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

New Mexico

6.0 4.6 -1.4 1

Illinois

5.0 4.1 -0.9 2

South Carolina

4.2 3.4 -0.8 3

Delaware

4.6 3.9 -0.7 4

Georgia

4.5 3.8 -0.7 4

Pennsylvania

4.8 4.1 -0.7 4

Virginia

3.7 3.0 -0.7 4

Alaska

7.2 6.7 -0.5 8

District of Columbia

6.1 5.6 -0.5 8

Iowa

3.0 2.5 -0.5 8

Kentucky

4.9 4.4 -0.5 8

Michigan

4.6 4.1 -0.5 8

Minnesota

3.4 2.9 -0.5 8

Montana

4.1 3.6 -0.5 8

New Jersey

4.7 4.2 -0.5 8

New York

4.7 4.2 -0.5 8

North Carolina

4.4 3.9 -0.5 8

Oklahoma

4.2 3.7 -0.5 8

California

4.6 4.2 -0.4 19

Nevada

4.9 4.5 -0.4 19

Ohio

5.0 4.6 -0.4 19

Oregon

4.2 3.8 -0.4 19

Rhode Island

4.4 4.0 -0.4 19

South Dakota

3.4 3.0 -0.4 19

Florida

4.0 3.7 -0.3 25

Idaho

3.1 2.8 -0.3 25

Kansas

3.6 3.3 -0.3 25

Missouri

3.6 3.3 -0.3 25

Washington

4.8 4.5 -0.3 25

Wisconsin

3.3 3.0 -0.3 25

Connecticut

4.5 4.3 -0.2 31

Maine

3.4 3.2 -0.2 31

Mississippi

5.0 4.8 -0.2 31

Vermont

3.0 2.8 -0.2 31

Wyoming

4.1 3.9 -0.2 31

Arizona

4.7 4.6 -0.1 36

Arkansas

3.7 3.6 -0.1 36

Hawaii

2.2 2.1 -0.1 36

Indiana

3.6 3.5 -0.1 36

Nebraska

2.9 2.8 -0.1 36

Texas

4.0 3.9 -0.1 36

Utah

3.2 3.1 -0.1 36

Colorado

2.9 2.9 0.0 43

Massachusetts

3.6 3.6 0.0 43

New Hampshire

2.7 2.7 0.0 43

North Dakota

2.6 2.6 0.0 43

Alabama

4.0 4.1 0.1 47

Louisiana

4.9 5.0 0.1 47

West Virginia

5.2 5.3 0.1 47

Maryland

4.0 4.2 0.2 50

Tennessee

3.4 3.6 0.2 50

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 21, 2018