Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The November 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 November 2018
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
November 2018
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 4.4% -0.2% 2,039 -99
Auburn, AL 3.4% -0.2% 2,568 -140
Birmingham, AL 3.5% -0.1% 18,946 -588
Daphne, AL 3.4% -0.2% 3,248 -142
Decatur, AL 3.6% -0.1% 2,499 -105
Dothan, AL 3.9% -0.3% 2,444 -177
Florence, AL 4.2% -0.2% 2,745 -139
Gadsden, AL 3.8% -0.3% 1,659 -117
Huntsville, AL 3.3% -0.2% 7,589 -342
Mobile, AL 4.4% -0.3% 8,428 -453
Montgomery, AL 3.6% -0.2% 6,343 -344
Tuscaloosa, AL 3.5% -0.2% 4,081 -199
Anchorage, AK 5.7% 0.0% 11,310 -23
Fairbanks, AK 5.6% 0.0% 2,538 -11
Flagstaff, AZ 5.2% -0.1% 4,074 21
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.6% 0.2% 4,806 171
Phoenix, AZ 4.0% 0.0% 96,640 1,641
Prescott, AZ 4.4% 0.1% 4,679 111
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.5% 0.0% 2,749 62
Tucson, AZ 4.2% 0.0% 20,858 250
Yuma, AZ 16.6% -0.3% 16,359 49
Fayetteville, AR 2.8% 0.1% 7,597 124
Fort Smith, AR 3.7% -0.1% 4,405 -56
Hot Springs, AR 4.2% 0.1% 1,670 33
Jonesboro, AR 3.3% 0.1% 2,141 41
Little Rock, AR 3.4% 0.1% 12,284 348
Pine Bluff, AR 5.5% 0.2% 1,897 39
Bakersfield, CA 7.5% -0.3% 29,135 -869
Chico, CA 4.7% -0.3% 4,995 -255
El Centro, CA 18.0% 0.3% 13,516 354
Fresno, CA 7.0% -0.1% 32,037 -120
Hanford, CA 7.4% -0.2% 4,299 -53
Los Angeles, CA 4.3% 0.0% 295,510 2,778
Madera, CA 6.6% -0.4% 4,090 -205
Merced, CA 7.6% -0.4% 9,087 -363
Modesto, CA 6.1% -0.2% 15,070 -317
Napa, CA 2.6% -0.3% 1,948 -219
Oxnard, CA 3.6% 0.0% 15,596 116
Redding, CA 4.8% -0.3% 3,654 -208
Riverside, CA 4.1% 0.0% 85,441 1,195
Sacramento, CA 3.6% 0.0% 39,897 189
Salinas, CA 5.9% -0.1% 13,100 -267
San Diego, CA 3.2% 0.0% 52,398 950
San Francisco, CA 2.6% -0.1% 69,192 -322
San Jose, CA 2.5% -0.1% 28,158 -93
San Luis Obispo, CA 2.8% -0.1% 4,071 -58
Santa Cruz, CA 4.6% -0.3% 6,786 -430
Santa Maria, CA 3.6% -0.2% 7,945 -262
Santa Rosa, CA 2.6% 0.0% 6,981 -107
Stockton, CA 5.7% -0.1% 18,947 -217
Vallejo, CA 3.8% 0.0% 7,980 -23
Visalia, CA 9.1% 0.0% 19,140 124
Yuba City, CA 6.9% -0.3% 5,130 -277
Boulder, CO 3.0% 0.1% 5,840 241
Colorado Springs, CO 4.1% 0.2% 14,747 593
Denver, CO 3.4% 0.2% 55,726 3,111
Fort Collins, CO 3.0% 0.1% 6,103 288
Grand Junction, CO 4.2% 0.3% 3,182 220
Greeley, CO 3.2% 0.1% 5,324 261
Pueblo, CO 5.2% 0.2% 3,978 180
Bridgeport, CT 3.6% -0.6% 17,096 -2,562
Danbury, CT 3.1% -0.4% 3,386 -446
Hartford, CT 3.6% -0.6% 22,778 -3,845
New Haven, CT 3.5% -0.6% 11,686 -1,833
Norwich, CT 3.4% -0.5% 4,993 -690
Waterbury, CT 4.6% -0.7% 5,178 -726
Dover, DE 3.6% -0.5% 2,887 -369
Salisbury, MD 4.6% -0.3% 8,704 -584
Washington, DC 3.2% -0.1% 109,408 -3,067
Cape Coral, FL 3.0% 0.1% 10,222 374
Crestview, FL 2.6% 0.1% 3,342 95
Deltona, FL 3.3% 0.1% 9,915 163
Gainesville, FL 2.8% -0.1% 4,070 -68
Homosassa Springs, FL 4.6% 0.1% 2,218 24
Jacksonville, FL 2.9% 0.0% 22,955 255
Lakeland, FL 3.4% 0.1% 10,276 269
Miami, FL 3.2% 0.0% 100,641 1,521
Naples, FL 3.0% 0.3% 5,212 463
North Port, FL 2.9% 0.1% 10,825 599
Ocala, FL 3.7% 0.1% 5,042 77
Orlando, FL 2.7% 0.0% 37,402 346
Palm Bay, FL 3.1% 0.1% 8,378 241
Panama City, FL 4.9% 2.0% 4,794 1,984
Pensacola, FL 3.0% 0.0% 6,856 27
Port St Lucie, FL 3.5% 0.2% 7,440 447
Punta Gorda, FL 3.5% 0.2% 2,513 136
Sebastian, FL 3.8% 0.4% 2,419 232
Sebring, FL 4.0% 0.2% 1,451 83
Tallahassee, FL 3.0% -0.1% 5,926 24
Tampa, FL 3.0% 0.1% 46,147 790
The Villages, FL 4.5% 0.1% 1,386 41
Albany, GA 4.5% 0.3% 3,063 164
Athens, GA 3.2% -0.1% 3,417 14
Atlanta, GA 3.4% 0.1% 103,822 246
Augusta, GA 3.7% 0.0% 10,103 73
Brunswick, GA 3.5% 0.0% 1,883 24
Columbus, GA 4.2% 0.0% 5,299 -38
Dalton, GA 4.3% -0.1% 2,633 -63
Gainesville, GA 2.8% 0.0% 2,936 17
Hinesville, GA 3.8% 0.0% 1,288 0
Macon, GA 4.1% 0.2% 4,306 197
Rome, GA 4.0% 0.0% 1,785 27
Savannah, GA 3.4% 0.0% 6,157 -73
Valdosta, GA 3.6% -0.1% 2,370 -69
Warner Robins, GA 4.3% 0.5% 3,724 430
Kahului, HI 2.6% 0.0% 2,214 -6
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.4% 0.1% 11,307 454
Boise City, ID 2.4% -0.1% 8,731 -70
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.1% 0.0% 2,419 -8
Idaho Falls, ID 2.2% 0.0% 1,536 -23
Lewiston, ID 3.1% 0.1% 1,013 46
Pocatello, ID 2.5% 0.1% 1,056 56
Bloomington, IL 4.2% 0.0% 4,140 39
Carbondale, IL 4.9% 0.1% 2,905 13
Champaign, IL 4.3% 0.0% 5,340 -1
Chicago, IL 4.3% -0.1% 211,121 -2,912
Danville, IL 5.7% 0.0% 1,972 10
Davenport, IA 4.0% 0.0% 7,763 -18
Decatur, IL 5.6% 0.2% 2,801 86
Kankakee, IL 5.1% 0.1% 3,060 47
Peoria, IL 5.0% 0.1% 8,962 107
Rockford, IL 8.3% 3.0% 14,240 5,345
Springfield, IL 4.3% 0.0% 4,786 82
Bloomington, IN 4.4% 0.1% 3,320 14
Columbus, IN 2.9% 0.0% 1,341 6
Elkhart, IN 2.9% 0.1% 3,436 136
Evansville, IN 3.6% 0.0% 5,873 -164
Fort Wayne, IN 3.3% 0.0% 7,258 92
Indianapolis, IN 3.6% 0.1% 38,275 821
Kokomo, IN 6.5% 2.9% 2,675 1,237
Lafayette, IN 3.3% 0.0% 3,765 -6
Michigan City, IN 4.9% 0.1% 2,310 50
Muncie, IN 4.4% 0.1% 2,430 34
South Bend, IN 4.0% 0.0% 6,435 -9
Terre Haute, IN 5.0% -0.1% 3,920 -40
Ames, IA 1.5% 0.1% 884 52
Cedar Rapids, IA 2.6% 0.0% 3,728 -45
Des Moines, IA 2.2% -0.1% 7,960 -153
Dubuque, IA 2.4% 0.0% 1,291 10
Iowa City, IA 1.9% 0.1% 1,830 64
Sioux City, IA 2.2% -0.1% 2,037 -48
Waterloo, IA 2.2% -0.1% 1,898 -114
Lawrence, KS 3.0% 0.0% 1,958 -13
Manhattan, KS 2.8% 0.0% 1,349 7
Topeka, KS 3.4% 0.1% 4,033 32
Wichita, KS 3.5% 0.0% 10,942 -8
Bowling Green, KY 3.6% -0.5% 2,999 -461
Elizabethtown, KY 4.0% -0.5% 2,719 -331
Lexington, KY 3.3% -0.4% 9,028 -1,005
Louisville, KY 3.9% -0.3% 25,831 -2,339
Owensboro, KY 3.8% -0.5% 2,139 -256
Alexandria, LA 5.4% 0.0% 3,448 -11
Baton Rouge, LA 4.3% -0.1% 18,151 -194
Hammond, LA 5.3% 0.0% 2,948 2
Houma, LA 4.9% 0.0% 4,255 -52
Lafayette, LA 4.9% 0.0% 10,367 2
Lake Charles, LA 3.7% 0.0% 4,263 -21
Monroe, LA 5.5% 0.1% 4,379 95
New Orleans, LA 4.6% 0.0% 27,459 110
Shreveport, LA 5.4% 0.1% 9,906 69
Bangor, ME 3.6% -0.1% 2,500 -144
Lewiston, ME 3.4% -0.2% 1,902 -115
Portland, ME 2.7% -0.1% 5,770 -184
Baltimore, MD 3.8% -0.2% 56,600 -3,115
California, MD 3.6% -0.2% 2,005 -89
Cumberland, MD 5.4% -0.2% 2,398 -93
Hagerstown, MD 4.1% -0.2% 5,445 -238
Barnstable Town, MA 3.8% -0.2% 4,937 -293
Boston, MA 2.8% -0.2% 79,733 -5,437
Leominster, MA 3.5% -0.3% 2,881 -244
New Bedford, MA 4.5% -0.5% 4,010 -403
Pittsfield, MA 3.9% -0.1% 1,730 -74
Springfield, MA 3.8% -0.3% 14,617 -1,140
Worcester, MA 3.3% -0.3% 12,184 -987
Ann Arbor, MI 3.1% 0.1% 6,042 129
Battle Creek, MI 4.2% 0.1% 2,656 44
Bay City, MI 4.7% 0.0% 2,392 7
Detroit, MI 4.0% 0.0% 84,758 675
Flint, MI 4.8% 0.1% 8,703 95
Grand Rapids, MI 3.1% -0.1% 18,101 -395
Jackson, MI 4.0% 0.1% 2,926 43
Kalamazoo, MI 3.7% 0.0% 6,137 11
Lansing, MI 3.7% 0.2% 9,346 505
Midland, MI 3.9% 0.0% 1,559 -22
Monroe, MI 4.4% 0.2% 3,407 159
Muskegon, MI 4.5% 0.0% 3,486 -17
Niles, MI 4.2% -0.1% 3,121 -38
Saginaw, MI 4.7% 0.0% 4,103 19
