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

Illinois

9.1 7.1 -2.0 1

Colorado

6.8 5.0 -1.8 2

Indiana

7.7 5.9 -1.8 2

Kentucky

8.1 6.4 -1.7 4

Nevada

9.6 7.9 -1.7 4

North Carolina

8.0 6.3 -1.7 4

Ohio

7.5 5.8 -1.7 4

Pennsylvania

7.4 5.8 -1.6 8

Michigan

8.8 7.3 -1.5 9

New Jersey

8.2 6.7 -1.5 9

Rhode Island

9.2 7.7 -1.5 9

California

8.9 7.5 -1.4 12

New York

7.7 6.3 -1.4 12

Tennessee

7.8 6.5 -1.3 14

Wisconsin

6.7 5.4 -1.3 14

Arkansas

7.3 6.1 -1.2 16

Connecticut

7.8 6.6 -1.2 16

Idaho

6.1 4.9 -1.2 16

South Carolina

7.6 6.4 -1.2 16

Georgia

8.2 7.1 -1.1 20

Mississippi

8.6 7.5 -1.1 20

Oregon

7.9 6.8 -1.1 20

Texas

6.2 5.1 -1.1 20

Delaware

6.7 5.7 -1.0 24

Maine

6.6 5.6 -1.0 24

Arizona

7.7 6.8 -0.9 26

Florida

7.2 6.3 -0.9 26

Massachusetts

6.7 5.8 -0.9 26

Washington

7.0 6.1 -0.9 26

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

Hawaii

4.9 4.4 -0.5 39

Nebraska

3.8 3.3 -0.5 39

Virginia

5.7 5.2 -0.5 39

Wyoming

4.7 4.2 -0.5 39

Alabama

7.2 6.8 -0.4 43

Iowa

4.7 4.3 -0.4 43

South Dakota

3.8 3.4 -0.4 43

Vermont

4.4 4.0 -0.4 43

Louisiana

6.7 6.4 -0.3 47

New Mexico

7.0 6.7 -0.3 47

North Dakota

2.9 2.7 -0.2 49

West Virginia

6.8 6.6 -0.2 49

Alaska

6.9 6.8 -0.1 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2017