Top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rate in the U.S. 2018

This statistic shows the top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the United States in 2018. In 2018, El Centro in California was ranked first with an unemployment rate of about 18.1 percent.

Top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rate in the United States in 2018

Unemployment rate
El Centro, CA 18.1%
Yuma, AZ 17%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 9.6%
Ocean City, NJ8.4%
Merced, CA 8.3%
Bakersfield, CA 8%
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 7.7%
Fresno, CA 7.5%
Yuba City, CA 7%
Madera, CA 7%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 6.6%
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 6.5%
Modesto, CA 6.4%
Yakima, WA6.3%
Salinas, CA 6.3%
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH6.2%
Danville, IL6.2%
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 6.2%
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 6.1%
Stockton-Lodi, CA 6%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force.

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