U.S. unemployment rates for large metropolitan areas - December 2019

This statistic shows the unemployment rates in the United States' larger metropolitan areas for the month of December 2019. As of December 2019, the unemployment rate in the New Orleans-Metairie, LA metropolitan area stood at 4.4 percent.

Monthly ranking of unemployment rates in the United States for larger metropolitan areas in December 2019

Unemployment rate
Salt Lake City, UT2%
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH2.1%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL2.2%
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA2.2%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA2.2%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL2.2%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO2.3%
Austin-Round Rock, TX2.4%
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN2.4%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL2.5%
Richmond, VA2.6%
Jacksonville, FL2.6%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL2.6%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV2.6%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA2.7%
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN2.7%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA2.7%
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX2.8%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC2.8%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA2.8%
Oklahoma City, OK2.8%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA2.8%
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD2.9%
Raleigh, NC2.9%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX2.9%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI3%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI3.1%
Kansas City, MO-KS3.1%
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC3.1%
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA3.2%
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA3.2%
Columbus, OH3.2%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI3.2%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN3.2%
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT3.3%
St. Louis, MO-IL3.3%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN3.3%
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA3.4%
Cleveland-Elyria, OH3.5%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA3.5%
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV3.5%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA3.6%
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX3.6%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ3.7%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI3.7%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR3.9%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD4%
Rochester, NY4.3%
New Orleans-Metairie, LA4.4%
Pittsburgh, PA4.6%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY4.7%
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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

December 2019

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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