Monthly ranking of unemployment rates in the United States for larger metropolitan areas in December 2018

U.S. unemployment rates for large metropolitan areas - December 2018 This statistic shows the unemployment rates in the United States' larger metropolitan areas for the month of December 2018. As of December 2018, the unemployment rate in the New Orleans-Metairie, LA metropolitan area stood at 3.9 percent.
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Unemployment rate
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2.3%
Boston-Cambridge-Na shua, MA-NH2.4%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2.5%
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2.5%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2.7%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2.7%
Oklahoma City, OK 2.8%
Salt Lake City, UT 2.8%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2.8%
Richmond, VA 2.8%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2.9%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3%
Jacksonville, FL 3.1%
Kansas City, MO-KS 3.1%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 3.1%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3.2%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 3.2%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3.2%
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 3.2%
Raleigh, NC 3.3%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3.3%
Hartford-West Hartford-East H artford, CT3.3%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3.3%
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3.4%
St. Louis, MO-IL Me 3.4%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 3.5%
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3.5%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3.6%
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3.6%
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3.6%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3.7%
Providence-War wick, RI-MA3.7%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3.7%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 3.7%
Rochester, NY 3.8%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3.8%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3.8%
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 3.9%
Pittsburgh, PA 3.9%
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3.9%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4%
Columbus, OH 4%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 4.1%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4.2%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4.2%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4.5%
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 4.5%
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 4.9%
Unemployment rate
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2.3%
Boston-Cambridge-Na shua, MA-NH2.4%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2.5%
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2.5%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2.7%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2.7%
Oklahoma City, OK 2.8%
Salt Lake City, UT 2.8%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2.8%
Richmond, VA 2.8%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2.9%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3%
Jacksonville, FL 3.1%
Kansas City, MO-KS 3.1%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 3.1%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3.2%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 3.2%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3.2%
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 3.2%
Raleigh, NC 3.3%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3.3%
Hartford-West Hartford-East H artford, CT3.3%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3.3%
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3.4%
St. Louis, MO-IL Me 3.4%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 3.5%
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3.5%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3.6%
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3.6%
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3.6%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3.7%
Providence-War wick, RI-MA3.7%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3.7%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 3.7%
Rochester, NY 3.8%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3.8%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3.8%
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 3.9%
Pittsburgh, PA 3.9%
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3.9%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4%
Columbus, OH 4%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 4.1%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4.2%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4.2%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4.5%
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 4.5%
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 4.9%
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This statistic shows the unemployment rates in the United States' larger metropolitan areas for the month of December 2018. As of December 2018, the unemployment rate in the New Orleans-Metairie, LA metropolitan area stood at 3.9 percent.
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Release date
January 2019
Region
United States
Survey time period
December 2018
Supplementary notes
Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force.

Depicted are metropolitan areas with a Census 2010 population of 1 million or more.

Rates are not seasonally adjusted.

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