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Alabama has largest decrease in unemployment rate for year ended November 2019

December 27, 2019

In November 2019, seven states had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier, 2 states had increases, and 41 states and the District of Columbia had little or no change. Over the same period, the national unemployment rate, 3.5 percent, was little changed.

 12-month percentage point change in state unemployment rates, November 1977–November 2019
State Nov 1977 Nov 1978 Nov 1979 Nov 1980 Nov 1981 Nov 1982 Nov 1983 Nov 1984 Nov 1985 Nov 1986 Nov 1987 Nov 1988 Nov 1989 Nov 1990 Nov 1991

Alabama

-0.5 -0.1 0.6 2.4 2.2 3.6 -2.9 -2.2 -1.6 0.9 -2.1 -0.1 -0.6 0.3 0.2

Alaska

2.1 -0.4 -1.0 0.5 0.2 0.4 -0.2 -0.5 0.4 1.0 -1.2 -1.5 -1.2 0.3 1.9

Arizona

-2.0 -1.6 -0.6 1.4 0.5 4.5 -5.0 -1.1 1.0 0.8 -1.0 0.0 -1.1 0.1 1.8

Arkansas

-0.3 0.2 -0.5 2.2 1.0 1.0 -0.9 -0.7 0.1 -0.2 -0.6 -0.6 -0.6 0.6 0.1

California

-1.7 -1.0 -0.5 0.9 1.0 2.8 -2.2 -1.3 -0.5 -0.3 -1.1 -0.3 0.0 1.4 1.5

Colorado

-0.2 -1.1 -0.3 1.6 -0.6 2.7 -2.6 -0.1 0.7 1.8 -1.2 -1.0 -0.5 -0.4 0.5

Connecticut

-2.3 -1.0 -0.2 1.2 0.1 0.8 -1.9 -0.5 -0.5 -0.4 -0.7 -0.1 1.5 0.9 1.9

Delaware

-2.2 -0.4 0.0 0.7 0.4 -0.2 -0.9 -1.1 -1.5 -1.1 -0.3 0.0 0.5 2.9 -1.0

District of Columbia

-0.3 -1.0 -1.5 2.0 0.9 1.5 0.3 -2.6 -1.1 0.2 -1.8 -1.0 0.3 1.7 1.7

Florida

-1.7 -0.8 -0.9 0.8 0.8 2.0 -1.8 -1.2 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 0.1 0.4 0.9 1.4

Georgia

-2.0 -0.4 -0.8 1.1 0.9 1.5 -1.5 -0.9 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.5 -1.1

Hawaii

-0.7 -1.1 -1.2 -0.3 0.6 0.4 -0.4 0.0 -0.4 -1.2 -0.7 -0.3 -0.7 0.0 0.7

Idaho

-0.2 0.4 0.1 1.4 1.4 1.3 -2.1 -0.6 0.7 0.3 -1.4 -1.4 -0.4 0.6 0.5

Illinois

-0.1 -0.8 0.4 2.9 0.0 3.9 -2.5 -1.4 0.1 -1.2 -0.8 -0.7 0.0 0.1 1.8

Indiana

0.0 -0.3 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.7 -2.4 -1.7 -1.3 -0.4 -1.1 -0.4 0.1 0.3 0.2

Iowa

-0.1 0.2 0.5 2.0 0.9 1.5 -1.7 0.0 0.2 -1.2 -1.2 -0.7 -0.1 0.4 0.1

Kansas

-0.6 -0.6 0.4 1.2 0.0 2.4 -1.7 -0.4 0.3 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.4 0.5 -0.5

Kentucky

-0.2 0.3 0.6 3.0 0.6 2.3 -1.3 -1.7 0.9 -0.2 -1.5 -0.8 -1.1 0.5 0.7

Louisiana

0.5 -1.6 1.1 0.3 1.7 2.1 -0.7 0.3 1.3 1.1 -1.4 -1.5 -3.9 0.6 0.4

Maine

-1.4 -1.0 0.5 1.0 -0.3 1.0 -1.1 -1.7 -0.4 -0.3 -1.0 -0.5 0.9 2.1 0.7

Maryland

-0.8 -0.4 0.1 1.0 1.3 0.2 -2.1 -1.0 -0.8 0.4 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 1.6 1.1

