Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The October 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 October 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
October 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 3.3% -0.2% 1,527 -83
Auburn, AL 2.4% -0.2% 1,881 -105
Birmingham, AL 2.5% -0.1% 14,060 -746
Daphne, AL 2.5% -0.2% 2,460 -145
Decatur, AL 2.5% -0.1% 1,812 -76
Dothan, AL 2.9% -0.1% 1,825 -117
Florence, AL 3.2% -0.2% 2,151 -103
Gadsden, AL 3.1% -0.1% 1,379 -59
Huntsville, AL 2.3% -0.2% 5,399 -281
Mobile, AL 3.4% -0.2% 6,553 -306
Montgomery, AL 2.6% -0.2% 4,671 -282
Tuscaloosa, AL 2.6% -0.2% 3,157 -183
Anchorage, AK 5.5% 0.0% 10,731 -125
Fairbanks, AK 5.4% 0.0% 2,430 -18
Flagstaff, AZ 5.6% -0.1% 4,389 -89
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.8% -0.2% 5,155 -116
Phoenix, AZ 4.1% -0.1% 104,130 -2,364
Prescott, AZ 4.5% -0.1% 4,914 -110
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.8% -0.2% 2,972 -64
Tucson, AZ 4.5% -0.1% 22,603 -541
Yuma, AZ 16.9% -0.2% 16,936 -307
Fayetteville, AR 2.5% 0.0% 6,964 65
Fort Smith, AR 3.7% 0.1% 4,337 63
Hot Springs, AR 3.7% 0.0% 1,524 14
Jonesboro, AR 2.9% 0.0% 1,931 49
Little Rock, AR 3.2% 0.0% 11,482 198
Pine Bluff, AR 5.2% 0.1% 1,821 21
Bakersfield, CA 7.7% -0.2% 30,048 -548
Chico, CA 4.8% -0.1% 4,940 -73
El Centro, CA 19.2% 0.2% 13,739 297
Fresno, CA 7.1% -0.1% 32,179 -611
Hanford, CA 7.8% -0.1% 4,515 -69
Los Angeles, CA 4.0% 0.0% 269,795 573
Madera, CA 6.9% -0.1% 4,276 -68
Merced, CA 8.0% -0.1% 9,322 -83
Modesto, CA 6.0% -0.1% 14,592 -201
Napa, CA 2.8% -0.1% 2,078 -50
Oxnard, CA 3.4% -0.1% 14,457 -401
Redding, CA 4.7% 0.0% 3,447 -37
Riverside, CA 3.9% 0.0% 79,658 -1,621
Sacramento, CA 3.5% -0.1% 38,114 -913
Salinas, CA 5.8% -0.1% 13,125 -244
San Diego, CA 3.0% -0.1% 48,185 -1,261
San Francisco, CA 2.5% 0.0% 64,213 -1,218
San Jose, CA 2.4% -0.1% 26,625 -508
San Luis Obispo, CA 2.7% -0.1% 3,815 -86
Santa Cruz, CA 4.8% -0.1% 6,894 -52
Santa Maria, CA 3.6% -0.1% 7,800 -191
Santa Rosa, CA 2.6% 0.0% 6,710 -165
Stockton, CA 5.8% -0.1% 18,937 -256
Vallejo, CA 3.6% -0.1% 7,544 -173
Visalia, CA 9.5% -0.1% 19,411 -281
Yuba City, CA 6.9% -0.1% 5,157 -51
Boulder, CO 2.3% 0.0% 4,509 -95
Colorado Springs, CO 3.2% 0.0% 11,382 -118
Denver, CO 2.6% 0.0% 43,363 -697
