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Yuma, Arizona had the highest unemployment rate among metropolitan areas, May 2013

July 05, 2013

In May 2013, a total of 205 metropolitan areas had unemployment rates below the U.S. figure of 7.3 percent, 154 areas had rates above it, and 13 areas had rates equal to that of the nation. Twenty-seven areas had jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent, and 37 areas had rates of less than 5.0 percent.

Unemployment rates for metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, May 2013

Unemployment rates for metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, May 2013
Metropolitan Statistical AreaUnemployment rate (in percent) (p)Unemployment rate compared to the U.S. rate of 7.3 percent

Alabama

  

Anniston-Oxford, AL

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Auburn-Opelika, AL

5.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

5.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Decatur, AL

6.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Dothan, AL

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

6.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Gadsden, AL

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Huntsville, AL

5.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Mobile, AL

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Montgomery, AL

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Tuscaloosa, AL

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Alaska

  

Anchorage, AK

5.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Fairbanks, AK

5.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Arizona

  

Flagstaff, AZ

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

8.9Above U.S. rate

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ

6.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Prescott, AZ

7.6Above U.S. rate

Tucson, AZ

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Yuma, AZ

30.8Above U.S. rate

Arkansas

  

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Fort Smith, AR-OK

7.7Above U.S. rate

Hot Springs, AR

7.7Above U.S. rate

Jonesboro, AR

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Pine Bluff, AR

9.6Above U.S. rate

California

  

Bakersfield-Delano, CA

10.9Above U.S. rate

Chico, CA

9.4Above U.S. rate

El Centro, CA

22.8Above U.S. rate

Fresno, CA

11.8Above U.S. rate

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

12.1Above U.S. rate

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

8.3Above U.S. rate

Madera-Chowchilla, CA

10.4Above U.S. rate

Merced, CA

13.6Above U.S. rate

Modesto, CA

12.2Above U.S. rate

Napa, CA

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Redding, CA

10.0Above U.S. rate

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

9.2Above U.S. rate

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA

7.8Above U.S. rate

Salinas, CA

8.0Above U.S. rate

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

6.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA

5.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

7.9Above U.S. rate

Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Stockton, CA

11.5Above U.S. rate

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

7.6Above U.S. rate

Visalia-Porterville, CA

12.0Above U.S. rate

Yuba City, CA

13.9Above U.S. rate

Colorado

  

Boulder, CO

5.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Colorado Springs, CO

7.9Above U.S. rate

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Fort Collins-Loveland, CO

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Grand Junction, CO

7.9Above U.S. rate

Greeley, CO

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Pueblo, CO

9.1Above U.S. rate

Connecticut

  

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.5Above U.S. rate

Danbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.1Above U.S. rate

New Haven, CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.4Above U.S. rate

Norwich-New London, CT-RI Metropolitan NECTA

8.4Above U.S. rate

Waterbury, CT Metropolitan NECTA

10.8Above U.S. rate

Delaware

  

Dover, DE

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

District of Columbia

  

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

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Florida

  

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

4.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Gainesville, FL

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Jacksonville, FL

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

7.7Above U.S. rate

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Naples-Marco Island, FL

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Ocala, FL

7.8Above U.S. rate

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

7.4Above U.S. rate

Palm Coast, FL

9.5Above U.S. rate

Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Port St. Lucie, FL

8.5Above U.S. rate

Punta Gorda, FL

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

8.6Above U.S. rate

Tallahassee, FL

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Georgia

  

Albany, GA

9.5Above U.S. rate

Athens-Clarke County, GA

6.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

8.2Above U.S. rate

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

8.4Above U.S. rate

Brunswick, GA

9.6Above U.S. rate

Columbus, GA-AL

8.5Above U.S. rate

Dalton, GA

10.7Above U.S. rate

Gainesville, GA

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA

9.3Above U.S. rate

Macon, GA

9.0Above U.S. rate

Rome, GA

9.3Above U.S. rate

Savannah, GA

7.9Above U.S. rate

Valdosta, GA

8.1Above U.S. rate

Warner Robins, GA

7.5Above U.S. rate

Hawaii

  

Honolulu, HI

4.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Idaho

  

Boise City-Nampa, ID

5.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Coeur d'Alene, ID

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Idaho Falls, ID

5.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Lewiston, ID-WA

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Pocatello, ID

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Illinois

  

Bloomington-Normal, IL

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Champaign-Urbana, IL

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI

9.1Above U.S. rate

Danville, IL

9.7Above U.S. rate

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Decatur, IL

10.3Above U.S. rate

Kankakee-Bradley, IL

9.7Above U.S. rate

Peoria, IL

7.8Above U.S. rate

Rockford, IL

9.9Above U.S. rate

Springfield, IL

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Indiana

  

