Unemployment Rates for States, 2014 Annual Averages
State 2014
rate
Rank

United States

6.2

North Dakota

2.7 1

Nebraska

3.3 2

South Dakota

3.4 3

Utah

3.8 4

Vermont

4.0 5

Minnesota

4.2 6

Wyoming

4.2 6

Iowa

4.3 8

New Hampshire

4.3 8

Hawaii

4.4 10

Kansas

4.5 11

Oklahoma

4.5 11

Montana

4.7 13

Idaho

4.9 14

Colorado

5.0 15

Texas

5.1 16

Virginia

5.2 17

Wisconsin

5.4 18

Maine

5.6 19

Delaware

5.7 20

Maryland

5.8 21

Massachusetts

5.8 21

Ohio

5.8 21

Pennsylvania

5.8 21

Indiana

5.9 25

Arkansas

6.1 26

Missouri

6.1 26

Washington

6.1 26

Florida

6.3 29

New York

6.3 29

North Carolina

6.3 29

Kentucky

6.4 32

Louisiana

6.4 32

South Carolina

6.4 32

Tennessee

6.5 35

Connecticut

6.6 36

West Virginia

6.6 36

New Jersey

6.7 38

New Mexico

6.7 38

Alabama

6.8 40

Alaska

6.8 40

Arizona

6.8 40

Oregon

6.8 40

Georgia

7.1 44

Illinois

7.1 44

Michigan

7.3 46

California

7.5 47

Mississippi

7.5 47

Rhode Island

7.7 49

District of Columbia

7.8 50

Nevada

7.9 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2017