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

United States

4.4  

Hawaii

2.4 1

Colorado

2.7 2

New Hampshire

2.7 2

North Dakota

2.7 2

Nebraska

2.9 5

Vermont

3.0 6

Iowa

3.1 7

Idaho

3.2 8

South Dakota

3.2 8

Utah

3.3 10

Wisconsin

3.3 10

Maine

3.4 12

Minnesota

3.4 12

Indiana

3.6 14

Arkansas

3.7 15

Kansas

3.7 15

Virginia

3.7 15

Massachusetts

3.8 18

Missouri

3.8 18

Tennessee

3.8 18

Montana

3.9 21

Oregon

4.1 22

Florida

4.2 23

Oklahoma

4.2 23

Wyoming

4.2 23

Maryland

4.3 26

South Carolina

4.3 26

Texas

4.3 26

Alabama

4.4 29

Rhode Island

4.4 29

Delaware

4.5 31

North Carolina

4.5 31

Michigan

4.6 33

New Jersey

4.6 33

Connecticut

4.7 35

Georgia

4.7 35

New York

4.7 35

Washington

4.7 35

California

4.8 39

Arizona

4.9 40

Illinois

4.9 40

Kentucky

4.9 40

Pennsylvania

4.9 40

Ohio

5.0 44

Louisiana

5.1 45

Mississippi

5.1 45

Nevada

5.1 45

West Virginia

5.2 48

New Mexico

5.9 49

District of Columbia

6.1 50

Alaska

7.0 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2019