The unemployment rate for the Twin Cities area in May was 4 percent, lower than any other large metropolitan area with more than 1 million residents.

 

4.0 percent Minneapolis-St. Paul

4.1 percent Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas

4.4 percent Columbus, Ohio, and Oklahoma City.

4.7 percent Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.

4.7 percent San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas

5.0 percent Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif. Washington, D.C.-Arlington, Va.-Alexandria, Va. Source: May 2014 data, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics