Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State October 2017
rate
October 2018(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

New Mexico

6.0 4.6 -1.4 1

Georgia

4.5 3.6 -0.9 2

North Carolina

4.5 3.6 -0.9 2

South Carolina

4.2 3.3 -0.9 2

Alaska

7.2 6.4 -0.8 5

Michigan

4.7 3.9 -0.8 5

Illinois

4.9 4.2 -0.7 7

New York

4.7 4.0 -0.7 7

Oklahoma

4.1 3.4 -0.7 7

Pennsylvania

4.8 4.1 -0.7 7

Rhode Island

4.5 3.8 -0.7 7

Virginia

3.6 2.9 -0.7 7

Delaware

4.5 3.9 -0.6 13

New Jersey

4.7 4.1 -0.6 13

Florida

3.9 3.4 -0.5 15

Iowa

2.9 2.4 -0.5 15

Minnesota

3.3 2.8 -0.5 15

Missouri

3.6 3.1 -0.5 15

Nevada

4.9 4.4 -0.5 15

California

4.5 4.1 -0.4 20

Montana

4.1 3.7 -0.4 20

Oregon

4.2 3.8 -0.4 20

South Dakota

3.4 3.0 -0.4 20

Washington

4.7 4.3 -0.4 20

Connecticut

4.5 4.2 -0.3 25

District of Columbia

5.9 5.6 -0.3 25

Idaho

3.0 2.7 -0.3 25

Ohio

4.9 4.6 -0.3 25

Arkansas

3.7 3.5 -0.2 29

Kansas

3.5 3.3 -0.2 29

Texas

3.9 3.7 -0.2 29

West Virginia

5.4 5.2 -0.2 29

Wisconsin

3.2 3.0 -0.2 29

Kentucky

4.6 4.5 -0.1 34

Mississippi

4.8 4.7 -0.1 34

Nebraska

2.9 2.8 -0.1 34

Vermont

2.9 2.8 -0.1 34

Wyoming

4.2 4.1 -0.1 34

Arizona

4.7 4.7 0.0 39

Indiana

3.5 3.5 0.0 39

Massachusetts

3.5 3.5 0.0 39

New Hampshire

2.6 2.6 0.0 39

Utah

3.2 3.2 0.0 39

Maryland

4.0 4.1 0.1 44

Colorado

3.0 3.2 0.2 45

Hawaii

2.1 2.3 0.2 45

Maine

3.2 3.4 0.2 45

North Dakota

2.6 2.8 0.2 45

Alabama

3.8 4.1 0.3 49

Louisiana

4.7 5.0 0.3 49

Tennessee

3.3 3.7 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: November 16, 2018