Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows, Seasonally Adjusted
State September 2017(p)
rate
Historical High Historical Low
Date Rate Date Rate

Alabama

3.8 Dec. 1982 15.5 Sept. 2017 3.8

Alaska

7.2 Aug. 1986 11.2 June 2007 6.3

Arizona

4.7 Dec. 1982 11.5 July 2007 3.7

Arkansas

3.5 Feb. 1983 10.3 July 2017 3.4

California

5.1 Oct. 2010 12.2 June 2017 4.7

Colorado

2.5 Oct. 2010 8.9 June 2017 2.3

Connecticut

4.6 Jan. 1976 10.0 Oct. 2000 2.2

Delaware

4.9 Dec. 1976 9.8 June 1988 3.0

District of Columbia

6.5 Sept. 1983 11.3 Sept. 1989 4.8

Florida

3.8 Jan. 2010 11.2 Apr. 2006 3.1

Georgia

4.5 Dec. 2010 10.5 Nov. 2000 3.4

Hawaii

2.5 Jan. 1976 10.4 Dec. 2006 2.4

Idaho

2.8 Dec. 1982 10.2 Sept. 2017 2.8

Illinois

5.0 Feb. 1983 13.1 Feb. 1999 4.1

Indiana

3.8 Dec. 1982 12.6 Oct. 2000 2.9

Iowa

3.2 Jan. 1983 9.1 Mar. 2000 2.4

Kansas

3.8 Sept. 2009 7.3 Aug. 1978 2.9

Kentucky

5.2 Feb. 1983 12.1 May 2000 4.0

Louisiana

5.1 Nov. 1986 13.1 Oct. 2007 3.9

Maine

3.7 Jan. 1977 9.0 Apr. 2017 3.0

Maryland

3.8 Mar. 1982 8.5 Dec. 1999 3.3

Massachusetts

3.9 Jan. 1976 10.7 Oct. 2000 2.6

Michigan

4.3 Dec. 1982 16.5 Mar. 2000 3.2

Minnesota

3.7 Jan. 1983 8.9 Mar. 1999 2.5

Mississippi

5.2 Apr. 1983 12.8 May 2017 4.9

Missouri

3.8 Apr. 1983 10.6 Jan. 2000 3.1

Montana

3.9 May 1983 8.8 Feb. 2007 2.9

Nebraska

2.8 Feb. 1983 6.3 Oct. 1990 2.3

Nevada

4.9 Nov. 2010 13.7 Jan. 1999 3.7

New Hampshire

2.7 July 1992 7.4 Mar. 1988 2.2

New Jersey

4.7 Jan. 1977 10.7 May 2000 3.5

New Mexico

6.2 Mar. 1983 10.5 Aug. 2007 3.7

New York

4.9 Jan. 1976 10.4 May 1988 4.0

North Carolina

4.1 Mar. 2010 11.3 Apr. 1999 3.0

North Dakota

2.4 Mar. 1983 6.2 Aug. 2017 2.3

Ohio

5.3 Jan. 1983 14.0 Apr. 2001 3.8

Oklahoma

4.5 Apr. 1983 8.9 Dec. 2000 2.9

Oregon

4.2 May 2009 11.9 May 2017 3.6

Pennsylvania

4.8 Feb. 1983 12.7 May 2000 4.0

Rhode Island

4.2 Aug. 2009 11.3 May 1988 2.9

South Carolina

3.9 Jan. 1983 11.8 Apr. 1998 3.5

South Dakota

3.4 Jan. 1983 5.9 July 2000 2.4

Tennessee

3.0 Jan. 1983 12.9 Sept. 2017 3.0

Texas

4.0 Nov. 1986 9.2 Sept. 2017 4.0

Utah

3.4 Mar. 1983 9.6 Mar. 2007 2.3

Vermont

2.9 Feb. 1976 8.8 Mar. 2000 2.6

Virginia

3.7 Dec. 1982 7.9 Nov. 2000 2.1

Washington

4.6 Nov. 1982 12.2 July 2017 4.5

West Virginia

5.1 Feb. 1983 18.8 Aug. 2008 4.1

Wisconsin

3.5 Jan. 1983 11.9 July 1999 3.0

Wyoming

4.0 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: October 20, 2017