Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows, Seasonally Adjusted
State July 2019(p)
rate
Historical High Historical Low
Date Rate Date Rate

Alabama

3.3 Dec. 1982 15.5 July 2019 3.3

Alaska

6.3 Aug. 1986 11.2 July 2019 6.3

Arizona

4.9 Dec. 1982 11.5 July 2007 3.6

Arkansas

3.4 Feb. 1983 10.3 July 2019 3.4

California

4.1 Nov. 2010 12.3 July 2019 4.1

Colorado

2.9 Dec. 2010 8.9 June 2017 2.6

Connecticut

3.6 Mar. 1976 9.8 Oct. 2000 2.2

Delaware

3.3 Dec. 1976 9.8 June 1988 3.0

District of Columbia

5.6 Sept. 1983 11.3 Sept. 1989 4.8

Florida

3.3 Jan. 2010 11.3 Mar. 2006 3.1

Georgia

3.6 Dec. 2010 10.6 Dec. 2000 3.4

Hawaii

2.8 Mar. 1976 10.2 Nov. 2017 2.2

Idaho

2.9 Dec. 1982 10.2 Oct. 2018 2.7

Illinois

4.2 Feb. 1983 13.1 Feb. 1999 4.1

Indiana

3.4 Dec. 1982 12.6 Oct. 2000 2.9

Iowa

2.5 Jan. 1983 9.1 June 2019 2.4

Kansas

3.3 Aug. 2009 7.3 Aug. 1978 2.9

Kentucky

4.3 Mar. 1983 12.0 May 2019 4.0

Louisiana

4.3 Nov. 1986 13.1 Oct. 2007 4.1

Maine

3.0 Jan. 1977 9.0 July 2019 3.0

Maryland

3.8 Mar. 1982 8.5 Jan. 2008 3.3

Massachusetts

2.9 Mar. 1976 10.3 Oct. 2000 2.6

Michigan

4.3 Dec. 1982 16.5 Mar. 2000 3.2

Minnesota

3.4 Jan. 1983 8.9 Feb. 1999 2.5

Mississippi

5.1 Apr. 1983 12.8 Jan. 2019 4.7

Missouri

3.3 Mar. 1983 10.6 Oct. 2018 3.0

Montana

3.4 May 1983 8.8 Feb. 2007 2.9

Nebraska

3.1 Feb. 1983 6.3 Oct. 1990 2.3

Nevada

4.1 Nov. 2010 13.7 Feb. 1999 3.8

New Hampshire

2.5 July 1992 7.4 Mar. 1988 2.2

New Jersey

3.3 Jan. 1977 10.7 July 2019 3.3

New Mexico

4.9 Mar. 1983 10.5 Sept. 2007 3.7

New York

4.0 Feb. 1976 10.3 Oct. 2018 3.8

North Carolina

4.2 Mar. 2010 11.4 Apr. 1999 3.0

North Dakota

2.4 Feb. 1983 6.2 June 2019 2.3

Ohio

4.0 Jan. 1983 14.0 Feb. 2001 3.7

Oklahoma

3.2 Apr. 1983 8.9 Dec. 2000 2.9

Oregon

4.0 May 2009 11.9 July 2019 4.0

Pennsylvania

3.9 Feb. 1983 12.7 June 2019 3.8

Rhode Island

3.5 Aug. 2010 11.3 July 1988 3.0

South Carolina

3.4 Jan. 1983 11.8 Mar. 2019 3.2

South Dakota

2.9 Jan. 1983 5.9 July 2000 2.4

Tennessee

3.5 Jan. 1983 12.9 Apr. 2019 3.2

Texas

3.4 Nov. 1986 9.2 July 2019 3.4

Utah

2.8 Mar. 1983 9.6 Apr. 2007 2.4

Vermont

2.1 Apr. 1976 8.7 July 2019 2.1

Virginia

2.9 Dec. 1982 7.9 Nov. 2000 2.1

Washington

4.6 Nov. 1982 12.2 Oct. 2018 4.4

West Virginia

4.7 Feb. 1983 18.8 July 2008 4.0

Wisconsin

3.0 Jan. 1983 11.9 May 2019 2.8

Wyoming

3.6 Dec. 1986 9.4 May 1979 2.5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Note: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Series begin in January 1976. Historical highs and lows show the most recent month that a rate was recorded in the event of multiple occurrences. Estimates for at least the latest five years are subject to revision early in the following calendar year. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.

 

Last Modified Date: August 16, 2019