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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Unemployment Rates for States

Unemployment Rates for States, 2019 Annual Averages
State 2019
rate
Rank

United States

3.7  

North Dakota

2.3 1

Vermont

2.3 1

Hawaii

2.5 3

Utah

2.5 3

New Hampshire

2.6 5

Colorado

2.7 6

Maine

2.7 6

Virginia

2.7 6

Idaho

2.8 9

Iowa

2.8 9

South Carolina

2.8 9

Alabama

3.0 12

Massachusetts

3.0 12

Nebraska

3.0 12

South Dakota

3.0 12

Oklahoma

3.1 16

Indiana

3.2 17

Kansas

3.2 17

Minnesota

3.2 17

Florida

3.3 20

Missouri

3.3 20

Wisconsin

3.3 20

New Jersey

3.4 23

Tennessee

3.4 23

Arkansas

3.5 25

Georgia

3.5 25

Maryland

3.5 25

Texas

3.5 25

Connecticut

3.6 29

Montana

3.6 29

Rhode Island

3.6 29

Delaware

3.7 32

Oregon

3.7 32

Wyoming

3.7 32

New York

3.8 35

North Carolina

3.8 35

Nevada

3.9 37

Illinois

4.0 38

Kentucky

4.1 39

Michigan

4.1 39

Washington

4.1 39

California

4.2 42

Ohio

4.2 42

Pennsylvania

4.5 44

Louisiana

4.7 45

Arizona

4.9 46

West Virginia

4.9 46

New Mexico

5.0 48

Alaska

5.4 49

District of Columbia

5.4 49

Mississippi

5.5 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 3, 2021