Fort Collins, CO 2.3% 0.0% 4,693 -105
Grand Junction, CO 3.3% -0.1% 2,576 -78
Greeley, CO 2.5% 0.0% 4,177 -50
Pueblo, CO 4.0% -0.1% 3,061 -53
Bridgeport, CT 3.6% 0.0% 16,943 294
Danbury, CT 3.0% 0.0% 3,260 64
Hartford, CT 3.7% 0.1% 22,947 450
New Haven, CT 3.5% 0.1% 11,496 215
Norwich, CT 3.5% 0.0% 5,001 83
Waterbury, CT 4.5% 0.1% 5,026 87
Dover, DE 4.2% 0.1% 3,351 120
Salisbury, MD 4.6% 0.0% 8,784 0
Washington, DC 3.0% -0.1% 105,306 -1,379
Cape Coral, FL 3.0% -0.1% 10,654 -227
Crestview, FL 2.6% -0.1% 3,415 -85
Deltona, FL 3.4% -0.1% 10,395 -192
Gainesville, FL 3.0% -0.1% 4,386 -55
Homosassa Springs, FL 4.6% -0.1% 2,236 -46
Jacksonville, FL 3.0% -0.1% 23,868 -280
Lakeland, FL 3.6% -0.1% 10,837 -233
Miami, FL 3.0% -0.1% 98,120 -1,653
Naples, FL 2.8% -0.1% 5,129 -172
North Port, FL 3.0% -0.1% 11,023 -278
Ocala, FL 3.7% -0.1% 5,165 -112
Orlando, FL 2.9% -0.1% 40,042 -558
Palm Bay, FL 3.1% -0.1% 8,899 -172
Panama City, FL 3.6% -0.1% 3,326 -129
Pensacola, FL 3.1% 0.0% 7,036 -84
Port St Lucie, FL 3.4% -0.1% 7,492 -227
Punta Gorda, FL 3.5% -0.1% 2,560 -74
Sebastian, FL 3.3% -0.1% 2,224 -66
Sebring, FL 4.1% -0.3% 1,507 -70
Tallahassee, FL 3.1% -0.1% 6,188 -66
Tampa, FL 3.1% -0.1% 48,418 -811
The Villages, FL 4.5% -0.2% 1,448 -50
Albany, GA 4.0% -0.1% 2,665 -81
Athens, GA 3.1% -0.1% 3,095 -99
Atlanta, GA 3.2% -0.1% 97,512 -2,917
Augusta, GA 3.4% -0.2% 9,164 -486
Brunswick, GA 3.3% -0.1% 1,803 -39
Columbus, GA 3.9% -0.2% 4,828 -191
Dalton, GA 4.3% 0.0% 2,624 8
Gainesville, GA 2.6% -0.1% 2,718 -100
Hinesville, GA 3.9% -0.1% 1,305 -39
Macon, GA 3.6% -0.1% 3,747 -134
Rome, GA 3.6% -0.1% 1,597 -40
Savannah, GA 3.2% -0.1% 6,006 -162
Valdosta, GA 3.4% -0.1% 2,183 -55
Warner Robins, GA 3.3% -0.2% 2,895 -149
Kahului, HI 2.6% 0.0% 2,180 2
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.5% 0.0% 11,256 -152
Boise City, ID 2.7% 0.0% 10,289 49
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.5% 0.0% 2,814 6
Idaho Falls, ID 2.4% 0.1% 1,725 22
Lewiston, ID 3.4% 0.0% 1,065 7
Pocatello, ID 2.7% -0.1% 1,175 -10
Bloomington, IL 3.7% -0.1% 3,520 -41
Carbondale, IL 3.9% -0.1% 2,392 -20
Champaign, IL 3.7% -0.1% 4,466 -60
Chicago, IL 3.7% 0.0% 183,134 1,265
Danville, IL 5.1% 0.0% 1,692 -12
Davenport, IA 4.0% -0.1% 7,920 -38
Decatur, IL 5.1% 0.0% 2,555 -27
