Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State March 2017
rate
March 2018(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Alabama

5.0 3.8 -1.2 1

Kentucky

5.2 4.0 -1.2 1

Louisiana

5.6 4.4 -1.2 1

Mississippi

5.3 4.5 -0.8 4

Tennessee

4.2 3.4 -0.8 4

California

5.0 4.3 -0.7 6

New Mexico

6.3 5.6 -0.7 6

Ohio

5.1 4.4 -0.7 6

Georgia

5.0 4.4 -0.6 9

Maine

3.3 2.7 -0.6 9

Texas

4.6 4.0 -0.6 9

District of Columbia

6.1 5.6 -0.5 12

Florida

4.4 3.9 -0.5 12

Hawaii

2.6 2.1 -0.5 12

Iowa

3.3 2.8 -0.5 12

Oklahoma

4.5 4.0 -0.5 12

Virginia

3.9 3.4 -0.5 12

Connecticut

4.9 4.5 -0.4 18

Idaho

3.3 2.9 -0.4 18

Illinois

5.0 4.6 -0.4 18

Indiana

3.6 3.2 -0.4 18

Massachusetts

3.9 3.5 -0.4 18

Minnesota

3.6 3.2 -0.4 18

Wisconsin

3.3 2.9 -0.4 18

Wyoming

4.3 3.9 -0.4 18

Delaware

4.6 4.3 -0.3 26

Kansas

3.7 3.4 -0.3 26

Missouri

3.9 3.6 -0.3 26

Nevada

5.2 4.9 -0.3 26

Vermont

3.1 2.8 -0.3 26

Arizona

5.1 4.9 -0.2 31

Nebraska

3.0 2.8 -0.2 31

North Carolina

4.7 4.5 -0.2 31

Pennsylvania

5.0 4.8 -0.2 31

Utah

3.3 3.1 -0.2 31

New Hampshire

2.7 2.6 -0.1 36

New York

4.7 4.6 -0.1 36

North Dakota

2.6 2.6 0.0 38

Oregon

4.1 4.1 0.0 38

Washington

4.8 4.8 0.0 38

Maryland

4.2 4.3 0.1 41

Michigan

4.6 4.7 0.1 41

Montana

4.0 4.1 0.1 41

New Jersey

4.5 4.6 0.1 41

Rhode Island

4.4 4.5 0.1 41

South Carolina

4.3 4.4 0.1 41

Alaska

7.1 7.3 0.2 47

Arkansas

3.6 3.8 0.2 47

South Dakota

3.2 3.4 0.2 47

Colorado

2.6 3.0 0.4 50

West Virginia

5.0 5.4 0.4 50

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: April 20, 2018