Duluth, MN 3.7% 0.0% 5,297 -13
Mankato, MN 2.2% -0.1% 1,408 -11
Minneapolis, MN 2.5% -0.1% 51,131 -309
Rochester, MN 2.5% 0.1% 3,015 53
St Cloud, MN 2.9% 0.0% 3,296 -36
Gulfport, MS 4.6% -0.1% 7,482 -119
Hattiesburg, MS 3.9% 0.0% 2,733 8
Jackson, MS 4.0% 0.1% 10,865 107
Cape Girardeau, MO 2.9% 0.1% 1,408 41
Columbia, MO 2.2% 0.0% 2,115 5
Jefferson City, MO 2.6% 0.1% 1,908 31
Joplin, MO 2.7% 0.1% 2,305 101
Kansas City, MO 3.2% 0.1% 36,162 1,082
St Joseph, MO 2.7% 0.0% 1,804 51
St Louis, MO 3.3% 0.1% 48,450 1,387
Springfield, MO 2.6% 0.1% 5,976 123
Billings, MT 3.3% 0.0% 2,891 -7
Great Falls, MT 3.4% -0.1% 1,293 -44
Missoula, MT 3.3% -0.1% 2,065 -26
Grand Island, NE 2.9% 0.0% 1,267 -9
Lincoln, NE 2.6% -0.1% 4,735 -109
Omaha, NE 2.9% 0.0% 14,134 -239
Carson City, NV 4.4% -0.2% 1,171 -35
Las Vegas, NV 4.5% 0.0% 50,485 -341
Reno, NV 3.5% -0.1% 9,127 72
Dover, NH 2.2% -0.1% 1,928 -21
Manchester, NH 2.3% 0.0% 2,708 -25
Portsmouth, NH 2.2% -0.1% 1,728 -42
Atlantic City, NJ 4.8% -0.6% 5,882 -725
Ocean City, NJ 7.1% -0.8% 3,379 -379
Trenton, NJ 3.2% -0.3% 6,377 -687
Vineland, NJ 5.5% -0.6% 3,598 -379
Albuquerque, NM 4.4% 0.0% 19,421 271
Farmington, NM 5.3% 0.1% 2,837 70
Las Cruces, NM 5.7% 0.1% 5,398 128
Santa Fe, NM 4.0% 0.1% 2,994 91
Albany, NY 3.4% -0.1% 15,495 -615
Binghamton, NY 4.1% -0.3% 4,479 -300
Buffalo, NY 4.0% -0.2% 22,222 -920
Elmira, NY 4.0% -0.4% 1,420 -136
Glens Falls, NY 3.8% -0.3% 2,342 -182
Ithaca, NY 3.2% -0.2% 1,683 -77
Kingston, NY 3.4% -0.2% 3,103 -131
New York, NY 3.6% -0.2% 364,974 -14,991
Rochester, NY 3.8% -0.1% 19,993 -622
Syracuse, NY 3.9% -0.1% 11,993 -299
Utica, NY 4.1% -0.2% 5,335 -222
Watertown, NY 4.9% -0.2% 2,234 -83
Asheville, NC 2.9% 0.0% 6,696 4
Burlington, NC 3.3% 0.0% 2,687 49
Charlotte, NC 3.2% 0.0% 43,472 337
Durham, NC 3.1% 0.0% 9,278 104
Fayetteville, NC 4.6% 0.0% 6,782 40
Goldsboro, NC 4.0% 0.0% 2,095 -18
Greensboro, NC 3.7% 0.1% 13,725 292
Greenville, NC 3.9% 0.1% 3,450 32
Hickory, NC 3.3% 0.1% 5,752 85
Jacksonville, NC 4.2% -0.2% 2,699 -156
New Bern, NC 4.0% -0.1% 2,045 -38
Raleigh, NC 3.0% 0.0% 21,682 107
Rocky Mount, NC 5.0% -0.2% 3,198 -94
Wilmington, NC 3.6% -0.2% 5,336 -212
Winston, NC 3.4% 0.1% 11,058 86
Bismarck, ND 2.8% -0.1% 1,886 -107
Fargo, ND 2.4% -0.1% 3,266 -147
Grand Forks, ND 2.7% -0.1% 1,507 -59
