Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows

Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows
Seasonally Adjusted
June 2015p Historical High Historical Low
State Rate Date Rate Date Rate
Alabama 6.1 Dec. 1982 15.5 Apr. 2007 3.8
Alaska 6.8 Aug. 1986 11.2 Feb. 2015 6.3
Arizona 5.9 Dec. 1982 11.5 July 2007 3.7
Arkansas 5.7 Feb. 1983 10.3 Sept. 2000 4.2
California 6.3 Oct. 2010 12.2 Dec. 2000 4.7
Colorado 4.4 Oct. 2010 8.9 Dec. 2000 2.7
Connecticut 5.7 Jan. 1976 10.0 Oct. 2000 2.2
Delaware 4.7 Dec. 1976 9.8 June 1988 3.0
District of Columbia 7.0 Sept. 1983 11.3 Sept. 1989 4.8
Florida 5.5 Jan. 2010 11.2 Apr. 2006 3.1
Georgia 6.1 Dec. 2010 10.5 Nov. 2000 3.4
Hawaii 4.0 Jan. 1976 10.4 Dec. 2006 2.4
Idaho 4.0 Dec. 1982 10.2 June 2007 2.9
Illinois 5.9 Feb. 1983 13.1 Feb. 1999 4.1
Indiana 4.9 Dec. 1982 12.6 Oct. 2000 2.9
Iowa 3.7 Jan. 1983 9.1 Mar. 2000 2.4
Kansas 4.5 Sept. 2009 7.3 Aug. 1978 2.9
Kentucky 5.1 Feb. 1983 12.1 May 2000 4.0
Louisiana 6.4 Nov. 1986 13.1 Oct. 2007 3.9
Maine 4.7 Jan. 1977 9.0 Dec. 2000 3.2
Maryland 5.2 Mar. 1982 8.5 Dec. 1999 3.3
Massachusetts 4.6 Jan. 1976 10.7 Oct. 2000 2.6
Michigan 5.5 Dec. 1982 16.5 Mar. 2000 3.2
Minnesota 3.9 Jan. 1983 8.9 Mar. 1999 2.5
Mississippi 6.6 Apr. 1983 12.8 Jan. 2001 5.0
Missouri 5.8 Apr. 1983 10.6 Jan. 2000 3.1
Montana 3.9 May 1983 8.8 Feb. 2007 2.9
Nebraska 2.6 Feb. 1983 6.3 Oct. 1990 2.3
Nevada 6.9 Nov. 2010 13.7 Jan. 1999 3.7
New Hampshire 3.8 July 1992 7.4 Mar. 1988 2.2
New Jersey 6.1 Jan. 1977 10.7 May 2000 3.5
New Mexico 6.4 Mar. 1983 10.5 Aug. 2007 3.7
New York 5.5 Jan. 1976 10.4 May 1988 4.0
North Carolina 5.8 Mar. 2010 11.3 Apr. 1999 3.0
North Dakota 3.1 Mar. 1983 6.2 Jan. 1998 2.5
Ohio 5.2 Jan. 1983 14.0 Apr. 2001 3.8
Oklahoma 4.5 Apr. 1983 8.9 Dec. 2000 2.9
Oregon 5.5 May 2009 11.9 Feb. 1995 4.7
Pennsylvania 5.4 Feb. 1983 12.7 May 2000 4.0
Rhode Island 5.9 Aug. 2009 11.3 May 1988 2.9
South Carolina 6.6 Jan. 1983 11.8 Apr. 1998 3.5
South Dakota 3.8 Jan. 1983 5.9 July 2000 2.4
Tennessee 5.7 Jan. 1983 12.9 Mar. 2000 3.7
Texas 4.2 Nov. 1986 9.2 Dec. 2000 4.0
Utah 3.5 Mar. 1983 9.6 Mar. 2007 2.3
Vermont 3.6 Feb. 1976 8.8 Mar. 2000 2.6
Virginia 4.9 Dec. 1982 7.9 Nov. 2000 2.1
Washington 5.3 Nov. 1982 12.2 June 2007 4.6
West Virginia 7.4 Feb. 1983 18.8 Aug. 2008 4.1
Wisconsin 4.6 Jan. 1983 11.9 July 1999 3.0
Wyoming 4.1 Dec. 1986 9.4 May 1979 2.5

p = preliminary.
NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Series begin in January 1976. Historical highs and lows show the most recent month that a rate was recorded in the event of multiple occurrences. Estimates for at least the latest five years are subject to revision early in the following calendar year.

 

Last Modified Date: July 21, 2015