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

Alabama

4.0 3.3 -0.7 1

Louisiana

5.0 4.3 -0.7 1

New Jersey

4.0 3.3 -0.7 1

Ohio

4.6 4.0 -0.6 4

Vermont

2.7 2.1 -0.6 4

West Virginia

5.2 4.7 -0.5 6

Wyoming

4.1 3.6 -0.5 6

Colorado

3.3 2.9 -0.4 8

Connecticut

4.0 3.6 -0.4 8

Delaware

3.7 3.3 -0.4 8

Maine

3.4 3.0 -0.4 8

Massachusetts

3.3 2.9 -0.4 8

Nevada

4.5 4.1 -0.4 8

Rhode Island

3.9 3.5 -0.4 8

Texas

3.8 3.4 -0.4 8

Alaska

6.6 6.3 -0.3 16

Montana

3.7 3.4 -0.3 16

Pennsylvania

4.2 3.9 -0.3 16

Utah

3.1 2.8 -0.3 16

Arkansas

3.6 3.4 -0.2 20

Florida

3.5 3.3 -0.2 20

Georgia

3.8 3.6 -0.2 20

North Dakota

2.6 2.4 -0.2 20

Indiana

3.5 3.4 -0.1 24

Kentucky

4.4 4.3 -0.1 24

Maryland

3.9 3.8 -0.1 24

South Dakota

3.0 2.9 -0.1 24

California

4.1 4.1 0.0 28

Illinois

4.2 4.2 0.0 28

Kansas

3.3 3.3 0.0 28

New Hampshire

2.5 2.5 0.0 28

New York

4.0 4.0 0.0 28

Oklahoma

3.2 3.2 0.0 28

Oregon

4.0 4.0 0.0 28

Tennessee

3.5 3.5 0.0 28

Virginia

2.9 2.9 0.0 28

Wisconsin

3.0 3.0 0.0 28

District of Columbia

5.5 5.6 0.1 38

Idaho

2.8 2.9 0.1 38

Iowa

2.4 2.5 0.1 38

New Mexico

4.8 4.9 0.1 38

South Carolina

3.3 3.4 0.1 38

Arizona

4.7 4.9 0.2 43

Washington

4.4 4.6 0.2 43

Hawaii

2.5 2.8 0.3 45

Michigan

4.0 4.3 0.3 45

Missouri

3.0 3.3 0.3 45

Mississippi

4.7 5.1 0.4 48

Nebraska

2.7 3.1 0.4 48

North Carolina

3.8 4.2 0.4 48

Minnesota

2.8 3.4 0.6 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: August 16, 2019