Massachusetts

-1.8 -1.0 -0.7 0.4 1.5 0.5 -1.6 -1.9 -0.3 -0.1 -0.8 0.4 1.3 2.7 1.3

Michigan

-1.3 -0.6 1.7 3.8 0.9 2.9 -3.8 -1.8 -1.6 -0.7 -0.3 -1.1 0.7 0.3 1.1

Minnesota

-1.3 -0.8 0.9 1.2 0.3 2.7 -1.7 -1.3 0.2 -0.9 -0.5 -0.4 0.2 0.6 0.0

Mississippi

0.6 -0.8 -0.4 2.1 0.9 2.9 -1.0 -0.5 -0.1 1.1 -2.4 -0.4 -1.0 0.4 -0.1

Missouri

-0.9 -1.3 1.1 2.1 0.7 1.9 -1.3 -2.2 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 0.2 -0.3 1.1 -0.5

Montana

0.5 -1.3 0.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 -0.4 -1.0 0.5 0.1 -0.5 -1.3 -0.5 1.0 0.3

Nebraska

0.5 -1.0 0.5 1.0 0.5 1.4 -1.2 -0.4 0.9 -0.6 -0.7 -0.9 -0.5 -0.3 0.4

Nevada

-3.4 -0.7 0.3 2.0 1.0 2.9 -2.4 -0.4 -0.7 -1.4 0.1 -1.1 -0.2 0.5 0.9

New Hampshire

-1.6 -1.3 0.0 1.5 0.8 1.2 -2.2 -0.4 -1.0 -0.9 0.0 0.2 1.8 2.0 0.9

New Jersey

-2.4 -1.3 -0.2 0.8 0.1 1.3 -1.9 -1.3 -0.3 -1.0 -0.6 -0.1 0.7 1.3 1.4

New Mexico

-2.4 -0.4 0.5 1.4 -0.7 2.9 -1.6 -0.4 0.1 1.2 -1.2 -1.3 -0.3 0.1 0.5

New York

-1.7 -1.1 -0.1 0.3 0.0 1.5 -1.2 -0.9 -0.6 -0.7 -1.1 0.0 0.6 0.7 1.8

North Carolina

-0.8 -1.1 0.5 1.7 1.4 1.9 -2.2 -0.9 -1.9 0.3 -1.0 -0.6 -0.2 1.5 1.0

North Dakota

0.5 -0.3 -0.4 1.4 -0.5 1.3 -0.9 0.3 0.3 -0.3 -0.6 -0.3 -0.4 -0.2 0.5

Ohio

-1.7 -0.4 0.5 3.1 1.5 3.3 -3.2 -1.6 -0.3 -0.7 -1.7 -0.7 0.3 -0.1 0.6

Oklahoma

-1.1 -0.9 -0.1 1.3 -0.5 3.7 -0.1 -0.6 0.1 1.0 -1.4 -0.6 -0.7 0.7 0.1

Oregon

-3.2 0.7 -0.3 2.4 1.9 1.1 -1.7 -0.8 -1.0 -1.4 -0.8 -0.7 -0.2 0.6 1.2

Pennsylvania

-0.5 -0.6 0.3 1.0 1.1 3.2 -2.2 -1.6 -1.0 -1.4 -0.7 -0.7 0.2 1.1 1.2

Rhode Island

-1.0 -1.3 0.4 0.7 1.2 1.5 -3.0 -2.0 -0.8 -0.2 -0.6 -0.2 1.8 2.3 1.6

South Carolina

-0.7 -1.0 -0.2 2.1 2.0 2.4 -3.5 -1.5 0.2 -0.7 -1.1 -0.7 0.5 0.3 1.4

South Dakota

-0.4 0.1 0.3 1.8 -0.4 1.0 -1.3 -0.1 0.3 -0.4 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2

Tennessee

-0.5 0.0 0.1 2.2 1.7 2.8 -2.6 -2.1 -0.2 -0.1 -1.7 -0.2 -0.7 0.9 0.8

Texas

-0.5 -0.6 -0.2 0.9 0.2 2.6 -0.9 -1.0 1.2 1.8 -1.2 -1.0 -0.5 0.0 0.8

Utah

-0.7 -1.0 1.1 1.9 0.1 2.4 -1.7 -1.2 -0.5 0.8 -0.9 -1.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.6

Vermont

-1.4 -1.0 -0.2 1.1 -0.2 1.1 -1.5 -0.9 -0.2 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1 0.9 1.7 0.4

