UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR SELECTED METROPOLITAN AREAS AND CITIES

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR SELECTED METROPOLITAN AREAS AND CITIES

September 2000 and 2001 (in percent) Ranked by Metropolitan Areas
City September 2000 September 2001
Metropolitan Area City Metropolitan Area City
Portland, OR CMSA 3.8 4.3 6.1 7.3
Miami, FL CMSA 4.6 7.7 5.6 9.1
Chicago, IL CMSA 4.0 5.7 5.3 7.0
Los Angeles, CA CMSA 4.9 6.2 5.2 6.6
Long Beach, CA   5.1   5.4
Dallas, TX CMSA 3.2 4.2 5.1 7.9
Fort Worth, TX   4.3   5.8
Seattle, WA CMSA 4.0 4.2 5.1 5.8
New York, NY CMSA 3.9 5.4 4.7 6.2
Detroit, MI CMSA 3.3 6.8 4.7 9.2
Houston, TX CMSA 4.3 5.1 4.7 5.6
Cleveland, OH CMSA 4.2 8.9 4.6 9.1
San Francisco, CA CMSA 2.4 2.9 4.6 5.6
Oakland, CA   4.7   8.1
San Jose, CA   2.1   6.9
Philadelphia, PA CMSA 4.3 6.9 4.4 6.5
Phoenix, AZ MSA 2.8 3.1 4.3 4.8
St. Louis, MO MSA 4.0 7.1 4.3 7.6
Boston, MA CMSA 2.5 3.2 4.0 4.6
Pittsburgh, PA MSA 3.9 4.3 3.9 3.9
Atlanta, GA MSA 3.1 5.5 3.7 6.4
Denver, CO CMSA 2.4 3.1 3.7 4.5
Washington, DC CMSA 3.2 5.9 3.7 6.5
Baltimore, MD   8.4   8.0
Tampa, FL CMSA 2.6 3.2 3.4 4.2
Minneapolis, MN MSA 3.2 4.1 3.4 4.3
San Diego, CA MSA 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.4

NOTES: Cities with population greater than 400,000 which 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