Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State December 2017
rate
December 2018(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

New Mexico

6.0 4.7 -1.3 1

Alaska

7.2 6.3 -0.9 2

Georgia

4.5 3.6 -0.9 2

North Carolina

4.5 3.6 -0.9 2

Oklahoma

4.1 3.2 -0.9 2

South Carolina

4.2 3.3 -0.9 2

Delaware

4.5 3.7 -0.8 7

New York

4.7 3.9 -0.8 7

Virginia

3.6 2.8 -0.8 7

Michigan

4.7 4.0 -0.7 10

New Jersey

4.7 4.0 -0.7 10

Florida

3.9 3.3 -0.6 12

Illinois

4.9 4.3 -0.6 12

Missouri

3.7 3.1 -0.6 12

Pennsylvania

4.8 4.2 -0.6 12

Rhode Island

4.5 3.9 -0.6 12

Connecticut

4.5 4.0 -0.5 17

Iowa

2.9 2.4 -0.5 17

Minnesota

3.3 2.8 -0.5 17

Nevada

4.9 4.4 -0.5 17

South Dakota

3.4 2.9 -0.5 17

District of Columbia

5.9 5.5 -0.4 22

Idaho

3.0 2.6 -0.4 22

Montana

4.1 3.7 -0.4 22

Washington

4.7 4.3 -0.4 22

California

4.5 4.2 -0.3 26

Ohio

4.9 4.6 -0.3 26

Texas

4.0 3.7 -0.3 26

West Virginia

5.4 5.1 -0.3 26

Kansas

3.5 3.3 -0.2 30

Maryland

4.1 3.9 -0.2 30

Massachusetts

3.5 3.3 -0.2 30

Vermont

2.9 2.7 -0.2 30

Wisconsin

3.2 3.0 -0.2 30

Arkansas

3.7 3.6 -0.1 35

Kentucky

4.5 4.4 -0.1 35

Mississippi

4.8 4.7 -0.1 35

Nebraska

2.9 2.8 -0.1 35

New Hampshire

2.6 2.5 -0.1 35

Oregon

4.1 4.1 0.0 40

Utah

3.2 3.2 0.0 40

Wyoming

4.1 4.1 0.0 40

Alabama

3.8 3.9 0.1 43

Arizona

4.7 4.8 0.1 43

North Dakota

2.6 2.7 0.1 43

Indiana

3.4 3.6 0.2 46

Louisiana

4.7 4.9 0.2 46

Maine

3.1 3.4 0.3 48

Tennessee

3.3 3.6 0.3 48

Hawaii

2.1 2.5 0.4 50

Colorado

3.0 3.5 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: January 18, 2019