Virginia

-0.5 -0.1 -0.6 0.6 1.4 1.3 -2.5 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 -1.1 0.1 0.0 1.3 0.8

Washington

-1.8 -0.4 -0.3 1.8 2.2 1.5 -1.8 -1.5 -1.0 0.2 -1.2 -0.9 -0.3 -0.2 1.3

West Virginia

0.3 -0.6 1.3 2.5 0.1 7.5 -1.2 -2.0 -2.4 -0.7 -0.8 -1.3 -1.1 1.3 1.9

Wisconsin

-0.4 0.1 -0.4 3.7 0.1 3.1 -2.8 -1.9 0.3 -0.5 -1.3 -1.2 0.1 0.6 0.4

Wyoming

-0.7 -0.1 0.1 1.3 -0.4 4.1 -1.4 -0.4 1.1 2.0 -2.4 -0.6 -0.6 -0.5 0.2

[p] = preliminary.

 12-month percentage point change in state unemployment rates, November 1977–November 2019 (Continued)
State Nov 1992 Nov 1993 Nov 1994 Nov 1995 Nov 1996 Nov 1997 Nov 1998 Nov 1999 Nov 2000 Nov 2001 Nov 2002 Nov 2003 Nov 2004 Nov 2005 Nov 2006

Alabama

0.1 -0.4 -1.0 -0.4 -0.4 -0.6 -0.1 0.3 -0.2 1.2 0.0 0.2 -0.6 -1.2 -0.2

Alaska

-0.8 -0.8 -0.2 0.2 -0.1 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.2 0.9 0.3 -0.6 -0.3 -0.5

Arizona

0.3 -1.2 -0.2 -0.6 0.2 -1.2 0.1 -0.2 -0.3 1.7 0.5 -0.6 -0.7 -0.3 -0.5

Arkansas

-0.7 -0.8 -0.9 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 -0.6 -0.2 1.0 0.1 0.6 -0.5 -0.4 0.1

California

1.7 -0.5 -1.3 -0.2 -0.9 -0.8 -0.3 -0.8 -0.2 1.4 0.6 -0.2 -0.7 -0.7 -0.3

Colorado

0.5 -1.3 -1.0 0.4 -0.2 -0.6 0.0 -0.4 -0.3 2.3 0.7 0.2 -0.6 -0.5 -0.9

Connecticut

0.3 -1.8 -0.2 -0.3 0.5 -1.6 -1.1 -0.2 -0.6 1.0 1.8 0.2 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4

Delaware

-0.5 0.3 -1.3 0.6 0.5 -1.6 -0.2 0.1 0.4 -0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 -0.8

District of Columbia

0.3 -0.3 -0.7 0.9 -0.8 0.7 -0.8 -2.0 0.1 0.7 -0.2 0.4 1.2 -2.3 0.0

Florida

-0.2 -0.9 -1.0 -0.4 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5 -0.4 0.0 2.2 -0.5 -0.5 -0.5 -1.1 0.0

Georgia

2.0 -1.0 -1.2 0.2 0.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.4 -0.4 1.4 0.2 -0.6 0.7 0.1 -0.7

Hawaii

1.7 -0.2 0.8 0.6 0.2 -0.2 0.0 -1.2 -0.9 1.1 -1.4 0.4 -0.9 -0.4 -0.4

Idaho

0.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.7 -0.9 -0.6

Illinois

-0.9 -0.4 -1.7 0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1 0.2 1.5 0.6 0.0 -0.5 -0.7 -1.0

Indiana

0.5 -1.5 -0.3 0.1 -1.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 2.1 -0.1 0.3 0.3 -0.2 -0.5

Iowa

-0.4 -0.5 -0.4 0.1 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.3 0.4 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.4

Kansas

0.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.8 0.1 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.5 -0.3 -0.5 -0.5

Kentucky

-0.4 -1.1 -0.5 0.3 0.4 -1.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.1 -0.7 0.9 -0.5

Louisiana

0.6 0.1 -0.5 -0.8 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.4 0.6 0.5 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 5.3 -6.9

Maine

-0.2 0.3 -0.8 -1.0 -0.7 0.0 -0.6 -0.5 -0.6 0.9 0.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Maryland

0.0 -0.6 -0.9 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.9 -0.6 0.2 1.0 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1

Massachusetts

-0.6 -1.6 -0.8 -0.7 -0.8 -0.6 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 1.7 1.1 0.2 -0.8 0.0 0.0

