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Metropolitan area unemployment, January 2013

March 26, 2013

Unemployment rates were lower in January than a year earlier in 227 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 124 areas, and unchanged in 21 areas. Twelve areas had jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent, and 13 areas had rates of less than 5.0 percent.

Unemployment rates for metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, January 2013
Unemployment rates for metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, January 2013
AreaUnemployment rate (in percent) (p)Unemployment rate compared to the U.S. rate of 8.5 percent

Alabama

  

  Anniston-Oxford, AL MSA

8.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Decatur, AL MSA

7.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Dothan, AL MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Gadsden, AL MSA

7.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Huntsville, AL MSA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Mobile, AL MSA

8.7Above U.S. rate

  Montgomery, AL MSA

7.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Tuscaloosa, AL MSA

7.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Alaska

  

  Anchorage, AK MSA

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Fairbanks, AK MSA

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Arizona

  

  Flagstaff, AZ MSA

8.6Above U.S. rate

  Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ MSA

10.4Above U.S. rate

  Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ MSA

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Prescott, AZ MSA

9.1Above U.S. rate

  Tucson, AZ MSA

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Yuma, AZ MSA

26.5Above U.S. rate

Arkansas

  

  Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO MSA

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA

8.7Above U.S. rate

  Hot Springs, AR MSA

8.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Jonesboro, AR MSA

7.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR MSA

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Pine Bluff, AR MSA

10.5Above U.S. rate

California

  

  Bakersfield-Delano, CA MSA

14.1Above U.S. rate

  Chico, CA MSA

12.7Above U.S. rate

  El Centro, CA MSA

25.8Above U.S. rate

  Fresno, CA MSA

16.0Above U.S. rate

  Hanford-Corcoran, CA MSA

16.7Above U.S. rate

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA

10.0Above U.S. rate

  Madera-Chowchilla, CA MSA

13.8Above U.S. rate

  Merced, CA MSA

18.4Above U.S. rate

  Modesto, CA MSA

15.6Above U.S. rate

  Napa, CA MSA

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA

9.0Above U.S. rate

  Redding, CA MSA

13.6Above U.S. rate

  Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA

11.5Above U.S. rate

  Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA MSA

10.3Above U.S. rate

  Salinas, CA MSA

14.3Above U.S. rate

  San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA

8.6Above U.S. rate

  San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA

8.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA MSA

7.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA MSA

8.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA MSA

12.6Above U.S. rate

  Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA MSA

8.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Stockton, CA MSA

15.5Above U.S. rate

  Vallejo-Fairfield, CA MSA

10.0Above U.S. rate

  Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA

16.8Above U.S. rate

  Yuba City, CA MSA

18.0Above U.S. rate

Colorado

  

  Boulder, CO MSA

5.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Colorado Springs, CO MSA

8.8Above U.S. rate

  Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO MSA

7.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Grand Junction, CO MSA

9.2Above U.S. rate

  Greeley, CO MSA

8.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Pueblo, CO MSA

10.7Above U.S. rate

Connecticut

  

  Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA 

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.7Above U.S. rate

  New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

9.0Above U.S. rate

  Norwich-New London, CT-RI Metropolitan NECTA

9.0Above U.S. rate

  Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

11.5Above U.S. rate

Delaware

  

  Dover, DE MSA

8.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

District of Columbia

  

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA

5.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Florida

  

  Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA

7.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL MSA

6.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL MSA

8.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Gainesville, FL MSA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Jacksonville, FL MSA

7.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL MSA

8.8Above U.S. rate

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA

8.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Naples-Marco Island, FL MSA

7.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL MSA

7.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Ocala, FL MSA

9.1Above U.S. rate

  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA

8.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Palm Coast, FL MSA

11.0Above U.S. rate

  Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL MSA

8.8Above U.S. rate

  Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Port St. Lucie, FL MSA

9.4Above U.S. rate

  Punta Gorda, FL MSA

8.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL MSA

9.5Above U.S. rate

  Tallahassee, FL MSA

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Georgia

  

  Albany, GA MSA

9.7Above U.S. rate

  Athens-Clarke County, GA MSA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA

8.7Above U.S. rate

  Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC MSA

9.0Above U.S. rate

  Brunswick, GA MSA

10.3Above U.S. rate

  Columbus, GA-AL MSA

9.4Above U.S. rate

  Dalton, GA MSA

11.9Above U.S. rate

  Gainesville, GA MSA

7.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA MSA

9.3Above U.S. rate

  Macon, GA MSA

9.4Above U.S. rate

  Rome, GA MSA

10.2Above U.S. rate

  Savannah, GA MSA

8.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Valdosta, GA MSA

8.6Above U.S. rate

  Warner Robins, GA MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Hawaii

  

