Department of Numbers

Unemployment Rate by Metropolitan Area

The August 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 August 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment
Rate Change
August 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Anniston, AL 3.7% -0.2% 1,703 -106
Auburn, AL 2.8% -0.2% 2,105 -170
Birmingham, AL 2.8% -0.2% 15,568 -977
Daphne, AL 2.8% -0.2% 2,748 -162
Decatur, AL 2.7% -0.2% 1,993 -127
Dothan, AL 3.2% -0.2% 2,069 -122
Florence, AL 3.6% -0.2% 2,371 -154
Gadsden, AL 3.4% -0.2% 1,513 -81
Huntsville, AL 2.6% -0.2% 5,998 -421
Mobile, AL 3.8% -0.2% 7,215 -483
Montgomery, AL 3.0% -0.3% 5,269 -450
Tuscaloosa, AL 3.0% -0.2% 3,549 -218
Anchorage, AK 5.5% -0.1% 10,895 -114
Fairbanks, AK 5.4% -0.1% 2,446 -33
Flagstaff, AZ 5.9% 0.1% 4,556 43
Lake Havasu City, AZ 6.1% 0.1% 5,370 89
Phoenix, AZ 4.4% 0.1% 108,962 1,686
Prescott, AZ 4.8% 0.1% 5,132 100
Sierra Vista, AZ 6.1% 0.1% 3,085 61
Tucson, AZ 4.7% 0.0% 23,724 330
Yuma, AZ 17.0% 0.3% 17,091 430
Fayetteville, AR 2.5% 0.0% 6,907 -7
Fort Smith, AR 3.6% 0.1% 4,236 54
Hot Springs, AR 3.6% 0.0% 1,509 4
Jonesboro, AR 2.8% 0.0% 1,854 21
Little Rock, AR 3.1% 0.0% 11,162 62
Pine Bluff, AR 5.1% 0.0% 1,790 -1
Bakersfield, CA 8.0% 0.0% 31,330 -15
Chico, CA 5.0% -0.1% 5,151 -58
El Centro, CA 18.5% 0.0% 12,984 31
Fresno, CA 7.4% 0.0% 33,526 -215
Hanford, CA 8.0% 0.0% 4,670 -13
Los Angeles, CA 4.0% -0.1% 270,520 -3,327
Madera, CA 7.2% 0.0% 4,413 -6
Merced, CA 8.3% 0.0% 9,562 -4
Modesto, CA 6.2% 0.0% 15,051 17
Napa, CA 2.9% -0.1% 2,194 -35
Oxnard, CA 3.7% 0.0% 15,439 -399
Redding, CA 4.8% -0.1% 3,570 -14
Riverside, CA 4.1% -0.1% 83,789 -1,460
Sacramento, CA 3.7% 0.0% 40,395 -523
Salinas, CA 6.1% -0.1% 13,788 -194
San Diego, CA 3.2% -0.1% 51,142 -1,132
San Francisco, CA 2.6% 0.0% 67,494 -1,062
San Jose, CA 2.6% 0.0% 27,952 -377
San Luis Obispo, CA 2.9% 0.0% 4,039 -67
Santa Cruz, CA 4.9% 0.0% 7,026 -6
Santa Maria, CA 3.8% -0.1% 8,246 -185
Santa Rosa, CA 2.7% -0.1% 7,092 -126
Stockton, CA 6.0% 0.0% 19,633 -61
Vallejo, CA 3.9% 0.0% 7,993 -153
Visalia, CA 9.8% 0.0% 20,056 -63
Yuba City, CA 7.1% 0.1% 5,287 42
Boulder, CO 2.4% 0.0% 4,750 -92
Colorado Springs, CO 3.3% -0.1% 11,855 -164
Denver, CO 2.7% -0.1% 45,617 -781
Fort Collins, CO 2.4% -0.1% 4,961 -112
