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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, 2019-2020 Annual Averages
State 2019
rate
2020
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

3.7 8.1 4.4  

Nebraska

3.0 4.2 1.2 1

South Dakota

3.0 4.6 1.6 2

Wyoming

3.7 5.8 2.1 3

Utah

2.5 4.7 2.2 4

Montana

3.6 5.9 2.3 5

Alaska

5.4 7.8 2.4 6

Iowa

2.8 5.3 2.5 7

Kentucky

4.1 6.6 2.5 7

Arkansas

3.5 6.1 2.6 9

District of Columbia

5.4 8.0 2.6 9

Idaho

2.8 5.4 2.6 9

Mississippi

5.5 8.1 2.6 9

Kansas

3.2 5.9 2.7 13

Maine

2.7 5.4 2.7 13

Missouri

3.3 6.1 2.8 15

North Dakota

2.3 5.1 2.8 15

Alabama

3.0 5.9 2.9 17

Arizona

4.9 7.9 3.0 18

Georgia

3.5 6.5 3.0 18

Minnesota

3.2 6.2 3.0 18

Oklahoma

3.1 6.1 3.0 18

Wisconsin

3.3 6.3 3.0 18

Maryland

3.5 6.8 3.3 23

Vermont

2.3 5.6 3.3 23

New Mexico

5.0 8.4 3.4 25

South Carolina

2.8 6.2 3.4 25

West Virginia

4.9 8.3 3.4 25

North Carolina

3.8 7.3 3.5 28

Virginia

2.7 6.2 3.5 28

Louisiana

4.7 8.3 3.6 30

Indiana

3.2 7.1 3.9 31

Ohio

4.2 8.1 3.9 31

Oregon

3.7 7.6 3.9 31

Delaware

3.7 7.8 4.1 34

New Hampshire

2.6 6.7 4.1 34

Tennessee

3.4 7.5 4.1 34

Texas

3.5 7.6 4.1 34

Connecticut

3.6 7.9 4.3 38

Washington

4.1 8.4 4.3 38

Florida

3.3 7.7 4.4 40

Colorado

2.7 7.3 4.6 41

Pennsylvania

4.5 9.1 4.6 41

Illinois

4.0 9.5 5.5 43

Michigan

4.1 9.9 5.8 44

Rhode Island

3.6 9.4 5.8 44

California

4.2 10.1 5.9 46

Massachusetts

3.0 8.9 5.9 46

New York

3.8 10.0 6.2 48

New Jersey

3.4 9.8 6.4 49

Nevada

3.9 12.8 8.9 50

Hawaii

2.5 11.6 9.1 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 3, 2021