Kankakee, IL 4.7% 0.0% 2,632 -9
Peoria, IL 4.5% 0.0% 8,048 -133
Rockford, IL 5.7% -0.1% 9,566 -192
Springfield, IL 3.7% -0.1% 4,144 -71
Bloomington, IN 3.4% 0.0% 2,660 34
Columbus, IN 2.4% 0.0% 1,112 13
Elkhart, IN 3.0% 0.0% 3,433 -43
Evansville, IN 3.1% 0.0% 5,118 62
Fort Wayne, IN 3.1% 0.1% 6,762 214
Indianapolis, IN 3.0% 0.0% 31,910 -67
Kokomo, IN 3.7% -0.2% 1,392 -76
Lafayette, IN 2.9% -0.1% 3,195 -25
Michigan City, IN 4.3% 0.0% 2,024 -31
Muncie, IN 3.8% 0.0% 2,044 9
South Bend, IN 3.7% 0.0% 6,056 7
Terre Haute, IN 4.1% 0.0% 3,151 16
Ames, IA 1.7% 0.1% 1,007 22
Cedar Rapids, IA 2.8% 0.1% 4,119 98
Des Moines, IA 2.5% 0.1% 9,186 94
Dubuque, IA 2.4% 0.0% 1,409 37
Iowa City, IA 1.9% 0.0% 1,910 20
Sioux City, IA 2.6% 0.0% 2,529 47
Waterloo, IA 3.0% 0.1% 2,751 40
Lawrence, KS 2.9% 0.0% 1,897 15
Manhattan, KS 2.8% 0.0% 1,344 4
Topeka, KS 3.2% 0.0% 3,838 -72
Wichita, KS 3.4% -0.1% 10,636 -92
Bowling Green, KY 4.1% 0.0% 3,431 -20
Elizabethtown, KY 4.2% 0.0% 2,843 -36
Lexington, KY 3.4% 0.0% 9,330 -93
Louisville, KY 3.8% -0.1% 25,595 -419
Owensboro, KY 3.9% 0.0% 2,185 -25
Alexandria, LA 5.0% 0.1% 3,127 80
Baton Rouge, LA 4.2% 0.1% 17,613 488
Hammond, LA 5.2% 0.1% 2,830 80
Houma, LA 4.5% 0.1% 3,813 94
Lafayette, LA 4.5% 0.2% 9,479 274
Lake Charles, LA 3.7% 0.1% 4,237 117
Monroe, LA 5.1% 0.2% 3,981 121
New Orleans, LA 4.1% 0.1% 24,847 635
Shreveport, LA 5.0% 0.2% 9,086 273
Bangor, ME 2.8% 0.0% 1,980 -1
Lewiston, ME 2.8% 0.0% 1,575 0
Portland, ME 2.3% 0.0% 4,713 -42
Baltimore, MD 3.6% -0.1% 55,855 -898
California, MD 3.4% -0.1% 1,919 -32
Cumberland, MD 5.7% 0.1% 2,575 38
Hagerstown, MD 3.7% 0.0% 4,990 1
Barnstable Town, MA 3.6% -0.1% 4,709 -10
Boston, MA 2.6% 0.0% 74,067 -124
Leominster, MA 3.3% 0.0% 2,729 -5
New Bedford, MA 4.5% 0.0% 3,954 15
Pittsfield, MA 3.7% 0.0% 1,615 -1
Springfield, MA 3.6% 0.0% 13,876 19
Worcester, MA 3.2% 0.0% 11,598 -20
Ann Arbor, MI 2.9% -0.1% 5,727 -125
Battle Creek, MI 4.2% 0.0% 2,621 -14
Bay City, MI 4.8% 0.1% 2,397 45
Detroit, MI 4.2% -0.2% 90,360 -4,710
Flint, MI 5.1% 0.1% 9,368 158
Grand Rapids, MI 3.0% 0.0% 17,746 132
Jackson, MI 3.8% 0.0% 2,845 -3
Kalamazoo, MI 3.7% 0.0% 6,202 -18
Lansing, MI 3.6% 0.2% 9,038 507
Midland, MI 3.8% 0.0% 1,540 -4
Monroe, MI 3.8% -0.1% 2,847 -151
Muskegon, MI 4.2% 0.0% 3,327 -13
Niles, MI 4.1% -0.1% 3,025 -47