  Honolulu, HI MSA

4.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Idaho

  

  Boise City-Nampa, ID MSA

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Coeur d'Alene, ID MSA

9.4Above U.S. rate

  Idaho Falls, ID MSA

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Lewiston, ID-WA MSA

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Pocatello, ID MSA

7.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Illinois

  

  Bloomington-Normal, IL MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Champaign-Urbana, IL MSA

9.1Above U.S. rate

  Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA

9.9Above U.S. rate

  Danville, IL MSA

11.8Above U.S. rate

  Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA

8.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Decatur, IL MSA

14.0Above U.S. rate

  Kankakee-Bradley, IL MSA

12.8Above U.S. rate

  Peoria, IL MSA

10.0Above U.S. rate

  Rockford, IL MSA

13.0Above U.S. rate

  Springfield, IL MSA

8.8Above U.S. rate

Indiana

  

  Anderson, IN MSA

11.6Above U.S. rate

  Bloomington, IN MSA

8.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Columbus, IN MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Elkhart-Goshen, IN MSA

10.3Above U.S. rate

  Evansville, IN-KY MSA

8.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Fort Wayne, IN MSA

9.1Above U.S. rate

  Indianapolis-Carmel, IN MSA

8.7Above U.S. rate

  Kokomo, IN MSA

10.7Above U.S. rate

  Lafayette, IN MSA

9.2Above U.S. rate

  Michigan City-La Porte, IN MSA

12.0Above U.S. rate

  Muncie, IN MSA

10.4Above U.S. rate

  South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI MSA

10.5Above U.S. rate

  Terre Haute, IN MSA

11.8Above U.S. rate

Iowa

  

  Ames, IA MSA

4.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Cedar Rapids, IA MSA

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA

6.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Dubuque, IA MSA

6.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Iowa City, IA MSA

4.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA

6.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Kansas

  

  Lawrence, KS MSA

5.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Manhattan, KS MSA

5.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Topeka, KS MSA

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Wichita, KS MSA

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Kentucky

  

  Bowling Green, KY MSA

7.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Elizabethtown, KY MSA

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Lexington-Fayette, KY MSA

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA

8.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Owensboro, KY MSA

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Louisiana

  

  Alexandria, LA MSA

7.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Baton Rouge, LA MSA

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA MSA

5.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Lafayette, LA MSA

5.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Lake Charles, LA MSA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Monroe, LA MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA

7.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Maine

  

  Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

7.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

7.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Maryland

  

  Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA

7.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Cumberland, MD-WV MSA

9.0Above U.S. rate

  Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV MSA

8.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Salisbury, MD MSA

10.0Above U.S. rate

Massachusetts

  

  Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

9.2Above U.S. rate

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

9.7Above U.S. rate

  New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

11.9Above U.S. rate

  Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.8Above U.S. rate

  Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Michigan

  

  Ann Arbor, MI MSA

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Battle Creek, MI MSA

7.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Bay City, MI MSA

9.4Above U.S. rate

  Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI MSA

11.3Above U.S. rate

  Flint, MI MSA

9.9Above U.S. rate

  Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Holland-Grand Haven, MI MSA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Jackson, MI MSA

8.8Above U.S. rate

  Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSA

7.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Monroe, MI MSA

8.9Above U.S. rate

  Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI MSA

9.0Above U.S. rate

  Niles-Benton Harbor, MI MSA

9.7Above U.S. rate

  Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI MSA

9.0Above U.S. rate

Minnesota

  

  Duluth, MN-WI MSA

8.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Mankato-North Mankato, MN MSA

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Rochester, MN MSA

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  St. Cloud, MN MSA

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Mississippi

  

  Gulfport-Biloxi, MS MSA

10.1Above U.S. rate

  Hattiesburg, MS MSA

9.4Above U.S. rate

  Jackson, MS MSA

8.6Above U.S. rate

  Pascagoula, MS MSA

11.5Above U.S. rate

Missouri

  

  Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL MSA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Columbia, MO MSA

5.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Jefferson City, MO MSA

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Joplin, MO MSA

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Kansas City, MO-KS MSA

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  St. Joseph, MO-KS MSA

5.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  St. Louis, MO-IL MSA

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Springfield, MO MSA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Montana

