State unemployment, 2004 to 2014

May 22, 2014

State unemployment rates were generally lower in April. Forty-three states had unemployment rate decreases, two states had increases, and five states and the District of Columbia had no change. Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, one state had an increase, and two states had no change. The national jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent from March and was 1.2 percentage points lower than in April 2013.

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Unemployment rates by state   January 2004–April 2014

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10.0% or higher
 
8.0% to 9.9%
 
6.0% to 7.9%
 
4.0% to 5.9%
 
3.9% or lower
 

Unemployment rates by state
StateJan 2004Feb 2004Mar 2004Apr 2004May 2004Jun 2004Jul 2004Aug 2004Sep 2004Oct 2004Nov 2004Dec 2004Jan 2005Feb 2005Mar 2005Apr 2005May 2005Jun 2005Jul 2005Aug 2005Sep 2005Oct 2005Nov 2005Dec 2005Jan 2006Feb 2006Mar 2006Apr 2006May 2006Jun 2006Jul 2006Aug 2006Sep 2006Oct 2006Nov 2006Dec 2006Jan 2007Feb 2007Mar 2007Apr 2007May 2007Jun 2007Jul 2007Aug 2007Sep 2007Oct 2007Nov 2007Dec 2007Jan 2008Feb 2008Mar 2008Apr 2008May 2008Jun 2008Jul 2008Aug 2008Sep 2008Oct 2008Nov 2008Dec 2008Jan 2009Feb 2009Mar 2009Apr 2009May 2009Jun 2009Jul 2009Aug 2009Sep 2009Oct 2009Nov 2009Dec 2009Jan 2010Feb 2010Mar 2010Apr 2010May 2010Jun 2010Jul 2010Aug 2010Sep 2010Oct 2010Nov 2010Dec 2010Jan 2011Feb 2011Mar 2011Apr 2011May 2011Jun 2011Jul 2011Aug 2011Sep 2011Oct 2011Nov 2011Dec 2011Jan 2012Feb 2012Mar 2012Apr 2012May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012Nov 2012Dec 2012Jan 2013Feb 2013Mar 2013Apr 2013May 2013Jun 2013Jul 2013Aug 2013Sep 2013Oct 2013Nov 2013Dec 2013Jan 2014Feb 2014Mar 2014Apr 2014

Alabama

5.45.35.25.25.15.15.05.04.94.84.74.54.44.24.03.93.83.73.73.73.73.63.63.53.53.43.43.53.53.53.53.53.53.43.43.43.33.23.23.23.33.33.43.43.53.63.73.73.83.94.14.24.44.74.95.15.45.96.57.27.88.59.09.49.810.010.210.310.410.410.410.410.310.210.09.39.08.88.78.78.78.88.98.98.98.98.88.88.88.88.78.68.38.07.67.37.17.07.07.17.37.47.47.37.17.06.86.86.76.66.66.56.46.56.56.56.46.36.26.16.16.46.76.9

Alaska

7.67.67.57.57.47.47.37.37.37.37.27.27.17.06.96.86.76.76.76.86.97.07.07.06.96.86.76.66.66.66.56.56.46.36.26.26.16.05.95.96.06.06.16.26.26.26.26.26.26.26.26.36.36.46.56.56.66.66.76.87.07.27.47.57.77.87.98.08.08.18.18.18.28.28.18.07.97.87.87.87.87.97.97.87.87.77.67.57.57.67.67.67.67.67.57.47.27.17.07.07.17.17.17.06.96.86.76.66.56.56.46.46.56.66.76.76.66.66.56.46.46.56.66.4

Arizona

5.35.35.25.25.15.15.04.94.84.74.64.64.64.64.64.74.74.84.84.84.74.74.64.54.54.34.34.24.24.24.14.04.04.03.93.83.83.73.73.53.53.53.53.63.73.84.04.14.24.44.54.85.15.76.16.67.07.47.78.08.38.68.99.39.69.910.210.410.510.610.710.710.810.710.710.610.610.510.410.310.310.210.110.09.89.79.69.59.59.59.59.59.39.29.08.78.68.48.48.48.48.48.48.38.38.28.28.18.08.08.08.08.08.18.18.18.07.87.87.67.57.37.36.9

