Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, 2011-2012 Annual Averages
State 2011
rate
2012
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

8.9 8.1 -0.8

Nevada

13.0 11.2 -1.8 1

Alabama

9.6 8.0 -1.6 2

Missouri

8.5 6.9 -1.6 2

Florida

10.0 8.5 -1.5 4

Ohio

8.8 7.4 -1.4 5

South Carolina

10.6 9.2 -1.4 5

California

11.7 10.4 -1.3 7

Michigan

10.4 9.1 -1.3 7

Utah

6.7 5.4 -1.3 7

Arizona

9.5 8.3 -1.2 10

District of Columbia

10.2 9.0 -1.2 10

Kentucky

9.4 8.2 -1.2 10

Tennessee

9.0 7.8 -1.2 10

Washington

9.3 8.1 -1.2 10

Idaho

8.3 7.2 -1.1 15

Texas

7.8 6.7 -1.1 15

Georgia

10.2 9.2 -1.0 17

Mississippi

10.0 9.0 -1.0 17

North Carolina

10.3 9.3 -1.0 17

Minnesota

6.5 5.6 -0.9 20

Montana

6.9 6.0 -0.9 20

Hawaii

6.8 6.0 -0.8 22

Indiana

9.1 8.3 -0.8 22

Kansas

6.5 5.7 -0.8 22

Wisconsin

7.8 7.0 -0.8 22

Arkansas

8.3 7.6 -0.7 26

Illinois

9.7 9.0 -0.7 26

Louisiana

7.8 7.1 -0.7 26

Oklahoma

5.9 5.2 -0.7 26

Oregon

9.5 8.8 -0.7 26

Massachusetts

7.3 6.7 -0.6 31

Rhode Island

11.0 10.4 -0.6 31

West Virginia

8.1 7.5 -0.6 31

Alaska

7.6 7.1 -0.5 34

Colorado

8.4 7.9 -0.5 34

Connecticut

8.8 8.3 -0.5 34

Iowa

5.5 5.0 -0.5 34

Vermont

5.5 5.0 -0.5 34

Virginia

6.6 6.1 -0.5 34

Wyoming

5.8 5.3 -0.5 34

Maine

7.9 7.5 -0.4 41

Nebraska

4.4 4.0 -0.4 41

New Mexico

7.5 7.1 -0.4 41

North Dakota

3.5 3.1 -0.4 41

South Dakota

4.7 4.3 -0.4 41

Delaware

7.5 7.2 -0.3 46

Maryland

7.2 7.0 -0.2 47

Pennsylvania

7.9 7.8 -0.1 48

New Jersey

9.3 9.3 0.0 49

New Hampshire

5.4 5.5 0.1 50

New York

8.3 8.5 0.2 51

Note: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence.

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2017