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

Alabama

9.9 Dec. 1982 15.5 Feb. 2020 2.7

Alaska

12.6 Apr. 2020 13.5 Mar. 2020 5.2

Arizona

8.9 Apr. 2020 13.4 July 2007 3.6

Arkansas

9.5 Apr. 2020 10.8 Feb. 2020 3.5

California

16.3 Apr. 2020 16.4 Feb. 2020 3.9

Colorado

10.2 Apr. 2020 12.2 Feb. 2020 2.5

Connecticut

9.4 Mar. 1976 9.8 Oct. 2000 2.2

Delaware

15.8 May 2020 15.8 June 1988 3.0

District of Columbia

8.9 Apr. 2020 11.7 Sept. 1989 4.8

Florida

14.5 May 2020 14.5 Feb. 2020 2.8

Georgia

9.7 Apr. 2020 12.6 Feb. 2020 3.1

Hawaii

22.6 Apr. 2020 23.8 Nov. 2017 2.2

Idaho

8.9 Apr. 2020 11.8 Mar. 2020 2.5

Illinois

15.2 Apr. 2020 17.2 Feb. 2020 3.4

Indiana

12.3 Apr. 2020 17.5 Oct. 2000 2.9

Iowa

10.0 Apr. 2020 11.0 Mar. 2000 2.4

Kansas

10.0 Apr. 2020 11.9 Mar. 2020 2.8

Kentucky

11.0 Apr. 2020 16.6 Aug. 2000 4.1

Louisiana

13.3 Apr. 2020 15.1 Oct. 2007 4.1

Maine

9.3 Apr. 2020 10.4 Sept. 2019 2.9

Maryland

9.9 Apr. 2020 10.1 Mar. 2020 3.3

Massachusetts

16.3 May 2020 16.3 Oct. 2000 2.6

Michigan

21.2 Apr. 2020 24.0 Mar. 2000 3.2

Minnesota

9.9 May 2020 9.9 Feb. 1999 2.5

Mississippi

10.6 Apr. 2020 16.3 Aug. 2018 4.7

Missouri

10.1 Mar. 1983 10.6 Oct. 2018 3.0

Montana

9.0 Apr. 2020 11.9 Feb. 2007 2.9

Nebraska

5.2 Apr. 2020 8.7 Oct. 1990 2.3

Nevada

25.3 Apr. 2020 30.1 Feb. 2020 3.6

New Hampshire

14.5 Apr. 2020 17.1 Mar. 1988 2.2

New Jersey

15.2 Apr. 2020 16.3 July 2019 3.3

New Mexico

9.2 Apr. 2020 11.9 Sept. 2007 3.7

New York

14.5 Apr. 2020 15.3 Feb. 2020 3.7

North Carolina

12.9 May 2020 12.9 Apr. 1999 3.0

North Dakota

9.1 May 2020 9.1 Mar. 2020 2.0

Ohio

13.7 Apr. 2020 17.6 Feb. 2001 3.7

Oklahoma

12.6 Apr. 2020 14.7 Mar. 2020 2.9

Oregon

14.2 Apr. 2020 14.9 Feb. 2020 3.3

Pennsylvania

13.1 Apr. 2020 16.1 May 2000 4.0

Rhode Island

16.3 Apr. 2020 18.1 July 1988 3.0

South Carolina

12.5 Apr. 2020 12.8 Jan. 2020 2.4

South Dakota

9.4 Apr. 2020 10.9 July 2000 2.4

Tennessee

11.3 Apr. 2020 15.5 Mar. 2020 3.3

Texas

13.0 Apr. 2020 13.5 June 2019 3.4

Utah

8.5 Apr. 2020 10.4 Dec. 2019 2.4

Vermont

12.7 Apr. 2020 16.5 May 2019 2.3

Virginia

9.4 Apr. 2020 11.2 Nov. 2000 2.1

Washington

15.1 Apr. 2020 16.3 Feb. 2020 3.8

West Virginia

12.9 Feb. 1983 18.8 July 2008 4.0

Wisconsin

12.0 Apr. 2020 13.6 Dec. 2018 3.0

Wyoming

8.8 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: June 19, 2020