Arkansas

5.75.75.75.75.75.75.65.65.65.55.55.55.45.35.25.25.15.15.15.15.05.05.04.95.05.15.25.35.45.45.45.45.35.35.25.25.25.25.25.35.45.45.55.55.45.45.25.15.04.94.95.05.05.15.25.45.55.86.16.46.87.17.37.57.67.67.67.67.67.77.87.97.97.97.97.87.87.87.87.98.08.08.08.18.08.08.08.08.18.18.18.18.07.97.87.67.57.47.47.47.47.57.57.57.57.57.57.57.57.57.47.57.57.67.77.77.77.67.57.47.37.16.96.6

California

6.56.56.56.56.46.36.26.16.06.05.95.85.85.75.65.55.45.45.45.35.35.35.25.15.05.04.94.94.94.94.94.94.84.84.84.94.95.05.05.15.25.35.45.55.65.75.75.85.96.06.26.46.67.07.37.67.98.28.79.29.710.110.610.911.211.511.711.912.012.112.212.312.312.412.412.412.312.312.412.412.412.412.312.212.112.011.911.811.911.912.011.911.811.611.411.211.010.810.710.710.710.610.510.410.210.09.89.79.59.49.29.19.09.09.08.98.88.68.48.38.18.18.17.8

Colorado

5.95.85.75.65.65.55.55.55.65.55.55.45.45.35.25.25.25.25.15.15.15.04.94.84.64.44.44.44.44.44.44.44.34.14.03.83.73.63.53.53.63.73.83.94.04.04.14.14.14.24.34.44.54.74.84.95.15.35.76.16.77.27.78.18.48.58.58.48.38.38.48.68.88.99.09.08.98.98.99.09.09.19.09.08.88.78.68.58.58.68.68.68.58.48.38.38.28.18.18.18.08.07.97.87.67.57.47.37.27.17.06.96.96.96.86.86.66.56.36.26.16.16.26.0

Connecticut

5.15.15.15.05.05.04.94.84.84.84.84.84.84.94.94.94.94.94.94.94.94.94.84.74.64.44.34.34.34.44.54.54.54.54.54.44.44.44.44.44.44.54.54.64.74.84.94.95.05.05.05.15.35.55.75.86.06.26.46.77.07.47.77.98.18.38.48.58.68.78.99.09.19.29.29.29.29.39.39.49.49.59.59.49.39.29.19.09.09.09.08.98.88.68.58.38.28.18.18.28.38.48.58.58.48.38.28.18.07.97.87.87.87.97.97.87.77.67.57.47.27.07.06.9

Delaware

3.83.73.93.83.93.93.93.93.93.94.04.03.94.03.93.93.93.94.04.04.04.04.03.83.73.73.63.63.63.63.63.63.53.43.43.43.43.43.43.53.43.53.53.53.53.63.63.83.83.84.04.04.44.64.95.25.45.86.16.67.07.37.67.87.98.08.18.18.28.28.38.48.48.38.28.18.07.97.97.97.87.87.87.77.57.47.37.37.47.57.67.67.67.47.37.27.17.07.07.07.17.27.37.27.17.17.07.07.06.96.86.86.86.96.86.76.66.56.36.26.15.95.95.8

District of Columbia

7.17.27.37.47.57.57.47.47.37.37.37.27.27.27.16.96.86.66.56.36.26.16.05.95.85.85.85.85.85.85.85.75.65.65.55.55.55.55.45.45.45.45.55.55.55.55.55.65.65.75.85.96.16.46.66.97.17.47.78.08.38.68.99.29.49.79.810.010.210.310.410.410.410.410.310.110.110.010.010.010.110.110.110.110.010.010.010.010.210.310.410.410.210.19.99.79.69.49.39.39.29.29.29.08.98.88.78.78.68.68.58.58.58.58.48.38.28.07.87.67.47.47.57.5

Florida

4.84.84.84.84.74.74.64.64.54.54.54.44.34.34.14.03.93.83.73.63.63.53.53.43.33.33.33.33.33.33.33.33.43.43.43.53.53.53.63.63.73.94.04.14.34.44.54.74.85.05.25.45.76.06.46.77.07.47.88.38.89.29.610.010.210.510.710.911.011.211.311.411.411.411.411.311.311.211.211.311.311.311.211.110.910.810.610.610.510.510.510.310.29.99.79.59.39.19.09.09.08.98.88.78.58.48.28.18.07.97.77.67.57.47.37.16.96.76.56.36.26.26.36.2

