Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The December 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 December 2018
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
December 2018
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 4.4% 0.0% 2,052 13
Auburn, AL 3.4% 0.0% 2,548 -20
Birmingham, AL 3.5% 0.0% 18,893 -51
Daphne, AL 3.4% 0.0% 3,201 -48
Decatur, AL 3.5% -0.1% 2,442 -59
Dothan, AL 3.9% 0.0% 2,436 -9
Florence, AL 4.2% 0.0% 2,733 -14
Gadsden, AL 3.8% 0.0% 1,654 -4
Huntsville, AL 3.3% 0.0% 7,479 -109
Mobile, AL 4.5% 0.1% 8,512 85
Montgomery, AL 3.7% 0.1% 6,445 104
Tuscaloosa, AL 3.5% 0.0% 4,007 -73
Anchorage, AK 5.7% 0.0% 11,351 43
Fairbanks, AK 5.7% 0.1% 2,598 61
Flagstaff, AZ 5.9% 0.7% 4,671 597
Lake Havasu City, AZ 6.2% 0.6% 5,436 629
Phoenix, AZ 4.5% 0.5% 108,657 12,052
Prescott, AZ 4.8% 0.4% 5,128 450
Sierra Vista, AZ 6.0% 0.5% 3,024 275
Tucson, AZ 4.7% 0.5% 23,357 2,502
Yuma, AZ 17.2% 0.6% 16,914 550
Fayetteville, AR 2.8% 0.0% 7,652 55
Fort Smith, AR 3.8% 0.1% 4,416 13
Hot Springs, AR 4.1% -0.1% 1,652 -18
Jonesboro, AR 3.2% -0.1% 2,100 -43
Little Rock, AR 3.5% 0.1% 12,523 237
Pine Bluff, AR 5.4% -0.1% 1,864 -32
Bakersfield, CA 7.5% 0.0% 29,077 -32
Chico, CA 5.3% 0.6% 5,621 617
El Centro, CA 18.2% 0.2% 13,630 127
Fresno, CA 7.1% 0.1% 32,820 822
Hanford, CA 7.6% 0.2% 4,447 146
Los Angeles, CA 4.5% 0.2% 304,205 8,373
Madera, CA 6.6% 0.0% 4,146 48
Merced, CA 7.7% 0.1% 9,162 94
Modesto, CA 6.2% 0.1% 15,239 205
Napa, CA 2.8% 0.2% 2,046 100
Oxnard, CA 3.8% 0.2% 16,287 601
Redding, CA 4.8% 0.0% 3,668 20
Riverside, CA 4.2% 0.1% 88,693 3,311
Sacramento, CA 3.7% 0.1% 41,406 1,580
Salinas, CA 6.0% 0.1% 13,561 465
San Diego, CA 3.4% 0.2% 54,809 2,388
San Francisco, CA 2.8% 0.2% 73,306 4,102
San Jose, CA 2.6% 0.1% 29,570 1,440
San Luis Obispo, CA 2.9% 0.1% 4,239 178
Santa Cruz, CA 4.6% 0.0% 6,700 -78
Santa Maria, CA 3.7% 0.1% 8,105 152
Santa Rosa, CA 2.7% 0.1% 7,314 349
Stockton, CA 5.9% 0.2% 19,589 672
Vallejo, CA 3.9% 0.1% 8,296 331
Visalia, CA 9.1% 0.0% 19,097 -40
Yuba City, CA 7.0% 0.1% 5,277 148
Boulder, CO 3.3% 0.3% 6,508 670
Colorado Springs, CO 4.5% 0.4% 16,595 1,852
Denver, CO 3.7% 0.3% 61,530 5,810
Fort Collins, CO 3.3% 0.3% 6,727 624
Grand Junction, CO 4.5% 0.3% 3,457 275
Greeley, CO 3.5% 0.3% 5,873 550
