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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State August 2018
rate
August 2019(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Alabama

3.9 3.1 -0.8 1

New Jersey

4.0 3.2 -0.8 1

Colorado

3.4 2.8 -0.6 3

Louisiana

4.9 4.3 -0.6 3

Maine

3.5 2.9 -0.6 3

Ohio

4.6 4.1 -0.5 6

Vermont

2.6 2.1 -0.5 6

West Virginia

5.1 4.6 -0.5 6

Wyoming

4.2 3.7 -0.5 6

Connecticut

4.0 3.6 -0.4 10

Massachusetts

3.3 2.9 -0.4 10

Montana

3.7 3.3 -0.4 10

Nevada

4.5 4.1 -0.4 10

Alaska

6.5 6.2 -0.3 14

Delaware

3.7 3.4 -0.3 14

Pennsylvania

4.2 3.9 -0.3 14

Rhode Island

3.9 3.6 -0.3 14

Texas

3.7 3.4 -0.3 14

Utah

3.1 2.8 -0.3 14

Arkansas

3.6 3.4 -0.2 20

Georgia

3.8 3.6 -0.2 20

Illinois

4.2 4.0 -0.2 20

Indiana

3.5 3.3 -0.2 20

North Dakota

2.6 2.4 -0.2 20

Florida

3.4 3.3 -0.1 25

Kansas

3.3 3.2 -0.1 25

Oregon

4.1 4.0 -0.1 25

South Dakota

3.0 2.9 -0.1 25

California

4.1 4.1 0.0 29

Kentucky

4.4 4.4 0.0 29

Maryland

3.8 3.8 0.0 29

New Hampshire

2.5 2.5 0.0 29

South Carolina

3.2 3.2 0.0 29

Tennessee

3.5 3.5 0.0 29

Virginia

2.8 2.8 0.0 29

District of Columbia

5.4 5.5 0.1 36

Idaho

2.8 2.9 0.1 36

Iowa

2.4 2.5 0.1 36

New Mexico

4.8 4.9 0.1 36

New York

3.9 4.0 0.1 36

Oklahoma

3.1 3.2 0.1 36

Wisconsin

3.0 3.1 0.1 36

Arizona

4.8 5.0 0.2 43

Hawaii

2.5 2.7 0.2 43

Missouri

3.0 3.2 0.2 43

Washington

4.4 4.6 0.2 43

Michigan

3.9 4.2 0.3 47

Nebraska

2.7 3.1 0.4 48

Minnesota

2.8 3.3 0.5 49

Mississippi

4.7 5.2 0.5 49

North Carolina

3.7 4.2 0.5 49

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: September 20, 2019