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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State September 2020
rate
October 2020(p)
rate
Over-the-month
Change Rank

Illinois

10.4 6.8 -3.6 1

Rhode Island

10.5 7.0 -3.5 2

Michigan

8.6 5.5 -3.1 3

Delaware

8.3 5.6 -2.7 4

Ohio

8.3 5.6 -2.7 4

Massachusetts

9.8 7.4 -2.4 6

Washington

8.3 6.0 -2.3 7

West Virginia

8.6 6.4 -2.2 8

California

11.1 9.3 -1.8 9

Georgia

6.3 4.5 -1.8 9

New Mexico

9.9 8.1 -1.8 9

Connecticut

7.7 6.1 -1.6 12

New Hampshire

5.8 4.2 -1.6 12

Texas

8.3 6.9 -1.4 14

Alaska

7.2 5.9 -1.3 15

Indiana

6.3 5.0 -1.3 15

Minnesota

5.9 4.6 -1.3 15

Iowa

4.8 3.6 -1.2 18

Vermont

4.3 3.2 -1.1 19

Arkansas

7.2 6.2 -1.0 20

Oregon

7.9 6.9 -1.0 20

Pennsylvania

8.3 7.3 -1.0 20

South Carolina

5.2 4.2 -1.0 20

Alabama

6.7 5.8 -0.9 24

North Carolina

7.2 6.3 -0.9 24

Utah

5.0 4.1 -0.9 24

Virginia

6.2 5.3 -0.9 24

District of Columbia

9.0 8.2 -0.8 28

Florida

7.2 6.5 -0.7 29

Hawaii

15.0 14.3 -0.7 29

Maine

6.1 5.4 -0.7 29

Idaho

6.1 5.5 -0.6 32

Kansas

5.9 5.3 -0.6 32

Nebraska

3.6 3.0 -0.6 32

Wyoming

6.1 5.5 -0.6 32

Montana

5.4 4.9 -0.5 36

Nevada

12.5 12.0 -0.5 36

South Dakota

4.1 3.6 -0.5 36

Missouri

4.8 4.6 -0.2 39

New York

9.7 9.6 -0.1 40

Colorado

6.4 6.4 0.0 41

Maryland

7.6 7.8 0.2 42

Mississippi

7.2 7.4 0.2 42

Wisconsin

5.4 5.7 0.3 44

North Dakota

4.4 4.8 0.4 45

Oklahoma

5.4 6.1 0.7 46

Tennessee

6.5 7.4 0.9 47

Louisiana

8.0 9.4 1.4 48

Arizona

6.5 8.0 1.5 49

New Jersey

6.7 8.2 1.5 49

Kentucky

5.6 7.4 1.8 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 20, 2020