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Connecticut has largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease

March 15, 2019

Nine states had unemployment rate decreases from January 2018 to January 2019, the largest of which was in Connecticut (−0.8 percentage point). The only statistically significant unemployment rate increase occurred in Colorado (+0.8 percentage point).

Change in unemployment rates for states, seasonally adjusted, January 2018 to January 2019
State Over-the-year change (p) Statistically significant

Connecticut

-0.8 percentage point(s) Yes

Oklahoma

-0.7 Yes

South Carolina

-0.7 Yes

Delaware

-0.6 Yes

New Jersey

-0.6 No

New York

-0.6 Yes

Florida

-0.5 Yes

Georgia

-0.5 No

Maryland

-0.5 Yes

Massachusetts

-0.5 No

Michigan

-0.5 No

Pennsylvania

-0.5 No

Virginia

-0.5 Yes

District of Columbia

-0.4 No

Iowa

-0.4 No

Nevada

-0.4 No

North Carolina

-0.4 No

Rhode Island

-0.4 No

Alaska

-0.3 No

Missouri

-0.3 No

New Hampshire

-0.3 No

Tennessee

-0.3 No

Texas

-0.3 No

California

-0.2 Yes

Idaho

-0.2 No

Mississippi

-0.2 No

North Dakota

-0.2 No

South Dakota

-0.2 No

Vermont

-0.2 No

West Virginia

-0.2 No

Alabama

-0.1 No

Arkansas

-0.1 No

Illinois

-0.1 No

Kansas

-0.1 No

Kentucky

-0.1 No

Minnesota

-0.1 No

Nebraska

-0.1 No

New Mexico

-0.1 No

Washington

-0.1 No

Montana

0.0 No

Utah

0.0 No

Wyoming

0.0 No

Oregon

0.1 No

Wisconsin

0.1 No

Indiana

0.2 No

Louisiana

0.2 No

Ohio

0.2 No

Arizona

0.3 No

Maine

0.3 No

Hawaii

0.4 No

Colorado

0.8 Yes
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "State Employment and Unemployment — January 2019." We also have more charts and maps on state employment and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Connecticut has largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/connecticut-has-largest-over-the-year-unemployment-rate-decrease.htm (visited October 23, 2019).

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