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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Unemployment Rates for States

Unemployment Rates for States, 2021 Annual Averages
State 2021
rate
Rank

United States

5.3  

Nebraska

2.5 1

Utah

2.7 2

South Dakota

3.1 3

Kansas

3.2 4

Alabama

3.4 5

Minnesota

3.4 5

Montana

3.4 5

Vermont

3.4 5

New Hampshire

3.5 9

Idaho

3.6 10

Indiana

3.6 10

North Dakota

3.7 12

Oklahoma

3.8 13

Wisconsin

3.8 13

Georgia

3.9 15

Virginia

3.9 15

Arkansas

4.0 17

South Carolina

4.0 17

Iowa

4.2 19

Tennessee

4.3 20

Missouri

4.4 21

Wyoming

4.5 22

Florida

4.6 23

Maine

4.6 23

Kentucky

4.7 25

North Carolina

4.8 26

Arizona

4.9 27

West Virginia

5.0 28

Ohio

5.1 29

Oregon

5.2 30

Washington

5.2 30

Delaware

5.3 32

Colorado

5.4 33

Louisiana

5.5 34

Mississippi

5.6 35

Rhode Island

5.6 35

Hawaii

5.7 37

Massachusetts

5.7 37

Texas

5.7 37

Maryland

5.8 40

Michigan

5.9 41

Illinois

6.1 42

Connecticut

6.3 43

New Jersey

6.3 43

Pennsylvania

6.3 43

Alaska

6.4 46

District of Columbia

6.6 47

New Mexico

6.8 48

New York

6.9 49

Nevada

7.2 50

California

7.3 51

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

 

Last Modified Date: March 2, 2022