Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The December 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 December 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
December 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 3.1% -0.1% 1,464 -19
Auburn, AL 2.4% 0.0% 1,837 -10
Birmingham, AL 2.4% -0.1% 13,737 -83
Daphne, AL 2.4% -0.1% 2,371 -34
Decatur, AL 2.5% 0.0% 1,799 2
Dothan, AL 2.7% -0.1% 1,727 -37
Florence, AL 3.1% -0.1% 2,093 -14
Gadsden, AL 3.0% 0.0% 1,316 -22
Huntsville, AL 2.3% 0.0% 5,308 -12
Mobile, AL 3.4% 0.0% 6,447 6
Montgomery, AL 2.6% 0.0% 4,583 26
Tuscaloosa, AL 2.5% 0.0% 2,996 -61
Anchorage, AK 5.4% -0.1% 10,541 -91
Fairbanks, AK 5.4% 0.0% 2,393 -22
Flagstaff, AZ 5.3% -0.2% 4,219 -79
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.6% -0.1% 5,016 -75
Phoenix, AZ 4.0% -0.1% 100,206 -2,232
Prescott, AZ 4.3% -0.1% 4,748 -104
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.6% -0.1% 2,879 -53
Tucson, AZ 4.3% -0.1% 21,789 -403
Yuma, AZ 16.7% -0.1% 16,774 -95
Fayetteville, AR 2.5% 0.0% 7,041 2
Fort Smith, AR 3.7% 0.0% 4,408 -2
Hot Springs, AR 3.7% 0.0% 1,523 -11
Jonesboro, AR 3.0% 0.0% 1,949 -9
Little Rock, AR 3.3% 0.0% 11,769 69
Pine Bluff, AR 5.3% 0.1% 1,851 4
Bakersfield, CA 7.4% -0.2% 29,002 -477
Chico, CA 4.6% -0.1% 4,698 -113
El Centro, CA 19.9% 0.3% 14,426 296
Fresno, CA 6.9% -0.1% 31,495 -273
Hanford, CA 7.6% -0.1% 4,440 -36
Los Angeles, CA 4.0% 0.0% 268,921 -1,284
Madera, CA 6.7% -0.1% 4,166 -47
Merced, CA 7.8% -0.1% 9,133 -85
Modesto, CA 5.8% -0.1% 14,204 -179
Napa, CA 2.6% -0.1% 1,966 -54
Oxnard, CA 3.4% 0.0% 14,259 -29
Redding, CA 4.5% -0.1% 3,312 -68
Riverside, CA 3.8% 0.0% 78,962 -180
Sacramento, CA 3.4% 0.0% 37,289 -282
Salinas, CA 5.7% -0.1% 12,869 -111
San Diego, CA 3.0% 0.0% 47,658 -88
San Francisco, CA 2.4% 0.0% 64,005 388
San Jose, CA 2.4% 0.0% 26,592 100
San Luis Obispo, CA 2.7% 0.0% 3,750 -3
Santa Cruz, CA 4.6% -0.1% 6,608 -173
Santa Maria, CA 3.4% -0.1% 7,518 -134
Santa Rosa, CA 2.5% 0.0% 6,599 -36
Stockton, CA 5.7% -0.1% 18,541 -159
Vallejo, CA 3.6% 0.0% 7,373 -62
Visalia, CA 9.3% -0.1% 19,148 -136
Yuba City, CA 6.6% -0.1% 4,961 -61
Boulder, CO 2.2% 0.0% 4,317 -119
Colorado Springs, CO 3.1% 0.0% 11,026 -250
Denver, CO 2.5% 0.0% 41,688 -1,111
Fort Collins, CO 2.2% 0.0% 4,509 -111