Grand Junction, CO 3.6% -0.1% 2,781 -78
Greeley, CO 2.6% 0.0% 4,353 -53
Pueblo, CO 4.2% -0.1% 3,223 -66
Bridgeport, CT 3.6% 0.0% 16,638 -220
Danbury, CT 3.0% 0.0% 3,192 -49
Hartford, CT 3.6% 0.0% 22,416 -366
New Haven, CT 3.4% -0.1% 11,267 -186
Norwich, CT 3.5% 0.0% 4,918 -111
Waterbury, CT 4.4% -0.1% 4,934 -75
Dover, DE 3.9% 0.2% 3,111 198
Salisbury, MD 4.5% 0.0% 8,745 149
Washington, DC 3.1% -0.1% 108,529 -1,160
Cape Coral, FL 3.2% 0.0% 11,164 -67
Crestview, FL 2.8% 0.0% 3,579 -7
Deltona, FL 3.6% 0.0% 10,824 -70
Gainesville, FL 3.1% 0.0% 4,508 -6
Homosassa Springs, FL 4.9% 0.0% 2,342 -18
Jacksonville, FL 3.2% 0.0% 24,651 -231
Lakeland, FL 3.8% 0.0% 11,409 -172
Miami, FL 3.2% 0.0% 101,994 -1,216
Naples, FL 3.1% -0.1% 5,579 -182
North Port, FL 3.2% 0.0% 11,722 -98
Ocala, FL 3.9% -0.1% 5,422 -35
Orlando, FL 3.0% 0.0% 41,440 -133
Palm Bay, FL 3.3% 0.0% 9,290 -59
Panama City, FL 3.9% -0.1% 3,599 -128
Pensacola, FL 3.2% 0.0% 7,262 -31
Port St Lucie, FL 3.7% -0.1% 8,105 -286
Punta Gorda, FL 3.8% 0.0% 2,710 -16
Sebastian, FL 3.7% -0.2% 2,434 -131
Sebring, FL 4.6% -0.3% 1,673 -67
Tallahassee, FL 3.2% 0.0% 6,341 -7
Tampa, FL 3.3% 0.0% 50,279 -219
The Villages, FL 4.9% 0.0% 1,547 2
Albany, GA 4.2% -0.1% 2,816 -66
Athens, GA 3.3% -0.1% 3,331 -78
Atlanta, GA 3.4% 0.0% 103,818 -1,605
Augusta, GA 3.8% -0.1% 10,194 -325
Brunswick, GA 3.4% -0.1% 1,847 -22
Columbus, GA 4.2% -0.1% 5,188 -131
Dalton, GA 4.4% -0.1% 2,698 -48
Gainesville, GA 2.8% -0.1% 2,921 -62
Hinesville, GA 4.0% 0.0% 1,362 2
Macon, GA 3.9% 0.0% 4,020 -51
Rome, GA 3.8% -0.1% 1,690 -50
Savannah, GA 3.4% 0.0% 6,317 -43
Valdosta, GA 3.6% 0.0% 2,307 -32
Warner Robins, GA 3.6% -0.1% 3,148 -53
Kahului, HI 2.7% 0.0% 2,229 -74
Urban Honolulu, HI 2.6% 0.0% 11,604 -252
Boise City, ID 2.7% 0.0% 10,207 190
Coeur dAlene, ID 3.5% 0.0% 2,814 34
Idaho Falls, ID 2.3% 0.0% 1,685 21
Lewiston, ID 3.4% 0.1% 1,062 19
Pocatello, ID 2.8% 0.0% 1,193 -2
Bloomington, IL 3.8% -0.2% 3,616 -199
Carbondale, IL 4.1% -0.2% 2,457 -138
Champaign, IL 3.9% -0.2% 4,652 -302
Chicago, IL 3.7% -0.1% 182,631 -3,193
Danville, IL 5.2% -0.2% 1,718 -67
Davenport, IA 4.1% 0.0% 7,956 -105
Decatur, IL 5.2% -0.2% 2,616 -106
Kankakee, IL 4.8% -0.3% 2,692 -152
Peoria, IL 4.6% -0.2% 8,325 -372
