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Labor Force Participation by Metro Area

Among the nation’s 50 most populous metros, Houston’s labor force participation rate ranks 21st among the nation’s largest metros.
Published on 1/15/21
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Labor Participation Rate
by Metro Area
Rank Area Labor Participation Rate
1 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area 72.0%
2 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 71.6%
3 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area 71.4%
4 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 71.3%
5 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 70.6%
6 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 69.4%
7 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area 69.2%
8 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 68.7%
9 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area 68.7%
10 Columbus, OH Metro Area 68.5%
11 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 68.5%
12 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 68.0%
13 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 67.9%
14 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area 67.8%
15 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 67.5%
16 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area 67.0%
17 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 66.9%
18 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 66.6%
19 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 66.6%
20 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 66.4%
21 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 66.4%
22 Richmond, VA Metro Area 66.2%
23 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area 66.1%
24 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area 66.0%
25 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 65.8%
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 65.4%
27 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 65.3%
28 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 65.2%
29 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 64.9%
30 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 64.9%
31 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 64.8%
32 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 64.5%
33 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 64.2%
34 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 63.8%
35 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 63.8%
36 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 63.7%
37 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 63.5%
38 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 63.5%
39 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 63.4%
40 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area 63.2%
41 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 63.1%
42 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 63.0%
43 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area 62.8%
44 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 62.8%
45 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area 62.7%
46 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 62.5%
47 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 61.4%
48 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 60.8%
49 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 59.9%
50 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 59.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 American Community Survey  
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