Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The May 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 May 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
May 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 4.3% -0.2% 1,990 -70
Auburn, AL 3.4% -0.1% 2,580 -76
Birmingham, AL 3.3% -0.1% 18,396 -429
Daphne, AL 3.3% -0.1% 3,204 -57
Decatur, AL 3.3% -0.1% 2,363 -56
Dothan, AL 3.8% -0.1% 2,396 -76
Florence, AL 4.2% -0.1% 2,761 -33
Gadsden, AL 3.9% -0.1% 1,703 -44
Huntsville, AL 3.2% -0.1% 7,179 -203
Mobile, AL 4.5% -0.1% 8,571 -180
Montgomery, AL 3.7% -0.1% 6,500 -162
Tuscaloosa, AL 3.4% -0.1% 4,062 -93
Anchorage, AK 5.7% -0.1% 11,287 -87
Fairbanks, AK 5.7% 0.0% 2,576 -22
Flagstaff, AZ 5.7% -0.1% 4,457 -60
Lake Havasu City, AZ 5.8% -0.1% 5,090 -14
Phoenix, AZ 4.2% -0.1% 104,378 -622
Prescott, AZ 4.5% 0.0% 4,836 -14
Sierra Vista, AZ 5.9% 0.0% 2,947 -24
Tucson, AZ 4.6% 0.0% 22,788 -55
Yuma, AZ 16.4% -0.1% 16,458 -226
Fayetteville, AR 2.6% -0.1% 7,207 -218
Fort Smith, AR 3.5% -0.1% 4,192 -98
Hot Springs, AR 3.7% -0.2% 1,541 -46
Jonesboro, AR 2.9% 0.0% 1,858 -44
Little Rock, AR 3.2% -0.1% 11,351 -319
Pine Bluff, AR 5.1% -0.1% 1,819 -10
Bakersfield, CA 8.0% 0.0% 31,159 -234
Chico, CA 5.3% -0.1% 5,442 -125
El Centro, CA 18.7% -0.3% 13,193 -287
Fresno, CA 7.5% 0.0% 34,193 -310
Hanford, CA 8.0% -0.1% 4,711 -35
Los Angeles, CA 4.1% -0.1% 278,859 -5,418
Madera, CA 7.2% 0.0% 4,437 -39
Merced, CA 8.3% 0.0% 9,603 -63
Modesto, CA 6.3% 0.0% 15,229 -186
Napa, CA 3.0% 0.0% 2,247 -6
Oxnard, CA 3.9% 0.0% 16,423 -247
Redding, CA 4.9% -0.1% 3,651 -42
Riverside, CA 4.3% 0.0% 88,050 -1,273
Sacramento, CA 3.8% 0.0% 42,139 -480
Salinas, CA 6.3% -0.1% 14,244 -188
San Diego, CA 3.4% -0.1% 54,548 -904
San Francisco, CA 2.7% -0.1% 70,844 -1,384
San Jose, CA 2.7% 0.0% 29,194 -549
San Luis Obispo, CA 3.0% 0.0% 4,265 -55
Santa Cruz, CA 4.8% 0.0% 6,941 -25
Santa Maria, CA 4.0% 0.0% 8,707 -44
Santa Rosa, CA 2.8% -0.1% 7,450 -81
Stockton, CA 6.1% 0.0% 19,975 -174
Vallejo, CA 4.0% -0.1% 8,429 -127
Visalia, CA 9.7% 0.0% 20,204 -126
Yuba City, CA 7.1% -0.1% 5,327 -126
Boulder, CO 2.6% -0.2% 5,223 -327
Colorado Springs, CO 3.7% -0.2% 12,978 -797
Denver, CO 3.0% -0.2% 49,904 -2,806
Fort Collins, CO 2.7% -0.1% 5,515 -353
Grand Junction, CO 3.9% -0.2% 3,039 -153
