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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows

Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows, Seasonally Adjusted
State August 2020(p)
rate
Historical High Historical Low
Date Rate Date Rate

Alabama

5.6 Dec. 1982 15.5 Feb. 2020 2.7

Alaska

7.4 Apr. 2020 13.5 Mar. 2020 5.2

Arizona

5.9 Apr. 2020 13.4 July 2007 3.6

Arkansas

7.4 Apr. 2020 10.8 Feb. 2020 3.5

California

11.4 May 2020 16.4 Feb. 2020 3.9

Colorado

6.7 Apr. 2020 12.2 Feb. 2020 2.5

Connecticut

8.1 July 2020 10.2 Oct. 2000 2.2

Delaware

8.9 May 2020 15.9 June 1988 3.0

District of Columbia

8.5 Apr. 2020 11.7 Sept. 1989 4.8

Florida

7.4 Apr. 2020 13.8 Feb. 2020 2.8

Georgia

5.6 Apr. 2020 12.6 Feb. 2020 3.1

Hawaii

12.5 Apr. 2020 23.8 Nov. 2017 2.2

Idaho

4.2 Apr. 2020 11.8 Mar. 2020 2.5

Illinois

11.0 Apr. 2020 17.2 Feb. 2020 3.4

Indiana

6.4 Apr. 2020 17.5 Oct. 2000 2.9

Iowa

6.0 Apr. 2020 11.0 Mar. 2000 2.4

Kansas

6.9 Apr. 2020 11.9 Mar. 2020 2.8

Kentucky

7.6 Apr. 2020 16.6 Aug. 2000 4.1

Louisiana

7.6 Apr. 2020 15.1 Oct. 2007 4.1

Maine

6.9 Apr. 2020 10.4 Sept. 2019 2.9

Maryland

6.9 Apr. 2020 10.1 Mar. 2020 3.3

Massachusetts

11.3 June 2020 17.7 Oct. 2000 2.6

Michigan

8.7 Apr. 2020 24.0 Mar. 2000 3.2

Minnesota

7.4 May 2020 9.9 Feb. 1999 2.5

Mississippi

7.9 Apr. 2020 16.3 Aug. 2018 4.7

Missouri

7.0 Mar. 1983 10.6 Oct. 2018 3.0

Montana

5.6 Apr. 2020 11.9 Feb. 2007 2.9

Nebraska

4.0 Apr. 2020 8.7 Oct. 1990 2.3

Nevada

13.2 Apr. 2020 30.1 Feb. 2020 3.6

New Hampshire

6.5 Apr. 2020 17.1 Mar. 1988 2.2

New Jersey

10.9 June 2020 16.8 July 2019 3.3

New Mexico

11.3 July 2020 12.7 Sept. 2007 3.7

New York

12.5 July 2020 15.9 Feb. 2020 3.7

North Carolina

6.5 Apr. 2020 12.9 Apr. 1999 3.0

North Dakota

5.0 May 2020 9.1 Mar. 2020 2.0

Ohio

8.9 Apr. 2020 17.6 Feb. 2001 3.7

Oklahoma

5.7 Apr. 2020 14.7 Mar. 2020 2.9

Oregon

7.7 Apr. 2020 14.9 Feb. 2020 3.3

Pennsylvania

10.3 Apr. 2020 16.1 May 2000 4.0

Rhode Island

12.8 Apr. 2020 18.1 July 1988 3.0

South Carolina

6.3 Apr. 2020 12.8 Jan. 2020 2.4

South Dakota

4.8 Apr. 2020 10.9 July 2000 2.4

Tennessee

8.5 Apr. 2020 15.5 Mar. 2020 3.3

Texas

6.8 Apr. 2020 13.5 June 2019 3.4

Utah

4.1 Apr. 2020 10.4 Dec. 2019 2.4

Vermont

4.8 Apr. 2020 16.5 May 2019 2.3

Virginia

6.1 Apr. 2020 11.2 Nov. 2000 2.1

Washington

8.5 Apr. 2020 16.3 Feb. 2020 3.8

West Virginia

8.9 Feb. 1983 18.8 July 2008 4.0

Wisconsin

6.2 Apr. 2020 13.6 Dec. 2018 3.0

Wyoming

6.6 Apr. 2020 9.6 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: September 18, 2020