Pueblo, CO 5.8% 0.6% 4,452 474
Bridgeport, CT 3.7% 0.1% 17,656 566
Danbury, CT 3.2% 0.1% 3,487 100
Hartford, CT 3.7% 0.1% 23,389 624
New Haven, CT 3.7% 0.2% 12,194 514
Norwich, CT 3.6% 0.2% 5,311 322
Waterbury, CT 4.7% 0.1% 5,235 58
Dover, DE 3.6% 0.0% 2,850 -40
Salisbury, MD 4.6% 0.0% 8,795 115
Washington, DC 3.1% -0.1% 106,082 -3,168
Cape Coral, FL 3.3% 0.3% 11,374 1,150
Crestview, FL 2.8% 0.3% 3,643 298
Deltona, FL 3.6% 0.3% 10,864 947
Gainesville, FL 3.1% 0.3% 4,525 455
Homosassa Springs, FL 5.0% 0.4% 2,414 195
Jacksonville, FL 3.2% 0.2% 25,323 2,357
Lakeland, FL 3.8% 0.4% 11,463 1,182
Miami, FL 3.4% 0.2% 109,038 8,338
Naples, FL 3.4% 0.4% 6,019 807
North Port, FL 3.3% 0.4% 12,143 1,315
Ocala, FL 4.0% 0.3% 5,524 480
Orlando, FL 3.0% 0.3% 41,576 4,154
Palm Bay, FL 3.4% 0.3% 9,332 951
Panama City, FL 5.6% 0.5% 5,438 507
Pensacola, FL 3.3% 0.3% 7,581 717
Port St Lucie, FL 4.0% 0.5% 8,525 1,085
Punta Gorda, FL 3.9% 0.4% 2,801 288
Sebastian, FL 4.3% 0.5% 2,789 370
Sebring, FL 4.7% 0.7% 1,704 253
Tallahassee, FL 3.3% 0.2% 6,545 613
Tampa, FL 3.3% 0.3% 51,024 4,854
The Villages, FL 4.9% 0.4% 1,529 143
Albany, GA 4.7% 0.2% 3,207 145
Athens, GA 3.4% 0.2% 3,594 179
Atlanta, GA 3.6% 0.2% 111,354 7,541
Augusta, GA 4.0% 0.3% 10,685 580
Brunswick, GA 3.7% 0.2% 1,993 110
Columbus, GA 4.4% 0.2% 5,542 241
Dalton, GA 4.7% 0.4% 2,886 244
Gainesville, GA 3.0% 0.2% 3,098 164
Hinesville, GA 3.9% 0.1% 1,336 48
Macon, GA 4.2% 0.1% 4,446 141
Rome, GA 4.5% 0.5% 1,972 188
Savannah, GA 3.5% 0.1% 6,471 313
Valdosta, GA 3.8% 0.2% 2,484 116
Warner Robins, GA 4.1% -0.2% 3,548 -175
Kahului, HI 2.6% 0.0% 2,212 -13
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.5% 0.1% 11,793 452
Boise City, ID 2.6% 0.2% 9,558 832
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.3% 0.2% 2,586 168
Idaho Falls, ID 2.3% 0.1% 1,583 46
Lewiston, ID 3.3% 0.2% 1,085 74
Pocatello, ID 2.6% 0.1% 1,121 60
Bloomington, IL 4.5% 0.3% 4,380 242
Carbondale, IL 5.2% 0.3% 3,076 170
Champaign, IL 4.5% 0.2% 5,467 130
Chicago, IL 4.2% -0.1% 206,987 -4,088
Danville, IL 6.2% 0.5% 2,126 155
Davenport, IA 4.3% 0.3% 8,375 601
Decatur, IL 6.0% 0.4% 2,986 186
Kankakee, IL 5.6% 0.5% 3,333 276
Peoria, IL 5.5% 0.5% 9,713 753
Rockford, IL 6.9% -1.4% 11,647 -2,589
Springfield, IL 4.8% 0.5% 5,296 512
