Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, 2013-2014 Annual Averages
State 2013
rate
2014
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

7.4 6.2 -1.2

Colorado

6.9 5.0 -1.9 1

Illinois

9.0 7.1 -1.9 1

Indiana

7.7 6.0 -1.7 3

Nevada

9.6 7.9 -1.7 3

North Carolina

8.0 6.3 -1.7 3

Ohio

7.5 5.8 -1.7 3

Michigan

8.8 7.2 -1.6 7

Rhode Island

9.3 7.7 -1.6 7

Kentucky

8.0 6.5 -1.5 9

Pennsylvania

7.4 5.9 -1.5 9

California

8.9 7.5 -1.4 11

New Jersey

8.2 6.8 -1.4 11

New York

7.7 6.3 -1.4 11

Wisconsin

6.7 5.4 -1.3 14

Arkansas

7.2 6.0 -1.2 15

Connecticut

7.8 6.6 -1.2 15

Idaho

6.1 4.9 -1.2 15

Tennessee

7.8 6.6 -1.2 15

Texas

6.3 5.1 -1.2 15

Georgia

8.2 7.1 -1.1 20

Oregon

7.9 6.8 -1.1 20

South Carolina

7.6 6.5 -1.1 20

Delaware

6.7 5.7 -1.0 23

Maine

6.6 5.6 -1.0 23

Massachusetts

6.7 5.7 -1.0 23

Mississippi

8.5 7.5 -1.0 23

Arizona

7.7 6.8 -0.9 27

Florida

7.2 6.3 -0.9 27

Washington

7.0 6.1 -0.9 27

Kansas

5.3 4.5 -0.8 30

Maryland

6.6 5.8 -0.8 30

Minnesota

5.0 4.2 -0.8 30

New Hampshire

5.1 4.3 -0.8 30

Oklahoma

5.3 4.5 -0.8 30

Utah

4.6 3.8 -0.8 30

District of Columbia

8.5 7.8 -0.7 36

Montana

5.4 4.7 -0.7 36

Missouri

6.7 6.1 -0.6 38

Wyoming

4.7 4.1 -0.6 38

Hawaii

4.9 4.4 -0.5 40

Iowa

4.7 4.2 -0.5 40

Nebraska

3.8 3.3 -0.5 40

Virginia

5.7 5.2 -0.5 40

Alabama

7.2 6.8 -0.4 44

South Dakota

3.8 3.4 -0.4 44

Vermont

4.4 4.0 -0.4 44

Louisiana

6.7 6.4 -0.3 47

New Mexico

6.9 6.7 -0.2 48

North Dakota

2.9 2.7 -0.2 48

West Virginia

6.8 6.6 -0.2 48

Alaska

7.0 6.9 -0.1 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 27, 2018