Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment by state, March 2013

April 24, 2013

Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in March. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases, 7 states had increases, and 17 states had no change.

Unemployment by state, seasonally adjusted, March 2013

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Unemployment by state, seasonally adjusted, March 2013
State Unemployment rate (p)

Alabama

7.2

Alaska

6.2

Arizona

7.9

Arkansas

7.2

California

9.4

Colorado

7.1

Connecticut

8.0

Delaware

7.3

District of Columbia

8.5

Florida

7.5

Georgia

8.4

Hawaii

5.1

Idaho

6.2

Illinois

9.5

Indiana

8.7

Iowa

4.9

Kansas

5.6

Kentucky

8.0

Louisiana

6.2

Maine

7.1

Maryland

6.6

Massachusetts

6.4

Michigan

8.5

Minnesota

5.4

Mississippi

9.4

Missouri

6.7

Montana

5.6

Nebraska

3.8

Nevada

9.7

New Hampshire

5.7

New Jersey

9.0

New Mexico

6.9

New York

8.2

North Carolina

9.2

North Dakota

3.3

Ohio

7.1

Oklahoma

5.0

Oregon

8.2

Pennsylvania

7.9

Rhode Island

9.1

South Carolina

8.4

South Dakota

4.3

Tennessee

7.9

Texas

6.4

Utah

4.9

Vermont

4.1

Virginia

5.3

Washington

7.3

West Virginia

7.0

Wisconsin

7.1

Wyoming

4.9

Footnotes:
(p) Preliminary
 

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Washington, D.C. Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Missippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennesee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

 

Unemployment rate:  %

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Unemployment by state, seasonally adjusted, March 2013
StateUnemployment rate (p)

Alabama

7.2

Alaska

6.2

Arizona

7.9

Arkansas

7.2

California

9.4

Colorado

7.1

Connecticut

8.0

Delaware

7.3

District of Columbia

8.5

Florida

7.5

Georgia

8.4

Hawaii

5.1

Idaho

6.2

Illinois

9.5

Indiana

8.7

Iowa

4.9

Kansas

5.6

Kentucky

8.0

Louisiana

6.2

Maine

7.1

Maryland

6.6

Massachusetts

6.4

Michigan

8.5

Minnesota

5.4

Mississippi

9.4

Missouri

6.7

Montana

5.6

Nebraska

3.8

Nevada

9.7

New Hampshire

5.7

New Jersey

9.0

New Mexico

6.9

New York

8.2

North Carolina

9.2

North Dakota

3.3

Ohio

7.1

Oklahoma

5.0

Oregon

8.2

Pennsylvania

7.9

Rhode Island

9.1

South Carolina

8.4

South Dakota

4.3

Tennessee

7.9

Texas

6.4

Utah

4.9

Vermont

4.1

Virginia

5.3

Washington

7.3

West Virginia

7.0

Wisconsin

7.1

Wyoming

4.9

Footnotes:
(p) Preliminary
 

 

Nevada had the highest unemployment rate among the states in March, 9.7 percent. The next highest rates were in Illinois (9.5 percent) and California and Mississippi (9.4 percent each). North Dakota again had the lowest jobless rate, 3.3 percent.

In total, 21 states had jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 7.6 percent, 11 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 18 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — March 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0672.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment by state, March 2013 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130424.htm (visited December 03, 2021).

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