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Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State December 2022
rate
December 2023(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Maryland

3.0 1.9 -1.1 1

Oregon

4.8 3.7 -1.1 1

Wyoming

3.9 3.0 -0.9 3

Hawaii

3.7 2.9 -0.8 4

Pennsylvania

4.3 3.5 -0.8 4

Vermont

3.0 2.2 -0.8 4

Mississippi

4.0 3.3 -0.7 7

Massachusetts

3.7 3.2 -0.5 8

Delaware

4.6 4.2 -0.4 9

Nebraska

2.7 2.3 -0.4 9

New Hampshire

2.9 2.5 -0.4 9

Ohio

4.1 3.7 -0.4 9

North Carolina

3.8 3.5 -0.3 13

South Carolina

3.3 3.0 -0.3 13

Washington

4.5 4.2 -0.3 13

Connecticut

4.0 3.8 -0.2 16

North Dakota

2.1 1.9 -0.2 16

South Dakota

2.2 2.0 -0.2 16

Kansas

2.9 2.8 -0.1 19

Nevada

5.5 5.4 -0.1 19

Virginia

3.1 3.0 -0.1 19

Alabama

2.6 2.6 0.0 22

Arkansas

3.4 3.4 0.0 22

Michigan

4.3 4.3 0.0 22

Minnesota

2.9 2.9 0.0 22

Rhode Island

3.2 3.2 0.0 22

Tennessee

3.5 3.5 0.0 22

Maine

3.1 3.2 0.1 28

Illinois

4.6 4.8 0.2 29

Iowa

3.0 3.2 0.2 29

Louisiana

3.5 3.7 0.2 29

Oklahoma

3.2 3.4 0.2 29

Texas

3.8 4.0 0.2 29

West Virginia

4.1 4.3 0.2 29

Arizona

4.0 4.3 0.3 35

Florida

2.7 3.0 0.3 35

Georgia

3.1 3.4 0.3 35

Wisconsin

3.0 3.3 0.3 35

Kentucky

3.9 4.3 0.4 39

New York

4.1 4.5 0.4 39

Utah

2.4 2.8 0.4 39

Idaho

2.8 3.3 0.5 42

Indiana

3.1 3.6 0.5 42

New Mexico

3.5 4.0 0.5 42

Colorado

2.8 3.4 0.6 45

Missouri

2.7 3.3 0.6 45

Montana

2.6 3.2 0.6 45

Alaska

3.7 4.5 0.8 48

District of Columbia

4.2 5.1 0.9 49

California

4.1 5.1 1.0 50

New Jersey

3.3 4.8 1.5 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: January 23, 2024