Grand Junction, CO 3.1% -0.1% 2,411 -89
Greeley, CO 2.4% 0.0% 4,129 -29
Pueblo, CO 3.9% -0.1% 2,943 -80
Bridgeport, CT 3.7% 0.0% 17,432 157
Danbury, CT 3.2% 0.1% 3,395 50
Hartford, CT 3.8% 0.1% 23,657 310
New Haven, CT 3.6% 0.1% 11,852 128
Norwich, CT 3.6% 0.1% 5,120 71
Waterbury, CT 4.6% 0.1% 5,159 73
Dover, DE 4.4% 0.1% 3,489 26
Salisbury, MD 4.6% 0.0% 8,803 -52
Washington, DC 3.0% 0.0% 102,993 -1,209
Cape Coral, FL 2.9% 0.0% 10,163 -225
Crestview, FL 2.5% -0.1% 3,224 -93
Deltona, FL 3.2% -0.1% 9,923 -219
Gainesville, FL 2.8% -0.1% 4,139 -117
Homosassa Springs, FL 4.4% -0.1% 2,124 -54
Jacksonville, FL 2.9% 0.0% 22,904 -414
Lakeland, FL 3.4% -0.1% 10,346 -207
Miami, FL 2.8% -0.2% 91,652 -4,794
Naples, FL 2.8% 0.0% 5,044 2
North Port, FL 2.9% 0.0% 10,571 -187
Ocala, FL 3.5% -0.1% 4,895 -123
Orlando, FL 2.7% -0.1% 38,030 -906
Palm Bay, FL 3.0% 0.0% 8,506 -172
Panama City, FL 3.2% -0.2% 2,976 -176
Pensacola, FL 2.9% -0.1% 6,739 -136
Port St Lucie, FL 3.3% 0.0% 7,274 -42
Punta Gorda, FL 3.4% 0.0% 2,446 -53
Sebastian, FL 3.3% 0.0% 2,246 40
Sebring, FL 3.9% -0.1% 1,436 -13
Tallahassee, FL 2.9% -0.1% 5,854 -160
Tampa, FL 3.0% 0.0% 46,126 -1,087
The Villages, FL 4.3% -0.1% 1,371 -38
Albany, GA 3.8% -0.1% 2,536 -54
Athens, GA 2.9% -0.1% 2,910 -82
Atlanta, GA 3.0% 0.0% 91,581 -2,562
Augusta, GA 3.2% -0.1% 8,556 -247
Brunswick, GA 3.1% -0.1% 1,697 -50
Columbus, GA 3.7% -0.1% 4,510 -147
Dalton, GA 4.2% 0.0% 2,594 43
Gainesville, GA 2.4% -0.1% 2,559 -68
Hinesville, GA 3.6% -0.1% 1,213 -48
Macon, GA 3.4% -0.1% 3,508 -108
Rome, GA 3.6% 0.1% 1,602 25
Savannah, GA 3.0% -0.1% 5,630 -177
Valdosta, GA 3.2% -0.1% 2,094 -42
Warner Robins, GA 3.1% -0.1% 2,661 -93
Kahului, HI 2.6% 0.0% 2,158 2
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.4% 0.0% 11,145 64
Boise City, ID 2.7% -0.1% 10,328 -30
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.5% 0.0% 2,835 1
Idaho Falls, ID 2.4% 0.0% 1,749 7
Lewiston, ID 3.3% 0.0% 1,059 -3
Pocatello, ID 2.7% 0.0% 1,175 2
Bloomington, IL 3.6% 0.0% 3,397 -40
Carbondale, IL 3.8% 0.0% 2,330 -13
Champaign, IL 3.5% -0.1% 4,322 -30
Chicago, IL 3.7% 0.0% 179,620 -3,411
Danville, IL 5.1% 0.1% 1,679 13
Davenport, IA 4.2% 0.1% 8,106 104
Decatur, IL 5.0% 0.0% 2,493 -10
Kankakee, IL 4.9% 0.2% 2,735 75
Peoria, IL 4.4% 0.0% 7,875 -14
