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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State February 2019
rate
February 2020(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Illinois

4.3 3.4 -0.9 1

Oregon

4.2 3.3 -0.9 1

South Carolina

3.4 2.5 -0.9 1

Alabama

3.5 2.7 -0.8 4

Washington

4.5 3.8 -0.7 5

Colorado

3.1 2.5 -0.6 6

District of Columbia

5.8 5.2 -0.6 6

Florida

3.4 2.8 -0.6 6

Georgia

3.7 3.1 -0.6 6

Michigan

4.2 3.6 -0.6 6

Nevada

4.1 3.6 -0.5 11

North Carolina

4.1 3.6 -0.5 11

Arizona

4.9 4.5 -0.4 13

California

4.3 3.9 -0.4 13

Indiana

3.5 3.1 -0.4 13

Maryland

3.7 3.3 -0.4 13

Virginia

3.0 2.6 -0.4 13

Alaska

6.1 5.8 -0.3 18

Massachusetts

3.1 2.8 -0.3 18

New York

4.0 3.7 -0.3 18

Rhode Island

3.7 3.4 -0.3 18

Utah

2.8 2.5 -0.3 18

Idaho

2.9 2.7 -0.2 23

Kansas

3.3 3.1 -0.2 23

Nebraska

3.1 2.9 -0.2 23

New Mexico

5.0 4.8 -0.2 23

Arkansas

3.6 3.5 -0.1 27

Hawaii

2.8 2.7 -0.1 27

Minnesota

3.2 3.1 -0.1 27

North Dakota

2.3 2.2 -0.1 27

Ohio

4.2 4.1 -0.1 27

Oklahoma

3.3 3.2 -0.1 27

Texas

3.6 3.5 -0.1 27

Connecticut

3.8 3.8 0.0 34

Kentucky

4.2 4.2 0.0 34

Maine

3.2 3.2 0.0 34

Montana

3.5 3.5 0.0 34

Tennessee

3.4 3.4 0.0 34

Iowa

2.7 2.8 0.1 39

New Hampshire

2.5 2.6 0.1 39

Vermont

2.3 2.4 0.1 39

West Virginia

4.8 4.9 0.1 39

Mississippi

5.2 5.4 0.2 43

New Jersey

3.6 3.8 0.2 43

South Dakota

3.1 3.3 0.2 43

Wyoming

3.5 3.7 0.2 43

Missouri

3.2 3.5 0.3 47

Wisconsin

3.2 3.5 0.3 47

Delaware

3.5 3.9 0.4 49

Louisiana

4.6 5.2 0.6 50

Pennsylvania

4.1 4.7 0.6 50

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: March 27, 2020