.9% 0.0% 1,891 18
Sioux City, IA 2.6% 0.0% 2,487 18
Waterloo, IA 2.9% 0.0% 2,711 36
Lawrence, KS 2.9% 0.0% 1,884 -21
Manhattan, KS 2.8% -0.1% 1,340 -16
Topeka, KS 3.2% -0.2% 3,914 -143
Wichita, KS 3.5% 0.0% 10,739 -204
Bowling Green, KY 4.1% 0.0% 3,446 -49
Elizabethtown, KY 4.2% -0.1% 2,870 -34
Lexington, KY 3.4% 0.0% 9,406 -64
Louisville, KY 3.9% 0.0% 25,971 -422
Owensboro, KY 3.9% -0.1% 2,207 -28
Alexandria, LA 4.9% 0.1% 3,048 49
Baton Rouge, LA 4.1% 0.0% 17,127 207
Hammond, LA 5.1% 0.1% 2,751 29
Houma, LA 4.4% 0.1% 3,720 44
Lafayette, LA 4.3% 0.0% 9,206 111
Lake Charles, LA 3.6% 0.0% 4,121 53
Monroe, LA 4.9% 0.0% 3,861 30
New Orleans, LA 4.0% 0.0% 24,217 60
Shreveport, LA 4.8% 0.1% 8,813 88
Bangor, ME 2.8% -0.1% 1,981 -33
Lewiston, ME 2.8% -0.1% 1,575 -15
Portland, ME 2.3% 0.0% 4,755 -97
Baltimore, MD 3.7% -0.1% 56,844 -624
California, MD 3.5% 0.0% 1,954 -21
Cumberland, MD 5.6% 0.1% 2,540 77
Hagerstown, MD 3.7% 0.0% 4,991 19
Barnstable Town, MA 3.6% 0.0% 4,719 35
Boston, MA 2.6% 0.0% 74,180 430
Leominster, MA 3.3% 0.0% 2,733 1
New Bedford, MA 4.5% 0.0% 3,939 44
Pittsfield, MA 3.7% 0.0% 1,616 10
Springfield, MA 3.6% 0.1% 13,858 128
Worcester, MA 3.2% 0.0% 11,616 64
Ann Arbor, MI 3.0% 0.0% 5,853 -1
Battle Creek, MI 4.2% 0.0% 2,635 18
Bay City, MI 4.7% 0.1% 2,352 24
Detroit, MI 4.4% -0.1% 95,078 -2,515
Flint, MI 5.0% 0.0% 9,210 -76
Grand Rapids, MI 3.0% 0.1% 17,616 396
Jackson, MI 3.8% 0.0% 2,848 6
Kalamazoo, MI 3.7% 0.1% 6,221 56
Lansing, MI 3.4% 0.1% 8,532 165
Midland, MI 3.8% 0.0% 1,544 16
Monroe, MI 3.9% -0.2% 2,998 -119
Muskegon, MI 4.2% 0.0% 3,341 28
Niles, MI 4.2% 0.0% 3,072 -2
Saginaw, MI 4.7% 0.0% 4,139 -7
Duluth, MN 4.0% -0.1% 5,783 -43
Mankato, MN 2.8% 0.0% 1,715 -23
Minneapolis, MN 3.0% 0.0% 60,050 -1,134
Rochester, MN 2.8% -0.1% 3,526 -74
St Cloud, MN 3.3% 0.0% 3,719 -54
Gulfport, MS 5.4% 0.1% 8,970 302
Hattiesburg, MS 4.7% 0.2% 3,293 102
Jackson, MS 4.7% 0.1% 12,814 399
Cape Girardeau, MO 3.0% -0.1% 1,463 -30
Columbia, MO 2.3% 0.0% 2,193 -86
Jefferson City, MO 2.6% -0.1% 1,891 -80
Joplin, MO 2.8% -0.1% 2,393 -96
Kansas City, MO 3.1% -0.1% 36,003 -993
