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

Nevada

6.1 4.9 -1.2 1

West Virginia

6.3 5.2 -1.1 2

South Carolina

5.4 4.4 -1.0 3

Mississippi

6.1 5.2 -0.9 4

Oregon

4.9 4.0 -0.9 4

Rhode Island

5.4 4.5 -0.9 4

Connecticut

5.5 4.7 -0.8 7

Massachusetts

4.2 3.4 -0.8 7

Illinois

6.1 5.4 -0.7 9

Washington

5.6 4.9 -0.7 9

California

5.6 5.0 -0.6 11

Indiana

4.7 4.1 -0.6 11

Iowa

3.8 3.2 -0.6 11

New Jersey

5.0 4.4 -0.6 11

Wyoming

5.3 4.7 -0.6 11

District of Columbia

6.2 5.7 -0.5 16

Maine

3.7 3.2 -0.5 16

New York

4.9 4.4 -0.5 16

Utah

3.6 3.1 -0.5 16

Wisconsin

4.2 3.7 -0.5 16

Arizona

5.5 5.1 -0.4 21

Arkansas

4.1 3.7 -0.4 21

Colorado

3.3 2.9 -0.4 21

Louisiana

6.2 5.8 -0.4 21

Missouri

4.5 4.1 -0.4 21

Montana

4.2 3.8 -0.4 21

North Dakota

3.3 2.9 -0.4 21

Pennsylvania

5.4 5.0 -0.4 21

Hawaii

3.1 2.8 -0.3 29

Idaho

3.9 3.6 -0.3 29

Kentucky

5.2 4.9 -0.3 29

Maryland

4.5 4.2 -0.3 29

Vermont

3.3 3.0 -0.3 29

Alaska

6.6 6.4 -0.2 34

Georgia

5.5 5.3 -0.2 34

Oklahoma

4.8 4.6 -0.2 34

Kansas

4.1 4.0 -0.1 37

New Hampshire

2.8 2.7 -0.1 37

North Carolina

5.2 5.1 -0.1 37

Virginia

4.0 3.9 -0.1 37

Delaware

4.5 4.5 0.0 41

Florida

5.0 5.0 0.0 41

Nebraska

3.2 3.2 0.0 41

Minnesota

3.9 4.0 0.1 44

Ohio

5.0 5.1 0.1 44

South Dakota

2.7 2.8 0.1 44

Alabama

6.0 6.2 0.2 47

New Mexico

6.6 6.8 0.2 47

Michigan

5.0 5.3 0.3 49

Texas

4.6 4.9 0.3 49

Tennessee

4.7 5.3 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: March 24, 2017