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

Alabama

5.9 4.2 -1.7 1

Tennessee

4.8 3.3 -1.5 2

Wyoming

5.2 4.0 -1.2 3

Michigan

4.9 3.9 -1.0 4

Rhode Island

5.3 4.3 -1.0 4

West Virginia

6.0 5.0 -1.0 4

Colorado

3.3 2.4 -0.9 7

Florida

4.9 4.0 -0.9 7

Idaho

3.8 2.9 -0.9 7

Indiana

4.4 3.5 -0.9 7

Louisiana

6.1 5.2 -0.9 7

North Carolina

5.0 4.1 -0.9 7

Oregon

5.0 4.1 -0.9 7

Illinois

5.8 5.0 -0.8 14

Missouri

4.8 4.0 -0.8 14

North Dakota

3.1 2.3 -0.8 14

Washington

5.4 4.6 -0.8 14

Wisconsin

4.2 3.4 -0.8 14

Georgia

5.3 4.7 -0.6 19

Nevada

5.5 4.9 -0.6 19

Pennsylvania

5.5 4.9 -0.6 19

South Carolina

4.6 4.0 -0.6 19

Arkansas

4.0 3.5 -0.5 23

Mississippi

5.8 5.3 -0.5 23

New Jersey

5.0 4.5 -0.5 23

New Mexico

6.8 6.3 -0.5 23

Oklahoma

5.0 4.5 -0.5 23

Texas

4.7 4.2 -0.5 23

Hawaii

3.0 2.6 -0.4 29

Iowa

3.7 3.3 -0.4 29

Kansas

4.3 3.9 -0.4 29

Nebraska

3.2 2.8 -0.4 29

California

5.4 5.1 -0.3 33

Maryland

4.2 3.9 -0.3 33

Virginia

4.1 3.8 -0.3 33

Maine

4.0 3.8 -0.2 36

Minnesota

4.0 3.8 -0.2 36

Montana

4.1 3.9 -0.2 36

New Hampshire

2.9 2.7 -0.2 36

Vermont

3.2 3.0 -0.2 36

Arizona

5.1 5.0 -0.1 41

Connecticut

4.9 4.8 -0.1 41

New York

4.9 4.8 -0.1 41

Utah

3.3 3.5 0.2 44

District of Columbia

6.0 6.4 0.4 45

Kentucky

5.0 5.4 0.4 45

South Dakota

2.9 3.3 0.4 45

Alaska

6.7 7.2 0.5 48

Ohio

4.9 5.4 0.5 48

Delaware

4.3 4.9 0.6 50

Massachusetts

3.4 4.2 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: September 15, 2017