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

New Mexico

6.1 4.7 -1.4 1

Illinois

5.0 4.2 -0.8 2

Delaware

4.6 3.9 -0.7 3

Georgia

4.6 3.9 -0.7 3

Kentucky

5.0 4.3 -0.7 3

District of Columbia

6.2 5.6 -0.6 6

Pennsylvania

4.8 4.2 -0.6 6

South Carolina

4.2 3.6 -0.6 6

Virginia

3.7 3.1 -0.6 6

California

4.7 4.2 -0.5 10

Iowa

3.1 2.6 -0.5 10

Maine

3.5 3.0 -0.5 10

Ohio

5.1 4.6 -0.5 10

Florida

4.1 3.7 -0.4 14

Minnesota

3.4 3.0 -0.4 14

Nevada

5.0 4.6 -0.4 14

New Jersey

4.6 4.2 -0.4 14

New York

4.7 4.3 -0.4 14

Oklahoma

4.2 3.8 -0.4 14

Wisconsin

3.3 2.9 -0.4 14

Alaska

7.2 6.9 -0.3 21

Mississippi

5.1 4.8 -0.3 21

Montana

4.0 3.7 -0.3 21

North Carolina

4.4 4.1 -0.3 21

Rhode Island

4.4 4.1 -0.3 21

South Dakota

3.4 3.1 -0.3 21

Connecticut

4.6 4.4 -0.2 27

Hawaii

2.3 2.1 -0.2 27

Idaho

3.1 2.9 -0.2 27

Indiana

3.6 3.4 -0.2 27

Kansas

3.6 3.4 -0.2 27

Michigan

4.5 4.3 -0.2 27

Missouri

3.6 3.4 -0.2 27

Oregon

4.1 3.9 -0.2 27

Utah

3.3 3.1 -0.2 27

Vermont

3.0 2.8 -0.2 27

Washington

4.8 4.6 -0.2 27

Wyoming

4.0 3.8 -0.2 27

Arizona

4.7 4.6 -0.1 39

Louisiana

5.0 4.9 -0.1 39

Massachusetts

3.7 3.6 -0.1 39

Texas

4.1 4.0 -0.1 39

Alabama

4.1 4.1 0.0 43

Arkansas

3.7 3.7 0.0 43

Colorado

2.8 2.8 0.0 43

Nebraska

2.9 2.9 0.0 43

New Hampshire

2.7 2.7 0.0 43

Tennessee

3.5 3.5 0.0 43

North Dakota

2.5 2.6 0.1 49

Maryland

4.1 4.3 0.2 50

West Virginia

5.1 5.4 0.3 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: August 17, 2018