Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
July 2014 July 2015p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 RHODE ISLAND 7.6 5.8 -1.8
2 MICHIGAN 7.0 5.3 -1.7
3 CALIFORNIA 7.4 6.2 -1.2
3 GEORGIA 7.2 6.0 -1.2
5 DELAWARE 5.8 4.7 -1.1
5 INDIANA 5.8 4.7 -1.1
5 MAINE 5.7 4.6 -1.1
5 OREGON 7.0 5.9 -1.1
9 CONNECTICUT 6.4 5.4 -1.0
9 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.8 6.8 -1.0
9 KENTUCKY 6.2 5.2 -1.0
9 MASSACHUSETTS 5.7 4.7 -1.0
9 MISSISSIPPI 7.5 6.5 -1.0
14 ILLINOIS 6.7 5.8 -0.9
14 TENNESSEE 6.6 5.7 -0.9
14 WASHINGTON 6.2 5.3 -0.9
17 IDAHO 4.9 4.1 -0.8
17 NEVADA 7.6 6.8 -0.8
17 TEXAS 5.0 4.2 -0.8
17 WISCONSIN 5.4 4.6 -0.8
21 NEW YORK 6.1 5.4 -0.7
22 ARIZONA 6.7 6.1 -0.6
22 FLORIDA 6.0 5.4 -0.6
22 HAWAII 4.3 3.7 -0.6
22 MARYLAND 5.8 5.2 -0.6
22 MONTANA 4.6 4.0 -0.6
22 NEBRASKA 3.3 2.7 -0.6
22 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.3 3.7 -0.6
22 NEW JERSEY 6.5 5.9 -0.6
30 COLORADO 4.8 4.3 -0.5
30 IOWA 4.3 3.8 -0.5
30 OHIO 5.5 5.0 -0.5
30 VERMONT 4.1 3.6 -0.5
34 ALABAMA 6.6 6.2 -0.4
34 ARKANSAS 6.0 5.6 -0.4
36 VIRGINIA 5.1 4.8 -0.3
36 WYOMING 4.4 4.1 -0.3
38 ALASKA 6.9 6.7 -0.2
38 LOUISIANA 6.4 6.2 -0.2
38 NORTH CAROLINA 6.1 5.9 -0.2
41 PENNSYLVANIA 5.5 5.4 -0.1
41 UTAH 3.7 3.6 -0.1
43 MISSOURI 5.8 5.8 0.0
43 NEW MEXICO 6.5 6.5 0.0
43 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.4 6.4 0.0
46 OKLAHOMA 4.4 4.5 0.1
47 KANSAS 4.4 4.6 0.2
47 MINNESOTA 3.8 4.0 0.2
49 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 3.0 0.3
50 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.3 3.8 0.5
51 WEST VIRGINIA 6.5 7.5 1.0

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: August 21, 2015