Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Feb. 2014 Feb. 2015p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 KENTUCKY 7.3 5.2 -2.1
1 RHODE ISLAND 8.4 6.3 -2.1
3 ILLINOIS 7.9 6.0 -1.9
3 MICHIGAN 7.8 5.9 -1.9
5 ALABAMA 7.2 5.8 -1.4
5 COLORADO 5.6 4.2 -1.4
7 CALIFORNIA 8.0 6.7 -1.3
7 NEVADA 8.4 7.1 -1.3
7 OREGON 7.1 5.8 -1.3
10 DELAWARE 6.0 4.8 -1.2
10 NORTH CAROLINA 6.5 5.3 -1.2
12 IDAHO 5.0 3.9 -1.1
12 MASSACHUSETTS 6.0 4.9 -1.1
12 OHIO 6.2 5.1 -1.1
12 TEXAS 5.4 4.3 -1.1
16 ARKANSAS 6.5 5.5 -1.0
16 GEORGIA 7.3 6.3 -1.0
16 OKLAHOMA 4.9 3.9 -1.0
16 PENNSYLVANIA 6.2 5.2 -1.0
16 WISCONSIN 5.8 4.8 -1.0
21 FLORIDA 6.5 5.6 -0.9
21 MAINE 5.9 5.0 -0.9
21 MISSISSIPPI 7.9 7.0 -0.9
21 MISSOURI 6.4 5.5 -0.9
21 NEW YORK 6.7 5.8 -0.9
26 NEBRASKA 3.5 2.7 -0.8
27 MINNESOTA 4.4 3.7 -0.7
27 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.6 3.9 -0.7
27 NEW MEXICO 6.7 6.0 -0.7
27 WEST VIRGINIA 6.8 6.1 -0.7
31 ALASKA 6.9 6.3 -0.6
31 ARIZONA 7.1 6.5 -0.6
31 CONNECTICUT 7.0 6.4 -0.6
31 HAWAII 4.7 4.1 -0.6
31 MONTANA 4.9 4.3 -0.6
31 NEW JERSEY 7.0 6.4 -0.6
31 VIRGINIA 5.3 4.7 -0.6
38 MARYLAND 6.0 5.5 -0.5
39 KANSAS 4.6 4.2 -0.4
39 UTAH 3.8 3.4 -0.4
41 IOWA 4.4 4.1 -0.3
41 WYOMING 4.3 4.0 -0.3
43 INDIANA 6.1 5.9 -0.2
44 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.5 3.4 -0.1
44 VERMONT 4.0 3.9 -0.1
44 WASHINGTON 6.4 6.3 -0.1
47 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.8 7.8 0.0
48 TENNESSEE 6.5 6.6 0.1
49 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 2.9 0.2
50 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.1 6.6 0.5
51 LOUISIANA 5.4 6.7 1.3

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: March 27, 2015