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

Alabama

6.2 3.5 -2.7 1

Tennessee

5.1 3.1 -2.0 2

Florida

4.9 3.6 -1.3 3

Louisiana

6.0 4.7 -1.3 3

Georgia

5.5 4.3 -1.2 5

Missouri

4.5 3.4 -1.1 6

Texas

4.8 3.8 -1.0 7

Hawaii

2.9 2.0 -0.9 8

Illinois

5.8 4.9 -0.9 8

Minnesota

4.0 3.1 -0.9 8

North Carolina

5.2 4.3 -0.9 8

Pennsylvania

5.5 4.6 -0.9 8

Wisconsin

4.1 3.2 -0.9 8

Idaho

3.7 2.9 -0.8 14

Kansas

4.3 3.5 -0.8 14

Mississippi

5.6 4.8 -0.8 14

Arizona

5.0 4.3 -0.7 17

California

5.3 4.6 -0.7 17

Oklahoma

4.9 4.2 -0.7 17

Rhode Island

5.0 4.3 -0.7 17

Washington

5.2 4.5 -0.7 17

Iowa

3.5 2.9 -0.6 22

Nebraska

3.3 2.7 -0.6 22

New Mexico

6.7 6.1 -0.6 22

Wyoming

4.9 4.3 -0.6 22

Maine

3.8 3.3 -0.5 26

Michigan

5.1 4.6 -0.5 26

West Virginia

5.8 5.3 -0.5 26

Indiana

4.1 3.7 -0.4 29

North Dakota

3.0 2.6 -0.4 29

Oregon

4.6 4.2 -0.4 29

Virginia

4.1 3.7 -0.4 29

Arkansas

4.0 3.7 -0.3 33

Maryland

4.2 3.9 -0.3 33

South Carolina

4.3 4.0 -0.3 33

Vermont

3.2 2.9 -0.3 33

Kentucky

4.9 4.7 -0.2 37

Nevada

5.2 5.0 -0.2 37

New York

4.9 4.7 -0.2 37

Ohio

5.0 4.8 -0.2 37

Colorado

3.0 2.9 -0.1 41

New Hampshire

2.8 2.7 -0.1 41

Montana

4.0 4.0 0.0 43

Utah

3.2 3.2 0.0 43

Connecticut

4.5 4.6 0.1 45

New Jersey

4.8 5.1 0.3 46

Delaware

4.3 4.7 0.4 47

Massachusetts

3.1 3.6 0.5 48

Alaska

6.6 7.2 0.6 49

District of Columbia

5.8 6.4 0.6 49

South Dakota

2.9 3.5 0.6 49

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: December 22, 2017