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

Indiana

4.5 3.1 -1.4 1

Tennessee

4.8 3.4 -1.4 1

Wyoming

5.4 4.0 -1.4 1

Alabama

5.8 4.5 -1.3 4

Oregon

5.1 3.8 -1.3 4

West Virginia

6.0 4.7 -1.3 4

Michigan

4.9 3.7 -1.2 7

Rhode Island

5.4 4.3 -1.1 8

Colorado

3.4 2.4 -1.0 9

Illinois

5.8 4.8 -1.0 9

Missouri

4.8 3.8 -1.0 9

Washington

5.5 4.5 -1.0 9

Wisconsin

4.2 3.2 -1.0 9

Louisiana

6.2 5.3 -0.9 14

New Jersey

5.1 4.2 -0.9 14

North Dakota

3.1 2.2 -0.9 14

South Carolina

4.8 3.9 -0.9 14

Florida

4.9 4.1 -0.8 18

Idaho

3.8 3.0 -0.8 18

Nevada

5.6 4.8 -0.8 18

North Carolina

4.9 4.1 -0.8 18

Mississippi

5.9 5.2 -0.7 22

Arkansas

4.0 3.4 -0.6 23

California

5.4 4.8 -0.6 23

Georgia

5.3 4.7 -0.6 23

Oklahoma

5.0 4.4 -0.6 23

Iowa

3.7 3.2 -0.5 27

Kansas

4.2 3.7 -0.5 27

New Mexico

6.8 6.3 -0.5 27

Pennsylvania

5.5 5.0 -0.5 27

Nebraska

3.2 2.8 -0.4 31

Texas

4.7 4.3 -0.4 31

Hawaii

3.0 2.7 -0.3 33

Maine

4.0 3.7 -0.3 33

Maryland

4.3 4.0 -0.3 33

Virginia

4.1 3.8 -0.3 33

Minnesota

3.9 3.7 -0.2 37

Montana

4.1 3.9 -0.2 37

New York

4.9 4.7 -0.2 37

Vermont

3.3 3.1 -0.2 37

Arizona

5.2 5.1 -0.1 41

Connecticut

5.1 5.0 -0.1 41

New Hampshire

2.9 2.8 -0.1 41

Utah

3.4 3.5 0.1 44

South Dakota

2.9 3.1 0.2 45

Alaska

6.7 7.0 0.3 46

Kentucky

5.0 5.3 0.3 46

Ohio

4.9 5.2 0.3 46

Delaware

4.4 4.8 0.4 49

District of Columbia

6.0 6.4 0.4 49

Massachusetts

3.6 4.3 0.7 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: August 18, 2017