CivMetrics collects economic and business conditions data for the largest MSAs in the United States. We’re posting some of our insights here. In this installment, we look at unemployment and jobs. Which MSAs have roared back from the onset of COVID-19, and which haven’t? For questions about our data, or to request data, please contact

At the bottom of this page, you’ll find a sortable table of unemployment rate changes all 400+ MSAs and micro areas in the last 12 months.

First, which MSAs haven’t seen their employment situation improve much in the last year? Only one MSA has a higher unemployment rate today than 12 months ago: Pueblo, Colorado. But several other MSAs are still stagnant:

How is unemployment in the 10 largest MSAs recovering?

Finally, the MSAs which have seen the MOST improvement over the last year:

Here is the full table containing all MSAs and micro areas: