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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

(with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more)


Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
Monthly Rankings
Not Seasonally Adjusted
June 2012June 2013p
RankMetropolitan AreaRateRateChange
1 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.7 10.2 -2.5
2 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.7 8.5 -2.2
3 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.3 7.3 -2.0
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5 6.5 -2.0
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9 6.9 -2.0
3 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 5.9 -2.0
7 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.8 6.9 -1.9
7 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.1 7.2 -1.9
9 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.7 7.0 -1.7
9 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.8 10.1 -1.7
11 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.1 7.6 -1.5
12 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 5.9 -1.4
12 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 10.2 8.8 -1.4
14 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.2 7.0 -1.2
15 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5 7.4 -1.1
15 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 10.3 9.2 -1.1
17 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3 7.3 -1.0
18 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.1 8.2 -0.9
18 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4 7.5 -0.9
20 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 5.1 -0.8
21 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 11.0 10.3 -0.7
21 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 6.7 -0.7
23 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 5.8 -0.6
23 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.9 9.3 -0.6
23 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.3 6.7 -0.6
23 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 8.8 8.2 -0.6
23 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0 8.4 -0.6
28 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.9 6.4 -0.5
29 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.3 8.9 -0.4
29 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.1 7.7 -0.4
29 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 7.2 -0.4
29 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7 6.3 -0.4
29 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1 6.7 -0.4
34 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5 7.2 -0.3
35 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.8 6.6 -0.2
36 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2 7.1 -0.1
36 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 7.7 7.6 -0.1
38 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4 7.4 0.0
38 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4 6.4 0.0
38 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.9 7.9 0.0
38 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.5 8.5 0.0
42 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6 7.7 0.1
42 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.8 7.9 0.1
42 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9 6.0 0.1
45 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7 7.9 0.2
45 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2 5.4 0.2
47 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.7 10.0 0.3
48 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 6.4 6.8 0.4
49 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.4 10.1 0.7

p = preliminary.
1 Area boundaries do not reflect official OMB definitions.
NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.

 

Last Modified Date: July 30, 2013