Georgia

4.34.34.54.54.64.74.84.94.95.05.15.25.25.35.35.35.35.25.35.25.35.25.15.04.84.84.74.74.84.84.84.84.74.64.64.54.54.44.44.44.54.54.74.74.84.94.95.15.25.25.45.55.86.06.36.66.87.27.68.18.58.89.19.49.79.910.010.210.310.410.410.410.410.310.210.010.09.910.010.110.210.210.310.210.19.99.99.89.910.010.110.110.09.89.69.59.39.29.19.19.19.19.19.08.98.88.78.78.68.58.48.38.48.48.38.28.07.87.67.47.37.17.07.0

Hawaii

3.63.63.53.43.33.23.13.13.13.13.03.02.92.92.82.82.72.72.72.72.72.72.72.62.62.62.62.62.62.62.52.42.42.32.32.32.42.42.52.52.62.62.72.72.82.93.03.03.03.13.23.43.63.94.14.44.64.95.35.76.06.46.66.86.97.07.17.17.07.07.07.06.96.96.86.86.76.76.76.76.76.76.66.66.56.46.46.46.46.56.66.66.66.56.46.46.36.26.16.06.05.95.75.65.45.25.15.04.94.94.84.84.74.74.74.84.74.74.74.74.64.64.54.4

Idaho

4.94.94.84.84.74.74.64.54.44.34.24.24.14.04.03.93.83.73.73.63.53.53.43.33.33.23.23.13.13.03.02.92.82.82.72.72.72.72.72.82.82.92.93.03.13.23.33.43.63.83.94.24.44.74.95.25.45.75.96.16.36.56.76.97.27.47.67.98.08.28.38.48.58.58.68.68.68.78.78.88.88.88.88.78.68.58.58.58.58.58.58.58.38.28.07.87.77.67.57.57.57.47.47.37.27.06.96.86.76.66.56.46.46.36.36.26.05.95.75.65.45.35.25.0

Illinois

6.46.36.36.36.36.26.26.26.26.26.16.16.06.06.06.05.95.95.85.85.75.65.55.35.25.04.84.74.74.64.64.54.44.44.44.54.54.64.74.84.95.15.25.35.35.45.45.55.55.55.65.86.16.36.66.76.87.07.27.68.08.59.09.59.810.110.410.610.811.011.211.311.411.311.110.910.710.510.310.110.09.89.69.59.49.39.39.59.79.910.110.210.19.99.79.49.18.98.88.88.99.09.09.09.09.09.09.19.29.29.29.29.29.29.29.29.19.19.08.98.78.78.47.9

Indiana

5.15.25.15.25.25.35.35.45.45.45.45.55.55.45.45.35.35.35.35.45.45.45.25.25.15.05.04.95.15.25.15.15.05.04.84.74.64.64.64.54.54.54.54.64.64.74.74.64.74.84.95.25.25.55.76.06.36.87.48.18.99.610.110.610.710.810.710.610.510.410.510.610.610.610.510.410.210.19.99.89.79.69.49.29.08.88.78.78.88.99.09.19.08.98.88.58.38.18.08.18.18.18.18.18.28.28.28.07.97.97.97.87.77.67.67.57.37.16.96.86.36.15.95.7

Iowa

4.54.54.64.64.74.74.84.74.74.74.74.64.54.54.54.44.44.34.34.24.24.14.24.03.93.93.83.83.73.73.83.73.73.63.63.63.73.63.63.73.73.83.83.83.93.83.83.93.83.83.83.84.04.14.24.34.24.24.24.26.26.26.26.06.16.26.36.46.36.46.36.36.46.36.36.36.36.26.46.46.36.36.36.26.16.05.95.95.96.05.96.05.85.75.55.55.35.45.35.25.35.35.45.34.95.04.85.05.04.94.84.74.84.84.84.74.54.44.24.24.34.44.54.3

Kansas

5.65.65.65.65.65.65.65.65.55.55.45.45.35.35.25.25.15.15.15.15.15.04.94.84.64.54.44.44.44.44.54.54.44.44.34.24.14.14.14.14.14.14.14.14.14.14.14.04.04.04.04.14.24.44.54.64.74.74.95.16.26.56.87.07.37.57.57.57.47.37.27.27.27.27.27.17.17.07.07.17.07.07.06.96.86.76.76.66.66.66.66.66.56.36.26.15.95.95.85.85.95.95.95.85.75.75.65.65.65.65.55.55.65.65.65.55.35.25.04.94.84.94.94.8

