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Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Over‐the‐Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, 2021-2022 Annual Averages
State 2021
rate
2022
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

United States

5.3 3.6 -1.7  

California

7.3 4.2 -3.1 1

New Mexico

7.1 4.0 -3.1 1

New Jersey

6.6 3.7 -2.9 3

New York

7.0 4.3 -2.7 4

Hawaii

6.0 3.5 -2.5 5

Alaska

6.4 4.0 -2.4 6

Colorado

5.4 3.0 -2.4 6

Rhode Island

5.5 3.2 -2.3 8

Connecticut

6.3 4.2 -2.1 9

District of Columbia

6.8 4.7 -2.1 9

Maryland

5.3 3.2 -2.1 9

Louisiana

5.6 3.7 -1.9 12

Florida

4.6 2.9 -1.7 13

Massachusetts

5.5 3.8 -1.7 13

Texas

5.6 3.9 -1.7 13

Maine

4.6 3.0 -1.6 16

Michigan

5.8 4.2 -1.6 16

Mississippi

5.5 3.9 -1.6 16

Missouri

4.1 2.5 -1.6 16

Pennsylvania

6.0 4.4 -1.6 16

Illinois

6.1 4.6 -1.5 21

Nevada

6.9 5.4 -1.5 21

Arizona

5.1 3.8 -1.3 23

North Carolina

4.9 3.7 -1.2 24

West Virginia

5.1 3.9 -1.2 24

Iowa

3.8 2.7 -1.1 26

Minnesota

3.8 2.7 -1.1 26

Ohio

5.1 4.0 -1.1 26

Tennessee

4.5 3.4 -1.1 26

Vermont

3.7 2.6 -1.1 26

Delaware

5.5 4.5 -1.0 31

North Dakota

3.1 2.1 -1.0 31

Oklahoma

4.0 3.0 -1.0 31

Oregon

5.2 4.2 -1.0 31

Virginia

3.9 2.9 -1.0 31

Washington

5.2 4.2 -1.0 31

Wyoming

4.6 3.6 -1.0 31

Georgia

3.9 3.0 -0.9 38

Indiana

3.9 3.0 -0.9 38

New Hampshire

3.4 2.5 -0.9 38

Wisconsin

3.8 2.9 -0.9 38

Alabama

3.4 2.6 -0.8 42

Arkansas

4.1 3.3 -0.8 42

Idaho

3.5 2.7 -0.8 42

Montana

3.4 2.6 -0.8 42

South Carolina

3.9 3.2 -0.7 46

Kansas

3.3 2.7 -0.6 47

Kentucky

4.4 3.9 -0.5 48

South Dakota

2.6 2.1 -0.5 48

Nebraska

2.7 2.3 -0.4 50

Utah

2.7 2.3 -0.4 50

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 1, 2023