The Most Unemployed City In Every State

Unemployed

In May, jobless rates were lower than last year in 331 of the 372 metropolitan areas of the country. Non-seasonally adjusted U.S. unemployment rates dropped from 8.1 per cent in April to 7.9 per cent in May, down from 8.7 per cent last year.

While the recovery seems to be occurring as unemployment continues to fall, not every city is headed in the right direction.

Here are the cities in every state with the largest unemployment rate.

Mobile, Alabama: Unemployment Rate 8.5%

Mobile

No. unemployed:

16,200

Alabama

per cent unemployed:
7.5%

No. unemployed:
161,000

Source: BLS

Fairbanks, Alaska: Unemployment Rate 6.2%

Fairbanks

No. unemployed:
2,900

Alaska

per cent unemployed:
7.1%

No. unemployed:
26,000

Source: BLS

Yuma, Arizona: Unemployment Rate 28.9%

Yuma

No. unemployed:
26,500

Arizona

per cent unemployed:
8.2%

No. unemployed:
248,300

Source: BLS

Pine Bluff, Arkansas: Unemployment Rate 9.2%

Pine Bluff

No. unemployed:
4,100

Arkansas

per cent unemployed:
7.3%

No. unemployed:
102,200

Source: BLS

El Centro, California: Unemployment Rate 26.8%

El Centro

No. unemployed:
20,900

California

per cent unemployed:
10.4

No. unemployed:
1.91 million

Source: BLS

Pueblo, Colorado: Unemployment Rate 10.5%

Pueblo

No. unemployed:
8,100

Colorado

per cent unemployed:
8.2%

No. unemployed:
223,400

Source: BLS

Waterbury, Connecticut: Unemployment Rate 10.4%

Waterbury

No. unemployed:
10,800

Connecticut

per cent unemployed:
8.0%

No. unemployed:
153,600

Source: BLS

Dover, Delaware: Unemployment Rate 6.4%

Dover

No. unemployed:
4,800

Delaware

per cent unemployed:
6.4%

No. unemployed:
28,300

Source: BLS

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia: Unemployment Rate 5.3%

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

No. unemployed:
171,300

District of Columbia

per cent unemployed:
9.0%

No. unemployed:
31,900

*Note: This metro area includes cities that aren't in the District of Columbia

Source: BLS

Palm Coast, Florida: Unemployment Rate 11.7%

Palm Coast

No. unemployed:
3,900

Florida

per cent unemployed:
8.5%

No. unemployed:
789,900

Source: BLS

Dalton, Georgia: Unemployment Rate 11.4%

Dalton

No. unemployed:
6,700

Georgia

per cent unemployed:
8.9%

No. unemployed:
421,500

Source: BLS

Honolulu, Hawaii: Unemployment Rate 5.6%

Honolulu

No. unemployed:
24,700

Hawaii

per cent unemployed:
6.3%

No. unemployed:
41,100

Source: BLS

Couer d'Alene, Idaho: Unemployment Rate 8.5%

Coeur d'Alene

No. unemployed:
6,200

Idaho

per cent unemployed:
7.4%

No. unemployed:
58,200

Source: BLS

Rockford, Illinois: Unemployment Rate 10.4%

Rockford

No. unemployed:
17,300

Illinois

per cent unemployed:
8.4%

No. unemployed:
549,000

Source: BLS

Terre Haute, Indiana: Unemployment Rate 9.7%

Terre Haute

No. unemployed:
7,700

Indiana

per cent unemployed:
7.8%

No. unemployed:
251,400

Source: BLS

Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Unemployment Rate 5.1%

Cedar Rapids

No. unemployed:
7,300

Iowa

per cent unemployed:
4.9%

No. unemployed:
80,600

Source: BLS

Wichita, Kansas: Unemployment Rate 7.0%

Wichita

No. unemployed:
21,300

Kansas

per cent unemployed:
5.8%

No. unemployed:
87,000

Source: BLS

Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky: Unemployment Rate 8.1%

Louisville-Jefferson County

No. unemployed:
51,700

Kentucky

per cent unemployed:
8.1%

No. unemployed:
168,400

Source: BLS

Monroe, Louisiana: Unemployment Rate 7.7%

Monroe

No. unemployed:
6,200

Louisiana

per cent unemployed:
7.1%

No. unemployed:
147,600

Source: BLS

Bangor, Maine: Unemployment Rate 7.5%

Bangor

No. unemployed:
5,300

Maine

per cent unemployed:
7.5%

No. unemployed:
52,700

Source: BLS

Salisbury, Maryland: Unemployment Rate 8.5%

Salisbury

No. unemployed:
5,500

Maryland

per cent unemployed:
6.7%

No. unemployed:
204,700

Source: BLS

New Bedford, Massachusetts: Unemployment Rate 8.9%

New Bedford

No. unemployed:
7,600

Massachusetts

per cent unemployed:
5.8%

No. unemployed:
200,900

Source: BLS

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan: Unemployment Rate 9.9%

Detroit-Warren-Livonia

No. unemployed:
196,600

Michigan

per cent unemployed:
8.6%

No. unemployed:
402,500

Source: BLS

Duluth, Minnesota: Unemployment Rate 6.4%

Duluth

No. unemployed:
9,200

Minnesota

per cent unemployed:
5.2%

No. unemployed:
155,400

Source: BLS

Pascagoula, Mississippi: Unemployment Rate 9.3%

Pascagoula

No. unemployed:
6,800

Mississippi

per cent unemployed:
8.9%

No. unemployed:
118,900

Source: BLS

St. Louis, Missouri: Unemployment Rate 7.5%

St. Louis

No. unemployed:
106,900

Missouri

per cent unemployed:
7.0%

No. unemployed:
212,700

Source: BLS

Missoula, Montana: Unemployment Rate 6.0%

Missoula

No. unemployed:
3,600

Montana

per cent unemployed:
6.1%

No. unemployed:
31,500

Source: BLS

Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska: Unemployment Rate 4.2%

Omaha-Council Bluffs

No. unemployed:
19,700

Nebraska

per cent unemployed:
3.8%

No. unemployed:
38,700

Source: BLS

Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada: Unemployment Rate 11.8%