Rockford, IL 5.8% -0.2% 9,878 -205
Springfield, IL 3.9% -0.2% 4,328 -255
Bloomington, IN 3.4% -0.1% 2,672 -21
Columbus, IN 2.4% 0.0% 1,106 -15
Elkhart, IN 3.0% -0.1% 3,527 -69
Evansville, IN 3.1% 0.0% 5,065 -48
Fort Wayne, IN 3.0% -0.1% 6,669 -97
Indianapolis, IN 3.0% -0.1% 32,332 -480
Kokomo, IN 4.1% -0.2% 1,543 -89
Lafayette, IN 3.0% -0.1% 3,300 -79
Michigan City, IN 4.4% -0.1% 2,077 -54
Muncie, IN 3.8% -0.1% 2,066 -37
South Bend, IN 3.7% 0.0% 6,057 -26
Terre Haute, IN 4.1% -0.1% 3,160 -79
Ames, IA 1.6% 0.0% 974 27
Cedar Rapids, IA 2.7% 0.1% 3,955 123
Des Moines, IA 2.5% 0.1% 9,062 150
Dubuque, IA 2.4% 0.1% 1,345 50
Iowa City, IA 1.9% 0.0% 1,873 27
Sioux City, IA 2.6% 0.0% 2,469 43
Waterloo, IA 2.9% 0.2% 2,675 210
Lawrence, KS 2.9% -0.1% 1,906 -18
Manhattan, KS 2.9% 0.0% 1,356 -15
Topeka, KS 3.4% 0.0% 4,056 -88
Wichita, KS 3.5% -0.1% 10,955 -109
Bowling Green, KY 4.1% 0.1% 3,492 82
Elizabethtown, KY 4.3% 0.1% 2,900 62
Lexington, KY 3.4% 0.0% 9,458 183
Louisville, KY 3.9% 0.0% 26,346 278
Owensboro, KY 4.0% 0.1% 2,231 17
Alexandria, LA 4.8% 0.1% 3,000 34
Baton Rouge, LA 4.1% 0.1% 16,923 248
Hammond, LA 5.0% 0.0% 2,723 13
Houma, LA 4.3% 0.0% 3,677 17
Lafayette, LA 4.3% 0.0% 9,096 49
Lake Charles, LA 3.6% 0.1% 4,069 41
Monroe, LA 4.9% 0.0% 3,832 -14
New Orleans, LA 4.0% 0.0% 24,162 -54
Shreveport, LA 4.7% 0.0% 8,726 59
Bangor, ME 2.9% -0.1% 2,013 -89
Lewiston, ME 2.9% 0.0% 1,590 -41
Portland, ME 2.3% -0.1% 4,850 -212
Baltimore, MD 3.8% 0.0% 57,539 306
California, MD 3.5% 0.0% 1,975 30
Cumberland, MD 5.5% 0.3% 2,462 109
Hagerstown, MD 3.7% 0.0% 4,971 40
Barnstable Town, MA 3.6% 0.0% 4,683 7
Boston, MA 2.6% 0.0% 73,726 -419
Leominster, MA 3.3% 0.0% 2,731 -33
New Bedford, MA 4.5% 0.1% 3,894 74
Pittsfield, MA 3.7% 0.1% 1,606 32
Springfield, MA 3.5% 0.0% 13,727 -2
Worcester, MA 3.2% 0.0% 11,552 -66
Ann Arbor, MI 3.0% 0.0% 5,855 -9
Battle Creek, MI 4.1% 0.0% 2,617 36
Bay City, MI 4.6% 0.0% 2,328 25
Detroit, MI 4.5% -0.1% 97,607 -2,032
Flint, MI 5.0% 0.0% 9,288 21
Grand Rapids, MI 2.9% 0.0% 17,224 474
Jackson, MI 3.8% 0.0% 2,842 22
Kalamazoo, MI 3.6% 0.0% 6,166 89
Lansing, MI 3.3% 0.0% 8,369 182
Midland, MI 3.8% 0.1% 1,528 18
Monroe, MI 4.1% -0.1% 3,117 -69
Muskegon, MI 4.2% 0.0% 3,314 15
Niles, MI 4.2% 0.1% 3,074 39
Saginaw, MI 4.7% 0.0% 4,146 14
