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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Unemployment Rates for States

Unemployment Rates for States, 2020 Annual Averages
State 2020
rate
Rank

United States

8.1  

Nebraska

4.2 1

South Dakota

4.6 2

Utah

4.7 3

North Dakota

5.1 4

Iowa

5.3 5

Idaho

5.4 6

Maine

5.4 6

Vermont

5.6 8

Wyoming

5.8 9

Alabama

5.9 10

Kansas

5.9 10

Montana

5.9 10

Arkansas

6.1 13

Missouri

6.1 13

Oklahoma

6.1 13

Minnesota

6.2 16

South Carolina

6.2 16

Virginia

6.2 16

Wisconsin

6.3 19

Georgia

6.5 20

Kentucky

6.6 21

New Hampshire

6.7 22

Maryland

6.8 23

Indiana

7.1 24

Colorado

7.3 25

North Carolina

7.3 25

Tennessee

7.5 27

Oregon

7.6 28

Texas

7.6 28

Florida

7.7 30

Alaska

7.8 31

Delaware

7.8 31

Arizona

7.9 33

Connecticut

7.9 33

District of Columbia

8.0 35

Mississippi

8.1 36

Ohio

8.1 36

Louisiana

8.3 38

West Virginia

8.3 38

New Mexico

8.4 40

Washington

8.4 40

Massachusetts

8.9 42

Pennsylvania

9.1 43

Rhode Island

9.4 44

Illinois

9.5 45

New Jersey

9.8 46

Michigan

9.9 47

New York

10.0 48

California

10.1 49

Hawaii

11.6 50

Nevada

12.8 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 3, 2021