Saginaw, MI 4.9% 0.2% 4,268 129
Duluth, MN 4.1% 0.1% 5,854 65
Mankato, MN 2.7% -0.1% 1,697 -19
Minneapolis, MN 3.0% 0.0% 60,126 33
Rochester, MN 2.8% 0.0% 3,496 -36
St Cloud, MN 3.2% -0.1% 3,701 -21
Gulfport, MS 5.5% 0.1% 9,109 140
Hattiesburg, MS 4.7% 0.0% 3,341 43
Jackson, MS 4.8% 0.1% 12,986 179
Cape Girardeau, MO 3.0% 0.0% 1,474 12
Columbia, MO 2.2% 0.0% 2,194 2
Jefferson City, MO 2.5% -0.1% 1,887 -3
Joplin, MO 2.8% 0.0% 2,398 5
Kansas City, MO 3.1% 0.0% 35,677 -316
St Joseph, MO 2.8% -0.1% 1,812 -10
St Louis, MO 3.1% 0.0% 46,275 -308
Springfield, MO 2.7% 0.0% 6,281 68
Billings, MT 3.1% 0.0% 2,707 13
Great Falls, MT 3.3% 0.0% 1,250 7
Missoula, MT 3.1% 0.1% 1,980 18
Grand Island, NE 3.6% 0.4% 1,583 157
Lincoln, NE 2.9% 0.1% 5,308 44
Omaha, NE 3.0% 0.0% 15,372 104
Carson City, NV 4.1% -0.1% 1,111 -6
Las Vegas, NV 4.2% -0.1% 48,002 -251
Reno, NV 3.2% -0.1% 8,666 -39
Dover, NH 2.4% 0.1% 2,033 38
Manchester, NH 2.4% 0.0% 2,972 56
Portsmouth, NH 2.3% 0.1% 1,774 29
Atlantic City, NJ 4.8% 0.1% 5,864 164
Ocean City, NJ 6.6% 0.0% 3,213 35
Trenton, NJ 3.0% 0.1% 6,009 205
Vineland, NJ 5.2% 0.2% 3,428 125
Albuquerque, NM 4.5% -0.1% 20,020 -206
Farmington, NM 5.5% 0.0% 2,961 26
Las Cruces, NM 5.6% 0.0% 5,518 -23
Santa Fe, NM 3.9% -0.1% 2,944 -61
Albany, NY 3.6% 0.0% 16,234 375
Binghamton, NY 4.6% 0.1% 4,898 105
Buffalo, NY 4.4% 0.2% 23,569 631
Elmira, NY 4.3% 0.1% 1,490 35
Glens Falls, NY 4.3% 0.0% 2,567 45
Ithaca, NY 3.5% 0.1% 1,823 57
Kingston, NY 3.6% 0.0% 3,243 59
New York, NY 3.7% 0.1% 363,549 4,818
Rochester, NY 4.1% 0.1% 21,275 500
Syracuse, NY 4.2% 0.1% 12,898 306
Utica, NY 4.4% 0.0% 5,701 89
Watertown, NY 5.6% 0.1% 2,473 56
Asheville, NC 3.2% -0.1% 7,861 -100
Burlington, NC 3.8% -0.1% 3,174 -45
Charlotte, NC 3.6% 0.0% 49,281 -1,041
Durham, NC 3.5% -0.1% 10,822 -157
Fayetteville, NC 5.2% -0.1% 7,832 -123
Goldsboro, NC 4.3% 0.0% 2,262 -34
Greensboro, NC 4.2% 0.0% 15,655 -192
Greenville, NC 4.4% 0.0% 4,007 -39
Hickory, NC 3.8% -0.1% 6,805 -93
Jacksonville, NC 4.8% -0.1% 3,137 -47
New Bern, NC 4.2% -0.1% 2,159 -73
Raleigh, NC 3.5% 0.0% 25,628 -377
Rocky Mount, NC 5.5% 0.0% 3,563 -26
Wilmington, NC 3.6% -0.2% 5,639 -152
Winston, NC 3.8% 0.0% 12,667 -161
Bismarck, ND 2.6% 0.0% 1,746 -1
Fargo, ND 2.3% -0.1% 3,230 -15
Grand Forks, ND 2.7% 0.0% 1,487 15
