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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, 2018-2019 Annual Averages
State 2018
rate
2019
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

3.9 3.7 -0.2  

Alabama

3.9 3.0 -0.9 1

New Jersey

4.0 3.4 -0.6 2

South Carolina

3.4 2.8 -0.6 2

Alaska

5.9 5.4 -0.5 4

Georgia

4.0 3.5 -0.5 4

Nevada

4.4 3.9 -0.5 4

Rhode Island

4.1 3.6 -0.5 4

Illinois

4.4 4.0 -0.4 8

Maine

3.1 2.7 -0.4 8

Massachusetts

3.4 3.0 -0.4 8

Texas

3.9 3.5 -0.4 8

Utah

2.9 2.5 -0.4 8

Colorado

3.0 2.7 -0.3 13

Connecticut

3.9 3.6 -0.3 13

District of Columbia

5.7 5.4 -0.3 13

Florida

3.6 3.3 -0.3 13

Maryland

3.8 3.5 -0.3 13

New York

4.1 3.8 -0.3 13

Ohio

4.5 4.2 -0.3 13

Oregon

4.0 3.7 -0.3 13

Vermont

2.6 2.3 -0.3 13

Washington

4.4 4.1 -0.3 13

West Virginia

5.2 4.9 -0.3 13

Wyoming

4.0 3.7 -0.3 13

Arkansas

3.7 3.5 -0.2 25

Indiana

3.4 3.2 -0.2 25

Montana

3.8 3.6 -0.2 25

North Carolina

4.0 3.8 -0.2 25

North Dakota

2.5 2.3 -0.2 25

Oklahoma

3.3 3.1 -0.2 25

Virginia

2.9 2.7 -0.2 25

California

4.3 4.2 -0.1 32

Kansas

3.3 3.2 -0.1 32

Kentucky

4.2 4.1 -0.1 32

Louisiana

4.8 4.7 -0.1 32

Michigan

4.2 4.1 -0.1 32

Tennessee

3.5 3.4 -0.1 32

Delaware

3.7 3.7 0.0 38

Idaho

2.8 2.8 0.0 38

New Hampshire

2.6 2.6 0.0 38

Arizona

4.8 4.9 0.1 41

Hawaii

2.4 2.5 0.1 41

Missouri

3.2 3.3 0.1 41

Nebraska

2.9 3.0 0.1 41

New Mexico

4.9 5.0 0.1 41

Pennsylvania

4.4 4.5 0.1 41

South Dakota

2.9 3.0 0.1 41

Iowa

2.6 2.8 0.2 48

Minnesota

3.0 3.2 0.2 48

Wisconsin

3.0 3.3 0.3 50

Mississippi

5.0 5.5 0.5 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 3, 2021