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

Delaware

4.0 3.3 -0.7 1

Connecticut

4.4 3.9 -0.5 2

Massachusetts

3.5 3.0 -0.5 2

Nevada

4.7 4.2 -0.5 2

Pennsylvania

4.4 3.9 -0.5 2

South Carolina

3.7 3.2 -0.5 2

Michigan

4.4 4.0 -0.4 7

New York

4.4 4.0 -0.4 7

North Dakota

2.7 2.3 -0.4 7

Oklahoma

3.7 3.3 -0.4 7

Rhode Island

4.2 3.8 -0.4 7

Tennessee

3.6 3.2 -0.4 7

Vermont

2.7 2.3 -0.4 7

Alabama

4.0 3.7 -0.3 14

Florida

3.8 3.5 -0.3 14

Georgia

4.2 3.9 -0.3 14

Iowa

2.7 2.4 -0.3 14

Kentucky

4.3 4.0 -0.3 14

Maryland

4.1 3.8 -0.3 14

New Jersey

4.4 4.1 -0.3 14

South Dakota

3.1 2.8 -0.3 14

Virginia

3.2 2.9 -0.3 14

West Virginia

5.4 5.1 -0.3 14

Alaska

6.7 6.5 -0.2 24

District of Columbia

5.8 5.6 -0.2 24

New Hampshire

2.6 2.4 -0.2 24

Texas

4.0 3.8 -0.2 24

Wyoming

3.9 3.7 -0.2 24

Arkansas

3.8 3.7 -0.1 29

Louisiana

4.8 4.7 -0.1 29

Missouri

3.4 3.3 -0.1 29

Nebraska

2.9 2.8 -0.1 29

North Carolina

4.1 4.0 -0.1 29

Ohio

4.5 4.4 -0.1 29

Utah

3.1 3.0 -0.1 29

Wisconsin

3.0 2.9 -0.1 29

California

4.3 4.3 0.0 37

Idaho

2.9 2.9 0.0 37

Mississippi

4.9 4.9 0.0 37

Montana

3.7 3.7 0.0 37

Washington

4.6 4.6 0.0 37

Illinois

4.3 4.4 0.1 42

Kansas

3.4 3.5 0.1 42

New Mexico

5.0 5.1 0.1 42

Arizona

4.8 5.0 0.2 45

Indiana

3.4 3.6 0.2 45

Maine

3.2 3.4 0.2 45

Minnesota

3.0 3.2 0.2 45

Oregon

4.1 4.4 0.3 49

Hawaii

2.3 2.8 0.5 50

Colorado

2.9 3.5 0.6 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: April 19, 2019