Kentucky

5.95.95.85.75.75.65.55.35.35.35.35.55.65.85.96.06.16.16.16.16.16.26.26.26.26.16.16.06.06.05.95.95.85.75.75.75.85.75.75.65.65.55.55.65.65.65.65.65.65.75.85.96.26.46.66.87.07.47.88.48.99.59.910.210.510.610.710.710.610.610.610.710.710.610.510.410.210.010.010.010.010.010.010.09.99.89.79.79.69.79.69.69.49.29.08.78.58.38.28.28.38.48.48.48.38.38.28.28.28.28.38.38.38.48.48.48.38.28.17.97.77.87.97.7

Louisiana

5.65.65.65.65.65.55.55.45.45.45.45.45.45.35.25.25.15.05.04.911.211.011.06.04.54.34.13.93.83.73.63.73.83.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.83.73.73.73.73.73.83.83.83.94.04.14.44.64.95.15.35.55.75.96.26.56.76.96.96.96.96.96.96.96.96.97.07.17.27.47.67.77.87.87.87.77.67.57.47.37.27.27.27.17.17.17.07.06.96.86.76.76.76.66.56.46.36.26.26.26.36.46.46.46.46.46.46.26.05.85.65.44.94.54.54.5

Maine

4.74.64.54.54.54.64.64.74.74.74.74.74.74.74.84.84.94.95.05.05.15.04.94.84.64.54.44.54.64.74.84.94.94.84.84.74.64.54.54.64.74.74.84.94.94.94.84.84.74.74.84.95.05.25.35.55.76.06.46.97.37.78.08.28.38.38.38.38.38.38.38.48.48.48.48.38.28.18.18.08.08.08.08.07.97.97.87.87.87.87.77.77.67.57.57.47.37.37.37.27.37.37.27.27.17.17.17.07.06.96.86.86.76.76.76.76.66.56.46.46.26.15.95.7

Maryland

4.34.24.34.34.34.34.34.34.34.34.34.34.34.34.24.24.24.24.14.14.14.03.93.83.73.73.73.73.93.94.04.03.93.93.83.73.63.53.43.43.43.43.53.53.53.43.33.33.33.33.43.63.84.14.34.54.85.15.55.96.36.66.97.27.37.57.67.67.77.87.98.08.08.08.07.97.97.87.87.87.87.87.77.57.47.37.27.27.37.47.57.57.47.37.17.06.96.86.86.86.97.07.07.07.06.96.96.96.86.86.76.76.76.76.76.66.56.46.26.15.85.65.65.5

Massachusetts

5.65.55.45.45.35.35.25.15.05.04.94.94.94.94.84.84.84.84.84.84.84.94.94.94.84.84.84.84.84.84.84.84.84.74.74.74.64.64.54.54.54.54.54.54.54.54.54.54.54.64.64.84.95.15.35.55.86.06.46.77.07.47.67.98.18.38.48.58.68.78.78.78.78.68.58.48.38.28.28.18.18.08.07.97.77.67.57.47.47.47.47.37.27.17.06.96.86.76.76.76.76.86.86.86.86.86.86.96.96.96.97.07.07.17.27.27.27.27.17.16.86.56.36.0

Michigan

6.86.86.96.97.07.07.17.17.27.27.27.27.27.17.07.06.96.86.76.76.76.76.76.76.76.76.76.76.86.97.07.07.17.17.06.96.96.86.86.86.97.17.27.37.37.37.37.27.17.17.17.37.67.98.28.58.99.49.910.611.412.112.713.213.613.914.114.214.114.114.013.913.813.613.413.213.012.812.612.412.211.911.611.311.010.810.610.610.610.710.710.610.310.09.79.49.29.19.09.19.29.29.39.29.19.19.08.98.98.88.88.88.98.99.09.08.88.68.58.37.87.77.57.4

Minnesota

4.94.84.84.74.74.74.64.64.64.54.44.44.44.34.34.24.14.04.04.04.14.24.24.24.24.14.14.03.93.94.04.04.14.24.34.44.54.54.64.64.64.64.74.74.74.84.84.84.84.95.05.15.25.45.55.55.65.86.16.57.57.98.28.38.38.38.28.17.97.87.87.77.77.77.67.57.47.37.37.27.27.27.17.06.86.76.66.66.76.76.76.66.46.15.95.85.75.75.65.65.75.75.75.75.65.55.45.45.35.35.25.25.15.15.15.04.94.84.84.74.74.84.84.7

