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

Alabama

6.3 3.5 -2.8 1

Tennessee

5.1 3.2 -1.9 2

Louisiana

6.0 4.6 -1.4 3

Florida

4.9 3.7 -1.2 4

Georgia

5.5 4.4 -1.1 5

Wisconsin

4.1 3.0 -1.1 5

California

5.2 4.3 -0.9 7

Hawaii

2.9 2.0 -0.9 7

Illinois

5.7 4.8 -0.9 7

Kansas

4.3 3.4 -0.9 7

Minnesota

4.0 3.1 -0.9 7

Mississippi

5.5 4.6 -0.9 7

Missouri

4.4 3.5 -0.9 7

Texas

4.8 3.9 -0.9 7

Maine

3.8 3.0 -0.8 15

Idaho

3.6 2.9 -0.7 16

Iowa

3.5 2.8 -0.7 16

New Mexico

6.7 6.0 -0.7 16

North Carolina

5.2 4.5 -0.7 16

Oklahoma

4.8 4.1 -0.7 16

Pennsylvania

5.4 4.7 -0.7 16

Indiana

4.0 3.4 -0.6 22

Nebraska

3.3 2.7 -0.6 22

Washington

5.1 4.5 -0.6 22

Wyoming

4.8 4.2 -0.6 22

Arizona

5.0 4.5 -0.5 26

Rhode Island

4.9 4.4 -0.5 26

Kentucky

4.8 4.4 -0.4 28

Michigan

5.1 4.7 -0.4 28

North Dakota

3.0 2.6 -0.4 28

Oregon

4.5 4.1 -0.4 28

Vermont

3.2 2.8 -0.4 28

Virginia

4.1 3.7 -0.4 28

Ohio

5.0 4.7 -0.3 34

West Virginia

5.8 5.5 -0.3 34

Arkansas

3.9 3.7 -0.2 36

Maryland

4.2 4.0 -0.2 36

New York

4.8 4.6 -0.2 36

South Carolina

4.3 4.1 -0.2 36

Nevada

5.1 5.0 -0.1 40

New Hampshire

2.7 2.6 -0.1 40

Utah

3.2 3.1 -0.1 40

Colorado

3.0 3.1 0.1 43

Montana

4.0 4.1 0.1 43

Connecticut

4.4 4.6 0.2 45

Delaware

4.3 4.6 0.3 46

District of Columbia

5.7 6.0 0.3 46

New Jersey

4.7 5.0 0.3 46

Massachusetts

3.1 3.5 0.4 49

South Dakota

2.9 3.5 0.6 50

Alaska

6.6 7.3 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: January 23, 2018