Akron, OH 4.4% 0.1% 15,894 299
Canton, OH 4.6% 0.1% 9,231 235
Cincinnati, OH 3.8% 0.1% 43,395 788
Cleveland, OH 4.2% -0.1% 43,583 -953
Columbus, OH 3.7% 0.1% 40,361 1,011
Dayton, OH 4.2% 0.1% 16,511 590
Lima, OH 4.1% 0.1% 1,995 42
Mansfield, OH 4.5% 0.1% 2,392 35
Springfield, OH 4.5% 0.3% 2,880 193
Toledo, OH 4.4% 0.0% 13,443 141
Weirton, WV 5.8% 0.2% 2,915 121
Youngstown, OH 5.8% 0.1% 13,785 143
Lawton, OK 3.6% 0.0% 1,877 -3
Oklahoma City, OK 3.0% 0.0% 20,587 63
Tulsa, OK 3.3% 0.0% 15,965 372
Albany, OR 4.7% 0.0% 2,742 -38
Bend, OR 4.1% -0.1% 3,973 -89
Corvallis, OR 3.3% 0.0% 1,567 -15
Eugene, OR 4.4% -0.1% 7,986 -94
Grants Pass, OR 5.4% 0.0% 1,953 -7
Medford, OR 4.6% -0.1% 4,885 -118
Portland, OR 3.9% 0.0% 52,404 14
Salem, OR 4.4% 0.0% 8,904 -50
Allentown, PA 4.3% 0.2% 18,928 799
Altoona, PA 4.5% 0.2% 2,745 139
Bloomsburg, PA 4.2% 0.1% 1,819 66
Chambersburg, PA 3.7% 0.1% 2,943 136
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.2% 0.2% 4,361 202
Erie, PA 4.4% 0.2% 5,674 265
Gettysburg, PA 3.1% 0.1% 1,744 82
Harrisburg, PA 3.7% 0.2% 11,148 576
Johnstown, PA 5.2% 0.2% 3,071 138
Lancaster, PA 3.4% 0.1% 9,773 463
Lebanon, PA 3.8% 0.2% 2,775 135
Philadelphia, PA 4.0% 0.2% 124,935 5,183
Pittsburgh, PA 4.1% 0.1% 50,093 2,194
Reading, PA 4.3% 0.2% 9,273 436
Scranton, PA 5.0% 0.1% 14,021 520
State College, PA 3.1% 0.2% 2,533 126
Williamsport, PA 4.7% 0.3% 2,676 131
York, PA 3.7% 0.1% 8,742 376
Providence, RI 3.6% 0.0% 24,864 -240
Charleston, SC 2.1% -0.3% 8,402 -841
Columbia, SC 2.4% -0.2% 9,662 -1,005
Florence, SC 2.9% -0.2% 2,798 -259
Greenville, SC 2.3% -0.2% 10,044 -930
Hilton Head Island, SC 2.4% -0.2% 2,171 -224
Myrtle Beach, SC 3.9% -0.2% 8,057 -497
Spartanburg, SC 2.4% -0.2% 3,925 -336
Sumter, SC 3.0% -0.3% 1,354 -124
Rapid City, SD 3.2% 0.0% 2,435 36
Sioux Falls, SD 2.5% 0.0% 4,015 81
Chattanooga, TN 3.3% -0.1% 9,188 -145
Clarksville, TN 4.2% 0.0% 4,978 20
Cleveland, TN 3.6% 0.0% 2,115 -25
Jackson, TN 3.5% 0.0% 2,348 -7
Johnson City, TN 3.7% -0.1% 3,470 -48
Kingsport, TN 3.6% 0.0% 5,068 -41
Knoxville, TN 3.2% 0.0% 13,902 -167
Memphis, TN 4.2% 0.0% 27,429 -313
Morristown, TN 3.9% 0.0% 2,083 -3
Nashville, TN 2.6% 0.0% 28,389 45
Abilene, TX 2.9% 0.0% 2,267 21
Amarillo, TX 2.5% 0.0% 3,295 20
Austin, TX 2.6% 0.0% 31,471 220
