Department of Labor Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas

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Monthly Rankings Source
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Department of Labor
Apr. 2013 preliminary
Last Modified Date: May 29, 2013

Rank Metropolitan Area Rate
1 Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.1
2 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 4.9
3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.0
4 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.1
5 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2
5 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.2
7 Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4
7 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.4
9 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA 5.7
9 Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.7
11 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9
11 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 5.9
13 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.0
14 Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.1
15 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
15 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.2
17 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.3
18 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4
18 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4
18 Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.4
21 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.5
22 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6
22 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6
22 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.6
25 Baltimore-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7
25 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7
25 St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area1 6.7
25 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 6.7
29 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.0
30 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.1
31 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2
31 Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.2
33 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4
33 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.4
35 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5
35 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.5
37 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.6
38 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7
38 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area 7.7
40 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA 7.8
41 Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.3
42 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4
42 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.4
44 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area 8.9
45 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.0
45 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA 9.0
47 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.1
48 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.6
48 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 9.6

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.
*Not Seasonally Adjusted

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