Anderson, IN

9.5Above U.S. rate

Bloomington, IN

7.8Above U.S. rate

Columbus, IN

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

8.2Above U.S. rate

Evansville, IN-KY

7.5Above U.S. rate

Fort Wayne, IN

7.7Above U.S. rate

Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

7.4Above U.S. rate

Kokomo, IN

9.0Above U.S. rate

Lafayette, IN

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

10.1Above U.S. rate

Muncie, IN

9.0Above U.S. rate

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

9.1Above U.S. rate

Terre Haute, IN

10.2Above U.S. rate

Iowa

  

Ames, IA

3.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Cedar Rapids, IA

4.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

4.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Dubuque, IA

4.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Iowa City, IA

3.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

4.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

4.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Kansas

  

Lawrence, KS

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Manhattan, KS

5.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Topeka, KS

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Wichita, KS

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Kentucky

  

Bowling Green, KY

7.4Above U.S. rate

Elizabethtown, KY

7.6Above U.S. rate

Lexington-Fayette, KY

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN

7.9Above U.S. rate

Owensboro, KY

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Louisiana

  

Alexandria, LA

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Baton Rouge, LA

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA

5.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Lafayette, LA

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Lake Charles, LA

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Monroe, LA

7.5Above U.S. rate

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Maine

  

Bangor, ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan NECTA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME Metropolitan NECTA

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Maryland

  

Baltimore-Towson, MD

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Cumberland, MD-WV

7.5Above U.S. rate

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Salisbury, MD

8.7Above U.S. rate

Massachusetts

  

Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan NECTA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metropolitan NECTA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA Metropolitan NECTA

9.0Above U.S. rate

New Bedford, MA Metropolitan NECTA

10.3Above U.S. rate

Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan NECTA

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Springfield, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

8.0Above U.S. rate

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan NECTA

7.4Above U.S. rate

Michigan

  

Ann Arbor, MI

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Battle Creek, MI

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Bay City, MI

8.9Above U.S. rate

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

9.0Above U.S. rate

Flint, MI

9.4Above U.S. rate

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Holland-Grand Haven, MI

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Jackson, MI

8.7Above U.S. rate

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

7.4Above U.S. rate

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

7.4Above U.S. rate

Monroe, MI

8.2Above U.S. rate

Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI

8.7Above U.S. rate

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

8.9Above U.S. rate

Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI

8.9Above U.S. rate

Minnesota

  

Duluth, MN-WI

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

4.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

4.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Rochester, MN

4.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

St. Cloud, MN

5.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Mississippi

  

Gulfport-Biloxi, MS

8.5Above U.S. rate

Hattiesburg, MS

8.0Above U.S. rate

Jackson, MS

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Pascagoula, MS

9.7Above U.S. rate

Missouri

  

Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Columbia, MO

4.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Jefferson City, MO

5.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Joplin, MO

6.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Kansas City, MO-KS

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

St. Joseph, MO-KS

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

St. Louis, MO-IL

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Springfield, MO

5.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Montana

  

Billings, MT

3.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Great Falls, MT

4.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Missoula, MT

4.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Nebraska

  

Lincoln, NE

3.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

4.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Nevada

  

Carson City, NV

9.5Above U.S. rate

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

9.3Above U.S. rate

Reno-Sparks, NV

9.2Above U.S. rate

New Hampshire

  

Manchester, NH Metropolitan NECTA

4.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Portsmouth, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Rochester-Dover, NH-ME Metropolitan NECTA

4.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

New Jersey

  

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

12.7Above U.S. rate

Ocean City, NJ

11.7Above U.S. rate

Trenton-Ewing, NJ

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ

12.9Above U.S. rate

New Mexico

  

Albuquerque, NM

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Farmington, NM

6.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Las Cruces, NM

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Santa Fe, NM

5.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

New York

  

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Binghamton, NY

7.5Above U.S. rate

Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Elmira, NY

8.2Above U.S. rate

Glens Falls, NY

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Ithaca, NY

5.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Kingston, NY

7.6Above U.S. rate

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

7.9Above U.S. rate

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Rochester, NY

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Syracuse, NY

7.4Above U.S. rate

Utica-Rome, NY

7.7Above U.S. rate

North Carolina

  

Asheville, NC

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Burlington, NC

9.1Above U.S. rate

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC

8.9Above U.S. rate

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Fayetteville, NC

9.9Above U.S. rate

Goldsboro, NC

9.0Above U.S. rate

Greensboro-High Point, NC

9.5Above U.S. rate

Greenville, NC

9.3Above U.S. rate

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

10.1Above U.S. rate

Jacksonville, NC

8.5Above U.S. rate

Raleigh-Cary, NC

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Rocky Mount, NC

12.8Above U.S. rate

Wilmington, NC

9.2Above U.S. rate

Winston-Salem, NC

8.5Above U.S. rate

North Dakota

  

Bismarck, ND

2.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Fargo, ND-MN

3.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Grand Forks, ND-MN

3.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Ohio

  

Akron, OH

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Canton-Massillon, OH

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Columbus, OH

6.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Dayton, OH

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Lima, OH

7.7Above U.S. rate

Mansfield, OH

7.8Above U.S. rate

Sandusky, OH

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Springfield, OH

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV

9.3Above U.S. rate

Toledo, OH

7.7Above U.S. rate

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

7.8Above U.S. rate

Oklahoma

  

Lawton, OK

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Oklahoma City, OK

5.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Tulsa, OK

5.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Oregon

  

Bend, OR

9.3Above U.S. rate

Corvallis, OR

5.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Eugene-Springfield, OR

7.4Above U.S. rate

Medford, OR

9.4Above U.S. rate

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Salem, OR

8.1Above U.S. rate

Pennsylvania

  

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

7.8Above U.S. rate

Altoona, PA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Erie, PA

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Johnstown, PA

8.4Above U.S. rate

Lancaster, PA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Lebanon, PA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

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

8.0Above U.S. rate

Pittsburgh, PA

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Reading, PA

7.5Above U.S. rate

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA

9.0Above U.S. rate

State College, PA

5.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Williamsport, PA

7.7Above U.S. rate

York-Hanover, PA

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Rhode Island

  

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

9.3Above U.S. rate

South Carolina

  

Anderson, SC

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Columbia, SC

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Florence, SC

9.0Above U.S. rate

Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC

6.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC

8.3Above U.S. rate

Spartanburg, SC

7.7Above U.S. rate

Sumter, SC

9.0Above U.S. rate

South Dakota

  

Rapid City, SD

3.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Sioux Falls, SD

3.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Tennessee

  

Chattanooga, TN-GA

7.9Above U.S. rate

Clarksville, TN-KY

8.8Above U.S. rate

Cleveland, TN

7.9Above U.S. rate

Jackson, TN

8.7Above U.S. rate

Johnson City, TN

7.8Above U.S. rate

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

7.5Above U.S. rate

Knoxville, TN

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

9.5Above U.S. rate

Morristown, TN

9.8Above U.S. rate

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

6.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Texas

  

Abilene, TX

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Amarillo, TX

4.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX

5.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

10.1Above U.S. rate

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

10.4Above U.S. rate

College Station-Bryan, TX

5.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Corpus Christi, TX

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

El Paso, TX

9.2Above U.S. rate

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Laredo, TX

7.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Longview, TX

5.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Lubbock, TX

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

10.9Above U.S. rate

Midland, TX

3.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Odessa, TX

4.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

San Angelo, TX

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

6.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Sherman-Denison, TX

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Tyler, TX

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Victoria, TX

5.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Waco, TX

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Wichita Falls, TX

6.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Utah

  

Logan, UT-ID

3.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

4.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Provo-Orem, UT

4.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

St. George, UT

5.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Salt Lake City, UT

4.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Vermont

  

Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA

3.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Virginia

  

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Charlottesville, VA

5.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Danville, VA

8.0Above U.S. rate

Harrisonburg, VA

5.7Equal to or below U.S. rate

Lynchburg, VA

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Richmond, VA

6.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Roanoke, VA

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Winchester, VA-WV

5.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Washington

  

Bellingham, WA

7.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

7.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA

8.7Above U.S. rate

Longview, WA

10.2Above U.S. rate

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

8.5Above U.S. rate

Olympia, WA

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

5.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Spokane, WA

7.8Above U.S. rate

Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA

8.0Above U.S. rate

Yakima, WA

9.8Above U.S. rate

West Virginia

  

Charleston, WV

5.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

6.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Morgantown, WV

4.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH

6.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Wheeling, WV-OH

6.6Equal to or below U.S. rate

Wisconsin

  

Appleton, WI

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Eau Claire, WI

5.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Fond du Lac, WI

6.4Equal to or below U.S. rate

Green Bay, WI

6.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Janesville, WI

8.0Above U.S. rate

La Crosse, WI-MN

5.2Equal to or below U.S. rate

Madison, WI

5.0Equal to or below U.S. rate

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

7.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

6.3Equal to or below U.S. rate

Racine, WI

8.4Above U.S. rate

Sheboygan, WI

6.1Equal to or below U.S. rate

Wausau, WI

6.8Equal to or below U.S. rate

Wyoming

  

Casper, WY

3.9Equal to or below U.S. rate

Cheyenne, WY

4.5Equal to or below U.S. rate

Footnotes:
(p) Preliminary.
 

Yuma, Arizona, and El Centro, California, had the highest unemployment rates in May, 30.8 percent and 22.8 percent, respectively. Bismarck, North Dakota, had the lowest unemployment rate (2.4 percent), followed by Fargo, North Dakota-Minnesota (3.1 percent), and Iowa City, Iowa (3.2 percent).

From May 2012 to May 2013, El Centro, California, had the largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease (−5.4 percentage points), followed by Yuba City, California (−3.8 points). Twenty-six other areas had rate declines of at least 2.0 percentage points, and an additional 58 areas had rate declines between 1.0 and 1.9 points. Yuma, Arizona, had the largest over-the-year jobless rate increase (+2.1 percentage points). The next largest increase was in Danville, Illinois (+1.0 percentage point).

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 — May 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL−13−1283.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Yuma, Arizona had the highest unemployment rate among metropolitan areas, May 2013 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130705.htm (visited September 02, 2014).

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