Duluth, MN 4.1% 0.1% 5,824 86
Mankato, MN 2.8% 0.0% 1,739 14
Minneapolis, MN 3.0% 0.0% 61,178 -293
Rochester, MN 2.9% 0.0% 3,596 1
St Cloud, MN 3.3% 0.0% 3,774 -30
Gulfport, MS 5.3% 0.2% 8,665 278
Hattiesburg, MS 4.5% 0.1% 3,186 92
Jackson, MS 4.6% 0.2% 12,418 389
Cape Girardeau, MO 3.1% 0.0% 1,493 4
Columbia, MO 2.3% -0.1% 2,280 -39
Jefferson City, MO 2.7% 0.0% 1,971 -21
Joplin, MO 2.9% -0.1% 2,488 -69
Kansas City, MO 3.2% -0.1% 37,007 -669
St Joseph, MO 3.0% -0.1% 1,901 -49
St Louis, MO 3.3% -0.1% 48,299 -1,259
Springfield, MO 2.7% 0.0% 6,365 41
Billings, MT 3.1% 0.0% 2,694 -42
Great Falls, MT 3.3% 0.0% 1,245 -11
Missoula, MT 3.0% -0.1% 1,939 -23
Grand Island, NE 3.2% 0.0% 1,428 2
Lincoln, NE 2.8% 0.0% 5,233 66
Omaha, NE 3.0% 0.0% 15,204 145
Carson City, NV 4.2% 0.1% 1,113 28
Las Vegas, NV 4.3% 0.0% 48,606 693
Reno, NV 3.3% 0.1% 8,705 130
Dover, NH 2.3% 0.0% 1,961 14
Manchester, NH 2.4% 0.1% 2,882 40
Portsmouth, NH 2.2% 0.0% 1,737 10
Atlantic City, NJ 4.7% 0.0% 5,655 5
Ocean City, NJ 6.6% -0.1% 3,161 -8
Trenton, NJ 2.9% 0.0% 5,750 -30
Vineland, NJ 5.0% -0.1% 3,275 -13
Albuquerque, NM 4.7% 0.0% 20,532 -21
Farmington, NM 5.5% 0.0% 2,939 0
Las Cruces, NM 5.7% 0.0% 5,583 9
Santa Fe, NM 4.1% 0.0% 3,075 -6
Albany, NY 3.5% 0.1% 15,655 452
Binghamton, NY 4.5% 0.2% 4,729 164
Buffalo, NY 4.2% 0.2% 22,567 809
Elmira, NY 4.1% 0.2% 1,430 54
Glens Falls, NY 4.2% 0.2% 2,490 85
Ithaca, NY 3.4% 0.1% 1,725 54
Kingston, NY 3.5% 0.0% 3,156 75
New York, NY 3.6% -0.1% 361,248 -1,756
Rochester, NY 4.0% 0.2% 20,464 626
Syracuse, NY 4.0% 0.1% 12,385 366
Utica, NY 4.3% 0.1% 5,537 178
Watertown, NY 5.4% 0.3% 2,357 88
Asheville, NC 3.3% 0.0% 8,088 69
Burlington, NC 4.0% 0.0% 3,265 6
Charlotte, NC 3.7% -0.1% 51,529 -185
Durham, NC 3.7% 0.0% 11,162 5
Fayetteville, NC 5.3% -0.1% 8,076 -5
Goldsboro, NC 4.4% 0.0% 2,341 -2
Greensboro, NC 4.3% 0.0% 16,054 50
Greenville, NC 4.5% 0.0% 4,085 12
Hickory, NC 4.0% 0.1% 6,986 73
Jacksonville, NC 4.9% 0.0% 3,238 34
New Bern, NC 4.4% 0.0% 2,294 -4
Raleigh, NC 3.6% 0.0% 26,406 48
Rocky Mount, NC 5.5% 0.0% 3,600 41
Wilmington, NC 3.9% 0.0% 5,966 -8
Winston, NC 3.9% 0.0% 13,020 55
Bismarck, ND 2.6% 0.0% 1,754 -16
Fargo, ND 2.4% 0.0% 3,239 -25
Grand Forks, ND 2.7% 0.0% 1,475 -20
Akron, OH 4.2% 0.1% 15,187 325