Greeley, CO 2.8% -0.2% 4,696 -301
Pueblo, CO 4.7% -0.3% 3,572 -209
Bridgeport, CT 3.7% -0.1% 17,502 -168
Danbury, CT 3.2% 0.0% 3,393 -48
Hartford, CT 3.8% 0.0% 23,912 -328
New Haven, CT 3.7% 0.0% 11,974 -154
Norwich, CT 3.7% 0.0% 5,286 -74
Waterbury, CT 4.6% 0.0% 5,190 -56
Dover, DE 3.4% 0.0% 2,708 -1
Salisbury, MD 4.4% -0.1% 8,583 -86
Washington, DC 3.2% -0.1% 111,214 -193
Cape Coral, FL 3.3% 0.0% 11,520 -123
Crestview, FL 2.8% -0.1% 3,649 -30
Deltona, FL 3.7% 0.0% 11,109 -104
Gainesville, FL 3.2% 0.0% 4,583 -45
Homosassa Springs, FL 5.1% 0.0% 2,427 -21
Jacksonville, FL 3.3% -0.1% 25,586 -352
Lakeland, FL 4.0% 0.0% 11,928 -64
Miami, FL 3.4% 0.0% 107,863 -1,697
Naples, FL 3.4% -0.1% 6,147 -62
North Port, FL 3.3% 0.0% 12,121 -129
Ocala, FL 4.1% 0.0% 5,577 -60
Orlando, FL 3.1% -0.1% 42,384 -516
Palm Bay, FL 3.4% 0.0% 9,584 -95
Panama City, FL 4.5% -0.2% 4,203 -274
Pensacola, FL 3.3% 0.0% 7,517 -102
Port St Lucie, FL 4.0% -0.1% 8,882 -70
Punta Gorda, FL 3.9% -0.1% 2,807 -30
Sebastian, FL 4.3% -0.1% 2,850 -55
Sebring, FL 5.1% 0.0% 1,831 10
Tallahassee, FL 3.3% 0.0% 6,474 -64
Tampa, FL 3.4% 0.0% 51,767 -556
The Villages, FL 4.9% -0.1% 1,567 -14
Albany, GA 4.6% -0.1% 3,095 -54
Athens, GA 3.6% -0.1% 3,682 -56
Atlanta, GA 3.6% -0.1% 110,848 -1,326
Augusta, GA 4.1% 0.0% 11,090 30
Brunswick, GA 3.7% -0.1% 1,995 -27
Columbus, GA 4.5% 0.0% 5,615 -39
Dalton, GA 4.7% -0.1% 2,889 -85
Gainesville, GA 3.1% 0.0% 3,170 -32
Hinesville, GA 4.0% 0.0% 1,357 21
Macon, GA 4.1% -0.1% 4,322 -77
Rome, GA 4.2% -0.1% 1,866 -55
Savannah, GA 3.5% 0.0% 6,592 -65
Valdosta, GA 3.8% -0.1% 2,476 -44
Warner Robins, GA 3.9% -0.1% 3,386 -69
Kahului, HI 2.8% -0.1% 2,413 -23
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.7% 0.0% 12,317 -51
Boise City, ID 2.6% 0.0% 9,742 3
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.5% 0.0% 2,739 -2
Idaho Falls, ID 2.3% 0.0% 1,628 0
Lewiston, ID 3.3% 0.0% 1,036 -13
Pocatello, ID 2.7% 0.0% 1,124 -3
Bloomington, IL 4.5% -0.2% 4,226 -195
Carbondale, IL 4.8% -0.2% 2,888 -123
Champaign, IL 4.6% -0.2% 5,524 -202
Chicago, IL 3.9% -0.1% 192,960 -3,296
Danville, IL 5.9% -0.2% 1,966 -77
Davenport, IA 4.3% -0.1% 8,376 -137
Decatur, IL 5.9% -0.2% 2,928 -103
Kankakee, IL 5.7% -0.2% 3,173 -142
Peoria, IL 5.3% -0.2% 9,548 -395
Rockford, IL 6.1% -0.2% 10,319 -335
Springfield, IL 4.6% -0.2% 5,116 -209
Bloomington, IN 3.6% -0.1% 2,870 -104
Columbus, IN 2.5% -0.1% 1,154 -41
Elkhart, IN 3.0% -0.1% 3,566 -63
Evansville, IN 3.1% -0.1% 5,158 -116
Fort Wayne, IN 3.1% -0.1% 6,784 -166
Indianapolis, IN 3.1% -0.1% 33,389 -932
Kokomo, IN 4.6% -0.3% 1,784 -122
Lafayette, IN 3.2% 0.0% 3,535 -102
Michigan City, IN 4.5% -0.1% 2,169 -54
Muncie, IN 4.1% 0.0% 2,198 -54
South Bend, IN 3.7% -0.1% 6,066 -90
Terre Haute, IN 4.4% -0.2% 3,427 -129
Ames, IA 1.5% 0.0% 883 12
Cedar Rapids, IA 2.5% 0.0% 3,605 4
Des Moines, IA 2.3% 0.0% 8,522 62
Dubuque, IA 2.2% 0.0% 1,234 6
Iowa City, IA 1.8% 0.0% 1,765 25
Sioux City, IA 2.5% 0.0% 2,340 -3
Waterloo, IA 2.5% 0.0% 2,230 18
Lawrence, KS 3.1% -0.1% 2,036 -25
Manhattan, KS 3.1% 0.0% 1,455 -15
Topeka, KS 3.6% 0.0% 4,333 -19
Wichita, KS 3.7% 0.0% 11,495 -57
Bowling Green, KY 3.7% 0.0% 3,121 6
Elizabethtown, KY 4.0% 0.0% 2,688 -7
Lexington, KY 3.2% 0.0% 8,784 -4
Louisville, KY 3.7% 0.0% 24,832 -223
Owensboro, KY 3.7% 0.0% 2,069 10
Alexandria, LA 4.7% -0.2% 2,959 -92
Baton Rouge, LA 3.9% -0.1% 16,297 -359
Hammond, LA 4.9% -0.1% 2,670 -75
Houma, LA 4.2% -0.1% 3,635 -105
Lafayette, LA 4.2% -0.2% 9,004 -247
Lake Charles, LA 3.4% -0.1% 3,912 -61
Monroe, LA 4.9% -0.2% 3,923 -96
New Orleans, LA 4.1% -0.1% 24,339 -616
Shreveport, LA 4.6% -0.1% 8,636 -157
Bangor, ME 3.3% -0.1% 2,323 -52
Lewiston, ME 3.1% -0.1% 1,748 -14
Portland, ME 2.7% 0.0% 5,571 -75
Baltimore, MD 3.8% 0.0% 57,420 70
California, MD 3.5% -0.1% 1,965 -32
Cumberland, MD 5.0% 0.0% 2,211 4
Hagerstown, MD 3.7% -0.1% 4,949 -117
Barnstable Town, MA 3.6% 0.1% 4,697 101
Boston, MA 2.7% 0.0% 76,661 1,160
Leominster, MA 3.5% 0.1% 2,876 38
New Bedford, MA 4.3% 0.1% 3,769 102
Pittsfield, MA 3.7% 0.1% 1,608 34
Springfield, MA 3.7% 0.1% 14,150 201
Worcester, MA 3.3% 0.1% 11,994 172
Ann Arbor, MI 3.0% -0.1% 5,905 -67
Battle Creek, MI 4.1% 0.0% 2,567 -11
Bay City, MI 4.5% 0.0% 2,268 -3
Detroit, MI 4.5% 0.2% 96,343 4,595
Flint, MI 4.9% 0.2% 9,069 434
Grand Rapids, MI 2.8% -0.1% 16,596 -246
Jackson, MI 3.7% -0.1% 2,800 -23
Kalamazoo, MI 3.5% 0.0% 5,985 10
Lansing, MI 3.3% -0.2% 8,316 -301
Midland, MI 3.6% 0.0% 1,478 6
Monroe, MI 4.1% 0.0% 3,144 0
Muskegon, MI 4.2% 0.0% 3,300 -29
Niles, MI 4.1% 0.0% 3,000 -18
Saginaw, MI 4.7% 0.0% 4,104 45
Duluth, MN 3.9% 0.0% 5,670 9
Mankato, MN 2.8% 0.1% 1,697 35
Minneapolis, MN 3.0% 0.0% 60,591 804
Rochester, MN 2.8% 0.0% 3,505 48
St Cloud, MN 3.4% 0.0% 3,831 22
Gulfport, MS 5.0% 0.0% 8,132 -24
Hattiesburg, MS 4.3% 0.0% 2,982 0
Jackson, MS 4.3% 0.0% 11,625 17
Cape Girardeau, MO 3.1% 0.0% 1,486 8
Columbia, MO 2.4% 0.0% 2,337 12
Jefferson City, MO 2.8% 0.0% 2,011 1
Joplin, MO 3.1% 0.1% 2,579 22
Kansas City, MO 3.3% -0.1% 37,856 -355
St Joseph, MO 3.1% 0.0% 1,969 -14
St Louis, MO 3.5% -0.1% 51,428 -596
Springfield, MO 2.8% 0.0% 6,458 26
Billings, MT 3.3% -0.1% 2,897 -57
Great Falls, MT 3.5% 0.0% 1,325 -22
Missoula, MT 3.3% -0.1% 2,094 -48
Grand Island, NE 3.2% 0.0% 1,409 14
Lincoln, NE 2.7% 0.1% 4,939 142
Omaha, NE 3.0% 0.1% 14,634 272
Carson City, NV 3.9% 0.0% 1,018 0
Las Vegas, NV 4.1% -0.1% 46,047 -362
Reno, NV 3.2% 0.0% 8,313 -80
Dover, NH 2.3% 0.0% 1,975 9
Manchester, NH 2.3% 0.0% 2,814 51
Portsmouth, NH 2.2% 0.0% 1,748 18
Atlantic City, NJ 5.1% -0.2% 6,151 -244
Ocean City, NJ 7.1% -0.3% 3,330 -93
Trenton, NJ 3.3% -0.1% 6,511 -316
Vineland, NJ 5.5% -0.3% 3,574 -141
Albuquerque, NM 4.7% 0.0% 20,466 -70
Farmington, NM 5.7% -0.1% 2,999 -73
Las Cruces, NM 5.6% -0.2% 5,553 -96
Santa Fe, NM 4.1% 0.0% 3,071 -8
Albany, NY 3.4% 0.0% 15,502 -1
Binghamton, NY 4.3% 0.1% 4,551 17
Buffalo, NY 4.0% 0.0% 21,916 -27
Elmira, NY 3.9% 0.0% 1,375 2
Glens Falls, NY 3.9% 0.0% 2,378 26
Ithaca, NY 3.4% 0.0% 1,719 2
Kingston, NY 3.5% 0.0% 3,127 6
New York, NY 3.8% 0.0% 380,531 -2,451
Rochester, NY 3.8% 0.0% 20,101 31
Syracuse, NY 3.9% 0.0% 12,224 30
Utica, NY 4.1% 0.1% 5,268 26
Watertown, NY 5.0% 0.0% 2,242 16
Asheville, NC 3.2% 0.0% 7,776 178
Burlington, NC 3.9% 0.0% 3,197 49
Charlotte, NC 3.7% 0.0% 50,852 916
Durham, NC 3.6% 0.0% 10,966 202
Fayetteville, NC 5.3% 0.1% 7,958 109
Goldsboro, NC 4.4% 0.1% 2,322 20
Greensboro, NC 4.2% 0.0% 15,746 208
Greenville, NC 4.4% 0.0% 3,974 40
Hickory, NC 3.8% 0.0% 6,762 141
Jacksonville, NC 4.8% 0.0% 3,141 41
New Bern, NC 4.4% 0.1% 2,261 21
Raleigh, NC 3.6% 0.1% 25,819 458
Rocky Mount, NC 5.3% 0.0% 3,476 33
Wilmington, NC 3.9% 0.0% 5,908 63
Winston, NC 3.8% 0.0% 12,751 176
Bismarck, ND 2.6% -0.1% 1,798 -12
Fargo, ND 2.4% 0.0% 3,246 31
Grand Forks, ND 2.7% 0.1% 1,456 30
Akron, OH 4.2% -0.1% 14,949 -588
