Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States


Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Annual Average Rankings
2011 2012
RankStateRateRateChange
  UNITED STATES 8.9 8.1 -0.8
1 NEVADA 13.2 11.5 -1.7
2 FLORIDA 10.3 8.8 -1.5
2 MISSOURI 8.5 7.0 -1.5
4 ALABAMA 8.5 7.1 -1.4
4 CALIFORNIA 11.8 10.4 -1.4
4 MISSISSIPPI 10.6 9.2 -1.4
4 UTAH 6.8 5.4 -1.4
8 MICHIGAN 10.4 9.1 -1.3
8 OHIO 8.7 7.4 -1.3
8 SOUTH CAROLINA 10.3 9.0 -1.3
11 KENTUCKY 9.5 8.3 -1.2
12 ARIZONA 9.4 8.3 -1.1
12 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 10.2 9.1 -1.1
12 IDAHO 8.4 7.3 -1.1
12 TENNESSEE 9.3 8.2 -1.1
12 TEXAS 7.9 6.8 -1.1
12 WASHINGTON 9.2 8.1 -1.1
18 NORTH CAROLINA 10.2 9.2 -1.0
19 GEORGIA 9.9 9.0 -0.9
19 MINNESOTA 6.5 5.6 -0.9
19 OREGON 9.7 8.8 -0.9
19 RHODE ISLAND 11.2 10.3 -0.9
23 HAWAII 6.5 5.7 -0.8
23 ILLINOIS 9.7 8.9 -0.8
25 ALASKA 7.6 6.9 -0.7
25 COLORADO 8.5 7.8 -0.7
25 INDIANA 8.8 8.1 -0.7
25 KANSAS 6.5 5.8 -0.7
25 LOUISIANA 7.2 6.5 -0.7
25 VERMONT 5.6 4.9 -0.7
25 WYOMING 6.1 5.4 -0.7
32 CONNECTICUT 8.9 8.3 -0.6
32 IOWA 5.8 5.2 -0.6
32 WEST VIRGINIA 7.8 7.2 -0.6
32 WISCONSIN 7.5 6.9 -0.6
36 ARKANSAS 8.0 7.5 -0.5
36 MAINE 7.7 7.2 -0.5
36 MASSACHUSETTS 7.3 6.8 -0.5
36 MONTANA 6.5 6.0 -0.5
36 NEBRASKA 4.5 4.0 -0.5
36 NEW MEXICO 7.6 7.1 -0.5
36 OKLAHOMA 5.9 5.4 -0.5
36 SOUTH DAKOTA 4.7 4.2 -0.5
36 VIRGINIA 6.4 5.9 -0.5
45 MARYLAND 7.3 6.9 -0.4
45 NORTH DAKOTA 3.4 3.0 -0.4
47 DELAWARE 7.4 7.1 -0.3
48 PENNSYLVANIA 8.0 7.9 -0.1
49 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.5 5.5 0.0
49 NEW JERSEY 9.3 9.3 0.0
51 NEW YORK 8.2 8.5 0.3

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2014