UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR SELECTED METROPOLITAN AREAS AND CITIES

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR SELECTED METROPOLITAN AREAS AND CITIES

December 2000 and 2001 (in percent)
Ranked by Metropolitan Area Unemployment, December 2001

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 City December 2000 December 2001
Metropolitan Area City Metropolitan Area City
Portland, OR-WA CMSA 3.2 3.6 7.0  7.9
Miami, FL CMSA 4.2 7.1 6.8 11.0
Seattle, WA CMSA 3.6 3.8 6.0  6.7
Chicago, IL-IN-WI CMSA 4.2 5.6 5.8  7.3
Dallas, TX CMSA 2.5 3.3 5.3  7.2
Fort Worth, TX   3.4    6.3
Phoenix, AZ MSA 2.4 2.6 5.1  5.6
Detroit, MI CMSA 3.0 5.9 5.1  9.8
New York, NY-NJ-CT-PA CMSA 3.6 5.2 5.1  7.0
Los Angeles, CA CMSA 4.1 5.3 5.0  6.5
Long Beach, CA   4.4    5.3
Cleveland, OH CMSA 4.0 7.8 5.0  9.9
San Francisco, CA CMSA 2.1 2.5 4.9  5.7
Oakland, CA   3.6    8.2
San Jose, CA   1.6    7.1
Denver, CO CMSA 1.9 2.5 4.9  6.0
Houston, TX CMSA 3.2 3.8 4.5  5.5
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 3.6 5.9 4.4  7.4
Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD CMSA 3.8 5.3 4.3  5.9
Pittsburgh, PA MSA 3.8 3.5 4.2  3.8
Atlanta, GA MSA 2.4 4.1 4.1  6.9
Tampa, FL CMSA 2.4 2.9 4.0  4.8
Boston, MA-NH-ME-CT CMSA 1.9 2.3 3.9  4.2
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV CMSA 2.6 5.8 3.7  5.7
Baltimore, MD   6.7    7.6
Minneapolis, MN-WI MSA 2.1 2.4 3.4  3.9
San Diego, CA MSA 2.4 2.4 3.3  3.3

NOTES: Cities with population greater than 400,000 that are part of the CMSA, but not the city listed as the main city, have unemployment listed below that of the main city.    

Definitions of Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) are available on the Census Bureau web site at: http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/aboutmetro.html    

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/data/home.htm