Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State October 2015
rate
October 2016(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Massachusetts

4.8 3.3 -1.5 1

Nevada

6.5 5.5 -1.0 2

Arkansas

4.9 4.0 -0.9 3

Maryland

5.0 4.2 -0.8 4

South Carolina

5.5 4.7 -0.8 4

Tennessee

5.6 4.8 -0.8 4

Arizona

5.9 5.2 -0.7 7

North Carolina

5.6 4.9 -0.7 7

Delaware

4.9 4.3 -0.6 9

Mississippi

6.5 5.9 -0.6 9

District of Columbia

6.6 6.1 -0.5 11

Wisconsin

4.6 4.1 -0.5 11

Alabama

6.1 5.7 -0.4 13

California

5.9 5.5 -0.4 13

Kentucky

5.5 5.1 -0.4 13

Michigan

5.1 4.7 -0.4 13

New Hampshire

3.2 2.8 -0.4 13

West Virginia

6.4 6.0 -0.4 13

Connecticut

5.4 5.1 -0.3 19

Florida

5.1 4.8 -0.3 19

Georgia

5.5 5.2 -0.3 19

Illinois

5.9 5.6 -0.3 19

Oregon

5.6 5.3 -0.3 19

Vermont

3.6 3.3 -0.3 19

Washington

5.7 5.4 -0.3 19

Hawaii

3.4 3.2 -0.2 26

Idaho

4.0 3.8 -0.2 26

Maine

4.2 4.0 -0.2 26

South Dakota

3.0 2.8 -0.2 26

Utah

3.4 3.2 -0.2 26

Colorado

3.6 3.5 -0.1 31

Indiana

4.5 4.4 -0.1 31

Rhode Island

5.6 5.5 -0.1 31

Virginia

4.2 4.2 0.0 34

Alaska

6.6 6.8 0.2 35

Montana

4.1 4.3 0.2 35

New Jersey

5.0 5.2 0.2 35

New Mexico

6.5 6.7 0.2 35

Ohio

4.7 4.9 0.2 35

Texas

4.5 4.7 0.2 35

Nebraska

3.0 3.3 0.3 41

New York

4.9 5.2 0.3 41

North Dakota

2.7 3.0 0.3 41

Kansas

4.0 4.4 0.4 44

Louisiana

5.9 6.3 0.4 44

Minnesota

3.6 4.0 0.4 44

Iowa

3.5 4.1 0.6 47

Missouri

4.5 5.1 0.6 47

Wyoming

4.3 5.1 0.8 49

Oklahoma

4.2 5.2 1.0 50

Pennsylvania

4.8 5.8 1.0 50

Footnotes
(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: November 18, 2016