Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State October 2016(p)
rate
Rank

New Hampshire

2.8 1

South Dakota

2.8 1

North Dakota

3.0 3

Hawaii

3.2 4

Utah

3.2 4

Massachusetts

3.3 6

Nebraska

3.3 6

Vermont

3.3 6

Colorado

3.5 9

Idaho

3.8 10

Arkansas

4.0 11

Maine

4.0 11

Minnesota

4.0 11

Iowa

4.1 14

Wisconsin

4.1 14

Maryland

4.2 16

Virginia

4.2 16

Delaware

4.3 18

Montana

4.3 18

Indiana

4.4 20

Kansas

4.4 20

Michigan

4.7 22

South Carolina

4.7 22

Texas

4.7 22

Florida

4.8 25

Tennessee

4.8 25

North Carolina

4.9 27

Ohio

4.9 27

Connecticut

5.1 29

Kentucky

5.1 29

Missouri

5.1 29

Wyoming

5.1 29

Arizona

5.2 33

Georgia

5.2 33

New Jersey

5.2 33

New York

5.2 33

Oklahoma

5.2 33

Oregon

5.3 38

Washington

5.4 39

California

5.5 40

Nevada

5.5 40

Rhode Island

5.5 40

Illinois

5.6 43

Alabama

5.7 44

Pennsylvania

5.8 45

Mississippi

5.9 46

West Virginia

6.0 47

District of Columbia

6.1 48

Louisiana

6.3 49

New Mexico

6.7 50

Alaska

6.8 51

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