Unemployment Rates for States, 2018 Annual Averages
State 2018
rate
Rank

United States

3.9  

Hawaii

2.4 1

Iowa

2.5 2

New Hampshire

2.5 2

North Dakota

2.6 4

Vermont

2.7 5

Idaho

2.8 6

Nebraska

2.8 6

Minnesota

2.9 8

South Dakota

3.0 9

Virginia

3.0 9

Wisconsin

3.0 9

Utah

3.1 12

Missouri

3.2 13

Colorado

3.3 14

Massachusetts

3.3 14

Indiana

3.4 16

Kansas

3.4 16

Maine

3.4 16

Oklahoma

3.4 16

South Carolina

3.4 16

Tennessee

3.5 21

Florida

3.6 22

Arkansas

3.7 23

Montana

3.7 23

Delaware

3.8 25

Alabama

3.9 26

Georgia

3.9 26

Maryland

3.9 26

North Carolina

3.9 26

Texas

3.9 26

Connecticut

4.1 31

Michigan

4.1 31

New Jersey

4.1 31

New York

4.1 31

Rhode Island

4.1 31

Wyoming

4.1 31

California

4.2 37

Oregon

4.2 37

Illinois

4.3 39

Kentucky

4.3 39

Pennsylvania

4.3 39

Washington

4.5 42

Nevada

4.6 43

Ohio

4.6 43

Arizona

4.8 45

Mississippi

4.8 45

Louisiana

4.9 47

New Mexico

4.9 47

West Virginia

5.3 49

District of Columbia

5.6 50

Alaska

6.6 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2019