Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State March 2016
rate
March 2017(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

West Virginia

6.2 4.9 -1.3 1

Illinois

6.1 4.9 -1.2 2

Nevada

6.0 4.8 -1.2 2

Oregon

4.9 3.8 -1.1 4

Rhode Island

5.4 4.3 -1.1 4

Mississippi

6.0 5.0 -1.0 6

Wyoming

5.5 4.5 -1.0 6

New Jersey

5.1 4.2 -0.9 8

South Carolina

5.3 4.4 -0.9 8

Washington

5.6 4.7 -0.9 8

Indiana

4.7 3.9 -0.8 11

California

5.6 4.9 -0.7 12

Colorado

3.3 2.6 -0.7 12

Iowa

3.8 3.1 -0.7 12

Maine

3.7 3.0 -0.7 12

Wisconsin

4.1 3.4 -0.7 12

Connecticut

5.4 4.8 -0.6 17

Missouri

4.5 3.9 -0.6 17

Pennsylvania

5.4 4.8 -0.6 17

Arizona

5.5 5.0 -0.5 20

Arkansas

4.1 3.6 -0.5 20

Louisiana

6.2 5.7 -0.5 20

Massachusetts

4.1 3.6 -0.5 20

New York

4.8 4.3 -0.5 20

North Dakota

3.3 2.8 -0.5 20

Oklahoma

4.8 4.3 -0.5 20

Utah

3.6 3.1 -0.5 20

District of Columbia

6.2 5.8 -0.4 28

Georgia

5.5 5.1 -0.4 28

Hawaii

3.1 2.7 -0.4 28

Idaho

3.9 3.5 -0.4 28

Montana

4.2 3.8 -0.4 28

Kansas

4.1 3.8 -0.3 33

Vermont

3.3 3.0 -0.3 33

Alaska

6.6 6.4 -0.2 35

North Carolina

5.1 4.9 -0.2 35

Virginia

4.0 3.8 -0.2 35

Alabama

5.9 5.8 -0.1 38

Florida

4.9 4.8 -0.1 38

Kentucky

5.1 5.0 -0.1 38

Maryland

4.4 4.3 -0.1 38

Minnesota

3.9 3.8 -0.1 38

Nebraska

3.2 3.1 -0.1 38

New Hampshire

2.8 2.8 0.0 44

Delaware

4.4 4.5 0.1 45

New Mexico

6.6 6.7 0.1 45

Ohio

5.0 5.1 0.1 45

South Dakota

2.7 2.8 0.1 45

Michigan

4.9 5.1 0.2 49

Texas

4.6 5.0 0.4 50

Tennessee

4.6 5.1 0.5 51

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

Note: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.

 

Last Modified Date: April 21, 2017