Rockford, IL 5.5% -0.1% 9,324 -51
Springfield, IL 3.6% 0.0% 4,031 -8
Bloomington, IN 3.4% 0.0% 2,662 -36
Columbus, IN 2.4% -0.1% 1,116 -11
Elkhart, IN 2.9% 0.0% 3,339 -60
Evansville, IN 3.1% 0.0% 5,158 -19
Fort Wayne, IN 3.1% 0.0% 6,820 -59
Indianapolis, IN 3.0% 0.0% 31,536 -473
Kokomo, IN 3.6% 0.0% 1,345 -4
Lafayette, IN 2.9% 0.0% 3,172 -30
Michigan City, IN 4.2% -0.1% 2,001 -17
Muncie, IN 3.8% 0.0% 2,061 -7
South Bend, IN 3.7% 0.0% 5,980 -76
Terre Haute, IN 4.2% 0.0% 3,208 14
Ames, IA 1.8% 0.1% 1,092 49
Cedar Rapids, IA 2.9% 0.0% 4,335 94
Des Moines, IA 2.5% 0.0% 9,524 162
Dubuque, IA 2.6% 0.1% 1,513 54
Iowa City, IA 2.0% 0.0% 2,042 76
Sioux City, IA 2.8% 0.1% 2,638 56
Waterloo, IA 3.1% 0.1% 2,825 52
Lawrence, KS 2.9% 0.0% 1,928 12
Manhattan, KS 2.8% 0.0% 1,339 -7
Topeka, KS 3.2% 0.1% 3,904 71
Wichita, KS 3.4% 0.0% 10,675 40
Bowling Green, KY 4.0% 0.0% 3,427 22
Elizabethtown, KY 4.2% 0.0% 2,839 -22
Lexington, KY 3.4% 0.0% 9,355 -38
Louisville, KY 3.7% -0.1% 25,234 -332
Owensboro, KY 3.8% -0.1% 2,141 -18
Alexandria, LA 5.4% 0.2% 3,373 128
Baton Rouge, LA 4.5% 0.1% 18,926 650
Hammond, LA 5.6% 0.2% 3,045 104
Houma, LA 4.8% 0.2% 4,079 132
Lafayette, LA 4.8% 0.2% 10,292 430
Lake Charles, LA 4.1% 0.2% 4,637 215
Monroe, LA 5.6% 0.3% 4,367 196
New Orleans, LA 4.5% 0.2% 26,808 1,025
Shreveport, LA 5.4% 0.2% 9,911 409
Bangor, ME 2.9% 0.1% 2,019 36
Lewiston, ME 2.9% 0.1% 1,581 14
Portland, ME 2.3% 0.1% 4,757 88
Baltimore, MD 3.5% -0.1% 53,417 -1,329
California, MD 3.3% 0.0% 1,856 -32
Cumberland, MD 5.6% -0.1% 2,529 -57
Hagerstown, MD 3.6% -0.1% 4,911 -54
Barnstable Town, MA 3.6% 0.0% 4,594 -62
Boston, MA 2.6% 0.0% 72,821 -615
Leominster, MA 3.3% 0.0% 2,706 -3
New Bedford, MA 4.4% -0.1% 3,813 -80
Pittsfield, MA 3.6% 0.0% 1,558 -26
Springfield, MA 3.5% 0.0% 13,613 -147
Worcester, MA 3.1% -0.1% 11,401 -91
Ann Arbor, MI 2.8% -0.1% 5,516 -111
Battle Creek, MI 4.0% -0.1% 2,532 -59
Bay City, MI 4.7% -0.1% 2,371 -30
Detroit, MI 3.9% -0.1% 84,814 -2,209
Flint, MI 4.8% -0.2% 8,914 -289
Grand Rapids, MI 3.0% 0.0% 17,279 -355
Jackson, MI 3.7% -0.1% 2,776 -48
Kalamazoo, MI 3.5% -0.1% 5,954 -170
Lansing, MI 3.5% -0.1% 8,735 -199
Midland, MI 3.7% -0.1% 1,505 -27
Monroe, MI 3.5% -0.1% 2,658 -82
Muskegon, MI 4.2% 0.0% 3,312 -27
Niles, MI 3.9% -0.1% 2,908 -68
Saginaw, MI 4.8% -0.1% 4,190 -68
