Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
July 2015 July 2016p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 ARKANSAS 5.2 3.9 -1.3
1 TENNESSEE 5.6 4.3 -1.3
3 WEST VIRGINIA 6.9 5.7 -1.2
4 NORTH CAROLINA 5.7 4.7 -1.0
5 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 6.8 5.9 -0.9
6 MARYLAND 5.1 4.3 -0.8
7 GEORGIA 5.7 5.0 -0.7
7 MASSACHUSETTS 4.8 4.1 -0.7
7 MICHIGAN 5.2 4.5 -0.7
10 CALIFORNIA 6.1 5.5 -0.6
10 DELAWARE 4.9 4.3 -0.6
10 OREGON 5.8 5.2 -0.6
10 VIRGINIA 4.3 3.7 -0.6
14 FLORIDA 5.2 4.7 -0.5
14 MAINE 4.4 3.9 -0.5
14 NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.4 2.9 -0.5
14 SOUTH CAROLINA 5.7 5.2 -0.5
14 VERMONT 3.7 3.2 -0.5
19 ALABAMA 6.1 5.7 -0.4
19 IDAHO 4.2 3.8 -0.4
19 KENTUCKY 5.3 4.9 -0.4
19 NEW YORK 5.1 4.7 -0.4
19 RHODE ISLAND 5.9 5.5 -0.4
19 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.2 2.8 -0.4
19 WISCONSIN 4.6 4.2 -0.4
26 MISSISSIPPI 6.3 6.0 -0.3
26 NEW JERSEY 5.5 5.2 -0.3
28 NEVADA 6.7 6.5 -0.2
28 NEW MEXICO 6.6 6.4 -0.2
30 HAWAII 3.6 3.5 -0.1
30 MISSOURI 4.8 4.7 -0.1
32 ARIZONA 6.0 6.0 0.0
32 COLORADO 3.8 3.8 0.0
32 ILLINOIS 5.8 5.8 0.0
32 INDIANA 4.6 4.6 0.0
32 KANSAS 4.1 4.1 0.0
37 MONTANA 4.1 4.2 0.1
37 NEBRASKA 3.0 3.1 0.1
37 OHIO 4.7 4.8 0.1
40 ALASKA 6.5 6.7 0.2
40 LOUISIANA 6.1 6.3 0.2
40 TEXAS 4.4 4.6 0.2
40 WASHINGTON 5.6 5.8 0.2
44 CONNECTICUT 5.4 5.7 0.3
44 MINNESOTA 3.6 3.9 0.3
46 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 3.1 0.4
46 UTAH 3.5 3.9 0.4
48 IOWA 3.6 4.1 0.5
49 PENNSYLVANIA 5.0 5.6 0.6
50 OKLAHOMA 4.3 5.0 0.7
51 WYOMING 4.3 5.7 1.4

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: August 19, 2016