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Large metropolitan area unemployment rates in September 2015

November 02, 2015

Of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota-Wisconsin, and Salt Lake City, Utah, had the lowest unemployment rates in September, at 3.1 percent each.

Unemployment rates in large metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, September 2015

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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada, had the highest jobless rate among the large areas (6.8 percent). Forty-nine large areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases and two had no change. The largest rate decline occurred in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan (−2.5 percentage points).

Among all metropolitan areas, 192 areas had September unemployment rates below the U.S. figure of 4.9 percent, 186 areas had rates above it, and 9 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. The data are not seasonally adjusted. For more information, see “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — September 2015” (HTML) (PDF).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Large metropolitan area unemployment rates in September 2015 at (visited July 21, 2024).

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