Unemployment Rates for States, 2017 Annual Averages
State 2017
rate
Rank

United States

4.4

Hawaii

2.4 1

North Dakota

2.6 2

New Hampshire

2.7 3

Colorado

2.8 4

Nebraska

2.9 5

Vermont

3.0 6

Iowa

3.1 7

Idaho

3.2 8

Utah

3.2 8

Maine

3.3 10

South Dakota

3.3 10

Wisconsin

3.3 10

Indiana

3.5 13

Minnesota

3.5 13

Kansas

3.6 15

Arkansas

3.7 16

Massachusetts

3.7 16

Tennessee

3.7 16

Missouri

3.8 19

Virginia

3.8 19

Montana

4.0 21

Maryland

4.1 22

Oregon

4.1 22

Florida

4.2 24

Wyoming

4.2 24

Oklahoma

4.3 26

South Carolina

4.3 26

Texas

4.3 26

Alabama

4.4 29

Rhode Island

4.5 30

Delaware

4.6 31

Michigan

4.6 31

New Jersey

4.6 31

North Carolina

4.6 31

Connecticut

4.7 35

Georgia

4.7 35

New York

4.7 35

California

4.8 38

Washington

4.8 38

Arizona

4.9 40

Kentucky

4.9 40

Pennsylvania

4.9 40

Illinois

5.0 43

Nevada

5.0 43

Ohio

5.0 43

Louisiana

5.1 46

Mississippi

5.1 46

West Virginia

5.2 48

District of Columbia

6.1 49

New Mexico

6.2 50

Alaska

7.2 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 27, 2018