Canton, OH 4.4% 0.1% 8,777 147
Cincinnati, OH 3.6% 0.0% 41,564 956
Cleveland, OH 4.2% -0.1% 44,068 -515
Columbus, OH 3.5% 0.1% 38,073 976
Dayton, OH 4.0% 0.1% 15,376 430
Lima, OH 3.9% 0.0% 1,901 40
Mansfield, OH 4.3% 0.1% 2,302 39
Springfield, OH 4.1% 0.1% 2,607 43
Toledo, OH 4.3% -0.1% 13,168 -35
Weirton, WV 5.3% 0.0% 2,684 34
Youngstown, OH 5.6% 0.1% 13,439 216
Lawton, OK 3.6% 0.0% 1,863 36
Oklahoma City, OK 3.0% 0.1% 20,408 223
Tulsa, OK 3.3% 0.1% 15,537 124
Albany, OR 4.7% 0.1% 2,744 33
Bend, OR 4.2% 0.0% 4,061 42
Corvallis, OR 3.2% 0.1% 1,545 32
Eugene, OR 4.4% 0.1% 7,981 163
Grants Pass, OR 5.3% 0.1% 1,924 47
Medford, OR 4.7% 0.0% 5,010 46
Portland, OR 3.9% 0.1% 51,342 1,432
Salem, OR 4.3% 0.1% 8,748 246
Allentown, PA 4.0% 0.1% 17,638 446
Altoona, PA 4.1% 0.2% 2,502 142
Bloomsburg, PA 4.0% 0.0% 1,716 7
Chambersburg, PA 3.5% 0.2% 2,733 109
East Stroudsburg, PA 4.9% 0.2% 4,026 121
Erie, PA 4.1% 0.1% 5,259 81
Gettysburg, PA 2.9% 0.0% 1,622 31
Harrisburg, PA 3.4% 0.1% 10,164 381
Johnstown, PA 4.8% 0.1% 2,837 109
Lancaster, PA 3.2% 0.1% 9,031 336
Lebanon, PA 3.5% 0.1% 2,526 97
Philadelphia, PA 3.7% 0.0% 116,841 2,950
Pittsburgh, PA 3.9% 0.1% 46,794 784
Reading, PA 4.0% 0.2% 8,537 333
Scranton, PA 4.8% 0.1% 13,222 258
State College, PA 2.9% 0.0% 2,346 -14
Williamsport, PA 4.3% 0.1% 2,447 83
York, PA 3.5% 0.1% 8,176 199
Providence, RI 3.6% 0.0% 24,949 254
Charleston, SC 2.7% -0.1% 10,449 -658
Columbia, SC 3.0% -0.2% 12,022 -799
Florence, SC 3.5% -0.2% 3,420 -181
Greenville, SC 2.8% -0.2% 12,339 -742
Hilton Head Island, SC 3.0% -0.1% 2,699 -136
Myrtle Beach, SC 4.4% -0.1% 9,126 -97
Spartanburg, SC 2.9% -0.2% 4,740 -254
Sumter, SC 3.7% -0.1% 1,647 -87
Rapid City, SD 3.1% 0.0% 2,367 36
Sioux Falls, SD 2.5% 0.1% 3,874 46
Chattanooga, TN 3.4% 0.0% 9,465 -24
Clarksville, TN 4.2% 0.0% 4,990 36
Cleveland, TN 3.7% 0.1% 2,146 9
Jackson, TN 3.5% 0.0% 2,346 2
Johnson City, TN 3.8% 0.0% 3,553 -4
Kingsport, TN 3.6% -0.1% 5,159 -25
Knoxville, TN 3.3% 0.0% 14,261 -55
Memphis, TN 4.2% 0.0% 27,652 251
Morristown, TN 3.9% 0.0% 2,084 24
Nashville, TN 2.7% 0.0% 28,722 -134
Abilene, TX 2.9% -0.1% 2,257 -21
Amarillo, TX 2.5% 0.0% 3,290 -16
Austin, TX 2.6% 0.0% 31,345 -342
Beaumont, TX 5.4% 0.1% 9,439 61
Brownsville, TX 5.3% 0.0% 8,709 -65
