Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Apr. 2015 Apr. 2016p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 ARKANSAS 5.5 3.9 -1.6
1 TENNESSEE 5.9 4.3 -1.6
3 NEW JERSEY 6.0 4.7 -1.3
4 CALIFORNIA 6.5 5.3 -1.2
4 OREGON 5.7 4.5 -1.2
6 MAINE 4.5 3.4 -1.1
6 NEVADA 6.9 5.8 -1.1
8 NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.6 2.6 -1.0
8 RHODE ISLAND 6.3 5.3 -1.0
10 COLORADO 4.0 3.1 -0.9
10 MISSOURI 5.2 4.3 -0.9
12 MASSACHUSETTS 5.0 4.2 -0.8
12 MICHIGAN 5.6 4.8 -0.8
14 DELAWARE 4.9 4.2 -0.7
14 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.1 6.4 -0.7
14 FLORIDA 5.5 4.8 -0.7
14 MARYLAND 5.3 4.6 -0.7
14 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.2 2.5 -0.7
14 VIRGINIA 4.6 3.9 -0.7
14 WEST VIRGINIA 7.1 6.4 -0.7
21 ARIZONA 6.1 5.5 -0.6
21 GEORGIA 6.1 5.5 -0.6
21 HAWAII 3.8 3.2 -0.6
21 NEW YORK 5.5 4.9 -0.6
25 IDAHO 4.2 3.7 -0.5
25 MISSISSIPPI 6.5 6.0 -0.5
25 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.3 5.8 -0.5
25 VERMONT 3.7 3.2 -0.5
29 KANSAS 4.2 3.8 -0.4
29 NEW MEXICO 6.6 6.2 -0.4
29 NORTH CAROLINA 5.8 5.4 -0.4
32 LOUISIANA 6.5 6.3 -0.2
32 WISCONSIN 4.6 4.4 -0.2
34 CONNECTICUT 5.8 5.7 -0.1
35 ALABAMA 6.1 6.1 0.0
35 KENTUCKY 5.3 5.3 0.0
35 TEXAS 4.4 4.4 0.0
38 NEBRASKA 2.9 3.0 0.1
38 PENNSYLVANIA 5.2 5.3 0.1
40 ALASKA 6.4 6.6 0.2
40 IOWA 3.7 3.9 0.2
40 MINNESOTA 3.6 3.8 0.2
40 MONTANA 4.0 4.2 0.2
40 OHIO 5.0 5.2 0.2
40 OKLAHOMA 4.3 4.5 0.2
40 UTAH 3.5 3.7 0.2
40 WASHINGTON 5.6 5.8 0.2
48 INDIANA 4.9 5.2 0.3
49 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 3.2 0.5
50 ILLINOIS 5.9 6.6 0.7
51 WYOMING 4.1 5.5 1.4

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: May 20, 2016