Unemployment Rates for States, 2015 Annual Averages
State 2015
rate
Rank

United States

5.3

North Dakota

2.8 1

Nebraska

3.0 2

South Dakota

3.1 3

New Hampshire

3.4 4

Hawaii

3.6 5

Utah

3.6 5

Vermont

3.6 5

Minnesota

3.7 8

Iowa

3.8 9

Colorado

3.9 10

Idaho

4.2 11

Kansas

4.2 11

Montana

4.2 11

Wyoming

4.2 11

Maine

4.4 15

Oklahoma

4.4 15

Texas

4.5 17

Virginia

4.5 17

Wisconsin

4.6 19

Delaware

4.8 20

Indiana

4.8 20

Massachusetts

4.9 22

Ohio

4.9 22

Missouri

5.0 24

Arkansas

5.1 25

Maryland

5.1 25

Kentucky

5.3 27

New York

5.3 27

Pennsylvania

5.3 27

Florida

5.4 30

Michigan

5.4 30

Oregon

5.6 32

Tennessee

5.6 32

Washington

5.6 32

Connecticut

5.7 35

New Jersey

5.8 36

North Carolina

5.8 36

Illinois

5.9 38

Arizona

6.0 39

Georgia

6.0 39

Rhode Island

6.0 39

South Carolina

6.0 39

Alabama

6.1 43

California

6.2 44

Louisiana

6.3 45

Alaska

6.4 46

Mississippi

6.4 46

New Mexico

6.6 48

Nevada

6.8 49

West Virginia

6.8 49

District of Columbia

6.9 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2017