Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Feb. 2013 Feb. 2014p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 SOUTH CAROLINA 8.1 5.7 -2.4
2 NORTH CAROLINA 8.6 6.4 -2.2
3 LOUISIANA 6.4 4.5 -1.9
4 INDIANA 7.9 6.1 -1.8
4 NEVADA 10.3 8.5 -1.8
6 FLORIDA 7.9 6.2 -1.7
6 NEW JERSEY 8.8 7.1 -1.7
8 MISSISSIPPI 9.0 7.4 -1.6
9 PENNSYLVANIA 7.7 6.2 -1.5
10 CALIFORNIA 9.4 8.0 -1.4
10 GEORGIA 8.5 7.1 -1.4
12 IDAHO 6.6 5.3 -1.3
12 TENNESSEE 8.2 6.9 -1.3
14 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8.6 7.4 -1.2
14 NEW YORK 8.0 6.8 -1.2
14 OREGON 8.1 6.9 -1.2
17 MARYLAND 6.8 5.7 -1.1
17 MICHIGAN 8.8 7.7 -1.1
19 COLORADO 7.1 6.1 -1.0
20 CONNECTICUT 7.9 7.0 -0.9
20 DELAWARE 6.9 6.0 -0.9
22 MAINE 6.9 6.1 -0.8
22 OHIO 7.3 6.5 -0.8
22 TEXAS 6.5 5.7 -0.8
22 UTAH 4.7 3.9 -0.8
22 WASHINGTON 7.2 6.4 -0.8
22 WEST VIRGINIA 6.8 6.0 -0.8
22 WISCONSIN 6.9 6.1 -0.8
29 ARIZONA 8.0 7.3 -0.7
29 KANSAS 5.6 4.9 -0.7
29 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.4 4.7 -0.7
29 VIRGINIA 5.6 4.9 -0.7
33 MONTANA 5.7 5.1 -0.6
33 VERMONT 4.3 3.7 -0.6
33 WYOMING 4.8 4.2 -0.6
36 ILLINOIS 9.2 8.7 -0.5
36 IOWA 4.9 4.4 -0.5
36 MINNESOTA 5.3 4.8 -0.5
36 RHODE ISLAND 9.5 9.0 -0.5
40 ARKANSAS 7.5 7.1 -0.4
40 KENTUCKY 8.2 7.8 -0.4
40 MASSACHUSETTS 6.9 6.5 -0.4
40 NORTH DAKOTA 3.0 2.6 -0.4
40 SOUTH DAKOTA 4.0 3.6 -0.4
45 HAWAII 4.9 4.6 -0.3
45 MISSOURI 6.7 6.4 -0.3
45 NEBRASKA 3.9 3.6 -0.3
45 OKLAHOMA 5.3 5.0 -0.3
49 ALABAMA 6.6 6.4 -0.2
49 NEW MEXICO 6.9 6.7 -0.2
51 ALASKA 6.5 6.5 0.0

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 28, 2014