Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows

Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows
Seasonally Adjusted
Aug. 2014p Historical High Historical Low
State Rate Date Rate Date Rate
Alabama 6.9 Dec. 1982 14.3 Apr. 2007 3.2
Alaska 6.8 June 1986 11.5 Apr. 2007 5.9
Arizona 7.1 Jan. 1983 11.6 July 2007 3.5
Arkansas 6.3 July 1983 10.1 Nov. 2000 4.0
California 7.4 Oct. 2010 12.4 Jan. 2001 4.7
Colorado 5.1 Oct. 2010 9.1 Jan. 2001 2.6
Connecticut 6.6 Nov. 2010 9.5 Oct. 2000 2.1
Delaware 6.5 Dec. 1976 9.3 Feb. 1989 2.8
District of Columbia 7.6 Feb. 1983 11.6 May 1989 4.8
Florida 6.3 Mar. 2010 11.4 Aug. 2006 3.3
Georgia 8.1 Jan. 2010 10.4 Dec. 2000 3.3
Hawaii 4.3 Jan. 1976 9.9 Dec. 2006 2.3
Idaho 4.7 Feb. 1983 9.6 Mar. 2007 2.7
Illinois 6.7 Feb. 1983 12.9 Feb. 1999 4.2
Indiana 5.8 Jan. 1983 12.7 Apr. 1999 2.6
Iowa 4.5 Mar. 1983 8.6 Oct. 1999 2.5
Kansas 4.9 Aug. 2009 7.5 Apr. 1979 3.0
Kentucky 7.1 Jan. 1983 12.0 June 2000 4.1
Louisiana 5.8 Nov. 1986 12.8 July 2006 3.6
Maine 5.6 Jan. 1977 9.0 Jan. 2001 3.1
Maryland 6.4 Nov. 1982 8.4 Feb. 2008 3.3
Massachusetts 5.8 Jan. 1976 11.1 Oct. 2000 2.6
Michigan 7.4 Dec. 1982 16.8 Mar. 2000 3.3
Minnesota 4.3 Dec. 1982 9.1 Mar. 1999 2.5
Mississippi 7.9 Apr. 1983 13.5 Apr. 2001 4.9
Missouri 6.3 Feb. 1983 10.6 Jan. 2000 2.8
Montana 4.7 Mar. 1983 8.8 Dec. 2006 3.1
Nebraska 3.6 Feb. 1983 6.7 Feb. 1998 2.2
Nevada 7.6 Nov. 2010 13.9 Apr. 2000 3.8
New Hampshire 4.4 Sept. 1992 7.6 May 1987 2.1
New Jersey 6.6 Dec. 1976 10.7 July 2000 3.6
New Mexico 6.7 Mar. 1983 10.0 June 2007 3.4
New York 6.4 Nov. 1976 10.3 Apr. 1988 4.0
North Carolina 6.8 Feb. 2010 11.3 Mar. 1999 3.1
North Dakota 2.8 Feb. 1983 6.8 Apr. 2014 2.5
Ohio 5.7 Jan. 1983 13.9 Jan. 2001 3.8
Oklahoma 4.7 June 1983 9.2 Dec. 2000 2.8
Oregon 7.2 Jan. 1983 12.1 Feb. 1995 4.7
Pennsylvania 5.8 Mar. 1983 12.9 Mar. 2000 4.0
Rhode Island 7.7 Mar. 2010 11.9 July 1988 2.9
South Carolina 6.4 Dec. 2009 11.9 Mar. 1998 3.2
South Dakota 3.6 Feb. 1983 6.0 Mar. 2000 2.5
Tennessee 7.4 Jan. 1983 12.8 May 2000 3.9
Texas 5.3 Nov. 1986 9.3 Jan. 2001 4.2
Utah 3.6 Mar. 1983 10.0 Mar. 2007 2.4
Vermont 4.1 Jan. 1976 8.8 Apr. 2000 2.4
Virginia 5.6 Jan. 1983 7.8 Dec. 2000 2.2
Washington 5.6 Nov. 1982 12.2 May 2007 4.4
West Virginia 6.6 Mar. 1983 18.1 Mar. 2008 3.9
Wisconsin 5.6 Jan. 1983 11.5 Feb. 2000 3.0
Wyoming 4.6 Jan. 1987 9.1 Apr. 1979 2.3

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: September 19, 2014