Duluth, MN 4.3% 0.1% 6,216 184
Mankato, MN 2.7% 0.0% 1,688 -9
Minneapolis, MN 3.0% 0.0% 61,503 398
Rochester, MN 2.8% 0.0% 3,568 32
St Cloud, MN 3.3% 0.0% 3,833 77
Gulfport, MS 5.6% 0.0% 9,353 3
Hattiesburg, MS 4.8% -0.1% 3,413 -23
Jackson, MS 4.9% 0.0% 13,258 -40
Cape Girardeau, MO 3.2% 0.1% 1,573 40
Columbia, MO 2.4% 0.1% 2,338 82
Jefferson City, MO 2.7% 0.1% 2,045 84
Joplin, MO 3.0% 0.1% 2,616 124
Kansas City, MO 3.2% 0.1% 36,755 611
St Joseph, MO 3.0% 0.1% 1,892 49
St Louis, MO 3.2% 0.1% 48,220 1,322
Springfield, MO 2.9% 0.1% 6,925 356
Billings, MT 3.1% 0.0% 2,751 10
Great Falls, MT 3.3% 0.0% 1,252 0
Missoula, MT 3.1% 0.0% 2,034 26
Grand Island, NE 3.4% -0.1% 1,512 -38
Lincoln, NE 2.8% -0.1% 5,303 -96
Omaha, NE 3.0% -0.1% 15,284 -195
Carson City, NV 3.8% -0.2% 1,033 -48
Las Vegas, NV 4.0% -0.1% 45,173 -1,713
Reno, NV 3.1% -0.1% 8,234 -277
Dover, NH 2.4% 0.0% 2,062 20
Manchester, NH 2.4% 0.0% 2,995 16
Portsmouth, NH 2.2% -0.1% 1,758 -6
Atlantic City, NJ 5.0% 0.1% 6,235 221
Ocean City, NJ 6.8% 0.1% 3,323 75
Trenton, NJ 3.2% 0.1% 6,555 324
Vineland, NJ 5.6% 0.3% 3,713 164
Albuquerque, NM 4.5% 0.0% 19,767 -133
Farmington, NM 5.7% 0.1% 3,044 30
Las Cruces, NM 5.6% 0.0% 5,557 9
Santa Fe, NM 3.8% -0.1% 2,870 -25
Albany, NY 3.7% 0.1% 16,572 313
Binghamton, NY 4.7% 0.1% 4,963 82
Buffalo, NY 4.5% 0.1% 24,268 578
Elmira, NY 4.3% 0.0% 1,518 33
Glens Falls, NY 4.4% 0.1% 2,592 49
Ithaca, NY 3.5% 0.0% 1,822 9
Kingston, NY 3.7% 0.1% 3,299 49
New York, NY 3.7% 0.0% 368,378 1,800
Rochester, NY 4.2% 0.1% 21,939 518
Syracuse, NY 4.3% 0.1% 13,189 251
Utica, NY 4.5% 0.1% 5,730 52
Watertown, NY 5.7% 0.1% 2,567 65
Asheville, NC 3.0% -0.1% 7,379 -224
Burlington, NC 3.6% -0.1% 2,998 -83
Charlotte, NC 3.4% -0.1% 46,889 -1,137
Durham, NC 3.3% -0.1% 10,213 -296
Fayetteville, NC 4.9% -0.1% 7,443 -187
Goldsboro, NC 4.0% -0.1% 2,123 -67
Greensboro, NC 4.0% -0.1% 14,826 -404
Greenville, NC 4.2% -0.1% 3,827 -93
Hickory, NC 3.6% -0.1% 6,382 -190
Jacksonville, NC 4.6% -0.1% 2,979 -80
New Bern, NC 3.8% -0.2% 1,991 -77
Raleigh, NC 3.3% -0.1% 24,276 -659
Rocky Mount, NC 5.1% -0.2% 3,332 -123
Wilmington, NC 3.4% -0.1% 5,244 -180
Winston, NC 3.6% -0.1% 12,046 -287
Bismarck, ND 2.5% -0.1% 1,718 -34
Fargo, ND 2.3% 0.0% 3,181 -55
Grand Forks, ND 2.7% 0.0% 1,486 -8