Michigan

-1.0 -1.0 -1.9 -0.3 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1 -0.5 0.5 2.1 0.1 0.8 0.2 -0.5 0.3

Minnesota

0.0 -0.4 -0.8 -0.2 0.0 -0.7 -0.3 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.6 -0.6 -0.3 0.1

Mississippi

-0.5 -1.1 -0.3 0.2 -0.4 -0.3 -0.5 0.2 -0.2 1.3 0.1 -0.8 0.9 2.3 -2.6

Missouri

-0.1 -0.2 -1.0 -0.5 0.4 -0.4 -0.8 -0.5 1.1 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.5 -1.0 -0.1

Montana

-0.3 -1.0 -0.3 0.4 -0.6 0.3 0.2 -0.5 -0.3 -0.4 0.0 0.5 -0.3 -0.6 -0.8

Nebraska

0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.3 -0.5

Nevada

0.7 -0.2 -0.6 -0.6 -0.6 -0.4 -0.6 0.1 0.6 1.5 -0.7 -0.5 -0.7 -0.1 0.1

New Hampshire

-0.2 -1.4 -1.4 -0.5 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 1.5 0.4 -0.3 -0.6 -0.1 0.1

New Jersey

1.3 -1.3 -0.7 -0.1 -0.4 -1.0 -0.7 -0.2 -0.3 1.3 0.8 -0.3 -1.2 0.4 -0.4

New Mexico

-0.3 -0.2 -0.4 0.6 0.1 -1.1 0.0 -0.8 -0.3 0.2 0.5 0.3 -0.5 -0.7 -0.7

New York

0.9 -0.8 -1.5 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.8 -0.5 -0.6 1.5 0.3 0.3 -1.1 -0.3 -0.7

North Carolina

0.0 -1.4 -0.3 0.3 -0.5 -0.3 -0.5 0.2 0.7 2.4 0.0 -0.4 -0.8 -0.3 -0.2

North Dakota

0.2 -0.6 -0.6 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3 0.8 -0.1 -0.3 0.3 0.6 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Ohio

0.8 -0.9 -1.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.4 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.4 -0.7 -0.2

Oklahoma

-0.6 0.2 -0.8 -0.6 -0.4 -0.2 0.3 -0.9 -0.4 1.5 0.5 0.4 -0.6 -0.5 -0.1

Oregon

0.2 -0.7 -1.7 0.2 0.8 -0.4 0.4 -0.7 -0.1 2.5 -0.1 0.4 -1.0 -1.0 -0.6

Pennsylvania

0.1 -0.7 -0.8 0.0 -0.7 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 1.0 0.4 -0.2 -0.2 -0.5 -0.4

Rhode Island

-0.4 -1.0 -0.9 -0.7 -0.6 -0.3 -0.6 -0.3 0.0 0.7 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.1 -0.3

South Carolina

0.2 0.2 -1.5 -0.1 0.4 -2.0 0.3 0.2 -0.5 2.0 0.3 0.8 -0.1 0.0 -0.6

South Dakota

-0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.7 -0.1 0.4 0.2 -0.3 -0.3

Tennessee

-0.4 -1.2 -0.6 0.6 0.3 -0.8 -0.4 -0.5 0.1 1.6 -0.6 0.7 0.1 -0.4 -0.5

Texas

0.3 -0.6 -1.0 0.2 -0.6 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.7 1.8 0.7 -0.1 -0.6 -0.5 -0.8

Utah

-0.2 -1.0 0.2 -0.6 0.0 0.0 0.4 -0.4 0.4 1.3 0.9 -0.5 -0.8 -0.8 -1.2

Vermont

-0.5 -0.7 -0.7 0.0 -0.1 -0.5 -0.5 -0.4 0.1 0.7 0.6 0.0 -0.7 0.1 0.3

Virginia

-0.2 -0.9 -0.5 0.1 -0.2 -1.2 -0.4 0.0 -0.7 2.0 0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

Washington

0.9 -0.7 -0.8 0.3 -0.9 -0.9 0.2 0.0 0.5 1.7 0.2 -0.1 -1.3 -0.6 -0.3

West Virginia

-0.3 -1.1 -2.1 0.1 -0.6 -0.7 -0.3 -0.2 -0.8 -0.3 0.9 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Wisconsin

-0.4 -0.1 -0.7 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 -0.4 0.5 1.4 0.3 0.1 -0.7 0.0 0.0

Wyoming

-0.2 0.1 -0.8 0.2 0.2 -0.5 0.3 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.5

[p] = preliminary.

