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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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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

5.8 4.4 -1.4 1

Wyoming

5.3 4.2 -1.1 2

Louisiana

6.1 5.1 -1.0 3

Illinois

5.8 4.9 -0.9 4

Tennessee

4.7 3.8 -0.9 4

West Virginia

6.1 5.2 -0.9 4

Indiana

4.4 3.6 -0.8 7

Missouri

4.6 3.8 -0.8 7

Rhode Island

5.2 4.4 -0.8 7

California

5.5 4.8 -0.7 10

Georgia

5.4 4.7 -0.7 10

Mississippi

5.8 5.1 -0.7 10

New Mexico

6.6 5.9 -0.7 10

Oregon

4.8 4.1 -0.7 10

South Carolina

5.0 4.3 -0.7 10

Wisconsin

4.0 3.3 -0.7 10

Florida

4.8 4.2 -0.6 17

Hawaii

3.0 2.4 -0.6 17

Idaho

3.8 3.2 -0.6 17

Nevada

5.7 5.1 -0.6 17

North Carolina

5.1 4.5 -0.6 17

Oklahoma

4.8 4.2 -0.6 17

Washington

5.3 4.7 -0.6 17

Arizona

5.4 4.9 -0.5 24

Colorado

3.2 2.7 -0.5 24

Iowa

3.6 3.1 -0.5 24

Minnesota

3.9 3.4 -0.5 24

Pennsylvania

5.4 4.9 -0.5 24

Connecticut

5.1 4.7 -0.4 29

Maine

3.8 3.4 -0.4 29

Michigan

5.0 4.6 -0.4 29

New Jersey

5.0 4.6 -0.4 29

North Dakota

3.1 2.7 -0.4 29

Virginia

4.1 3.7 -0.4 29

Arkansas

4.0 3.7 -0.3 35

Kansas

4.0 3.7 -0.3 35

Texas

4.6 4.3 -0.3 35

Kentucky

5.1 4.9 -0.2 38

Maryland

4.5 4.3 -0.2 38

Montana

4.1 3.9 -0.2 38

Nebraska

3.1 2.9 -0.2 38

New Hampshire

2.9 2.7 -0.2 38

New York

4.9 4.7 -0.2 38

Vermont

3.2 3.0 -0.2 38

Massachusetts

3.9 3.8 -0.1 45

Utah

3.4 3.3 -0.1 45

Delaware

4.5 4.5 0.0 47

District of Columbia

6.1 6.1 0.0 47

Ohio

5.0 5.0 0.0 47

Alaska

6.9 7.0 0.1 50

South Dakota

3.0 3.2 0.2 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2019