Bloomington, IN 4.1% -0.3% 3,077 -241
Columbus, IN 2.8% -0.1% 1,287 -52
Elkhart, IN 2.9% 0.0% 3,397 -37
Evansville, IN 3.3% -0.3% 5,401 -477
Fort Wayne, IN 3.1% -0.2% 6,869 -384
Indianapolis, IN 3.3% -0.3% 35,011 -3,258
Kokomo, IN 4.4% -2.0% 1,789 -885
Lafayette, IN 3.1% -0.2% 3,600 -163
Michigan City, IN 4.7% -0.1% 2,227 -82
Muncie, IN 4.1% -0.3% 2,289 -142
South Bend, IN 3.9% -0.1% 6,276 -159
Terre Haute, IN 4.8% -0.2% 3,765 -152
Ames, IA 1.5% 0.0% 904 20
Cedar Rapids, IA 2.6% 0.0% 3,772 38
Des Moines, IA 2.3% 0.1% 8,341 386
Dubuque, IA 2.4% 0.0% 1,276 -15
Iowa City, IA 1.9% 0.0% 1,866 38
Sioux City, IA 2.5% 0.3% 2,307 266
Waterloo, IA 2.4% 0.2% 2,130 232
Lawrence, KS 3.1% 0.1% 2,038 88
Manhattan, KS 3.0% 0.2% 1,430 87
Topeka, KS 3.6% 0.2% 4,342 318
Wichita, KS 3.6% 0.1% 11,295 394
Bowling Green, KY 3.6% 0.0% 2,991 -12
Elizabethtown, KY 4.0% 0.0% 2,715 -8
Lexington, KY 3.3% 0.0% 9,028 2
Louisville, KY 3.8% -0.1% 25,484 -370
Owensboro, KY 3.7% -0.1% 2,038 -104
Alexandria, LA 5.3% -0.1% 3,377 -67
Baton Rouge, LA 4.2% -0.1% 17,763 -377
Hammond, LA 5.3% 0.0% 2,968 19
Houma, LA 4.8% -0.1% 4,133 -119
Lafayette, LA 4.9% 0.0% 10,241 -123
Lake Charles, LA 3.6% -0.1% 4,219 -38
Monroe, LA 5.5% 0.0% 4,429 52
New Orleans, LA 4.5% -0.1% 27,197 -254
Shreveport, LA 5.3% 0.0% 9,821 -80
Bangor, ME 3.5% -0.1% 2,475 -27
Lewiston, ME 3.3% -0.1% 1,839 -64
Portland, ME 2.8% 0.1% 5,904 131
Baltimore, MD 3.7% 0.0% 56,302 -94
California, MD 3.5% -0.1% 1,936 -66
Cumberland, MD 5.3% -0.1% 2,331 -74
Hagerstown, MD 3.9% -0.2% 5,250 -190
Barnstable Town, MA 3.8% 0.0% 4,933 -7
Boston, MA 2.8% 0.0% 78,745 -1,002
Leominster, MA 3.6% 0.1% 2,930 48
New Bedford, MA 4.3% -0.2% 3,809 -191
Pittsfield, MA 3.9% 0.0% 1,731 0
Springfield, MA 3.8% 0.0% 14,533 -89
Worcester, MA 3.3% 0.0% 12,131 -41
Ann Arbor, MI 3.2% 0.1% 6,259 209
Battle Creek, MI 4.4% 0.2% 2,762 104
Bay City, MI 4.8% 0.1% 2,401 11
Detroit, MI 4.1% 0.1% 87,233 2,448
Flint, MI 4.9% 0.1% 8,859 150
Grand Rapids, MI 3.1% 0.0% 18,286 181
Jackson, MI 4.1% 0.1% 3,032 104
Kalamazoo, MI 3.8% 0.1% 6,331 187
Lansing, MI 3.6% -0.1% 9,025 -328
Midland, MI 4.0% 0.1% 1,597 36
Monroe, MI 4.5% 0.0% 3,422 -11
Muskegon, MI 4.7% 0.2% 3,625 142
Niles, MI 4.4% 0.2% 3,237 118
Saginaw, MI 4.8% 0.1% 4,214 109
Duluth, MN 4.0% 0.3% 5,757 451