Akron, OH 4.4% 0.0% 15,707 -255
Canton, OH 4.7% 0.0% 9,414 2
Cincinnati, OH 3.8% 0.0% 43,049 -520
Cleveland, OH 4.0% -0.1% 41,806 -1,111
Columbus, OH 3.7% 0.0% 40,398 -327
Dayton, OH 4.2% -0.1% 16,444 -187
Lima, OH 4.1% -0.1% 1,983 -28
Mansfield, OH 4.5% 0.0% 2,393 -22
Springfield, OH 4.5% -0.1% 2,906 -33
Toledo, OH 4.4% 0.0% 13,252 -203
Weirton, WV 6.0% 0.1% 3,007 15
Youngstown, OH 5.8% 0.0% 13,769 -139
Lawton, OK 3.6% -0.1% 1,873 -28
Oklahoma City, OK 3.1% 0.0% 21,069 3
Tulsa, OK 3.4% 0.0% 16,338 -17
Albany, OR 4.2% -0.3% 2,483 -146
Bend, OR 3.7% -0.2% 3,563 -211
Corvallis, OR 3.0% -0.1% 1,429 -78
Eugene, OR 4.0% -0.2% 7,218 -449
Grants Pass, OR 4.9% -0.3% 1,790 -96
Medford, OR 4.1% -0.3% 4,347 -298
Portland, OR 3.6% -0.2% 48,460 -2,488
Salem, OR 4.0% -0.2% 8,054 -475
Allentown, PA 4.6% 0.2% 20,394 888
Altoona, PA 4.8% 0.2% 2,930 99
Bloomsburg, PA 4.5% 0.2% 1,964 90
Chambersburg, PA 4.0% 0.2% 3,196 167
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.6% 0.2% 4,723 195
Erie, PA 4.7% 0.2% 6,203 268
Gettysburg, PA 3.4% 0.2% 1,875 68
Harrisburg, PA 4.0% 0.2% 11,919 393
Johnstown, PA 5.6% 0.2% 3,322 138
Lancaster, PA 3.6% 0.1% 10,313 248
Lebanon, PA 4.1% 0.2% 3,000 127
Philadelphia, PA 4.2% 0.1% 133,412 4,178
Pittsburgh, PA 4.5% 0.2% 54,331 2,120
Reading, PA 4.6% 0.2% 9,914 320
Scranton, PA 5.5% 0.3% 15,189 597
State College, PA 3.3% 0.1% 2,750 112
Williamsport, PA 5.1% 0.3% 2,931 149
York, PA 4.0% 0.2% 9,362 298
Providence, RI 3.5% 0.0% 24,072 -323
Charleston, SC 2.0% 0.0% 7,780 -161
Columbia, SC 2.2% -0.1% 8,877 -232
Florence, SC 2.6% -0.1% 2,547 -90
Greenville, SC 2.2% 0.0% 9,404 -143
Hilton Head Island, SC 2.1% -0.1% 1,951 -69
Myrtle Beach, SC 3.4% -0.2% 7,051 -463
Spartanburg, SC 2.2% -0.1% 3,694 -71
Sumter, SC 2.8% -0.1% 1,267 -18
Rapid City, SD 3.3% 0.0% 2,535 51
Sioux Falls, SD 2.7% 0.1% 4,237 116
Chattanooga, TN 3.2% 0.0% 9,030 33
Clarksville, TN 4.1% -0.1% 4,923 -42
Cleveland, TN 3.6% 0.0% 2,103 5
Jackson, TN 3.5% 0.0% 2,307 -24
Johnson City, TN 3.6% -0.1% 3,403 -30
Kingsport, TN 3.5% 0.0% 5,019 -22
Knoxville, TN 3.1% 0.0% 13,659 -116
Memphis, TN 4.1% -0.1% 26,691 -428
Morristown, TN 3.8% -0.1% 2,044 -19
Nashville, TN 2.6% 0.0% 28,229 -30
Abilene, TX 3.0% 0.0% 2,330 27
Amarillo, TX 2.5% 0.0% 3,340 10
Austin, TX 2.6% 0.0% 32,075 242