Mississippi

5.65.65.65.86.06.26.46.76.97.07.17.27.27.27.17.17.17.07.06.910.19.39.18.17.57.26.86.76.76.76.76.76.66.66.66.66.66.66.56.36.36.26.26.26.26.26.26.16.16.16.26.46.66.97.17.27.27.37.57.78.18.48.78.99.19.39.59.710.010.310.610.811.011.010.810.710.510.310.310.310.410.510.510.610.610.610.610.610.710.810.910.910.710.510.19.89.49.29.19.19.29.39.39.39.29.19.19.19.19.09.08.88.78.78.78.68.48.28.07.87.57.47.67.5

Missouri

5.35.35.45.65.75.96.06.06.06.05.95.95.85.75.65.55.45.35.35.25.25.15.15.04.84.74.64.64.74.84.95.05.05.04.94.84.74.74.74.74.95.05.25.35.35.45.35.35.35.35.35.45.65.86.06.16.36.56.87.18.69.09.29.39.59.69.69.69.69.69.59.59.59.59.49.49.39.39.39.39.39.39.39.29.08.88.78.68.68.68.68.58.38.17.87.67.37.17.17.07.07.07.17.06.96.96.86.86.76.76.66.66.76.86.86.66.46.36.16.06.06.46.76.6

Montana

4.24.14.14.14.14.14.04.03.93.93.93.83.83.83.83.83.73.73.63.63.63.53.53.43.43.33.33.33.33.33.33.23.23.13.13.13.23.23.23.33.33.43.53.53.63.63.73.73.83.94.04.14.34.54.64.74.95.05.15.35.45.55.65.75.86.06.16.26.46.56.56.66.66.76.76.76.76.76.76.86.86.86.86.76.76.66.66.66.66.66.76.66.66.56.46.26.26.16.16.16.16.16.16.16.05.95.95.85.85.75.75.75.75.75.75.75.65.55.45.45.35.15.14.8

Nebraska

3.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.94.04.04.04.04.04.04.04.03.93.93.83.83.83.83.73.53.33.13.02.93.03.03.13.13.13.13.02.92.82.82.82.82.93.03.13.13.13.13.03.02.92.92.93.03.23.33.43.43.53.63.73.84.04.34.44.64.74.84.94.94.94.84.84.94.94.94.84.84.74.74.74.64.64.64.64.64.54.54.54.54.54.54.64.54.54.44.34.24.14.04.04.04.04.04.04.04.04.04.04.03.93.93.94.04.04.04.04.03.93.83.73.63.53.63.83.6

Nevada

4.84.74.64.54.44.34.34.24.24.24.34.34.44.54.54.64.64.64.54.54.54.44.34.24.24.24.24.24.34.34.34.34.34.34.24.24.24.24.34.44.54.64.74.84.95.05.15.25.45.65.86.16.46.87.27.57.98.38.89.29.710.110.510.911.311.712.012.412.612.913.113.313.413.613.613.713.713.813.813.913.913.913.913.813.713.513.413.413.413.513.513.413.213.012.712.412.111.911.811.811.711.711.611.411.211.010.810.610.510.310.210.110.110.09.99.89.69.49.19.08.78.58.58.0

New Hampshire

4.24.14.14.04.03.93.93.83.73.63.63.63.63.63.63.63.63.63.63.73.73.73.63.63.53.43.43.53.53.53.63.63.63.63.63.73.73.73.73.63.63.63.53.53.43.43.43.43.53.53.63.63.73.83.94.04.14.34.54.85.25.55.86.06.26.36.56.66.66.76.76.76.76.66.56.46.26.16.05.95.95.95.85.75.65.55.45.45.55.65.65.65.65.55.55.45.35.35.35.45.55.55.65.65.65.65.55.55.55.45.35.35.25.25.35.35.25.25.25.24.94.74.54.4

New Jersey

5.45.35.25.25.15.04.94.84.74.64.54.44.44.44.34.34.34.34.44.44.64.64.74.74.74.74.74.84.84.84.84.74.64.54.44.34.24.24.24.24.24.24.34.34.44.44.54.64.64.74.84.95.15.25.45.65.86.16.57.07.47.98.48.79.09.29.39.59.59.69.69.79.79.79.79.79.69.69.69.59.59.59.59.59.49.39.39.39.39.49.49.59.49.39.29.29.19.19.29.39.49.59.69.59.49.39.29.18.98.88.78.58.48.48.38.17.97.77.47.27.17.17.26.9