Akron, OH 4.5% -0.1% 16,403 -294
Canton, OH 4.9% -0.1% 9,759 -181
Cincinnati, OH 3.9% -0.2% 43,663 -2,274
Cleveland, OH 5.1% 0.0% 53,037 2
Columbus, OH 3.8% -0.1% 41,345 -1,061
Dayton, OH 4.4% -0.1% 16,953 -492
Lima, OH 4.3% -0.1% 2,033 -77
Mansfield, OH 4.7% 0.0% 2,476 -22
Springfield, OH 4.5% -0.2% 2,845 -129
Toledo, OH 5.0% -0.1% 15,140 58
Weirton, WV 6.0% -0.1% 3,000 -78
Youngstown, OH 5.8% 0.0% 13,757 -149
Lawton, OK 3.5% -0.1% 1,800 -69
Oklahoma City, OK 2.8% -0.1% 19,074 -443
Tulsa, OK 3.0% -0.1% 14,653 -330
Albany, OR 4.8% 0.1% 2,801 47
Bend, OR 4.1% 0.1% 3,964 76
Corvallis, OR 3.3% 0.0% 1,592 11
Eugene, OR 4.5% -0.1% 8,192 -205
Grants Pass, OR 5.8% -0.1% 2,074 -38
Medford, OR 4.8% 0.0% 5,091 42
Portland, OR 4.0% 0.0% 53,177 -116
Salem, OR 4.4% -0.2% 8,988 -296
Allentown, PA 4.4% -0.2% 19,254 -751
Altoona, PA 4.2% -0.2% 2,519 -94
Bloomsburg, PA 4.4% -0.1% 1,881 -28
Chambersburg, PA 3.5% -0.2% 2,722 -102
East Stroudsburg, PA 5.3% 0.0% 4,357 38
Erie, PA 4.6% -0.1% 5,952 -152
Gettysburg, PA 3.2% -0.2% 1,822 -111
Harrisburg, PA 3.7% 0.0% 10,922 -160
Johnstown, PA 5.1% -0.2% 3,008 -149
Lancaster, PA 3.4% -0.1% 9,517 -262
Lebanon, PA 3.8% -0.1% 2,653 -82
Philadelphia, PA 4.0% -0.2% 124,731 -5,414
Pittsburgh, PA 4.2% 0.0% 50,539 -832
Reading, PA 4.1% -0.2% 8,890 -274
Scranton, PA 5.0% -0.1% 14,201 -262
State College, PA 3.2% -0.2% 2,544 -114
Williamsport, PA 4.8% -0.1% 2,722 -41
York, PA 3.7% -0.1% 8,803 -148
Providence, RI 3.9% 0.2% 27,309 1,899
Charleston, SC 2.8% 0.0% 10,764 142
Columbia, SC 3.2% 0.1% 12,662 187
Florence, SC 3.9% 0.0% 3,684 -29
Greenville, SC 3.1% 0.0% 12,984 69
Hilton Head Island, SC 3.1% 0.0% 2,664 -11
Myrtle Beach, SC 4.2% -0.3% 8,342 -596
Spartanburg, SC 3.2% 0.0% 5,035 37
Sumter, SC 3.9% 0.0% 1,702 10
Rapid City, SD 3.1% 0.0% 2,316 -31
Sioux Falls, SD 2.4% -0.1% 3,683 -87
Chattanooga, TN 3.4% -0.3% 9,450 -749
Clarksville, TN 4.2% -0.4% 4,845 -339
Cleveland, TN 3.8% -0.2% 2,215 -99
Jackson, TN 3.8% -0.3% 2,477 -215
Johnson City, TN 4.0% -0.2% 3,664 -185
Kingsport, TN 3.7% -0.1% 5,192 -117
Knoxville, TN 3.4% -0.2% 14,542 -673
Memphis, TN 4.1% -0.3% 26,365 -1,849
Morristown, TN 3.9% -0.3% 2,064 -123
Nashville, TN 2.9% -0.1% 29,755 -1,370
Abilene, TX 3.3% 0.1% 2,511 29
Amarillo, TX 2.6% 0.0% 3,503 15
Austin, TX 2.8% 0.0% 33,802 409
Beaumont, TX 5.4% -0.1% 9,355 -94
Brownsville, TX 5.6% -0.1% 9,316 -137
College Station, TX 2.8% 0.0% 3,783 -10
Corpus Christi, TX 4.4% -0.1% 9,210 -105
Dallas, TX 3.3% 0.0% 131,330 822
El Paso, TX 4.0% -0.1% 14,479 -236
Houston, TX 3.9% 0.0% 135,223 428
Killeen, TX 3.9% 0.0% 6,983 27
Laredo, TX 3.7% 0.0% 4,280 -21
Longview, TX 4.0% 0.1% 3,906 67
Lubbock, TX 3.0% 0.0% 4,906 -16
McAllen, TX 6.3% 0.0% 21,657 -157
Midland, TX 2.2% 0.0% 2,179 15
Odessa, TX 2.7% 0.0% 2,158 14
San Angelo, TX 3.2% 0.0% 1,787 34
San Antonio, TX 3.2% 0.0% 38,168 335
Sherman, TX 3.1% 0.0% 2,001 7
Texarkana, TX 5.0% -0.1% 3,299 -24
Tyler, TX 3.4% 0.1% 3,773 132
Victoria, TX 3.7% 0.0% 1,686 37
Waco, TX 3.4% 0.0% 4,328 71
Wichita Falls, TX 3.3% 0.1% 2,139 29
Logan, UT 2.6% 0.1% 1,870 90
Ogden, UT 3.1% 0.0% 10,150 137
Provo, UT 2.8% 0.0% 8,698 218
St George, UT 3.4% 0.1% 2,494 53
Salt Lake City, UT 3.1% 0.1% 20,107 469
Burlington, VT 2.0% 0.0% 2,548 33
Blacksburg, VA 3.2% 0.0% 2,939 66
Charlottesville, VA 2.6% 0.1% 3,160 41
Harrisonburg, VA 2.9% 0.1% 1,932 73
Lynchburg, VA 3.3% 0.0% 4,165 16
Richmond, VA 3.1% 0.0% 21,022 17
Roanoke, VA 2.9% 0.0% 4,569 12
Staunton, VA 2.8% 0.0% 1,691 13
Virginia Beach, VA 3.2% 0.0% 27,684 94
Winchester, VA 2.8% 0.0% 2,025 8
Bellingham, WA 4.7% 0.3% 5,351 382
Bremerton, WA 4.7% 0.3% 5,776 325
Kennewick, WA 5.3% 0.1% 7,424 156
Longview, WA 5.5% 0.1% 2,586 98
Mount Vernon, WA 5.3% 0.1% 3,200 69
Olympia, WA 4.8% 0.3% 6,632 406
Seattle, WA 3.8% 0.2% 80,763 3,530
Spokane, WA 5.4% 0.2% 14,427 789
Walla Walla, WA 4.6% 0.1% 1,466 40
Wenatchee, WA 4.8% 0.1% 3,264 100
Yakima, WA 6.3% 0.1% 8,484 372
Beckley, WV 5.7% -0.1% 2,532 -67
Charleston, WV 5.2% 0.0% 4,929 7
Huntington, WV 5.3% -0.2% 7,736 -259
Morgantown, WV 4.3% -0.1% 2,998 -15
Parkersburg, WV 5.5% 0.0% 2,101 11
Wheeling, WV 5.0% -0.1% 3,167 -119
Appleton, WI 2.7% -0.1% 3,608 -88
Eau Claire, WI 3.1% -0.1% 2,901 -122
Fond du Lac, WI 2.7% 0.0% 1,541 -25
Green Bay, WI 2.9% -0.2% 5,067 -363
Janesville, WI 3.5% 0.4% 2,983 385
La Crosse, WI 2.4% -0.1% 1,923 -36
Madison, WI 2.2% 0.0% 8,500 -140
Milwaukee, WI 3.3% 0.0% 26,999 -560
Oshkosh, WI 2.6% -0.1% 2,457 -83
Racine, WI 3.9% -0.2% 3,820 -211
Sheboygan, WI 2.5% 0.0% 1,577 -33
Wausau, WI 2.6% -0.1% 1,972 -95
Casper, WY 4.4% -0.2% 1,718 -70
Cheyenne, WY 3.7% -0.1% 1,764 -28