Beaumont, TX 5.4% 0.1% 9,498 37
Brownsville, TX 5.6% 0.2% 9,233 230
College Station, TX 2.7% 0.0% 3,669 19
Corpus Christi, TX 4.2% 0.1% 8,742 153
Dallas, TX 3.1% 0.0% 126,639 798
El Paso, TX 3.8% 0.0% 13,804 84
Houston, TX 3.7% 0.1% 128,105 1,930
Killeen, TX 3.6% 0.0% 6,471 25
Laredo, TX 3.7% 0.1% 4,391 103
Longview, TX 3.8% 0.1% 3,650 100
Lubbock, TX 2.8% 0.0% 4,626 83
McAllen, TX 6.3% 0.1% 22,523 640
Midland, TX 2.2% 0.1% 2,326 67
Odessa, TX 2.9% 0.2% 2,504 126
San Angelo, TX 3.0% 0.1% 1,672 29
San Antonio, TX 3.0% 0.0% 36,574 285
Sherman, TX 3.0% 0.0% 1,955 37
Texarkana, TX 4.2% 0.0% 2,696 -1
Tyler, TX 3.2% 0.0% 3,458 13
Victoria, TX 3.4% 0.1% 1,594 48
Waco, TX 3.2% 0.0% 4,094 58
Wichita Falls, TX 3.1% 0.0% 2,013 -1
Logan, UT 1.9% 0.0% 1,371 -28
Ogden, UT 2.3% -0.1% 7,868 -257
Provo, UT 2.2% 0.0% 6,803 -145
St George, UT 2.6% -0.2% 2,043 -82
Salt Lake City, UT 2.3% -0.1% 15,622 -360
Burlington, VT 1.7% 0.0% 2,196 21
Blacksburg, VA 3.1% 0.2% 2,798 188
Charlottesville, VA 2.4% 0.0% 2,941 -14
Harrisonburg, VA 2.5% 0.0% 1,682 -2
Lynchburg, VA 3.1% 0.0% 3,904 2
Richmond, VA 2.8% 0.0% 19,274 -30
Roanoke, VA 2.7% 0.0% 4,321 32
Staunton, VA 2.4% -0.1% 1,505 -25
Virginia Beach, VA 2.9% 0.0% 25,336 -20
Winchester, VA 2.5% 0.0% 1,899 -5
Bellingham, WA 5.2% -0.2% 6,157 -153
Bremerton, WA 4.7% -0.2% 6,094 -226
Kennewick, WA 5.6% -0.2% 8,373 -193
Longview, WA 6.2% -0.3% 2,962 -108
Mount Vernon, WA 5.7% -0.2% 3,626 -88
Olympia, WA 5.0% -0.2% 7,262 -226
Seattle, WA 3.2% -0.1% 70,748 -2,177
Spokane, WA 5.6% -0.2% 15,711 -463
Walla Walla, WA 5.2% -0.2% 1,701 -50
Wenatchee, WA 5.2% -0.1% 3,597 -82
Yakima, WA 7.1% -0.2% 9,494 -177
Beckley, WV 5.3% 0.1% 2,460 55
Charleston, WV 4.9% 0.1% 4,620 108
Huntington, WV 5.1% 0.0% 7,470 64
Morgantown, WV 3.9% 0.1% 2,678 31
Parkersburg, WV 5.4% 0.1% 2,107 43
Wheeling, WV 5.5% 0.1% 3,819 115
Appleton, WI 3.0% 0.0% 3,877 16
Eau Claire, WI 3.5% 0.1% 3,226 62
Fond du Lac, WI 3.0% 0.0% 1,737 6
Green Bay, WI 3.3% 0.0% 5,794 12
Janesville, WI 3.8% 0.1% 3,259 63
La Crosse, WI 2.9% 0.1% 2,232 10
Madison, WI 2.5% 0.0% 9,680 43
Milwaukee, WI 3.6% 0.0% 29,672 173
Oshkosh, WI 3.1% 0.1% 2,804 33
Racine, WI 4.3% 0.0% 4,280 7
Sheboygan, WI 2.8% 0.0% 1,765 22
Wausau, WI 3.0% 0.1% 2,196 25
Casper, WY 4.0% 0.0% 1,562 -4
Cheyenne, WY 3.5% -0.1% 1,684 -30