Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Mar. 2013 Mar. 2014p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 SOUTH CAROLINA 8.0 5.5 -2.5
2 NORTH CAROLINA 8.5 6.3 -2.2
3 INDIANA 7.9 5.9 -2.0
4 LOUISIANA 6.4 4.5 -1.9
5 NEVADA 10.2 8.5 -1.7
5 PENNSYLVANIA 7.7 6.0 -1.7
7 TENNESSEE 8.3 6.7 -1.6
8 NEW JERSEY 8.7 7.2 -1.5
9 FLORIDA 7.7 6.3 -1.4
9 GEORGIA 8.4 7.0 -1.4
9 MISSISSIPPI 9.0 7.6 -1.4
12 IDAHO 6.5 5.2 -1.3
12 MICHIGAN 8.8 7.5 -1.3
14 OHIO 7.3 6.1 -1.2
15 CALIFORNIA 9.2 8.1 -1.1
15 MARYLAND 6.7 5.6 -1.1
15 OREGON 8.0 6.9 -1.1
18 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8.5 7.5 -1.0
18 NEW YORK 7.9 6.9 -1.0
18 WISCONSIN 6.9 5.9 -1.0
21 DELAWARE 6.8 5.9 -0.9
21 MAINE 6.8 5.9 -0.9
21 TEXAS 6.4 5.5 -0.9
24 COLORADO 7.0 6.2 -0.8
24 CONNECTICUT 7.8 7.0 -0.8
24 ILLINOIS 9.2 8.4 -0.8
24 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.3 4.5 -0.8
24 RHODE ISLAND 9.5 8.7 -0.8
24 VERMONT 4.2 3.4 -0.8
24 WASHINGTON 7.1 6.3 -0.8
31 ARIZONA 8.0 7.3 -0.7
31 WYOMING 4.7 4.0 -0.7
33 KANSAS 5.5 4.9 -0.6
33 MASSACHUSETTS 6.9 6.3 -0.6
33 MONTANA 5.7 5.1 -0.6
33 VIRGINIA 5.6 5.0 -0.6
37 ARKANSAS 7.4 6.9 -0.5
37 WEST VIRGINIA 6.6 6.1 -0.5
39 KENTUCKY 8.3 7.9 -0.4
39 MINNESOTA 5.2 4.8 -0.4
39 NORTH DAKOTA 3.0 2.6 -0.4
39 UTAH 4.5 4.1 -0.4
43 HAWAII 4.8 4.5 -0.3
43 IOWA 4.8 4.5 -0.3
43 OKLAHOMA 5.2 4.9 -0.3
46 NEBRASKA 3.9 3.7 -0.2
46 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.9 3.7 -0.2
48 ALABAMA 6.6 6.7 0.1
48 MISSOURI 6.6 6.7 0.1
48 NEW MEXICO 6.9 7.0 0.1
51 ALASKA 6.4 6.6 0.2

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: April 18, 2014