Unemployment Rates for States, 2016 Annual Averages
State 2016
rate
Rank

United States

4.9

New Hampshire

2.8 1

South Dakota

2.8 1

Hawaii

3.0 3

Nebraska

3.2 4

North Dakota

3.2 4

Colorado

3.3 6

Vermont

3.3 6

Utah

3.4 8

Iowa

3.7 9

Massachusetts

3.7 9

Idaho

3.8 11

Maine

3.9 12

Minnesota

3.9 12

Arkansas

4.0 14

Virginia

4.0 14

Montana

4.1 16

Wisconsin

4.1 16

Kansas

4.2 18

Maryland

4.3 19

Delaware

4.4 20

Indiana

4.4 20

Missouri

4.5 22

Texas

4.6 23

New York

4.8 24

South Carolina

4.8 24

Tennessee

4.8 24

Florida

4.9 27

Michigan

4.9 27

Ohio

4.9 27

Oklahoma

4.9 27

Oregon

4.9 27

Kentucky

5.0 32

New Jersey

5.0 32

Connecticut

5.1 34

North Carolina

5.1 34

Arizona

5.3 36

Rhode Island

5.3 36

Wyoming

5.3 36

California

5.4 39

Georgia

5.4 39

Pennsylvania

5.4 39

Washington

5.4 39

Nevada

5.7 43

Mississippi

5.8 44

Illinois

5.9 45

Alabama

6.0 46

District of Columbia

6.0 46

West Virginia

6.0 46

Louisiana

6.1 49

Alaska

6.6 50

New Mexico

6.7 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2017