New Mexico

5.95.95.95.95.95.85.85.75.75.65.65.55.55.55.45.45.35.25.25.15.04.94.84.74.64.54.44.34.34.24.14.03.93.83.73.63.53.53.43.43.43.43.53.53.53.53.53.63.63.73.84.04.24.44.64.85.05.25.45.65.85.96.16.36.66.87.07.27.47.67.77.87.97.98.08.08.08.08.08.08.08.08.07.97.87.77.67.67.67.77.77.77.67.57.37.27.17.17.07.17.17.27.27.17.17.07.06.96.96.96.96.96.96.97.07.06.96.86.76.66.66.77.06.8

New York

6.36.26.26.16.05.95.85.65.55.45.35.25.15.15.05.05.05.05.05.05.15.15.15.04.94.84.84.84.84.74.74.64.54.44.34.34.34.34.34.44.54.64.74.74.74.74.74.74.74.74.84.95.05.25.35.55.76.06.36.77.17.57.88.18.38.58.78.78.88.88.88.98.98.98.88.88.78.68.68.58.58.58.48.38.28.18.18.08.18.28.38.48.48.48.48.48.48.58.58.68.68.78.78.68.48.38.28.28.18.07.97.87.87.87.77.77.57.47.17.06.86.86.96.7

North Carolina

5.95.85.75.65.65.55.45.45.35.35.35.45.35.45.35.35.35.35.45.35.35.25.14.94.74.64.64.74.74.84.94.94.94.84.84.74.74.64.64.64.74.74.84.84.94.94.95.05.15.15.35.45.86.06.46.66.97.37.78.49.09.510.010.210.510.610.710.710.810.911.011.211.311.311.211.110.910.710.610.610.510.510.510.510.410.310.210.210.310.410.410.410.310.19.99.79.59.49.39.29.39.49.49.39.29.19.08.98.88.68.58.48.38.38.18.07.77.57.26.96.76.46.36.2

North Dakota

3.43.43.43.43.43.43.53.53.63.63.63.53.53.53.43.43.43.53.53.53.53.53.43.33.23.13.13.13.13.23.23.33.33.33.23.23.13.13.03.03.13.13.23.23.23.23.13.02.92.92.92.93.03.23.33.33.33.43.53.73.94.14.24.24.24.14.14.04.04.04.04.04.03.93.93.83.83.83.73.73.73.73.73.63.53.43.43.43.43.53.63.63.53.43.33.13.02.92.92.92.92.93.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.02.92.92.92.82.82.72.72.62.62.62.6

Ohio

6.06.06.16.16.26.26.26.26.26.26.26.16.16.16.06.05.95.85.85.85.85.75.65.55.45.35.35.35.45.55.55.55.55.55.45.45.45.45.55.55.65.75.85.85.85.85.75.75.75.75.85.96.26.46.76.97.07.37.68.18.69.29.610.010.310.510.610.610.610.610.610.610.610.610.510.310.210.09.99.89.79.69.59.39.18.98.88.88.98.98.98.88.68.48.17.97.77.57.47.47.47.47.47.47.37.37.37.37.37.37.37.37.47.47.57.57.47.47.27.16.96.56.15.7

Oklahoma

5.35.25.25.15.05.04.94.94.84.84.84.84.74.74.74.64.64.64.54.54.44.34.24.14.04.04.04.14.24.24.34.24.24.14.24.24.14.14.24.34.34.34.34.24.13.93.73.63.43.33.33.33.63.73.83.93.94.14.34.85.25.76.26.56.87.07.17.17.17.17.17.27.27.27.17.07.06.96.96.86.86.76.66.46.26.05.95.85.85.96.06.16.16.05.85.75.55.35.25.15.25.35.55.55.55.55.45.45.45.35.25.35.45.55.65.65.65.65.55.45.25.04.94.6

Oregon

7.77.67.67.57.57.47.47.37.27.06.96.76.56.46.36.36.36.36.36.26.26.05.95.75.55.45.35.35.45.45.45.45.45.35.35.25.15.05.05.05.15.15.25.35.35.35.35.25.25.25.35.55.76.06.36.77.27.78.49.29.910.611.211.511.611.611.511.311.111.011.011.011.011.111.011.010.910.810.710.610.610.510.410.310.09.99.79.69.79.79.89.89.79.59.49.29.18.98.98.98.98.98.98.98.88.78.68.48.38.18.07.97.87.87.87.77.67.47.37.17.06.86.96.9