Canton, OH 4.4% -0.2% 8,832 -323
Cincinnati, OH 3.5% -0.1% 39,866 -1,325
Cleveland, OH 4.3% -0.2% 44,978 -1,565
Columbus, OH 3.4% -0.2% 37,305 -1,684
Dayton, OH 3.9% -0.1% 15,026 -517
Lima, OH 3.9% -0.1% 1,865 -88
Mansfield, OH 4.3% -0.2% 2,294 -103
Springfield, OH 4.1% -0.1% 2,588 -109
Toledo, OH 4.6% 0.0% 13,912 32
Weirton, WV 5.3% -0.2% 2,662 -98
Youngstown, OH 5.5% -0.1% 13,260 -229
Lawton, OK 3.6% -0.1% 1,832 -31
Oklahoma City, OK 3.0% 0.0% 20,366 -227
Tulsa, OK 3.2% -0.1% 15,465 -181
Albany, OR 4.7% -0.2% 2,776 -87
Bend, OR 4.3% -0.1% 4,165 -148
Corvallis, OR 3.2% -0.1% 1,569 -39
Eugene, OR 4.4% -0.2% 8,026 -308
Grants Pass, OR 5.4% -0.1% 1,946 -66
Medford, OR 4.8% -0.1% 5,054 -164
Portland, OR 3.8% -0.1% 50,106 -1,231
Salem, OR 4.3% -0.1% 8,640 -239
Allentown, PA 3.9% -0.1% 17,213 -206
Altoona, PA 3.6% 0.0% 2,174 -3
Bloomsburg, PA 4.0% 0.0% 1,706 15
Chambersburg, PA 3.2% 0.0% 2,487 -11
East Stroudsburg, PA 4.6% -0.1% 3,819 -33
Erie, PA 4.0% 0.0% 5,131 -44
Gettysburg, PA 2.8% -0.1% 1,580 -8
Harrisburg, PA 3.2% 0.0% 9,462 -63
Johnstown, PA 4.5% 0.0% 2,630 -3
Lancaster, PA 3.0% 0.0% 8,373 -27
Lebanon, PA 3.3% 0.0% 2,363 -23
Philadelphia, PA 3.7% -0.1% 115,038 -1,614
Pittsburgh, PA 3.8% 0.0% 45,897 -88
Reading, PA 3.7% 0.0% 7,940 -22
Scranton, PA 4.7% 0.0% 12,979 -24
State College, PA 2.9% 0.0% 2,372 12
Williamsport, PA 4.2% 0.0% 2,366 -29
York, PA 3.3% -0.1% 7,814 -102
Providence, RI 3.6% 0.0% 24,904 -6
Charleston, SC 3.0% 0.1% 11,667 304
Columbia, SC 3.3% 0.0% 13,387 296
Florence, SC 3.8% 0.1% 3,699 117
Greenville, SC 3.1% 0.0% 13,530 362
Hilton Head Island, SC 3.2% 0.1% 2,885 102
Myrtle Beach, SC 4.3% 0.1% 8,882 291
Spartanburg, SC 3.2% 0.1% 5,166 163
Sumter, SC 4.0% 0.1% 1,778 53
Rapid City, SD 3.0% 0.0% 2,280 13
Sioux Falls, SD 2.4% 0.0% 3,787 37
Chattanooga, TN 3.3% 0.0% 9,021 11
Clarksville, TN 3.9% 0.0% 4,589 64
Cleveland, TN 3.4% 0.0% 2,001 22
Jackson, TN 3.4% 0.0% 2,208 18
Johnson City, TN 3.6% 0.1% 3,314 70
Kingsport, TN 3.5% 0.0% 4,933 61
Knoxville, TN 3.1% 0.1% 13,287 241
Memphis, TN 3.9% 0.0% 25,300 337
Morristown, TN 3.5% 0.0% 1,865 47
Nashville, TN 2.5% 0.0% 27,176 332
Abilene, TX 3.1% -0.1% 2,403 -105
Amarillo, TX 2.6% -0.1% 3,440 -159
Austin, TX 2.8% -0.1% 33,310 -1,337
Beaumont, TX 5.4% -0.1% 9,466 -339
Brownsville, TX 5.5% -0.2% 9,182 -323
