Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State April 2017
rate
May 2017(p)
rate
Over-the-month
Change Rank

Tennessee

4.7 4.0 -0.7 1

Alabama

5.4 4.9 -0.5 2

Michigan

4.7 4.2 -0.5 2

Indiana

3.6 3.2 -0.4 4

West Virginia

4.8 4.5 -0.3 5

Florida

4.5 4.3 -0.2 6

Idaho

3.4 3.2 -0.2 6

North Carolina

4.7 4.5 -0.2 6

North Dakota

2.7 2.5 -0.2 6

Rhode Island

4.3 4.1 -0.2 6

South Carolina

4.3 4.1 -0.2 6

Texas

5.0 4.8 -0.2 6

Wyoming

4.3 4.1 -0.2 6

Arkansas

3.5 3.4 -0.1 14

California

4.8 4.7 -0.1 14

Georgia

5.0 4.9 -0.1 14

Illinois

4.7 4.6 -0.1 14

Kentucky

5.1 5.0 -0.1 14

Louisiana

5.8 5.7 -0.1 14

Maryland

4.3 4.2 -0.1 14

Minnesota

3.8 3.7 -0.1 14

Mississippi

5.0 4.9 -0.1 14

Nebraska

3.0 2.9 -0.1 14

New Mexico

6.7 6.6 -0.1 14

Ohio

5.0 4.9 -0.1 14

Oregon

3.7 3.6 -0.1 14

Washington

4.6 4.5 -0.1 14

Wisconsin

3.2 3.1 -0.1 14

Colorado

2.3 2.3 0.0 29

Connecticut

4.9 4.9 0.0 29

Hawaii

2.7 2.7 0.0 29

Iowa

3.1 3.1 0.0 29

Kansas

3.7 3.7 0.0 29

Missouri

3.9 3.9 0.0 29

Nevada

4.7 4.7 0.0 29

New Jersey

4.1 4.1 0.0 29

Oklahoma

4.3 4.3 0.0 29

Vermont

3.1 3.1 0.0 29

Virginia

3.8 3.8 0.0 29

Alaska

6.6 6.7 0.1 40

Arizona

5.0 5.1 0.1 40

Delaware

4.6 4.7 0.1 40

District of Columbia

5.9 6.0 0.1 40

Montana

3.8 3.9 0.1 40

New Hampshire

2.8 2.9 0.1 40

New York

4.3 4.4 0.1 40

Pennsylvania

4.9 5.0 0.1 40

South Dakota

2.8 2.9 0.1 40

Utah

3.1 3.2 0.1 40

Maine

3.0 3.2 0.2 50

Massachusetts

3.9 4.2 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: June 16, 2017