Mankato, MN 2.4% 0.2% 1,533 125
Minneapolis, MN 2.7% 0.2% 55,335 4,157
Rochester, MN 2.7% 0.2% 3,252 236
St Cloud, MN 3.1% 0.2% 3,558 260
Gulfport, MS 4.9% 0.3% 8,045 560
Hattiesburg, MS 4.2% 0.3% 2,909 175
Jackson, MS 4.2% 0.2% 11,343 484
Cape Girardeau, MO 3.1% 0.2% 1,518 112
Columbia, MO 2.4% 0.2% 2,311 198
Jefferson City, MO 2.8% 0.2% 2,062 157
Joplin, MO 3.0% 0.3% 2,524 223
Kansas City, MO 3.3% 0.1% 38,349 2,238
St Joseph, MO 3.0% 0.3% 2,002 200
St Louis, MO 3.6% 0.3% 52,709 4,301
Springfield, MO 2.8% 0.2% 6,583 612
Billings, MT 3.3% 0.0% 2,923 32
Great Falls, MT 3.5% 0.1% 1,335 42
Missoula, MT 3.4% 0.1% 2,156 86
Grand Island, NE 2.9% 0.0% 1,275 4
Lincoln, NE 2.5% -0.1% 4,483 -247
Omaha, NE 2.9% 0.0% 14,033 -131
Carson City, NV 4.5% 0.1% 1,190 21
Las Vegas, NV 4.6% 0.1% 51,449 951
Reno, NV 3.6% 0.1% 9,280 134
Dover, NH 2.2% 0.0% 1,936 11
Manchester, NH 2.3% 0.0% 2,712 6
Portsmouth, NH 2.2% 0.0% 1,704 -22
Atlantic City, NJ 5.2% 0.4% 6,403 532
Ocean City, NJ 7.5% 0.4% 3,560 185
Trenton, NJ 3.4% 0.2% 6,801 434
Vineland, NJ 5.9% 0.4% 3,862 268
Albuquerque, NM 4.7% 0.3% 20,832 1,403
Farmington, NM 5.6% 0.3% 3,043 209
Las Cruces, NM 6.1% 0.4% 5,751 348
Santa Fe, NM 4.3% 0.3% 3,174 181
Albany, NY 3.4% 0.0% 15,846 350
Binghamton, NY 4.2% 0.1% 4,619 138
Buffalo, NY 4.1% 0.1% 22,681 460
Elmira, NY 4.2% 0.2% 1,481 61
Glens Falls, NY 3.9% 0.1% 2,452 109
Ithaca, NY 3.2% 0.0% 1,695 12
Kingston, NY 3.5% 0.1% 3,222 119
New York, NY 3.9% 0.3% 391,306 26,400
Rochester, NY 3.9% 0.1% 20,634 641
Syracuse, NY 4.0% 0.1% 12,471 477
Utica, NY 4.2% 0.1% 5,474 137
Watertown, NY 5.0% 0.1% 2,283 47
Asheville, NC 3.2% 0.3% 7,307 611
Burlington, NC 3.7% 0.4% 2,943 257
Charlotte, NC 3.4% 0.2% 46,387 2,897
Durham, NC 3.3% 0.2% 9,997 719
Fayetteville, NC 4.9% 0.3% 7,341 557
Goldsboro, NC 4.3% 0.3% 2,263 166
Greensboro, NC 4.0% 0.3% 14,738 1,009
Greenville, NC 4.1% 0.2% 3,684 236
Hickory, NC 3.7% 0.5% 6,455 706
Jacksonville, NC 4.3% 0.1% 2,797 94
New Bern, NC 4.2% 0.2% 2,175 116
Raleigh, NC 3.3% 0.3% 23,516 1,815
Rocky Mount, NC 5.2% 0.2% 3,354 156
Wilmington, NC 3.8% 0.1% 5,560 211
Winston, NC 3.6% 0.2% 11,995 933
Bismarck, ND 2.6% -0.2% 1,785 -101
Fargo, ND 2.3% -0.1% 3,141 -126
Grand Forks, ND 2.7% 0.0% 1,484 -23
Akron, OH 4.8% 0.3% 17,554 1,161
Canton, OH 5.2% 0.3% 10,454 695
