Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, 2012-2013 Annual Averages
State 2012
rate
2013
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

8.1 7.4 -0.7

Nevada

11.2 9.6 -1.6 1

South Carolina

9.2 7.6 -1.6 1

California

10.4 8.9 -1.5 3

Florida

8.5 7.2 -1.3 4

North Carolina

9.3 8.0 -1.3 4

Rhode Island

10.4 9.2 -1.2 6

Colorado

7.9 6.8 -1.1 7

Hawaii

6.0 4.9 -1.1 7

Idaho

7.2 6.1 -1.1 7

New Jersey

9.3 8.2 -1.1 7

Washington

8.1 7.0 -1.1 7

Georgia

9.2 8.2 -1.0 12

Maine

7.5 6.6 -0.9 13

Oregon

8.8 7.9 -0.9 13

Alabama

8.0 7.2 -0.8 15

New York

8.5 7.7 -0.8 15

Utah

5.4 4.6 -0.8 15

West Virginia

7.5 6.8 -0.7 18

Arizona

8.3 7.7 -0.6 19

Indiana

8.3 7.7 -0.6 19

Minnesota

5.6 5.0 -0.6 19

Montana

6.0 5.4 -0.6 19

Vermont

5.0 4.4 -0.6 19

Wyoming

5.3 4.7 -0.6 19

Connecticut

8.3 7.8 -0.5 25

Delaware

7.2 6.7 -0.5 25

District of Columbia

9.0 8.5 -0.5 25

South Dakota

4.3 3.8 -0.5 25

Texas

6.7 6.2 -0.5 25

Kansas

5.7 5.3 -0.4 30

Louisiana

7.1 6.7 -0.4 30

Maryland

7.0 6.6 -0.4 30

Mississippi

9.0 8.6 -0.4 30

New Hampshire

5.5 5.1 -0.4 30

Pennsylvania

7.8 7.4 -0.4 30

Virginia

6.1 5.7 -0.4 30

Arkansas

7.6 7.3 -0.3 37

Iowa

5.0 4.7 -0.3 37

Michigan

9.1 8.8 -0.3 37

Wisconsin

7.0 6.7 -0.3 37

Alaska

7.1 6.9 -0.2 41

Missouri

6.9 6.7 -0.2 41

Nebraska

4.0 3.8 -0.2 41

North Dakota

3.1 2.9 -0.2 41

Kentucky

8.2 8.1 -0.1 45

New Mexico

7.1 7.0 -0.1 45

Massachusetts

6.7 6.7 0.0 47

Tennessee

7.8 7.8 0.0 47

Illinois

9.0 9.1 0.1 49

Ohio

7.4 7.5 0.1 49

Oklahoma

5.2 5.3 0.1 49

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2017