Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State April 2018
rate
April 2019(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Delaware

3.9 3.2 -0.7 1

Massachusetts

3.5 2.9 -0.6 2

Nevada

4.6 4.0 -0.6 2

Connecticut

4.3 3.8 -0.5 4

Pennsylvania

4.3 3.8 -0.5 4

Vermont

2.7 2.2 -0.5 4

West Virginia

5.4 4.9 -0.5 4

Kentucky

4.4 4.0 -0.4 8

Louisiana

4.9 4.5 -0.4 8

New Jersey

4.3 3.9 -0.4 8

New York

4.3 3.9 -0.4 8

Rhode Island

4.1 3.7 -0.4 8

Tennessee

3.6 3.2 -0.4 8

Wyoming

4.0 3.6 -0.4 8

Alabama

4.1 3.8 -0.3 15

Florida

3.7 3.4 -0.3 15

Georgia

4.1 3.8 -0.3 15

Maryland

4.1 3.8 -0.3 15

North Dakota

2.6 2.3 -0.3 15

Ohio

4.6 4.3 -0.3 15

Oklahoma

3.6 3.3 -0.3 15

South Dakota

3.1 2.8 -0.3 15

Texas

4.0 3.7 -0.3 15

Alaska

6.7 6.5 -0.2 24

Iowa

2.6 2.4 -0.2 24

Michigan

4.3 4.1 -0.2 24

New Hampshire

2.6 2.4 -0.2 24

Utah

3.1 2.9 -0.2 24

Virginia

3.1 2.9 -0.2 24

Wisconsin

3.0 2.8 -0.2 24

Arkansas

3.7 3.6 -0.1 31

District of Columbia

5.7 5.6 -0.1 31

Idaho

2.9 2.8 -0.1 31

Montana

3.7 3.6 -0.1 31

South Carolina

3.5 3.4 -0.1 31

California

4.3 4.3 0.0 36

Maine

3.3 3.3 0.0 36

Missouri

3.3 3.3 0.0 36

North Carolina

4.0 4.0 0.0 36

Arizona

4.8 4.9 0.1 40

Illinois

4.3 4.4 0.1 40

Kansas

3.4 3.5 0.1 40

Mississippi

4.8 4.9 0.1 40

Nebraska

2.8 2.9 0.1 40

New Mexico

4.9 5.0 0.1 40

Indiana

3.4 3.6 0.2 46

Oregon

4.1 4.3 0.2 46

Washington

4.5 4.7 0.2 46

Minnesota

3.0 3.3 0.3 49

Colorado

3.0 3.4 0.4 50

Hawaii

2.3 2.8 0.5 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 17, 2019