Las Vegas-Paradise

No. unemployed:
116,100

Nevada

per cent unemployed:
11.6%

No. unemployed:
159,100

Source: BLS

Manchester, New Hampshire: Unemployment Rate 4.8%

Manchester

No. unemployed:
5,200

New Hampshire

per cent unemployed:
4.9%

No. unemployed:
35,800

Source: BLS

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey: Unemployment Rate 13.0%

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton

No. unemployed:
9,400

New Jersey

per cent unemployed:
9.2%

No. unemployed:
420,500

Source: BLS

Albuquerque, New Mexico: Unemployment Rate 6.8%

Albuquerque

No. unemployed:
26,700

New Mexico

per cent unemployed:
6.4%

No. unemployed:
58,900

Source: BLS

New York City, New York: Unemployment Rate 9.6%

New York City

No. unemployed:
380,600

New York

per cent unemployed:
8.6%

No. unemployed:
824,700

Source: BLS

Rocky Mount, North Carolina: Unemployment Rate 12.5%

Rocky Mount

No. unemployed:
9,000

North Carolina

per cent unemployed:
9.4%

No. unemployed:
439,500

Source: BLS

Grand Forks, North Dakota: Unemployment Rate 3.7%

Grand Forks

No. unemployed:
2,000

North Dakota

per cent unemployed:
2.7%

No. unemployed:
10,600

Source: BLS

Steubenvile-Weirton, Ohio: Unemployment Rate 9.8%

Steubenville-Weirton

No. unemployed:
5,400

Ohio

per cent unemployed:
6.9%

No. unemployed:
399,800

Source: BLS

Lawton, Oklahoma: Unemployment Rate 6.2%

Lawton

No. unemployed:
2,900

Oklahoma

per cent unemployed:
4.8%

No. unemployed:
86,500

Source: BLS

Bend, Oregon: Unemployment Rate 10.3%

Bend

No. unemployed:
8,200

Oregon

per cent unemployed:
8.2%

No. unemployed:
163,700

Source: BLS

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Unemployment Rate 8.7%

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre

No. unemployed:
24,800

Pennsylvania

per cent unemployed:
7.3%

No. unemployed:
471,700

Source: BLS

Providence- Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island: Unemployment Rate 10.2%

Providence-Fall River-Warwick

No. unemployed:
69,800

Rhode Island

per cent unemployed:
10.4%

No. unemployed:
57,600

*Note: This metro area includes cities that aren't in Rhode Island

Source: BLS

Sumter, South Carolina: Unemployment Rate 10.7%

Sumter

No. unemployed:
4,800

South Carolina

per cent unemployed:
9.3%

No. unemployed:
200,700

Source: BLS

Rapid City, South Dakota: Unemployment Rate 4.3%

Rapid City

No. unemployed:
2,900

South Dakota

per cent unemployed:
4.0%

No. unemployed:
18,100

Source: BLS

Morristown, Tennessee: Unemployment Rate 9.6%

Morristown

No. unemployed:
6,000

Tennessee

per cent unemployed:
7.9%

No. unemployed:
245,600

Source: BLS

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas: Unemployment Rate 10.8%

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

No. unemployed:
34,400

Texas

per cent unemployed:
6.9%

No. unemployed:
867,200

Source: BLS

St. George, Utah: Unemployment Rate 7.1%

St. George

No. unemployed:
4,000

Utah

per cent unemployed:
5.8%

No. unemployed:
78,200

Source: BLS

Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont: Unemployment Rate 3.5%

Burlington-South Burlington

No. unemployed:
4,100

Vermont

per cent unemployed:
4.4%

No. unemployed:
15,600

Source: BLS

Danville, Virginia: Unemployment Rate 8.1%

Danville

No. unemployed:
4,300

Virginia

per cent unemployed:
5.5%

No. unemployed:
240,700

Source: BLS

Longview, Washington: Unemployment Rate 11.2%

Longview

No. unemployed:
4,900

Washington

per cent unemployed:
8.4%

No. unemployed:
294,200

Source: BLS

Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia: Unemployment Rate 7.1%

Huntington-Ashland

No. unemployed:
9,300

West Virginia

per cent unemployed:
7.3%

No. unemployed:
59,200

Source: BLS

Janesville, Wisconsin: Unemployment Rate 8.4%

Janesville

No. unemployed:
6,600

Wisconsin

per cent unemployed:
6.8%

No. unemployed:
208,200

Source: BLS

Cheyenne, Wyoming: Unemployment Rate 5.7%

Cheyenne

No. unemployed:
2,600

Wyoming

per cent unemployed:
5.0%

No. unemployed:
15,500

Source: BLS

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