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

Alabama

3.8 2.7 -1.1 1

Colorado

3.6 2.6 -1.0 2

South Carolina

3.2 2.4 -0.8 3

Utah

3.2 2.4 -0.8 3

Maine

3.5 2.8 -0.7 5

Illinois

4.3 3.8 -0.5 6

New Jersey

3.9 3.4 -0.5 6

Rhode Island

4.0 3.5 -0.5 6

Alaska

6.5 6.1 -0.4 9

Georgia

3.7 3.3 -0.4 9

Nevada

4.4 4.0 -0.4 9

Ohio

4.6 4.2 -0.4 9

Oregon

4.3 3.9 -0.4 9

Wyoming

4.1 3.7 -0.4 9

Indiana

3.5 3.2 -0.3 15

Montana

3.7 3.4 -0.3 15

Texas

3.7 3.4 -0.3 15

Vermont

2.6 2.3 -0.3 15

Arizona

4.9 4.7 -0.2 19

California

4.1 3.9 -0.2 19

Florida

3.3 3.1 -0.2 19

Kansas

3.3 3.1 -0.2 19

Louisiana

4.9 4.7 -0.2 19

Massachusetts

3.1 2.9 -0.2 19

New Mexico

5.0 4.8 -0.2 19

Virginia

2.8 2.6 -0.2 19

West Virginia

5.1 4.9 -0.2 19

Arkansas

3.7 3.6 -0.1 28

Connecticut

3.8 3.7 -0.1 28

Maryland

3.7 3.6 -0.1 28

North Dakota

2.6 2.5 -0.1 28

Washington

4.5 4.4 -0.1 28

District of Columbia

5.3 5.3 0.0 33

Hawaii

2.6 2.6 0.0 33

Michigan

4.0 4.0 0.0 33

Missouri

3.1 3.1 0.0 33

Tennessee

3.3 3.3 0.0 33

Idaho

2.8 2.9 0.1 38

Kentucky

4.3 4.4 0.1 38

New York

3.9 4.0 0.1 38

North Carolina

3.7 3.8 0.1 38

Pennsylvania

4.2 4.3 0.1 38

Iowa

2.4 2.6 0.2 43

New Hampshire

2.4 2.6 0.2 43

South Dakota

2.9 3.1 0.2 43

Delaware

3.5 3.8 0.3 46

Nebraska

2.8 3.1 0.3 46

Oklahoma

3.1 3.4 0.3 46

Wisconsin

3.0 3.3 0.3 46

Minnesota

2.9 3.3 0.4 50

Mississippi

4.7 5.6 0.9 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: December 20, 2019