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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, 2016-2017 Annual Averages
State 2016
rate
2017
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

4.9 4.4 -0.5  

Alabama

5.9 4.6 -1.3 1

Wyoming

5.4 4.3 -1.1 2

Louisiana

6.1 5.1 -1.0 3

Tennessee

4.7 3.7 -1.0 3

Illinois

5.9 5.0 -0.9 5

Indiana

4.4 3.5 -0.9 5

West Virginia

6.1 5.2 -0.9 5

Nevada

5.8 5.0 -0.8 8

California

5.5 4.8 -0.7 9

Florida

4.9 4.2 -0.7 9

Hawaii

2.9 2.2 -0.7 9

Mississippi

5.9 5.2 -0.7 9

Missouri

4.5 3.8 -0.7 9

Rhode Island

5.2 4.5 -0.7 9

South Carolina

4.9 4.2 -0.7 9

Arizona

5.5 4.9 -0.6 16

Georgia

5.4 4.8 -0.6 16

New Mexico

6.7 6.1 -0.6 16

North Carolina

5.1 4.5 -0.6 16

Oklahoma

4.6 4.0 -0.6 16

Oregon

4.7 4.1 -0.6 16

Washington

5.2 4.6 -0.6 16

Wisconsin

3.9 3.3 -0.6 16

Colorado

3.1 2.6 -0.5 24

Idaho

3.7 3.2 -0.5 24

Iowa

3.6 3.1 -0.5 24

Minnesota

3.9 3.4 -0.5 24

Connecticut

4.8 4.4 -0.4 28

Kansas

4.0 3.6 -0.4 28

Maine

3.8 3.4 -0.4 28

Michigan

5.0 4.6 -0.4 28

New Jersey

4.9 4.5 -0.4 28

North Dakota

3.1 2.7 -0.4 28

Arkansas

4.0 3.7 -0.3 34

New York

4.9 4.6 -0.3 34

Pennsylvania

5.3 5.0 -0.3 34

Texas

4.6 4.3 -0.3 34

Virginia

4.0 3.7 -0.3 34

Kentucky

5.0 4.8 -0.2 39

Maryland

4.3 4.1 -0.2 39

Massachusetts

4.0 3.8 -0.2 39

Montana

4.3 4.1 -0.2 39

Nebraska

3.1 2.9 -0.2 39

Utah

3.3 3.1 -0.2 39

Alaska

6.6 6.5 -0.1 45

Delaware

4.5 4.4 -0.1 45

District of Columbia

6.2 6.1 -0.1 45

New Hampshire

2.9 2.8 -0.1 45

Vermont

3.1 3.0 -0.1 45

Ohio

5.0 5.0 0.0 50

South Dakota

3.0 3.1 0.1 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 3, 2021