Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Oct. 2013 Oct. 2014p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 ILLINOIS 9.1 6.6 -2.5
2 NEVADA 9.4 7.1 -2.3
3 COLORADO 6.5 4.3 -2.2
4 OHIO 7.4 5.3 -2.1
5 KENTUCKY 8.2 6.2 -2.0
5 RHODE ISLAND 9.4 7.4 -2.0
7 IDAHO 5.9 4.1 -1.8
8 PENNSYLVANIA 7.1 5.4 -1.7
9 ARKANSAS 7.6 6.0 -1.6
10 MICHIGAN 8.6 7.1 -1.5
11 INDIANA 7.1 5.7 -1.4
11 NEW YORK 7.4 6.0 -1.4
13 CALIFORNIA 8.6 7.3 -1.3
14 CONNECTICUT 7.6 6.4 -1.2
14 MASSACHUSETTS 7.2 6.0 -1.2
14 NORTH CAROLINA 7.5 6.3 -1.2
17 NEW JERSEY 7.7 6.6 -1.1
17 OKLAHOMA 5.6 4.5 -1.1
17 TEXAS 6.2 5.1 -1.1
17 WISCONSIN 6.5 5.4 -1.1
21 ARIZONA 7.8 6.8 -1.0
21 MONTANA 5.5 4.5 -1.0
21 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.2 4.2 -1.0
21 TENNESSEE 8.1 7.1 -1.0
25 MINNESOTA 4.8 3.9 -0.9
26 KANSAS 5.2 4.4 -0.8
26 WASHINGTON 6.8 6.0 -0.8
28 FLORIDA 6.7 6.0 -0.7
28 MAINE 6.5 5.8 -0.7
28 UTAH 4.3 3.6 -0.7
31 HAWAII 4.7 4.1 -0.6
31 MISSISSIPPI 8.2 7.6 -0.6
33 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8.0 7.6 -0.4
33 MARYLAND 6.4 6.0 -0.4
33 MISSOURI 6.3 5.9 -0.4
33 NEBRASKA 3.8 3.4 -0.4
33 OREGON 7.4 7.0 -0.4
33 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.7 3.3 -0.4
39 NEW MEXICO 6.8 6.5 -0.3
39 SOUTH CAROLINA 7.0 6.7 -0.3
41 DELAWARE 6.5 6.4 -0.1
41 GEORGIA 7.8 7.7 -0.1
41 VIRGINIA 5.4 5.3 -0.1
44 ALABAMA 6.3 6.3 0.0
44 NORTH DAKOTA 2.8 2.8 0.0
44 VERMONT 4.4 4.4 0.0
47 IOWA 4.4 4.5 0.1
48 ALASKA 6.6 6.8 0.2
48 WEST VIRGINIA 6.3 6.5 0.2
48 WYOMING 4.5 4.7 0.2
51 LOUISIANA 5.8 6.2 0.4

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: November 21, 2014