  

  Billings, MT MSA

4.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Great Falls, MT MSA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Missoula, MT MSA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Nebraska

  

  Lincoln, NE MSA

4.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA

5.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Nevada

  

  Carson City, NV MSA

11.2Above U.S. rate

  Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA

10.2Above U.S. rate

  Reno-Sparks, NV MSA

10.6Above U.S. rate

New Hampshire

  

  Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Rochester-Dover, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

New Jersey

  

  Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ MSA

16.1Above U.S. rate

  Ocean City, NJ MSA

20.0Above U.S. rate

  Trenton-Ewing, NJ MSA

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ MSA

15.8Above U.S. rate

New Mexico

  

  Albuquerque, NM MSA

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Farmington, NM MSA

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Las Cruces, NM MSA

7.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Santa Fe, NM MSA

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

New York

  

  Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA

8.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Binghamton, NY MSA

10.2Above U.S. rate

  Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY MSA

9.6Above U.S. rate

  Elmira, NY MSA

10.5Above U.S. rate

  Glens Falls, NY MSA

10.3Above U.S. rate

  Ithaca, NY MSA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Kingston, NY MSA

9.9Above U.S. rate

  New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA MSA

9.4Above U.S. rate

  Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY MSA

8.7Above U.S. rate

  Rochester, NY MSA

9.1Above U.S. rate

  Syracuse, NY MSA

9.8Above U.S. rate

  Utica-Rome, NY MSA

10.2Above U.S. rate

North Carolina

  

  Asheville, NC MSA

8.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Burlington, NC MSA

10.0Above U.S. rate

  Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC MSA

10.0Above U.S. rate

  Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Fayetteville, NC MSA

10.8Above U.S. rate

  Goldsboro, NC MSA

9.8Above U.S. rate

  Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA

10.6Above U.S. rate

  Greenville, NC MSA

9.9Above U.S. rate

  Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA

11.5Above U.S. rate

  Jacksonville, NC MSA

9.6Above U.S. rate

  Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Rocky Mount, NC MSA

14.1Above U.S. rate

  Wilmington, NC MSA

11.1Above U.S. rate

  Winston-Salem, NC MSA

9.4Above U.S. rate

North Dakota

  

  Bismarck, ND MSA

4.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Fargo, ND-MN MSA

4.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Ohio

  

  Akron, OH MSA

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Canton-Massillon, OH MSA

8.7Above U.S. rate

  Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN MSA

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA

8.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Columbus, OH MSA

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Dayton, OH MSA

8.7Above U.S. rate

  Lima, OH MSA

9.1Above U.S. rate

  Mansfield, OH MSA

9.7Above U.S. rate

  Sandusky, OH MSA

10.2Above U.S. rate

  Springfield, OH MSA

8.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV MSA

11.8Above U.S. rate

  Toledo, OH MSA

9.7Above U.S. rate

  Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA MSA

9.7Above U.S. rate

Oklahoma

  

  Lawton, OK MSA

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Oklahoma City, OK MSA

5.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Tulsa, OK MSA

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Oregon

  

  Bend, OR MSA

12.4Above U.S. rate

  Corvallis, OR MSA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Eugene-Springfield, OR MSA

9.1Above U.S. rate

  Medford, OR MSA

11.6Above U.S. rate

  Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA

8.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Salem, OR MSA

10.1Above U.S. rate

Pennsylvania

  

  Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA

9.5Above U.S. rate

  Altoona, PA MSA

8.8Above U.S. rate

  Erie, PA MSA

9.2Above U.S. rate

  Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA

8.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Johnstown, PA MSA

10.8Above U.S. rate

  Lancaster, PA MSA

7.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Lebanon, PA MSA

7.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA

9.4Above U.S. rate

  Pittsburgh, PA MSA

8.6Above U.S. rate

  Reading, PA MSA

9.0Above U.S. rate

  Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA MSA

11.2Above U.S. rate

  State College, PA MSA

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Williamsport, PA MSA

9.5Above U.S. rate

  York-Hanover, PA MSA

8.7Above U.S. rate

Rhode Island

  

  Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan NECTA

10.6Above U.S. rate

South Carolina

  

  Anderson, SC MSA

8.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC MSA

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Columbia, SC MSA

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Florence, SC MSA

10.1Above U.S. rate

  Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC MSA

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC MSA

12.4Above U.S. rate

  Spartanburg, SC MSA

8.9Above U.S. rate

  Sumter, SC MSA

10.3Above U.S. rate

South Dakota

  

  Rapid City, SD MSA

5.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Sioux Falls, SD MSA

4.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Tennessee

  

  Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA

7.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Clarksville, TN-KY MSA

9.0Above U.S. rate

  Cleveland, TN MSA

7.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Jackson, TN MSA

8.7Above U.S. rate

  Johnson City, TN MSA

7.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Knoxville, TN MSA

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA

9.7Above U.S. rate

  Morristown, TN MSA

10.3Above U.S. rate

  Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN MSA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Texas

  

  Abilene, TX MSA

5.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Amarillo, TX MSA

4.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX MSA

5.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA

10.8Above U.S. rate

  Brownsville-Harlingen, TX MSA

11.0Above U.S. rate

  College Station-Bryan, TX MSA

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Corpus Christi, TX MSA

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  El Paso, TX MSA

9.5Above U.S. rate

  Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX MSA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX MSA

7.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Laredo, TX MSA

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Longview, TX MSA

6.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Lubbock, TX MSA

5.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX MSA

11.6Above U.S. rate

  Midland, TX MSA

3.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Odessa, TX MSA

4.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  San Angelo, TX MSA

5.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX MSA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Sherman-Denison, TX MSA

7.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR MSA

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Tyler, TX MSA

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Victoria, TX MSA

5.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Waco, TX MSA

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Wichita Falls, TX MSA

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Utah

  

  Logan, UT-ID MSA

4.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Ogden-Clearfield, UT MSA

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Provo-Orem, UT MSA

5.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

  St. George, UT MSA

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Salt Lake City, UT MSA

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Vermont

  

  Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

4.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Virginia

  

  Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA MSA

8.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Charlottesville, VA MSA

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Danville, VA MSA

8.7Above U.S. rate

  Harrisonburg, VA MSA

5.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Lynchburg, VA MSA

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Richmond, VA MSA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Roanoke, VA MSA

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Winchester, VA-WV MSA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Washington

  

  Bellingham, WA MSA

8.6Above U.S. rate

  Bremerton-Silverdale, WA MSA

8.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA MSA

11.0Above U.S. rate

  Longview, WA MSA

11.9Above U.S. rate

  Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA MSA

10.4Above U.S. rate

  Olympia, WA MSA

8.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Spokane, WA MSA

9.8Above U.S. rate

  Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA MSA

9.8Above U.S. rate

  Yakima, WA MSA

12.7Above U.S. rate

West Virginia

  

  Charleston, WV MSA

7.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA

8.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Morgantown, WV MSA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH MSA

8.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Wheeling, WV-OH MSA

9.3Above U.S. rate

Wisconsin

  

  Appleton, WI MSA

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Eau Claire, WI MSA

7.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Fond du Lac, WI MSA

7.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Green Bay, WI MSA

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Janesville, WI MSA

9.5Above U.S. rate

  La Crosse, WI-MN MSA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Madison, WI MSA

5.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA

8.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Oshkosh-Neenah, WI MSA

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Racine, WI MSA

9.8Above U.S. rate

  Sheboygan, WI MSA

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Wausau, WI MSA

8.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Wyoming

  

  Casper, WY MSA

5.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

  Cheyenne, WY MSA

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

(p) Preliminary
Note: An MSA is a Metropolitan Statistical Area. Areas in the six New England states are metropolitan New England City and Town Areas (NECTA).
 

 

In January, 80 metropolitan areas had jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent, down from 85 areas a year earlier, while 99 areas had rates below 7.0 percent, up from 81 areas in January 2012.

Yuma, Arizona, and El Centro, California, had the highest unemployment rates in January 2013, at 26.5 and 25.8 percent, respectively. Seven of the remaining 10 areas with jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent were located in California, while the other 3 areas were located in New Jersey. Midland, Texas, had the lowest unemployment rate, 3.4 percent, followed by Bismarck, North Dakota, and Odessa, Texas, 4.1 percent each.

Among the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more, Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California, and Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich., had the highest unemployment rates in January, 11.5 and 11.3 percent, respectively. Five additional large areas had rates of 10.0 percent or more. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, had the lowest jobless rate among the large areas, 5.2 percent, followed by Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas, and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, 5.8 percent each.

These metropolitan area data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program; these data are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — January 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release
USDL−13−0480.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Metropolitan area unemployment, January 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130326.htm (visited October 20, 2014).

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