 12-month percentage point change in state unemployment rates, November 1977–November 2019 (Continued)
State Nov 2007 Nov 2008 Nov 2009 Nov 2010 Nov 2011 Nov 2012 Nov 2013 Nov 2014 Nov 2015 Nov 2016 Nov 2017 Nov 2018 Nov 2019 [p]

Alabama

0.3 3.1 4.4 -1.6 -1.6 -1.0 -0.4 -1.0 -0.2 -0.2 -1.9 -0.1 -1.1

Alaska

0.0 0.5 1.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5 0.0 -0.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 -0.4 -0.4

Arizona

0.1 3.5 3.3 -0.9 -1.0 -1.1 -0.4 -1.0 -0.7 -0.6 -0.4 0.1 -0.2

Arkansas

0.1 1.1 1.7 0.2 -0.4 -0.4 -0.6 -1.2 -1.3 -0.6 0.0 -0.1 -0.1

California

0.9 2.9 3.2 0.4 -1.0 -1.5 -1.4 -1.4 -1.3 -0.3 -0.9 -0.4 -0.2

Colorado

0.1 1.6 2.4 0.9 -0.7 -0.6 -1.3 -2.0 -0.8 -0.6 -0.1 0.8 -1.0

Connecticut

0.5 1.6 2.3 0.6 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -1.1 -0.7 -0.7 -0.3 -0.8 -0.1

Delaware

0.2 2.8 2.3 -0.6 -0.9 0.1 -1.1 -0.9 -0.6 -0.2 -0.2 -0.8 0.3

District of Columbia

-0.1 1.8 2.6 -0.6 0.6 -1.3 -0.5 -0.6 -1.1 -0.5 -0.1 -0.6 0.0

Florida

1.3 3.2 3.4 -0.2 -1.7 -1.2 -1.4 -0.8 -0.8 -0.4 -0.7 -0.7 -0.2

Georgia

0.4 2.8 2.8 0.1 -0.7 -1.1 -1.1 -1.1 -1.0 -0.3 -1.0 -0.6 -0.4

Hawaii

0.7 2.5 1.6 -0.3 0.0 -1.6 -0.5 -0.7 -0.9 -0.4 -0.6 0.4 0.0

Idaho

0.0 3.4 2.6 -0.4 -0.9 -1.2 -1.1 -1.1 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5 -0.3 0.1

Illinois

1.0 1.9 3.8 -1.4 -0.1 -0.6 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3 -0.5 -0.8 -0.4 -0.5

Indiana

-0.2 2.8 3.2 -1.0 -0.7 -0.6 -1.7 -1.1 -1.0 -0.5 -0.7 0.1 -0.3

Iowa

0.0 1.3 1.4 -0.6 -0.4 -0.5 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.2 -0.7 -0.4 0.2

Kansas

0.0 0.9 2.0 -0.2 -0.8 -0.6 -0.6 -0.7 -0.4 0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.2

Kentucky

-0.2 2.4 2.8 -0.6 -1.1 -0.8 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.7 -0.2 0.1

Louisiana

-0.1 1.6 1.5 1.1 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 1.0 -0.9 -0.1 -1.3 0.2 -0.2

Maine

0.3 1.7 1.6 -0.1 -0.4 -0.5 -1.0 -1.0 -1.2 -0.3 -0.5 0.3 -0.7

Maryland

-0.4 2.0 2.1 0.0 -0.4 -0.2 -0.6 -0.7 -0.8 -0.4 -0.2 -0.5 -0.1

Massachusetts

-0.4 2.0 2.2 -0.8 -1.0 -0.2 -0.3 -1.0 -0.9 -0.8 0.0 -0.6 -0.2

Michigan

0.2 2.1 4.7 -2.4 -1.9 -0.7 -0.6 -2.0 -1.5 0.2 -0.5 -0.6 0.0

Minnesota

0.5 1.6 1.5 -0.6 -1.2 -0.5 -0.8 -0.9 -0.2 0.4 -0.9 -0.2 0.4

Mississippi

-0.4 1.4 3.2 -0.4 -0.4 -0.8 -0.8 -1.1 -0.8 -0.6 -0.7 -0.2 0.9

Missouri

0.5 1.9 2.4 -0.2 -1.7 -0.9 -0.3 -1.0 -1.2 0.1 -0.9 -0.5 0.0

Montana

1.0 1.8 1.0 0.3 -0.8 -0.8 -0.5 -0.8 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3