Beaumont, TX 5.3% 0.0% 9,430 -4
Brownsville, TX 5.3% 0.0% 8,831 133
College Station, TX 2.7% 0.1% 3,597 50
Corpus Christi, TX 4.1% 0.0% 8,509 22
Dallas, TX 3.1% 0.0% 124,214 1,371
El Paso, TX 3.7% 0.0% 13,556 145
Houston, TX 3.6% 0.0% 124,180 1,154
Killeen, TX 3.6% 0.0% 6,389 21
Laredo, TX 3.6% 0.1% 4,214 55
Longview, TX 3.6% 0.1% 3,457 56
Lubbock, TX 2.7% 0.0% 4,451 88
McAllen, TX 6.0% 0.1% 21,384 463
Midland, TX 2.0% 0.0% 2,182 63
Odessa, TX 2.6% 0.1% 2,258 96
San Angelo, TX 2.9% 0.0% 1,614 22
San Antonio, TX 3.0% 0.1% 35,795 338
Sherman, TX 2.9% 0.0% 1,880 28
Texarkana, TX 4.1% -0.1% 2,683 0
Tyler, TX 3.2% 0.0% 3,424 -37
Victoria, TX 3.2% 0.0% 1,496 20
Waco, TX 3.2% 0.1% 3,983 42
Wichita Falls, TX 3.1% 0.0% 2,009 6
Logan, UT 2.0% -0.2% 1,469 -104
Ogden, UT 2.5% -0.2% 8,508 -542
Provo, UT 2.3% -0.2% 7,229 -410
St George, UT 2.9% -0.2% 2,225 -125
Salt Lake City, UT 2.5% -0.1% 16,637 -975
Burlington, VT 1.7% 0.0% 2,164 -1
Blacksburg, VA 2.9% 0.0% 2,598 -10
Charlottesville, VA 2.4% -0.1% 2,969 -65
Harrisonburg, VA 2.5% -0.1% 1,696 -47
Lynchburg, VA 3.1% -0.1% 3,898 -24
Richmond, VA 2.8% 0.0% 19,371 -200
Roanoke, VA 2.7% 0.0% 4,258 -24
Staunton, VA 2.5% 0.0% 1,535 -11
Virginia Beach, VA 3.0% 0.0% 25,499 -293
Winchester, VA 2.6% 0.0% 1,907 -23
Bellingham, WA 5.4% 0.0% 6,319 69
Bremerton, WA 5.0% 0.0% 6,405 -20
Kennewick, WA 5.9% 0.0% 8,617 -9
Longview, WA 6.6% 0.0% 3,114 1
Mount Vernon, WA 5.9% 0.0% 3,723 23
Olympia, WA 5.2% 0.0% 7,518 44
Seattle, WA 3.5% 0.0% 75,807 -593
Spokane, WA 5.8% 0.0% 16,311 9
Walla Walla, WA 5.5% 0.1% 1,762 12
Wenatchee, WA 5.3% 0.0% 3,681 6
Yakima, WA 7.3% -0.1% 9,747 -98
Beckley, WV 5.0% 0.1% 2,332 69
Charleston, WV 4.6% 0.1% 4,344 113
Huntington, WV 5.0% 0.0% 7,293 95
Morgantown, WV 3.8% 0.1% 2,583 33
Parkersburg, WV 5.1% 0.1% 1,993 59
Wheeling, WV 5.1% 0.2% 3,517 166
Appleton, WI 2.9% 0.0% 3,829 69
Eau Claire, WI 3.4% 0.1% 3,126 108
Fond du Lac, WI 3.0% 0.1% 1,709 49
Green Bay, WI 3.2% 0.0% 5,736 162
Janesville, WI 3.6% 0.0% 3,125 70
La Crosse, WI 2.8% 0.0% 2,213 13
Madison, WI 2.5% 0.0% 9,546 123
Milwaukee, WI 3.5% 0.1% 28,986 723
Oshkosh, WI 3.0% 0.1% 2,726 66
Racine, WI 4.2% 0.2% 4,159 177
Sheboygan, WI 2.7% 0.1% 1,705 46
Wausau, WI 2.9% 0.1% 2,141 59
Casper, WY 4.0% 0.0% 1,562 4
Cheyenne, WY 3.6% 0.0% 1,723 -4