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

Alabama

3.8 2.8 -1.0 1

Colorado

3.6 2.6 -1.0 1

Maine

3.5 2.8 -0.7 3

New Jersey

3.9 3.2 -0.7 3

Utah

3.2 2.5 -0.7 3

South Carolina

3.2 2.6 -0.6 6

Louisiana

4.9 4.5 -0.4 7

Ohio

4.6 4.2 -0.4 7

Rhode Island

4.0 3.6 -0.4 7

Vermont

2.6 2.2 -0.4 7

Wyoming

4.2 3.8 -0.4 7

Alaska

6.5 6.2 -0.3 12

Georgia

3.7 3.4 -0.3 12

Illinois

4.2 3.9 -0.3 12

Indiana

3.5 3.2 -0.3 12

Montana

3.7 3.4 -0.3 12

Nevada

4.4 4.1 -0.3 12

Texas

3.7 3.4 -0.3 12

West Virginia

5.1 4.8 -0.3 12

Arkansas

3.7 3.5 -0.2 20

California

4.1 3.9 -0.2 20

Connecticut

3.8 3.6 -0.2 20

Kansas

3.3 3.1 -0.2 20

Massachusetts

3.1 2.9 -0.2 20

New Mexico

5.0 4.8 -0.2 20

Virginia

2.8 2.6 -0.2 20

Arizona

4.9 4.8 -0.1 27

Florida

3.3 3.2 -0.1 27

Maryland

3.7 3.6 -0.1 27

North Dakota

2.6 2.5 -0.1 27

Oregon

4.2 4.1 -0.1 27

Kentucky

4.3 4.3 0.0 32

Pennsylvania

4.2 4.2 0.0 32

Delaware

3.6 3.7 0.1 34

District of Columbia

5.3 5.4 0.1 34

Hawaii

2.6 2.7 0.1 34

Michigan

4.0 4.1 0.1 34

Missouri

3.0 3.1 0.1 34

South Dakota

2.9 3.0 0.1 34

Tennessee

3.3 3.4 0.1 34

Washington

4.4 4.5 0.1 34

Idaho

2.7 2.9 0.2 42

Iowa

2.4 2.6 0.2 42

New Hampshire

2.4 2.6 0.2 42

New York

3.8 4.0 0.2 42

Oklahoma

3.1 3.3 0.2 42

North Carolina

3.7 4.0 0.3 47

Wisconsin

3.0 3.3 0.3 47

Minnesota

2.8 3.2 0.4 49

Nebraska

2.7 3.1 0.4 49

Mississippi

4.7 5.5 0.8 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: November 19, 2019