Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Dec. 2014 Dec. 2015p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 RHODE ISLAND 6.8 5.1 -1.7
2 INDIANA 5.9 4.4 -1.5
2 MAINE 5.5 4.0 -1.5
4 CALIFORNIA 7.1 5.8 -1.3
4 MICHIGAN 6.4 5.1 -1.3
4 OREGON 6.7 5.4 -1.3
7 NEW JERSEY 6.3 5.1 -1.2
8 CONNECTICUT 6.3 5.2 -1.1
8 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.7 6.6 -1.1
8 GEORGIA 6.6 5.5 -1.1
8 LOUISIANA 7.2 6.1 -1.1
8 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.6 5.5 -1.1
13 MISSOURI 5.4 4.4 -1.0
13 NEW YORK 5.8 4.8 -1.0
13 TENNESSEE 6.6 5.6 -1.0
16 ARKANSAS 5.7 4.8 -0.9
16 IOWA 4.3 3.4 -0.9
16 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.0 3.1 -0.9
16 WISCONSIN 5.2 4.3 -0.9
20 ARIZONA 6.6 5.8 -0.8
20 HAWAII 4.0 3.2 -0.8
20 MISSISSIPPI 7.2 6.4 -0.8
20 WASHINGTON 6.3 5.5 -0.8
24 COLORADO 4.2 3.5 -0.7
24 FLORIDA 5.7 5.0 -0.7
26 MASSACHUSETTS 5.3 4.7 -0.6
26 NEVADA 7.0 6.4 -0.6
26 VIRGINIA 4.8 4.2 -0.6
29 IDAHO 4.4 3.9 -0.5
29 MONTANA 4.5 4.0 -0.5
29 VERMONT 4.1 3.6 -0.5
32 MARYLAND 5.5 5.1 -0.4
32 OHIO 5.1 4.7 -0.4
32 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.3 2.9 -0.4
35 ILLINOIS 6.2 5.9 -0.3
35 KANSAS 4.2 3.9 -0.3
37 DELAWARE 5.2 5.0 -0.2
37 KENTUCKY 5.5 5.3 -0.2
37 MINNESOTA 3.7 3.5 -0.2
37 NEBRASKA 3.1 2.9 -0.2
37 PENNSYLVANIA 5.0 4.8 -0.2
42 NORTH DAKOTA 2.8 2.7 -0.1
42 UTAH 3.6 3.5 -0.1
44 ALABAMA 6.1 6.2 0.1
44 ALASKA 6.4 6.5 0.1
44 TEXAS 4.6 4.7 0.1
44 WYOMING 4.2 4.3 0.1
48 NORTH CAROLINA 5.4 5.6 0.2
48 OKLAHOMA 3.9 4.1 0.2
50 WEST VIRGINIA 5.9 6.3 0.4
51 NEW MEXICO 6.0 6.7 0.7

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 26, 2016