St Joseph, MO 2.9% -0.1% 1,824 -77
St Louis, MO 3.1% -0.2% 46,591 -1,699
Springfield, MO 2.7% 0.0% 6,213 -150
Billings, MT 3.1% 0.0% 2,693 -2
Great Falls, MT 3.3% 0.0% 1,243 -2
Missoula, MT 3.0% 0.0% 1,961 21
Grand Island, NE 3.2% 0.0% 1,423 -4
Lincoln, NE 2.8% 0.0% 5,268 32
Omaha, NE 3.0% 0.0% 15,288 69
Carson City, NV 4.2% 0.0% 1,116 3
Las Vegas, NV 4.3% 0.0% 48,245 -383
Reno, NV 3.3% 0.0% 8,697 -13
Dover, NH 2.3% 0.0% 1,996 35
Manchester, NH 2.4% 0.0% 2,916 33
Portsmouth, NH 2.2% 0.0% 1,744 8
Atlantic City, NJ 4.7% 0.0% 5,702 51
Ocean City, NJ 6.6% 0.0% 3,178 17
Trenton, NJ 2.9% 0.0% 5,807 56
Vineland, NJ 5.0% 0.0% 3,306 34
Albuquerque, NM 4.6% -0.1% 20,225 -299
Farmington, NM 5.5% 0.0% 2,934 -3
Las Cruces, NM 5.6% -0.1% 5,533 -52
Santa Fe, NM 4.0% -0.1% 3,006 -69
Albany, NY 3.6% 0.1% 15,867 225
Binghamton, NY 4.5% 0.0% 4,795 69
Buffalo, NY 4.2% 0.0% 22,950 401
Elmira, NY 4.2% 0.1% 1,456 27
Glens Falls, NY 4.3% 0.1% 2,524 35
Ithaca, NY 3.4% 0.0% 1,767 43
Kingston, NY 3.6% 0.1% 3,186 33
New York, NY 3.6% 0.0% 358,938 -2,080
Rochester, NY 4.0% 0.1% 20,786 338
Syracuse, NY 4.1% 0.1% 12,599 223
Utica, NY 4.4% 0.1% 5,615 82
Watertown, NY 5.5% 0.2% 2,418 63
Asheville, NC 3.3% 0.0% 7,960 -128
Burlington, NC 3.9% -0.1% 3,219 -45
Charlotte, NC 3.6% -0.1% 50,315 -1,217
Durham, NC 3.6% -0.1% 10,978 -183
Fayetteville, NC 5.3% 0.0% 7,954 -122
Goldsboro, NC 4.3% -0.1% 2,296 -44
Greensboro, NC 4.2% -0.1% 15,845 -209
Greenville, NC 4.4% -0.1% 4,045 -39
Hickory, NC 3.9% -0.1% 6,896 -90
Jacksonville, NC 4.9% -0.1% 3,184 -55
New Bern, NC 4.3% -0.1% 2,231 -63
Raleigh, NC 3.5% -0.1% 26,002 -404
Rocky Mount, NC 5.5% 0.0% 3,588 -13
Wilmington, NC 3.8% -0.1% 5,790 -177
Winston, NC 3.8% -0.1% 12,826 -193
Bismarck, ND 2.6% 0.0% 1,746 -8
Fargo, ND 2.4% 0.0% 3,244 5
Grand Forks, ND 2.7% 0.0% 1,471 -4
Akron, OH 4.3% 0.1% 15,597 411
Canton, OH 4.5% 0.1% 8,997 220
Cincinnati, OH 3.7% 0.1% 42,593 1,019
Cleveland, OH 4.3% 0.1% 44,538 465
Columbus, OH 3.6% 0.1% 39,353 1,273
Dayton, OH 4.1% 0.1% 15,923 544
Lima, OH 4.0% 0.1% 1,953 52
Mansfield, OH 4.4% 0.1% 2,357 54
Springfield, OH 4.2% 0.1% 2,686 80
Toledo, OH 4.4% 0.1% 13,300 129
