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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Unemployment Rates for States, 2019 Annual Averages
State 2019
rate
Rank

United States

3.7  

North Dakota

2.4 1

Vermont

2.4 1

New Hampshire

2.5 3

Utah

2.6 4

Hawaii

2.7 5

Iowa

2.7 5

Colorado

2.8 7

South Carolina

2.8 7

Virginia

2.8 7

Idaho

2.9 10

Massachusetts

2.9 10

Alabama

3.0 12

Maine

3.0 12

Nebraska

3.0 12

Florida

3.1 15

Kansas

3.2 16

Minnesota

3.2 16

Indiana

3.3 18

Missouri

3.3 18

Oklahoma

3.3 18

South Dakota

3.3 18

Wisconsin

3.3 18

Georgia

3.4 23

Tennessee

3.4 23

Arkansas

3.5 25

Montana

3.5 25

Texas

3.5 25

Maryland

3.6 28

New Jersey

3.6 28

Rhode Island

3.6 28

Wyoming

3.6 28

Connecticut

3.7 32

Oregon

3.7 32

Delaware

3.8 34

Nevada

3.9 35

North Carolina

3.9 35

California

4.0 37

Illinois

4.0 37

New York

4.0 37

Michigan

4.1 40

Ohio

4.1 40

Kentucky

4.3 42

Washington

4.3 42

Pennsylvania

4.4 44

Arizona

4.7 45

Louisiana

4.8 46

New Mexico

4.9 47

West Virginia

4.9 47

Mississippi

5.4 49

District of Columbia

5.5 50

Alaska

6.1 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 4, 2020