Pennsylvania

5.55.55.55.55.55.55.55.55.45.35.35.25.35.25.15.15.05.04.94.94.94.94.84.74.74.64.64.64.74.74.64.64.54.54.34.34.24.24.24.24.34.34.34.44.44.54.64.64.74.84.85.05.05.25.35.45.65.96.26.56.87.17.47.77.98.08.28.38.48.48.58.68.68.78.78.68.68.58.48.38.38.38.28.18.18.07.97.98.08.18.18.18.18.07.97.87.77.77.77.98.08.18.18.18.18.08.07.97.87.77.77.67.57.57.57.47.37.16.96.86.46.26.05.7

Rhode Island

5.45.45.45.45.45.35.25.25.15.15.05.05.05.05.05.05.05.05.15.15.15.25.25.25.15.15.15.15.15.15.15.05.04.94.94.94.84.84.84.94.95.15.25.35.55.65.86.06.26.46.66.97.27.67.98.28.58.89.19.49.79.910.210.410.610.911.111.311.511.711.811.911.911.911.911.811.711.711.711.711.711.711.611.511.411.311.211.211.211.311.411.411.311.211.010.910.710.610.510.510.510.410.310.210.19.99.89.79.69.59.59.59.59.59.69.69.59.49.49.39.29.08.78.3

South Carolina

6.76.86.86.86.96.96.96.96.96.96.96.96.96.96.86.76.66.66.76.86.96.96.86.76.66.46.46.46.46.56.56.56.46.36.26.15.95.75.65.55.55.55.55.55.65.65.65.55.55.55.55.76.06.36.77.17.58.08.69.39.910.511.011.411.611.711.711.811.811.811.811.911.811.711.511.311.111.010.910.810.810.810.710.610.510.410.410.410.410.510.510.510.410.19.99.79.49.39.29.29.29.29.18.98.78.68.58.38.28.18.07.97.97.87.77.57.37.06.86.66.45.75.55.3

South Dakota

3.53.53.53.63.63.73.73.83.83.83.83.83.83.83.83.73.73.73.63.63.63.63.53.43.33.13.13.03.13.13.23.23.23.23.13.13.02.92.92.92.92.92.92.92.92.82.82.72.72.62.72.72.83.03.13.13.23.33.53.74.85.05.25.25.35.25.25.15.15.15.25.35.35.35.25.15.04.94.94.94.94.95.05.05.05.05.04.94.84.74.74.64.64.54.44.44.34.34.24.24.24.34.34.24.14.14.04.04.04.03.93.93.93.93.83.83.73.73.63.63.63.63.73.8

Tennessee

5.55.45.35.25.35.35.45.45.55.65.75.75.75.75.75.75.65.65.55.55.45.45.45.45.45.35.45.45.45.45.45.25.14.94.84.84.64.54.44.44.44.54.64.85.05.25.35.45.55.65.86.06.26.56.76.97.17.47.98.59.19.810.310.710.911.011.010.910.810.710.610.610.610.510.39.99.79.69.59.59.59.69.79.79.79.69.69.59.59.59.59.49.29.08.78.58.38.18.18.28.38.38.38.38.28.18.08.18.18.28.38.38.48.48.48.48.28.17.97.77.26.96.76.3

Texas

6.36.26.26.16.16.06.05.95.95.95.85.85.75.65.55.55.45.35.35.35.35.25.25.25.15.15.15.15.15.05.04.94.84.74.64.54.54.44.34.34.34.34.34.34.34.44.44.44.44.34.44.44.64.74.95.15.25.55.76.06.36.66.87.17.47.67.88.08.08.18.18.28.28.28.38.28.28.18.18.18.28.28.28.28.18.18.08.08.18.18.18.18.07.87.57.47.27.17.07.07.07.07.06.86.66.66.56.56.56.56.46.46.46.46.46.46.36.26.16.05.75.75.55.2

Utah

5.35.25.25.25.25.15.15.04.94.84.74.64.54.44.34.24.24.24.14.14.14.03.93.73.53.33.23.13.13.03.02.92.82.72.62.52.42.42.42.52.52.62.62.72.72.72.82.82.92.93.03.03.13.23.23.33.33.43.45.56.57.17.47.47.77.98.08.28.28.38.38.48.48.38.38.28.18.18.18.17.97.87.87.77.57.37.27.07.07.06.96.76.56.36.05.95.85.75.65.55.55.55.55.45.15.14.84.94.94.74.54.54.54.64.54.44.34.34.04.03.93.94.13.8

