Unemployment Rates for States, 2012 Annual Averages
State 2012
rate
Rank

United States

8.1

North Dakota

3.1 1

Nebraska

4.0 2

South Dakota

4.3 3

Iowa

5.0 4

Vermont

5.0 4

Oklahoma

5.2 6

Wyoming

5.3 7

Utah

5.4 8

New Hampshire

5.5 9

Minnesota

5.6 10

Kansas

5.7 11

Hawaii

6.0 12

Montana

6.0 12

Virginia

6.1 14

Massachusetts

6.7 15

Texas

6.7 15

Missouri

6.9 17

Maryland

7.0 18

Wisconsin

7.0 18

Alaska

7.1 20

Louisiana

7.1 20

New Mexico

7.1 20

Delaware

7.2 23

Idaho

7.2 23

Ohio

7.4 25

Maine

7.5 26

West Virginia

7.5 26

Arkansas

7.6 28

Pennsylvania

7.8 29

Tennessee

7.8 29

Colorado

7.9 31

Alabama

8.0 32

Washington

8.1 33

Kentucky

8.2 34

Arizona

8.3 35

Connecticut

8.3 35

Indiana

8.3 35

Florida

8.5 38

New York

8.5 38

Oregon

8.8 40

District of Columbia

9.0 41

Illinois

9.0 41

Mississippi

9.0 41

Michigan

9.1 44

Georgia

9.2 45

South Carolina

9.2 45

New Jersey

9.3 47

North Carolina

9.3 47

California

10.4 49

Rhode Island

10.4 49

Nevada

11.2 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2017