Weirton, WV 5.5% 0.1% 2,787 98
Youngstown, OH 5.7% 0.1% 13,643 202
Lawton, OK 3.6% 0.0% 1,880 16
Oklahoma City, OK 3.0% 0.0% 20,511 93
Tulsa, OK 3.3% 0.0% 15,585 39
Albany, OR 4.7% 0.0% 2,780 38
Bend, OR 4.2% 0.0% 4,063 7
Corvallis, OR 3.3% 0.1% 1,582 41
Eugene, OR 4.5% 0.1% 8,077 109
Grants Pass, OR 5.4% 0.1% 1,959 36
Medford, OR 4.7% 0.0% 5,004 3
Portland, OR 3.9% 0.0% 52,469 1,234
Salem, OR 4.4% 0.1% 8,949 218
Allentown, PA 4.1% 0.1% 18,114 429
Altoona, PA 4.3% 0.2% 2,606 101
Bloomsburg, PA 4.1% 0.1% 1,752 28
Chambersburg, PA 3.6% 0.1% 2,805 70
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.0% 0.1% 4,153 123
Erie, PA 4.2% 0.1% 5,405 141
Gettysburg, PA 3.0% 0.1% 1,665 43
Harrisburg, PA 3.5% 0.1% 10,563 374
Johnstown, PA 5.0% 0.2% 2,933 95
Lancaster, PA 3.3% 0.1% 9,306 271
Lebanon, PA 3.6% 0.1% 2,629 95
Philadelphia, PA 3.8% 0.1% 119,656 2,687
Pittsburgh, PA 4.0% 0.1% 47,817 984
Reading, PA 4.1% 0.1% 8,827 279
Scranton, PA 4.9% 0.1% 13,479 232
State College, PA 2.9% 0.0% 2,407 63
Williamsport, PA 4.5% 0.2% 2,545 92
York, PA 3.6% 0.1% 8,359 177
Providence, RI 3.6% 0.0% 25,089 117
Charleston, SC 2.4% -0.3% 9,241 -1,219
Columbia, SC 2.6% -0.4% 10,666 -1,367
Florence, SC 3.1% -0.4% 3,057 -364
Greenville, SC 2.5% -0.3% 10,974 -1,375
Hilton Head Island, SC 2.6% -0.4% 2,394 -306
Myrtle Beach, SC 4.1% -0.3% 8,551 -581
Spartanburg, SC 2.6% -0.3% 4,261 -481
Sumter, SC 3.3% -0.4% 1,478 -169
Rapid City, SD 3.2% 0.1% 2,398 32
Sioux Falls, SD 2.5% 0.0% 3,934 59
Chattanooga, TN 3.4% 0.0% 9,338 -120
Clarksville, TN 4.2% 0.0% 4,951 -41
Cleveland, TN 3.7% 0.0% 2,142 -3
Jackson, TN 3.5% 0.0% 2,357 14
Johnson City, TN 3.8% 0.0% 3,521 -28
Kingsport, TN 3.6% 0.0% 5,112 -44
Knoxville, TN 3.2% -0.1% 14,079 -171
Memphis, TN 4.2% 0.0% 27,760 137
Morristown, TN 3.9% 0.0% 2,087 4
Nashville, TN 2.6% -0.1% 28,364 -332
Abilene, TX 2.9% 0.0% 2,247 -11
Amarillo, TX 2.5% 0.0% 3,275 -14
Austin, TX 2.6% 0.0% 31,246 -106
Beaumont, TX 5.3% -0.1% 9,435 -2
Brownsville, TX 5.3% 0.0% 8,702 -4
College Station, TX 2.6% 0.0% 3,547 -8
Corpus Christi, TX 4.1% 0.0% 8,488 -105
Dallas, TX 3.1% 0.0% 122,842 -459
El Paso, TX 3.7% 0.0% 13,410 -19
Houston, TX 3.6% 0.0% 123,029 -829
Killeen, TX 3.6% 0.0% 6,367 -63
Laredo, TX 3.5% 0.0% 4,158 -18
Longview, TX 3.5% 0.0% 3,402 -7
Lubbock, TX 2.7% 0.0% 4,365 -4
McAllen, TX 5.9% 0.0% 20,926 201
Midland, TX 2.0% 0.0% 2,119 23
Odessa, TX 2.5% 0.1% 2,163 54
San Angelo, TX 2.9% 0.0% 1,592 -8
San Antonio, TX 2.9% -0.1% 35,457 -136
Sherman, TX 2.9% 0.0% 1,853 8
Texarkana, TX 4.2% 0.0% 2,682 -42
Tyler, TX 3.2% 0.0% 3,460 -45
Victoria, TX 3.2% 0.0% 1,477 -12
Waco, TX 3.1% 0.0% 3,942 -25
Wichita Falls, TX 3.1% 0.0% 2,003 -14
Logan, UT 2.2% -0.1% 1,573 -93
Ogden, UT 2.7% -0.1% 9,049 -413
Provo, UT 2.5% -0.1% 7,639 -370
St George, UT 3.1% -0.1% 2,348 -85
Salt Lake City, UT 2.6% -0.2% 17,613 -772
Burlington, VT 1.7% 0.0% 2,165 16
Blacksburg, VA 2.9% 0.0% 2,606 -21
Charlottesville, VA 2.5% 0.0% 3,034 -76
Harrisonburg, VA 2.6% -0.1% 1,743 -51
Lynchburg, VA 3.2% 0.0% 3,921 -62
Richmond, VA 2.8% -0.1% 19,582 -496
Roanoke, VA 2.7% 0.0% 4,280 -80
Staunton, VA 2.5% -0.1% 1,546 -22
Virginia Beach, VA 3.0% -0.1% 25,807 -647
Winchester, VA 2.6% -0.1% 1,929 -38
Bellingham, WA 5.4% 0.1% 6,289 120
Bremerton, WA 5.0% 0.0% 6,458 25
Kennewick, WA 5.9% 0.0% 8,665 17
Longview, WA 6.6% 0.0% 3,134 13
Mount Vernon, WA 5.9% 0.0% 3,722 45
Olympia, WA 5.2% 0.0% 7,512 76
Seattle, WA 3.5% 0.0% 76,323 -295
Spokane, WA 5.9% 0.0% 16,403 92
Walla Walla, WA 5.5% 0.1% 1,759 31
Wenatchee, WA 5.4% 0.1% 3,691 42
Yakima, WA 7.4% -0.1% 9,888 -33
Beckley, WV 4.9% 0.0% 2,264 32
Charleston, WV 4.5% 0.0% 4,230 37
Huntington, WV 5.0% 0.1% 7,199 32
Morgantown, WV 3.7% 0.0% 2,550 -6
Parkersburg, WV 5.0% 0.0% 1,932 2
Wheeling, WV 4.9% 0.1% 3,348 67
Appleton, WI 2.9% 0.1% 3,760 159
Eau Claire, WI 3.3% 0.2% 3,018 151
Fond du Lac, WI 2.9% 0.2% 1,660 96
Green Bay, WI 3.2% 0.2% 5,573 314
Janesville, WI 3.6% 0.2% 3,054 131
La Crosse, WI 2.8% 0.0% 2,200 51
Madison, WI 2.4% 0.0% 9,422 302
Milwaukee, WI 3.4% 0.1% 28,261 1,284
Oshkosh, WI 2.9% 0.2% 2,657 118
Racine, WI 4.0% 0.2% 3,982 238
Sheboygan, WI 2.6% 0.1% 1,659 73
Wausau, WI 2.8% 0.1% 2,082 92
Casper, WY 4.0% 0.1% 1,558 13
Cheyenne, WY 3.6% 0.0% 1,727 23