College Station, TX 2.6% -0.1% 3,557 -22
Corpus Christi, TX 4.1% -0.1% 8,596 -83
Dallas, TX 3.1% 0.0% 123,295 -1,147
El Paso, TX 3.7% 0.0% 13,429 -62
Houston, TX 3.6% 0.0% 123,860 -937
Killeen, TX 3.6% -0.1% 6,428 -90
Laredo, TX 3.5% -0.1% 4,176 -19
Longview, TX 3.5% -0.1% 3,409 -45
Lubbock, TX 2.7% 0.0% 4,370 -54
McAllen, TX 5.9% 0.0% 20,726 55
Midland, TX 2.0% 0.1% 2,096 28
Odessa, TX 2.4% 0.0% 2,110 41
San Angelo, TX 2.9% 0.0% 1,600 -14
San Antonio, TX 3.0% 0.0% 35,593 -260
Sherman, TX 2.9% 0.0% 1,845 -1
Texarkana, TX 4.2% -0.1% 2,723 -52
Tyler, TX 3.2% -0.1% 3,505 -48
Victoria, TX 3.2% -0.1% 1,488 -22
Waco, TX 3.1% -0.1% 3,968 -48
Wichita Falls, TX 3.1% 0.0% 2,018 -11
Logan, UT 2.3% -0.1% 1,667 -31
Ogden, UT 2.8% -0.1% 9,462 -195
Provo, UT 2.6% 0.0% 8,010 -92
St George, UT 3.2% 0.0% 2,431 15
Salt Lake City, UT 2.8% 0.0% 18,385 -159
Burlington, VT 1.7% 0.0% 2,149 2
Blacksburg, VA 2.9% -0.1% 2,628 -44
Charlottesville, VA 2.5% -0.1% 3,109 -72
Harrisonburg, VA 2.7% -0.1% 1,794 -46
Lynchburg, VA 3.2% -0.1% 3,987 -47
Richmond, VA 2.9% -0.1% 20,089 -359
Roanoke, VA 2.7% -0.1% 4,362 -83
Staunton, VA 2.6% 0.0% 1,568 -5
Virginia Beach, VA 3.1% 0.0% 26,459 -525
Winchester, VA 2.7% 0.0% 1,969 -36
Bellingham, WA 5.3% 0.1% 6,186 185
Bremerton, WA 5.0% 0.0% 6,448 135
Kennewick, WA 5.9% 0.0% 8,670 109
Longview, WA 6.6% 0.1% 3,130 73
Mount Vernon, WA 5.9% 0.2% 3,688 107
Olympia, WA 5.2% 0.1% 7,456 176
Seattle, WA 3.6% 0.0% 76,824 -374
Spokane, WA 5.9% 0.1% 16,354 327
Walla Walla, WA 5.4% 0.2% 1,731 50
Wenatchee, WA 5.3% 0.1% 3,657 97
Yakima, WA 7.5% 0.1% 9,946 71
Beckley, WV 4.9% 0.0% 2,232 7
Charleston, WV 4.5% 0.0% 4,192 -16
Huntington, WV 4.9% 0.0% 7,165 14
Morgantown, WV 3.7% -0.1% 2,554 -36
Parkersburg, WV 5.0% 0.0% 1,930 -21
Wheeling, WV 4.8% 0.0% 3,279 3
Appleton, WI 2.8% 0.2% 3,598 154
Eau Claire, WI 3.1% 0.2% 2,865 164
Fond du Lac, WI 2.7% 0.1% 1,563 92
Green Bay, WI 3.0% 0.2% 5,260 360
Janesville, WI 3.4% 0.1% 2,922 135
La Crosse, WI 2.7% 0.0% 2,146 42
Madison, WI 2.4% 0.1% 9,123 293
Milwaukee, WI 3.3% 0.2% 26,974 1,190
Oshkosh, WI 2.7% 0.1% 2,537 122
Racine, WI 3.8% 0.3% 3,743 233
Sheboygan, WI 2.5% 0.1% 1,586 80
Wausau, WI 2.7% 0.1% 1,990 91
Casper, WY 3.9% 0.0% 1,545 19
Cheyenne, WY 3.6% 0.1% 1,703 31