Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States


Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Annual Average Rankings
2008 2009
RankStateRateRateChange
  UNITED STATES 5.8 9.3 3.5
1 NORTH DAKOTA 3.1 4.1 1.0
2 ALASKA 6.4 7.7 1.3
3 NEBRASKA 3.3 4.7 1.4
4 MONTANA 4.5 6.0 1.5
5 ARKANSAS 5.4 7.5 2.1
6 LOUISIANA 4.4 6.6 2.2
6 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.0 5.2 2.2
8 IOWA 4.0 6.3 2.3
8 NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.9 6.2 2.3
10 NEW MEXICO 4.5 6.9 2.4
10 VERMONT 4.5 6.9 2.4
12 CONNECTICUT 5.6 8.2 2.6
12 IDAHO 4.8 7.4 2.6
12 MINNESOTA 5.4 8.0 2.6
12 PENNSYLVANIA 5.3 7.9 2.6
12 TEXAS 4.9 7.5 2.6
17 HAWAII 4.1 6.8 2.7
17 KANSAS 4.4 7.1 2.7
17 MAINE 5.4 8.1 2.7
17 MISSISSIPPI 6.8 9.5 2.7
21 MASSACHUSETTS 5.3 8.2 2.9
21 NEW YORK 5.4 8.3 2.9
23 DELAWARE 4.9 7.9 3.0
23 OKLAHOMA 3.7 6.7 3.0
23 VIRGINIA 4.0 7.0 3.0
26 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 6.6 9.7 3.1
26 MARYLAND 4.3 7.4 3.1
28 RHODE ISLAND 7.7 10.9 3.2
28 WYOMING 3.1 6.3 3.2
30 COLORADO 4.8 8.1 3.3
31 GEORGIA 6.3 9.7 3.4
31 WEST VIRGINIA 4.2 7.6 3.4
33 MISSOURI 5.9 9.4 3.5
33 NEW JERSEY 5.5 9.0 3.5
35 ILLINOIS 6.4 10.0 3.6
35 OHIO 6.6 10.2 3.6
37 KENTUCKY 6.6 10.3 3.7
38 ARIZONA 6.0 9.8 3.8
39 WASHINGTON 5.4 9.3 3.9
39 WISCONSIN 4.8 8.7 3.9
41 TENNESSEE 6.6 10.6 4.0
42 CALIFORNIA 7.2 11.3 4.1
42 FLORIDA 6.3 10.4 4.1
42 NORTH CAROLINA 6.3 10.4 4.1
45 INDIANA 5.8 10.3 4.5
45 UTAH 3.3 7.8 4.5
47 NEVADA 7.1 11.7 4.6
47 OREGON 6.5 11.1 4.6
47 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.8 11.4 4.6
50 ALABAMA 5.0 9.7 4.7
51 MICHIGAN 8.3 13.5 5.2

NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence.

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2014