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

Alabama

6.1 3.6 -2.5 1

Tennessee

5.0 3.0 -2.0 2

Florida

4.9 3.6 -1.3 3

Louisiana

6.1 4.8 -1.3 3

Georgia

5.4 4.3 -1.1 5

Missouri

4.6 3.5 -1.1 5

North Carolina

5.1 4.1 -1.0 7

Illinois

5.8 4.9 -0.9 8

Rhode Island

5.1 4.2 -0.9 8

Texas

4.8 3.9 -0.9 8

Idaho

3.7 2.9 -0.8 11

Mississippi

5.7 4.9 -0.8 11

Pennsylvania

5.5 4.7 -0.8 11

Washington

5.3 4.5 -0.8 11

West Virginia

5.9 5.1 -0.8 11

Wisconsin

4.2 3.4 -0.8 11

Wyoming

5.0 4.2 -0.8 11

Hawaii

2.9 2.2 -0.7 18

Kansas

4.3 3.6 -0.7 18

Minnesota

4.0 3.3 -0.7 18

New Mexico

6.8 6.1 -0.7 18

Iowa

3.6 3.0 -0.6 22

Nebraska

3.3 2.7 -0.6 22

Arizona

5.0 4.5 -0.5 24

Michigan

5.0 4.5 -0.5 24

North Dakota

3.0 2.5 -0.5 24

Oklahoma

4.9 4.4 -0.5 24

South Carolina

4.4 3.9 -0.5 24

Virginia

4.1 3.6 -0.5 24

Arkansas

4.0 3.6 -0.4 30

California

5.3 4.9 -0.4 30

Colorado

3.1 2.7 -0.4 30

Maine

3.9 3.5 -0.4 30

Maryland

4.2 3.8 -0.4 30

Oregon

4.7 4.3 -0.4 30

Indiana

4.2 3.9 -0.3 36

Nevada

5.3 5.0 -0.3 36

Vermont

3.2 2.9 -0.3 36

Connecticut

4.6 4.5 -0.1 39

Montana

4.0 3.9 -0.1 39

New Hampshire

2.8 2.7 -0.1 39

New York

4.9 4.8 -0.1 39

Kentucky

4.9 5.0 0.1 43

New Jersey

4.8 4.9 0.1 43

Ohio

5.0 5.1 0.1 43

Utah

3.2 3.3 0.1 43

Delaware

4.3 4.8 0.5 47

Massachusetts

3.2 3.7 0.5 47

Alaska

6.6 7.2 0.6 49

South Dakota

2.9 3.5 0.6 49

District of Columbia

5.8 6.6 0.8 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: November 17, 2017