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

U.S. unemployment rates for large metropolitan areas - October 2018 This statistic shows the unemployment rates in the United States' larger metropolitan areas for the month of October 2018. As of October 2018, the unemployment rate in the New Orleans-Metairie, LA metropolitan area stood at 4.4 percent.
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Unemployment rate
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2.1%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2.5%
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2.6%
Boston-Cambridge-Na shua, MA-NH2.6%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2.7%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2.7%
Salt Lake City, UT 2.7%
Kansas City, MO-KS 2.7%
Oklahoma City, OK 2.8%
St. Louis, MO-IL Me 2.8%
Jacksonville, FL 2.9%
Raleigh, NC 2.9%
Richmond, VA 2.9%
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2.9%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2.9%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 3%
Providence-War wick, RI-MA3.1%
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 3.1%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3.1%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3.2%
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3.2%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3.2%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3.2%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3.3%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3.4%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 3.4%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 3.5%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3.5%
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3.5%
Rochester, NY 3.5%
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3.6%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 3.6%
Columbus, OH 3.7%
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3.8%
Pittsburgh, PA 3.8%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3.8%
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3.8%
Hartford-West Hartford-East H artford, CT3.8%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3.9%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3.9%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 3.9%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 3.9%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4.1%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 4.2%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4.2%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4.4%
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 4.4%
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 4.4%
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 4.5%
Unemployment rate
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2.1%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2.5%
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2.6%
Boston-Cambridge-Na shua, MA-NH2.6%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2.7%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2.7%
Salt Lake City, UT 2.7%
Kansas City, MO-KS 2.7%
Oklahoma City, OK 2.8%
St. Louis, MO-IL Me 2.8%
Jacksonville, FL 2.9%
Raleigh, NC 2.9%
Richmond, VA 2.9%
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2.9%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2.9%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 3%
Providence-War wick, RI-MA3.1%
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 3.1%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3.1%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3.2%
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3.2%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3.2%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3.2%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3.3%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3.4%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 3.4%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 3.5%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3.5%
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 3.5%
Rochester, NY 3.5%
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3.6%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 3.6%
Columbus, OH 3.7%
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 3.8%
Pittsburgh, PA 3.8%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3.8%
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3.8%
Hartford-West Hartford-East H artford, CT3.8%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3.9%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3.9%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 3.9%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 3.9%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4.1%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 4.2%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4.2%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4.4%
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 4.4%
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 4.4%
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 4.5%
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This statistic shows the unemployment rates in the United States' larger metropolitan areas for the month of October 2018. As of October 2018, the unemployment rate in the New Orleans-Metairie, LA metropolitan area stood at 4.4 percent.
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Release date
November 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
October 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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