Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Dec. 2013 Dec. 2014p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 ILLINOIS 8.9 6.2 -2.7
2 RHODE ISLAND 9.3 6.8 -2.5
3 OHIO 7.1 4.8 -2.3
4 COLORADO 6.2 4.0 -2.2
4 KENTUCKY 7.9 5.7 -2.2
4 NEVADA 9.0 6.8 -2.2
7 MICHIGAN 8.3 6.3 -2.0
7 PENNSYLVANIA 6.8 4.8 -2.0
9 IDAHO 5.6 3.7 -1.9
10 ARKANSAS 7.4 5.7 -1.7
11 MASSACHUSETTS 7.1 5.5 -1.6
12 NORTH CAROLINA 6.9 5.5 -1.4
12 TEXAS 6.0 4.6 -1.4
14 CALIFORNIA 8.3 7.0 -1.3
15 MONTANA 5.4 4.2 -1.2
15 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.2 4.0 -1.2
15 NEW YORK 7.0 5.8 -1.2
15 OKLAHOMA 5.4 4.2 -1.2
19 MINNESOTA 4.7 3.6 -1.1
19 TENNESSEE 7.7 6.6 -1.1
19 WISCONSIN 6.3 5.2 -1.1
22 CONNECTICUT 7.4 6.4 -1.0
22 INDIANA 6.8 5.8 -1.0
22 NEW JERSEY 7.2 6.2 -1.0
25 ARIZONA 7.6 6.7 -0.9
25 MAINE 6.4 5.5 -0.9
27 DELAWARE 6.2 5.4 -0.8
28 FLORIDA 6.3 5.6 -0.7
28 HAWAII 4.7 4.0 -0.7
28 KANSAS 4.9 4.2 -0.7
28 NEBRASKA 3.6 2.9 -0.7
32 MARYLAND 6.1 5.5 -0.6
32 MISSISSIPPI 7.8 7.2 -0.6
32 MISSOURI 6.0 5.4 -0.6
35 GEORGIA 7.4 6.9 -0.5
35 NEW MEXICO 6.6 6.1 -0.5
35 UTAH 4.0 3.5 -0.5
38 ALABAMA 6.1 5.7 -0.4
38 OREGON 7.1 6.7 -0.4
38 VIRGINIA 5.2 4.8 -0.4
38 WASHINGTON 6.7 6.3 -0.4
42 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.6 7.3 -0.3
42 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.6 3.3 -0.3
44 WYOMING 4.4 4.2 -0.2
45 ALASKA 6.4 6.3 -0.1
45 IOWA 4.2 4.1 -0.1
45 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.6 6.5 -0.1
48 VERMONT 4.2 4.2 0.0
48 WEST VIRGINIA 6.0 6.0 0.0
50 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 2.8 0.1
51 LOUISIANA 5.4 6.7 1.3

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: January 27, 2015