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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, 2020-2021 Annual Averages
State 2020
rate
2021
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

8.1 5.3 -2.8  

Hawaii

12.0 5.7 -6.3 1

Nevada

13.5 7.2 -6.3 1

Michigan

10.0 5.9 -4.1 3

Massachusetts

9.4 5.7 -3.7 4

Florida

8.2 4.6 -3.6 5

Indiana

7.2 3.6 -3.6 5

Rhode Island

9.2 5.6 -3.6 5

Washington

8.5 5.2 -3.3 8

Louisiana

8.7 5.5 -3.2 9

New Hampshire

6.7 3.5 -3.2 9

New Jersey

9.5 6.3 -3.2 9

West Virginia

8.2 5.0 -3.2 9

Alabama

6.5 3.4 -3.1 13

Illinois

9.2 6.1 -3.1 13

Ohio

8.2 5.1 -3.1 13

Tennessee

7.4 4.3 -3.1 13

New York

9.9 6.9 -3.0 17

California

10.2 7.3 -2.9 18

Minnesota

6.3 3.4 -2.9 18

Arizona

7.7 4.9 -2.8 20

Pennsylvania

9.1 6.3 -2.8 20

Georgia

6.5 3.9 -2.6 22

Kansas

5.7 3.2 -2.5 23

Wisconsin

6.3 3.8 -2.5 23

Montana

5.8 3.4 -2.4 25

Oklahoma

6.2 3.8 -2.4 25

Oregon

7.6 5.2 -2.4 25

Delaware

7.6 5.3 -2.3 28

Mississippi

7.9 5.6 -2.3 28

North Carolina

7.1 4.8 -2.3 28

Virginia

6.2 3.9 -2.3 28

Vermont

5.6 3.4 -2.2 32

Arkansas

6.1 4.0 -2.1 33

South Carolina

6.0 4.0 -2.0 34

Texas

7.7 5.7 -2.0 34

Utah

4.7 2.7 -2.0 34

Idaho

5.5 3.6 -1.9 37

Alaska

8.2 6.4 -1.8 38

Kentucky

6.4 4.7 -1.7 39

Missouri

6.1 4.4 -1.7 39

Nebraska

4.1 2.5 -1.6 41

Colorado

6.9 5.4 -1.5 42

Connecticut

7.8 6.3 -1.5 42

District of Columbia

8.0 6.6 -1.4 44

North Dakota

5.1 3.7 -1.4 44

New Mexico

8.1 6.8 -1.3 46

Wyoming

5.8 4.5 -1.3 46

South Dakota

4.3 3.1 -1.2 48

Iowa

5.1 4.2 -0.9 49

Maryland

6.7 5.8 -0.9 49

Maine

5.0 4.6 -0.4 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 2, 2022