Cincinnati, OH 4.2% 0.3% 46,510 2,855
Cleveland, OH 5.1% 0.0% 53,081 47
Columbus, OH 4.2% 0.4% 45,393 4,057
Dayton, OH 4.7% 0.3% 18,423 1,476
Lima, OH 4.6% 0.3% 2,218 187
Mansfield, OH 5.1% 0.4% 2,694 221
Springfield, OH 4.8% 0.3% 3,073 230
Toledo, OH 5.2% 0.2% 15,790 638
Weirton, WV 6.1% 0.1% 3,079 80
Youngstown, OH 6.0% 0.2% 14,463 713
Lawton, OK 3.5% 0.0% 1,811 8
Oklahoma City, OK 2.9% 0.1% 19,764 659
Tulsa, OK 3.2% 0.2% 15,212 523
Albany, OR 4.9% 0.1% 2,860 43
Bend, OR 4.4% 0.3% 4,225 242
Corvallis, OR 3.3% 0.0% 1,582 -8
Eugene, OR 4.6% 0.1% 8,312 102
Grants Pass, OR 5.9% 0.1% 2,122 40
Medford, OR 5.1% 0.2% 5,353 262
Portland, OR 4.1% 0.1% 53,833 613
Salem, OR 4.5% 0.0% 9,019 4
Allentown, PA 4.5% 0.1% 19,579 320
Altoona, PA 4.1% -0.1% 2,481 -44
Bloomsburg, PA 4.5% 0.1% 1,937 56
Chambersburg, PA 3.5% 0.0% 2,751 27
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.4% 0.1% 4,433 81
Erie, PA 4.7% 0.1% 6,044 91
Gettysburg, PA 3.2% 0.0% 1,806 -17
Harrisburg, PA 3.7% 0.0% 11,040 108
Johnstown, PA 5.1% 0.0% 3,041 33
Lancaster, PA 3.4% 0.0% 9,609 79
Lebanon, PA 3.9% 0.1% 2,780 126
Philadelphia, PA 4.1% 0.1% 127,777 3,012
Pittsburgh, PA 4.2% 0.0% 51,540 989
Reading, PA 4.2% 0.1% 9,079 186
Scranton, PA 5.1% 0.1% 14,456 255
State College, PA 3.3% 0.1% 2,623 78
Williamsport, PA 4.9% 0.0% 2,775 53
York, PA 3.7% 0.0% 8,811 5
Providence, RI 4.0% 0.1% 27,902 572
Charleston, SC 2.9% 0.1% 11,203 428
Columbia, SC 3.2% 0.0% 12,993 321
Florence, SC 3.8% -0.1% 3,631 -54
Greenville, SC 3.1% 0.0% 13,319 322
Hilton Head Island, SC 3.1% 0.1% 2,697 31
Myrtle Beach, SC 4.1% -0.1% 8,291 -61
Spartanburg, SC 3.2% 0.0% 5,021 -19
Sumter, SC 3.8% -0.1% 1,693 -11
Rapid City, SD 3.0% -0.1% 2,269 -62
Sioux Falls, SD 2.4% 0.0% 3,664 -47
Chattanooga, TN 3.3% -0.1% 8,979 -468
Clarksville, TN 4.0% -0.2% 4,522 -322
Cleveland, TN 3.4% -0.3% 2,056 -159
Jackson, TN 3.5% -0.3% 2,271 -205
Johnson City, TN 3.7% -0.3% 3,379 -285
Kingsport, TN 3.6% -0.1% 5,068 -122
Knoxville, TN 3.1% -0.3% 13,276 -1,261
Memphis, TN 3.8% -0.3% 24,706 -1,650
Morristown, TN 3.6% -0.3% 1,877 -186
Nashville, TN 2.6% -0.3% 27,359 -2,378
Abilene, TX 3.4% 0.1% 2,655 147
Amarillo, TX 2.7% 0.1% 3,673 171
Austin, TX 2.9% 0.1% 35,490 1,690
Beaumont, TX 5.8% 0.3% 10,025 673
Brownsville, TX 5.9% 0.3% 9,870 559
College Station, TX 3.0% 0.2% 4,045 262
Corpus Christi, TX 4.6% 0.2% 9,632 419
Dallas, TX 3.5% 0.2% 137,848 6,519
El Paso, TX 4.2% 0.2% 15,053 576
Houston, TX 4.1% 0.2% 142,205 6,991
Killeen, TX 4.1% 0.2% 7,401 419
Laredo, TX 4.0% 0.3% 4,614 335
Longview, TX 4.2% 0.2% 4,111 202
Lubbock, TX 3.1% 0.1% 5,212 307
McAllen, TX 6.6% 0.3% 22,977 1,320
Midland, TX 2.3% 0.1% 2,318 138
Odessa, TX 2.9% 0.2% 2,309 154
San Angelo, TX 3.4% 0.2% 1,913 126
San Antonio, TX 3.4% 0.2% 40,401 2,236
Sherman, TX 3.2% 0.1% 2,083 83
Texarkana, TX 5.1% 0.1% 3,322 23
Tyler, TX 3.6% 0.2% 3,989 217
Victoria, TX 4.0% 0.3% 1,788 103
Waco, TX 3.6% 0.2% 4,593 267
Wichita Falls, TX 3.5% 0.2% 2,277 140
Logan, UT 2.8% 0.2% 1,979 109
Ogden, UT 3.2% 0.1% 10,310 161
Provo, UT 2.9% 0.0% 8,955 255
St George, UT 3.5% 0.1% 2,579 82
Salt Lake City, UT 3.1% 0.0% 20,390 278
Burlington, VT 2.1% 0.1% 2,670 125
Blacksburg, VA 3.0% -0.2% 2,789 -145
Charlottesville, VA 2.5% -0.1% 3,087 -71
Harrisonburg, VA 2.8% -0.1% 1,883 -45
Lynchburg, VA 3.1% -0.2% 3,910 -251
Richmond, VA 3.0% -0.1% 20,441 -519
Roanoke, VA 2.7% -0.2% 4,341 -228
Staunton, VA 2.6% -0.2% 1,572 -118
Virginia Beach, VA 3.2% 0.0% 27,201 -412
Winchester, VA 2.7% -0.1% 1,988 -35
Bellingham, WA 4.9% 0.2% 5,568 224
Bremerton, WA 4.8% 0.1% 5,997 233
Kennewick, WA 5.4% 0.2% 7,670 258
Longview, WA 5.9% 0.4% 2,757 174
Mount Vernon, WA 5.3% 0.0% 3,246 51
Olympia, WA 5.0% 0.2% 6,877 268
Seattle, WA 3.9% 0.1% 84,408 3,802
Spokane, WA 5.6% 0.2% 15,036 638
Walla Walla, WA 4.7% 0.1% 1,506 42
Wenatchee, WA 5.0% 0.2% 3,405 142
Yakima, WA 6.3% 0.0% 8,563 96
Beckley, WV 5.6% -0.1% 2,500 -37
Charleston, WV 5.2% -0.1% 4,843 -89
Huntington, WV 5.3% 0.0% 7,809 68
Morgantown, WV 4.4% 0.1% 3,018 22
Parkersburg, WV 5.5% 0.0% 2,106 7
Wheeling, WV 5.2% 0.3% 3,360 195
Appleton, WI 2.7% 0.0% 3,547 -60
Eau Claire, WI 3.0% -0.1% 2,769 -132
Fond du Lac, WI 2.6% -0.1% 1,511 -30
Green Bay, WI 2.8% -0.1% 4,848 -224
Janesville, WI 3.2% -0.3% 2,688 -294
La Crosse, WI 2.5% 0.0% 1,979 50
Madison, WI 2.2% 0.0% 8,523 29
Milwaukee, WI 3.2% -0.1% 25,929 -1,068
Oshkosh, WI 2.7% 0.1% 2,466 5
Racine, WI 3.6% -0.3% 3,506 -315
Sheboygan, WI 2.4% -0.1% 1,538 -38
Wausau, WI 2.6% 0.0% 1,923 -49
Casper, WY 4.3% -0.2% 1,644 -75
Cheyenne, WY 3.7% 0.0% 1,747 -18