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

Wyoming

5.5 3.9 -1.6 1

Indiana

4.5 3.0 -1.5 2

Oregon

5.1 3.7 -1.4 3

West Virginia

6.0 4.6 -1.4 3

Alabama

5.8 4.6 -1.2 5

Illinois

5.9 4.7 -1.2 5

Rhode Island

5.4 4.2 -1.2 5

Colorado

3.4 2.3 -1.1 8

Tennessee

4.7 3.6 -1.1 8

Wisconsin

4.2 3.1 -1.1 8

Michigan

4.8 3.8 -1.0 11

Nevada

5.7 4.7 -1.0 11

New Jersey

5.1 4.1 -1.0 11

Washington

5.5 4.5 -1.0 11

Mississippi

5.9 5.0 -0.9 15

Missouri

4.7 3.8 -0.9 15

North Dakota

3.2 2.3 -0.9 15

South Carolina

4.9 4.0 -0.9 15

California

5.5 4.7 -0.8 19

Florida

4.9 4.1 -0.8 19

Arkansas

4.1 3.4 -0.7 21

Idaho

3.8 3.1 -0.7 21

Louisiana

6.2 5.5 -0.7 21

North Carolina

4.9 4.2 -0.7 21

Oklahoma

5.0 4.3 -0.7 21

Iowa

3.8 3.2 -0.6 26

Georgia

5.3 4.8 -0.5 27

Kansas

4.2 3.7 -0.5 27

Pennsylvania

5.5 5.0 -0.5 27

Hawaii

3.1 2.7 -0.4 30

Maine

3.9 3.5 -0.4 30

New York

4.9 4.5 -0.4 30

Montana

4.2 3.9 -0.3 33

Nebraska

3.2 2.9 -0.3 33

New Mexico

6.7 6.4 -0.3 33

Virginia

4.0 3.7 -0.3 33

Arizona

5.3 5.1 -0.2 37

Connecticut

5.2 5.0 -0.2 37

Maryland

4.3 4.1 -0.2 37

Minnesota

3.9 3.7 -0.2 37

Texas

4.7 4.6 -0.1 41

Vermont

3.3 3.2 -0.1 41

New Hampshire

2.9 2.9 0.0 43

Utah

3.4 3.4 0.0 43

Alaska

6.7 6.8 0.1 45

District of Columbia

6.1 6.2 0.1 45

Kentucky

5.0 5.1 0.1 45

Ohio

4.9 5.0 0.1 45

South Dakota

2.8 3.0 0.2 49

Delaware

4.4 4.7 0.3 50

Massachusetts

3.7 4.3 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: July 21, 2017