Nebraska

-0.1 0.8 1.0 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6 0.0 0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.3

Nevada

0.8 3.6 4.0 1.2 -1.2 -1.9 -1.7 -1.5 -1.0 -1.0 -0.5 -0.5 -0.4

New Hampshire

-0.1 0.9 2.0 -0.8 -0.1 0.0 -0.7 -0.9 -0.9 -0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.2

New Jersey

0.0 2.0 3.4 -0.3 -0.3 0.1 -1.8 -0.9 -1.5 -0.3 -0.1 -0.8 -0.5

New Mexico

-0.2 1.6 2.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.5 -0.1 -0.6 0.1 0.0 -1.1 -0.4 -0.2

New York

0.5 1.5 2.6 -0.5 0.1 -0.3 -0.9 -1.4 -1.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.7 0.1

North Carolina

0.1 3.4 2.8 -0.7 -0.4 -0.9 -2.0 -1.2 -0.5 -0.3 -0.8 -0.6 0.1

North Dakota

-0.1 0.4 0.5 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Ohio

0.2 1.9 3.3 -1.2 -1.4 -0.9 -0.3 -1.8 -0.5 0.4 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4

Oklahoma

-0.3 0.6 2.6 -0.5 -0.8 -0.4 -0.1 -1.0 0.3 0.3 -0.8 -0.9 0.3

Oregon

0.0 3.3 2.3 -0.7 -0.9 -0.7 -1.2 -1.2 -1.0 -0.8 -0.3 0.2 -0.4

Pennsylvania

0.2 1.6 2.3 -0.4 -0.2 0.0 -1.1 -1.4 -0.3 0.3 -0.7 -0.5 0.1

Rhode Island

1.0 3.5 1.8 0.0 0.1 -1.5 -0.6 -2.3 -1.3 -0.7 -0.4 -0.4 -0.5

South Carolina

-0.6 3.0 3.0 -0.8 -0.6 -1.6 -1.8 -0.2 -1.1 -0.8 -0.6 -0.9 -0.8

South Dakota

-0.5 1.1 1.3 -0.1 -0.5 -0.4 -0.5 -0.3 -0.4 0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.2

Tennessee

0.5 2.6 2.7 -1.1 -1.2 -0.6 -0.5 -0.8 -1.4 -0.3 -1.2 -0.2 0.0

Texas

-0.2 1.3 2.7 -0.2 -0.7 -0.9 -0.6 -1.2 -0.2 0.3 -0.7 -0.4 -0.3

Utah

0.2 1.3 3.7 -0.2 -1.5 -1.0 -0.8 -0.6 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.8

Vermont

0.3 1.2 0.9 -0.4 -0.6 -0.6 -0.5 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3

Virginia

0.2 1.4 2.5 -0.3 -0.4 -0.7 -0.2 -0.6 -0.9 0.0 -0.7 -0.6 -0.2

Washington

-0.3 1.6 4.0 -0.5 -0.9 -1.4 -0.8 -0.8 -0.3 -0.6 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

West Virginia

-0.2 0.1 3.6 0.4 -1.1 -0.2 -0.7 -0.3 -0.1 -0.7 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2

Wisconsin

0.0 1.1 3.3 -1.0 -0.8 -0.5 -0.6 -1.4 -0.6 -0.5 -0.8 0.0 0.3

Wyoming

-0.2 0.6 3.6 -1.0 -0.5 -0.4 -0.7 -0.5 0.6 0.3 -0.8 0.0 -0.4

[p] = preliminary.

From November 2018 to November 2019, Alabama had the largest unemployment rate decrease (−1.1 percentage points), followed by Colorado (−1.0 point), South Carolina and Utah (−0.8 percentage point each). Mississippi (+0.9 percentage point) and Nebraska (+0.3 percentage point) were the only states with significant unemployment rate increases over that period.

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see “State Employment and Unemployment — November 2019.” For more charts and tables related to state employment and unemployment, see the state chart package.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Alabama has largest decrease in unemployment rate for year ended November 2019 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/alabama-has-largest-decrease-in-unemployment-rate-for-year-ended-november-2019.htm (visited October 26, 2020).

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