Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
May 2014 May 2015p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 RHODE ISLAND 7.9 5.9 -2.0
2 MICHIGAN 7.3 5.5 -1.8
3 OREGON 7.0 5.3 -1.7
4 KENTUCKY 6.7 5.1 -1.6
5 DELAWARE 5.9 4.6 -1.3
6 CALIFORNIA 7.6 6.4 -1.2
6 MASSACHUSETTS 5.8 4.6 -1.2
8 ARIZONA 6.9 5.8 -1.1
8 ILLINOIS 7.1 6.0 -1.1
10 GEORGIA 7.3 6.3 -1.0
10 IDAHO 4.9 3.9 -1.0
10 MAINE 5.7 4.7 -1.0
10 MISSISSIPPI 7.7 6.7 -1.0
14 COLORADO 5.2 4.3 -0.9
14 INDIANA 6.0 5.1 -0.9
14 NEVADA 7.9 7.0 -0.9
14 WISCONSIN 5.5 4.6 -0.9
18 ALABAMA 6.9 6.1 -0.8
18 MONTANA 4.7 3.9 -0.8
18 NEBRASKA 3.4 2.6 -0.8
18 TEXAS 5.1 4.3 -0.8
18 WASHINGTON 6.2 5.4 -0.8
23 NEW YORK 6.4 5.7 -0.7
23 TENNESSEE 6.5 5.8 -0.7
25 CONNECTICUT 6.6 6.0 -0.6
25 FLORIDA 6.3 5.7 -0.6
25 IOWA 4.4 3.8 -0.6
25 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.4 3.8 -0.6
25 NORTH CAROLINA 6.3 5.7 -0.6
30 ARKANSAS 6.2 5.7 -0.5
30 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.8 7.3 -0.5
30 MARYLAND 5.8 5.3 -0.5
30 NEW MEXICO 6.7 6.2 -0.5
30 OHIO 5.7 5.2 -0.5
30 PENNSYLVANIA 5.9 5.4 -0.5
36 HAWAII 4.5 4.1 -0.4
36 VERMONT 4.0 3.6 -0.4
38 MINNESOTA 4.1 3.8 -0.3
38 MISSOURI 6.1 5.8 -0.3
38 OKLAHOMA 4.6 4.3 -0.3
38 VIRGINIA 5.2 4.9 -0.3
42 UTAH 3.7 3.5 -0.2
42 WYOMING 4.3 4.1 -0.2
44 ALASKA 6.9 6.8 -0.1
44 KANSAS 4.5 4.4 -0.1
44 NEW JERSEY 6.6 6.5 -0.1
47 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 3.1 0.4
47 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.4 3.8 0.4
49 WEST VIRGINIA 6.7 7.2 0.5
50 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.2 6.8 0.6
51 LOUISIANA 5.9 6.6 0.7

p = preliminary.
NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.

 

Last Modified Date: June 19, 2015