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

Illinois

6.0 4.7 -1.3 1

Oregon

5.0 3.7 -1.3 1

West Virginia

6.1 4.8 -1.3 1

Wyoming

5.6 4.3 -1.3 1

Nevada

5.9 4.7 -1.2 5

Indiana

4.7 3.6 -1.1 6

Rhode Island

5.4 4.3 -1.1 6

Colorado

3.3 2.3 -1.0 8

Mississippi

6.0 5.0 -1.0 8

New Jersey

5.1 4.1 -1.0 8

Washington

5.6 4.6 -1.0 8

South Carolina

5.2 4.3 -0.9 12

Wisconsin

4.1 3.2 -0.9 12

Maine

3.8 3.0 -0.8 14

California

5.5 4.8 -0.7 15

Iowa

3.8 3.1 -0.7 15

Arkansas

4.1 3.5 -0.6 17

Missouri

4.5 3.9 -0.6 17

North Dakota

3.3 2.7 -0.6 17

Oklahoma

4.9 4.3 -0.6 17

Pennsylvania

5.5 4.9 -0.6 17

Connecticut

5.4 4.9 -0.5 22

New York

4.8 4.3 -0.5 22

Alabama

5.8 5.4 -0.4 24

Arizona

5.4 5.0 -0.4 24

Florida

4.9 4.5 -0.4 24

Georgia

5.4 5.0 -0.4 24

Hawaii

3.1 2.7 -0.4 24

Idaho

3.8 3.4 -0.4 24

Kansas

4.1 3.7 -0.4 24

Louisiana

6.2 5.8 -0.4 24

Montana

4.2 3.8 -0.4 24

Utah

3.5 3.1 -0.4 24

North Carolina

5.0 4.7 -0.3 34

District of Columbia

6.1 5.9 -0.2 35

Michigan

4.9 4.7 -0.2 35

Nebraska

3.2 3.0 -0.2 35

Vermont

3.3 3.1 -0.2 35

Virginia

4.0 3.8 -0.2 35

Maryland

4.4 4.3 -0.1 40

Massachusetts

4.0 3.9 -0.1 40

Alaska

6.6 6.6 0.0 42

Minnesota

3.8 3.8 0.0 42

New Hampshire

2.8 2.8 0.0 42

Ohio

5.0 5.0 0.0 42

Kentucky

5.0 5.1 0.1 46

New Mexico

6.6 6.7 0.1 46

South Dakota

2.7 2.8 0.1 46

Tennessee

4.6 4.7 0.1 46

Delaware

4.4 4.6 0.2 50

Texas

4.6 5.0 0.4 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: May 19, 2017