Vermont

4.14.03.93.83.73.63.63.63.53.63.63.53.53.53.43.33.33.43.53.63.63.73.73.73.63.53.53.53.63.73.83.83.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.93.94.04.04.04.14.14.24.24.34.34.34.44.54.64.85.25.76.26.77.07.27.27.27.06.96.86.76.76.76.86.86.76.66.56.36.26.26.16.16.16.16.05.95.85.75.65.65.65.55.55.45.35.15.04.84.84.84.95.05.05.05.04.94.74.64.44.34.24.24.34.44.54.54.54.44.34.24.03.73.43.3

Virginia

3.83.73.73.83.83.83.73.73.73.63.63.63.63.63.63.63.63.63.63.63.53.43.33.23.13.03.03.03.03.13.13.23.13.13.03.02.92.92.92.92.93.03.13.13.23.23.33.33.33.33.43.53.63.83.94.14.24.54.95.35.86.26.66.97.17.27.27.27.27.27.37.47.47.47.37.37.27.17.07.06.96.96.86.76.66.56.46.36.46.56.66.66.66.56.36.26.05.95.85.95.96.06.06.05.95.85.85.75.75.65.65.65.65.75.75.65.55.45.35.25.04.94.94.9

Washington

6.86.76.56.46.36.26.16.16.06.05.95.85.75.75.65.65.55.55.65.65.55.45.35.15.04.94.84.95.05.15.15.15.05.04.94.84.64.54.44.44.44.54.64.64.64.64.64.64.64.64.74.85.05.25.45.65.86.16.57.17.78.38.89.29.49.69.69.79.89.910.010.110.210.210.210.09.99.89.89.89.89.89.79.69.59.49.49.39.39.39.39.29.19.08.88.68.58.48.38.38.38.38.28.17.97.77.67.47.37.27.17.17.07.07.07.06.96.86.86.76.46.36.36.1

West Virginia

5.45.35.35.35.35.35.35.25.15.15.05.04.94.94.94.94.94.94.95.04.94.84.74.54.44.34.34.44.64.74.84.84.74.64.44.34.34.24.14.24.24.24.34.34.34.34.24.14.04.03.94.04.04.14.14.24.34.54.95.35.76.36.87.37.78.08.28.28.38.38.48.48.58.58.58.48.48.38.48.48.58.58.58.48.38.18.07.97.97.97.97.97.87.77.57.37.17.07.07.17.37.47.57.57.57.47.27.16.96.86.66.56.56.56.56.56.46.36.26.05.95.96.16.0

Wisconsin

5.35.25.25.25.15.05.04.94.94.94.94.94.84.84.84.84.74.74.74.84.84.84.84.84.74.74.64.74.74.74.74.74.74.74.84.84.84.84.84.84.84.94.84.84.84.74.64.54.44.34.34.34.44.54.74.85.15.45.96.57.17.88.48.89.09.29.29.19.19.19.19.19.29.19.08.88.68.48.38.28.18.07.97.87.77.67.67.67.67.77.77.67.57.47.37.17.06.96.96.97.07.07.07.06.96.96.86.96.96.96.96.86.86.86.86.76.66.56.46.36.26.15.95.8

Wyoming

4.14.03.93.93.93.94.04.04.03.93.83.73.63.63.63.73.83.83.93.83.83.73.63.53.43.43.33.33.23.23.23.13.13.02.92.92.82.82.82.92.92.92.92.82.82.72.72.62.62.62.72.82.93.03.23.33.33.53.73.94.34.75.15.56.06.46.87.17.37.57.57.57.57.47.37.27.27.17.07.06.96.86.66.56.46.36.26.16.16.16.26.26.16.05.95.85.75.65.55.65.65.65.55.45.35.25.05.04.94.84.74.74.64.64.64.64.64.54.54.44.34.24.03.7

Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate among the states in April 2014, 8.3 percent. North Dakota again had the lowest jobless rate, 2.6 percent. In total, 19 states had unemployment rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 6.3 percent, 7 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 24 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.

In April, Illinois and Nevada had the largest over-the-month unemployment rate declines (-0.5 percentage point each). Eighteen additional states had smaller but also statistically significant rate decreases. The remaining 30 states and the District of Columbia had jobless rates that were not measurably different from those of a month earlier, though some had changes that were at least as large numerically as the significant changes.

South Carolina (-2.6 percentage points) and North Carolina (-2.2 points) had the largest unemployment rate declines from April 2013. Thirty-one additional states had smaller but also statistically significant rate decreases over the year. The remaining 17 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were not appreciably different from those of a year earlier.

Unemployment data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment – April 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑0813.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, State unemployment, 2004 to 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140522.htm (visited July 26, 2014).

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