College Station, TX 2.8% -0.1% 3,722 -144
Corpus Christi, TX 4.4% -0.1% 9,140 -349
Dallas, TX 3.3% -0.1% 130,392 -5,021
El Paso, TX 3.9% -0.1% 14,025 -615
Houston, TX 3.8% -0.2% 130,883 -5,112
Killeen, TX 3.8% -0.2% 6,862 -286
Laredo, TX 3.7% -0.1% 4,356 -145
Longview, TX 3.8% -0.2% 3,722 -162
Lubbock, TX 2.9% -0.1% 4,727 -217
McAllen, TX 6.0% -0.2% 21,122 -567
Midland, TX 2.0% -0.1% 2,134 -104
Odessa, TX 2.4% -0.1% 2,107 -85
San Angelo, TX 3.0% -0.2% 1,705 -75
San Antonio, TX 3.1% -0.1% 37,615 -1,426
Sherman, TX 3.0% -0.1% 1,941 -70
Texarkana, TX 4.6% -0.2% 2,976 -160
Tyler, TX 3.4% -0.1% 3,716 -128
Victoria, TX 3.4% -0.2% 1,611 -64
Waco, TX 3.4% -0.1% 4,280 -170
Wichita Falls, TX 3.2% -0.1% 2,088 -83
Logan, UT 2.4% -0.1% 1,729 -35
Ogden, UT 3.0% 0.0% 9,857 -145
Provo, UT 2.6% -0.1% 8,156 -74
St George, UT 3.1% -0.1% 2,371 -25
Salt Lake City, UT 2.8% 0.0% 18,337 -87
Burlington, VT 1.7% -0.1% 2,208 -41
Blacksburg, VA 3.0% 0.0% 2,719 38
Charlottesville, VA 2.7% 0.0% 3,249 54
Harrisonburg, VA 2.9% 0.0% 1,935 11
Lynchburg, VA 3.3% 0.1% 4,033 60
Richmond, VA 3.1% 0.1% 20,785 99
Roanoke, VA 2.8% 0.0% 4,488 41
Staunton, VA 2.6% 0.0% 1,574 21
Virginia Beach, VA 3.2% 0.0% 27,656 199
Winchester, VA 2.8% 0.0% 2,031 5
Bellingham, WA 5.0% 0.0% 5,764 27
Bremerton, WA 4.8% 0.0% 6,088 -6
Kennewick, WA 5.8% 0.0% 8,424 9
Longview, WA 6.2% 0.0% 2,927 31
Mount Vernon, WA 5.5% 0.0% 3,411 26
Olympia, WA 5.0% 0.0% 7,038 22
Seattle, WA 3.8% -0.1% 82,326 -1,740
Spokane, WA 5.6% 0.0% 15,557 64
Walla Walla, WA 5.0% 0.1% 1,599 17
Wenatchee, WA 5.1% 0.0% 3,468 -16
Yakima, WA 7.3% 0.1% 9,703 116
Beckley, WV 4.9% -0.2% 2,244 -54
Charleston, WV 4.7% -0.1% 4,324 -149
Huntington, WV 4.9% -0.1% 7,130 -171
Morgantown, WV 4.0% -0.1% 2,695 -79
Parkersburg, WV 5.2% -0.1% 2,008 -37
Wheeling, WV 4.8% -0.1% 3,312 -59
Appleton, WI 2.5% 0.0% 3,243 14
Eau Claire, WI 2.7% 0.0% 2,495 13
Fond du Lac, WI 2.4% 0.0% 1,383 12
Green Bay, WI 2.5% 0.1% 4,373 85
Janesville, WI 3.1% 0.0% 2,655 -11
La Crosse, WI 2.6% 0.0% 2,031 12
Madison, WI 2.2% 0.0% 8,491 66
Milwaukee, WI 3.0% 0.0% 24,442 52
Oshkosh, WI 2.5% 0.0% 2,301 17
Racine, WI 3.3% 0.0% 3,256 -12
Sheboygan, WI 2.2% 0.0% 1,411 9
Wausau, WI 2.4% 0.0% 1,770 15
Casper, WY 3.9% -0.1% 1,512 -43
Cheyenne, WY 3.4% -0.1% 1,640 -31