Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
June 2015 June 2016p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 TENNESSEE 5.7 4.1 -1.6
2 ARKANSAS 5.3 3.8 -1.5
3 WEST VIRGINIA 7.1 6.0 -1.1
4 OREGON 5.8 4.8 -1.0
5 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 6.9 6.0 -0.9
5 NORTH CAROLINA 5.8 4.9 -0.9
7 CALIFORNIA 6.2 5.4 -0.8
7 MARYLAND 5.1 4.3 -0.8
9 DELAWARE 4.9 4.2 -0.7
9 GEORGIA 5.8 5.1 -0.7
9 MAINE 4.4 3.7 -0.7
9 MASSACHUSETTS 4.9 4.2 -0.7
9 MICHIGAN 5.3 4.6 -0.7
9 NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.5 2.8 -0.7
9 VIRGINIA 4.4 3.7 -0.7
16 FLORIDA 5.3 4.7 -0.6
17 IDAHO 4.2 3.7 -0.5
17 MISSISSIPPI 6.4 5.9 -0.5
17 MISSOURI 5.0 4.5 -0.5
17 NEW JERSEY 5.6 5.1 -0.5
17 NEW YORK 5.2 4.7 -0.5
17 RHODE ISLAND 6.0 5.5 -0.5
17 SOUTH CAROLINA 5.9 5.4 -0.5
17 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.2 2.7 -0.5
17 VERMONT 3.7 3.2 -0.5
26 KANSAS 4.2 3.8 -0.4
26 NEVADA 6.8 6.4 -0.4
26 NEW MEXICO 6.6 6.2 -0.4
26 WISCONSIN 4.6 4.2 -0.4
30 HAWAII 3.6 3.3 -0.3
30 KENTUCKY 5.3 5.0 -0.3
32 ARIZONA 6.0 5.8 -0.2
32 COLORADO 3.9 3.7 -0.2
34 ALABAMA 6.1 6.0 -0.1
35 LOUISIANA 6.2 6.2 0.0
35 NEBRASKA 3.0 3.0 0.0
37 INDIANA 4.7 4.8 0.1
37 MONTANA 4.1 4.2 0.1
37 TEXAS 4.4 4.5 0.1
40 ALASKA 6.5 6.7 0.2
40 MINNESOTA 3.6 3.8 0.2
40 OHIO 4.8 5.0 0.2
40 WASHINGTON 5.6 5.8 0.2
44 CONNECTICUT 5.5 5.8 0.3
45 ILLINOIS 5.8 6.2 0.4
45 IOWA 3.6 4.0 0.4
45 NORTH DAKOTA 2.8 3.2 0.4
45 OKLAHOMA 4.4 4.8 0.4
45 UTAH 3.6 4.0 0.4
50 PENNSYLVANIA 5.1 5.6 0.5
51 WYOMING 4.2 5.7 1.5

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: July 22, 2016