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

Alabama

6.0 3.8 -2.2 1

Tennessee

4.9 3.0 -1.9 2

Florida

4.9 3.8 -1.1 3

Rhode Island

5.3 4.2 -1.1 3

Wyoming

5.1 4.0 -1.1 3

Idaho

3.8 2.8 -1.0 6

Louisiana

6.1 5.1 -1.0 6

North Carolina

5.1 4.1 -1.0 6

Georgia

5.4 4.5 -0.9 9

Missouri

4.7 3.8 -0.9 9

Illinois

5.8 5.0 -0.8 11

West Virginia

5.9 5.1 -0.8 11

Colorado

3.2 2.5 -0.7 13

Michigan

5.0 4.3 -0.7 13

North Dakota

3.1 2.4 -0.7 13

Oregon

4.9 4.2 -0.7 13

Pennsylvania

5.5 4.8 -0.7 13

Texas

4.7 4.0 -0.7 13

Washington

5.3 4.6 -0.7 13

Wisconsin

4.2 3.5 -0.7 13

New Mexico

6.8 6.2 -0.6 21

South Carolina

4.5 3.9 -0.6 21

Arkansas

4.0 3.5 -0.5 23

Hawaii

3.0 2.5 -0.5 23

Indiana

4.3 3.8 -0.5 23

Kansas

4.3 3.8 -0.5 23

Mississippi

5.7 5.2 -0.5 23

Nebraska

3.3 2.8 -0.5 23

Nevada

5.4 4.9 -0.5 23

Oklahoma

5.0 4.5 -0.5 23

Arizona

5.1 4.7 -0.4 31

Iowa

3.6 3.2 -0.4 31

Maryland

4.2 3.8 -0.4 31

Virginia

4.1 3.7 -0.4 31

Maine

4.0 3.7 -0.3 35

Minnesota

4.0 3.7 -0.3 35

Vermont

3.2 2.9 -0.3 35

California

5.3 5.1 -0.2 38

Connecticut

4.8 4.6 -0.2 38

Montana

4.1 3.9 -0.2 38

New Jersey

4.9 4.7 -0.2 38

New Hampshire

2.8 2.7 -0.1 42

New York

4.9 4.9 0.0 43

Utah

3.3 3.4 0.1 44

Kentucky

5.0 5.2 0.2 45

Ohio

5.0 5.3 0.3 46

South Dakota

2.9 3.4 0.5 47

Alaska

6.6 7.2 0.6 48

Delaware

4.3 4.9 0.6 48

District of Columbia

5.9 6.5 0.6 48

Massachusetts

3.3 3.9 0.6 48

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: October 20, 2017