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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 February 2021(p)
rate
Historical High Historical Low
Date Rate Date Rate

Alabama

4.0 Jan. 1983 14.9 Mar. 2020 2.6

Alaska

6.6 Apr. 2020 11.8 Jan. 2020 5.0

Arizona

6.9 Apr. 2020 14.2 Aug. 2007 3.5

Arkansas

4.5 Mar. 1983 10.1 May 2019 3.4

California

8.5 Apr. 2020 16.0 Nov. 2019 4.1

Colorado

6.6 Apr. 2020 12.1 May 2017 2.4

Connecticut

8.5 June 2020 11.4 Aug. 2000 2.0

Delaware

6.3 Apr. 2020 13.4 May 1988 2.8

District of Columbia

8.1 Mar. 1983 11.3 June 1989 4.7

Florida

4.7 May 2020 14.2 June 2006 2.4

Georgia

4.8 Apr. 2020 12.5 Jan. 2020 3.3

Hawaii

9.2 May 2020 21.9 Jan. 2020 2.0

Idaho

3.3 Apr. 2020 11.6 Dec. 2019 2.5

Illinois

7.4 Apr. 2020 16.5 Jan. 2020 3.5

Indiana

4.0 Apr. 2020 16.9 May 1999 2.8

Iowa

3.6 Apr. 2020 11.1 Sept. 2018 2.5

Kansas

3.2 Apr. 2020 12.6 Oct. 1978 2.9

Kentucky

5.2 Apr. 2020 16.9 May 2000 4.0

Louisiana

7.6 May 2020 13.1 Nov. 2007 3.9

Maine

4.8 Apr. 2020 9.1 June 2019 2.6

Maryland

6.2 May 2020 9.0 Dec. 2019 3.3

Massachusetts

7.1 Apr. 2020 16.4 Mar. 2020 2.7

Michigan

5.2 Apr. 2020 23.6 Feb. 2000 3.2

Minnesota

4.3 May 2020 11.3 Mar. 1999 2.5

Mississippi

6.3 Apr. 2020 15.7 Aug. 2018 4.8

Missouri

4.2 Apr. 2020 12.5 Feb. 2000 3.0

Montana

3.9 Apr. 2020 11.9 Feb. 2007 2.8

Nebraska

3.1 Apr. 2020 7.4 Feb. 1998 2.3

Nevada

8.3 Apr. 2020 29.5 Dec. 2019 3.6

New Hampshire

3.3 Apr. 2020 16.0 June 1987 2.1

New Jersey

7.8 Apr. 2020 16.6 June 2019 3.2

New Mexico

8.3 July 2020 12.5 Sept. 2007 3.5

New York

8.9 Apr. 2020 16.2 Dec. 2019 3.7

North Carolina

5.7 May 2020 13.5 Mar. 1999 3.1

North Dakota

4.7 May 2020 8.7 Jan. 2020 2.2

Ohio

5.0 Apr. 2020 16.4 Mar. 2001 3.8

Oklahoma

4.4 Apr. 2020 13.0 Dec. 2000 2.9

Oregon

6.1 Apr. 2020 13.2 Dec. 2019 3.3

Pennsylvania

7.3 Apr. 2020 16.2 Apr. 2000 4.1

Rhode Island

7.3 Apr. 2020 17.4 May 1988 2.7

South Carolina

5.2 Dec. 2009 12.1 Nov. 2019 2.4

South Dakota

2.9 Apr. 2020 9.2 Apr. 2000 2.4

Tennessee

4.9 Apr. 2020 15.8 Aug. 2019 3.3

Texas

6.9 Apr. 2020 12.9 June 2019 3.4

Utah

3.0 Apr. 2020 10.1 Jan. 2020 2.4

Vermont

3.1 Apr. 2020 14.8 June 2019 2.2

Virginia

5.2 Apr. 2020 11.3 Nov. 2000 2.1

Washington

5.6 Apr. 2020 16.3 Dec. 2019 3.9

West Virginia

6.2 Mar. 1983 18.4 June 2008 4.4

Wisconsin

3.8 Apr. 2020 14.8 Nov. 2018 3.0

Wyoming

5.3 Jan. 1987 9.1 May 1979 2.3

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: March 26, 2021