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

Kentucky

5.2 4.0 -1.2 1

Alabama

4.8 3.8 -1.0 2

Louisiana

5.4 4.5 -0.9 3

New Mexico

6.3 5.4 -0.9 3

California

5.0 4.2 -0.8 5

Ohio

5.1 4.3 -0.8 5

Mississippi

5.3 4.6 -0.7 7

District of Columbia

6.2 5.6 -0.6 8

Georgia

4.9 4.3 -0.6 8

Maine

3.3 2.7 -0.6 8

Tennessee

4.0 3.4 -0.6 8

Hawaii

2.5 2.0 -0.5 12

Illinois

4.9 4.4 -0.5 12

Iowa

3.3 2.8 -0.5 12

Virginia

3.8 3.3 -0.5 12

Wisconsin

3.3 2.8 -0.5 12

Delaware

4.6 4.2 -0.4 17

Florida

4.3 3.9 -0.4 17

Idaho

3.3 2.9 -0.4 17

Massachusetts

3.9 3.5 -0.4 17

Oklahoma

4.4 4.0 -0.4 17

Texas

4.5 4.1 -0.4 17

Connecticut

4.8 4.5 -0.3 23

Indiana

3.5 3.2 -0.3 23

Minnesota

3.5 3.2 -0.3 23

Vermont

3.1 2.8 -0.3 23

Wyoming

4.1 3.8 -0.3 23

Kansas

3.6 3.4 -0.2 28

Missouri

3.8 3.6 -0.2 28

Nevada

5.1 4.9 -0.2 28

North Carolina

4.6 4.4 -0.2 28

Pennsylvania

4.9 4.7 -0.2 28

Utah

3.3 3.1 -0.2 28

Arizona

5.0 4.9 -0.1 34

Nebraska

2.9 2.8 -0.1 34

New Hampshire

2.7 2.6 -0.1 34

New York

4.7 4.6 -0.1 34

South Carolina

4.3 4.2 -0.1 34

Montana

4.0 4.0 0.0 39

New Jersey

4.5 4.5 0.0 39

Oregon

4.1 4.1 0.0 39

Washington

4.8 4.8 0.0 39

Maryland

4.2 4.3 0.1 43

North Dakota

2.5 2.6 0.1 43

Rhode Island

4.4 4.5 0.1 43

South Dakota

3.3 3.4 0.1 43

Alaska

7.1 7.3 0.2 47

Arkansas

3.6 3.8 0.2 47

Colorado

2.6 2.9 0.3 49

Michigan

4.4 4.7 0.3 49

West Virginia

5.0 5.4 0.4 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: May 18, 2018