Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Apr. 2016 May 2016p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 6.4 6.1 -0.3
1 KENTUCKY 5.4 5.1 -0.3
1 NORTH CAROLINA 5.4 5.1 -0.3
4 GEORGIA 5.5 5.3 -0.2
4 ILLINOIS 6.6 6.4 -0.2
4 INDIANA 5.2 5.0 -0.2
4 MISSISSIPPI 6.0 5.8 -0.2
4 NEW YORK 4.9 4.7 -0.2
4 SOUTH CAROLINA 5.8 5.6 -0.2
4 TENNESSEE 4.3 4.1 -0.2
4 WEST VIRGINIA 6.4 6.2 -0.2
4 WISCONSIN 4.4 4.2 -0.2
13 ARKANSAS 3.9 3.8 -0.1
13 CALIFORNIA 5.3 5.2 -0.1
13 DELAWARE 4.2 4.1 -0.1
13 FLORIDA 4.8 4.7 -0.1
13 KANSAS 3.8 3.7 -0.1
13 MARYLAND 4.6 4.5 -0.1
13 MICHIGAN 4.8 4.7 -0.1
13 OHIO 5.2 5.1 -0.1
13 VERMONT 3.2 3.1 -0.1
13 VIRGINIA 3.9 3.8 -0.1
23 ALABAMA 6.1 6.1 0.0
23 CONNECTICUT 5.7 5.7 0.0
23 HAWAII 3.2 3.2 0.0
23 IDAHO 3.7 3.7 0.0
23 IOWA 3.9 3.9 0.0
23 LOUISIANA 6.3 6.3 0.0
23 MASSACHUSETTS 4.2 4.2 0.0
23 MINNESOTA 3.8 3.8 0.0
23 MISSOURI 4.3 4.3 0.0
23 MONTANA 4.2 4.2 0.0
23 NEBRASKA 3.0 3.0 0.0
23 NEW MEXICO 6.2 6.2 0.0
23 NORTH DAKOTA 3.2 3.2 0.0
23 OREGON 4.5 4.5 0.0
23 RHODE ISLAND 5.4 5.4 0.0
23 SOUTH DAKOTA 2.5 2.5 0.0
23 TEXAS 4.4 4.4 0.0
23 WASHINGTON 5.8 5.8 0.0
41 ALASKA 6.6 6.7 0.1
41 ARIZONA 5.5 5.6 0.1
41 MAINE 3.4 3.5 0.1
41 NEW HAMPSHIRE 2.6 2.7 0.1
41 UTAH 3.7 3.8 0.1
41 WYOMING 5.5 5.6 0.1
47 NEW JERSEY 4.7 4.9 0.2
47 OKLAHOMA 4.5 4.7 0.2
47 PENNSYLVANIA 5.3 5.5 0.2
50 COLORADO 3.1 3.4 0.3
50 NEVADA 5.8 6.1 0.3

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: June 17, 2016