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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 July 2020
rate
August 2020(p)
rate
Over-the-month
Change Rank

Massachusetts

16.2 11.3 -4.9 1

Arizona

10.7 5.9 -4.8 2

Alaska

11.6 7.4 -4.2 3

Florida

11.4 7.4 -4.0 4

Vermont

8.3 4.8 -3.5 5

New York

15.9 12.5 -3.4 6

New Jersey

14.2 10.9 -3.3 7

Maine

9.9 6.9 -3.0 8

Oregon

10.4 7.7 -2.7 9

South Carolina

8.7 6.3 -2.4 10

Alabama

7.9 5.6 -2.3 11

Pennsylvania

12.5 10.3 -2.2 12

California

13.5 11.4 -2.1 13

Connecticut

10.2 8.1 -2.1 13

Georgia

7.6 5.6 -2.0 15

North Carolina

8.5 6.5 -2.0 15

Louisiana

9.4 7.6 -1.8 17

Virginia

7.9 6.1 -1.8 17

Washington

10.2 8.5 -1.7 19

Delaware

10.5 8.9 -1.6 20

North Dakota

6.6 5.0 -1.6 20

South Dakota

6.4 4.8 -1.6 20

Indiana

7.9 6.4 -1.5 23

Mississippi

9.4 7.9 -1.5 23

New Hampshire

8.0 6.5 -1.5 23

New Mexico

12.7 11.3 -1.4 26

Oklahoma

7.1 5.7 -1.4 26

Tennessee

9.7 8.5 -1.2 28

Texas

8.0 6.8 -1.2 28

West Virginia

10.0 8.9 -1.1 30

Hawaii

13.5 12.5 -1.0 31

Nevada

14.2 13.2 -1.0 31

Idaho

5.1 4.2 -0.9 33

Maryland

7.8 6.9 -0.9 33

Montana

6.5 5.6 -0.9 33

Nebraska

4.9 4.0 -0.9 33

Wisconsin

7.1 6.2 -0.9 33

Iowa

6.8 6.0 -0.8 38

Colorado

7.4 6.7 -0.7 39

Illinois

11.5 11.0 -0.5 40

Wyoming

7.1 6.6 -0.5 40

Utah

4.5 4.1 -0.4 42

Kansas

7.2 6.9 -0.3 43

Minnesota

7.6 7.4 -0.2 44

Ohio

9.0 8.9 -0.1 45

District of Columbia

8.5 8.5 0.0 46

Michigan

8.7 8.7 0.0 46

Missouri

6.9 7.0 0.1 48

Arkansas

7.1 7.4 0.3 49

Rhode Island

11.3 12.8 1.5 50

Kentucky

4.5 7.6 3.1 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: September 18, 2020