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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State April 2020
rate
May 2020(p)
rate
Over-the-month
Change Rank

Mississippi

16.3 10.6 -5.7 1

Kentucky

16.6 11.0 -5.6 2

Indiana

17.5 12.3 -5.2 3

Nevada

30.1 25.3 -4.8 4

Arizona

13.4 8.9 -4.5 5

Tennessee

15.5 11.3 -4.2 6

Alabama

13.8 9.9 -3.9 7

Ohio

17.6 13.7 -3.9 7

Vermont

16.5 12.7 -3.8 9

Nebraska

8.7 5.2 -3.5 10

Pennsylvania

16.1 13.1 -3.0 11

West Virginia

15.9 12.9 -3.0 11

Georgia

12.6 9.7 -2.9 13

Idaho

11.8 8.9 -2.9 13

Montana

11.9 9.0 -2.9 13

District of Columbia

11.7 8.9 -2.8 16

Michigan

24.0 21.2 -2.8 16

New Mexico

11.9 9.2 -2.7 18

New Hampshire

17.1 14.5 -2.6 19

Oklahoma

14.7 12.6 -2.1 20

Colorado

12.2 10.2 -2.0 21

Illinois

17.2 15.2 -2.0 21

Kansas

11.9 10.0 -1.9 23

Utah

10.4 8.5 -1.9 23

Louisiana

15.1 13.3 -1.8 25

Rhode Island

18.1 16.3 -1.8 25

Virginia

11.2 9.4 -1.8 25

Wisconsin

13.6 12.0 -1.6 28

South Dakota

10.9 9.4 -1.5 29

Arkansas

10.8 9.5 -1.3 30

Hawaii

23.8 22.6 -1.2 31

Washington

16.3 15.1 -1.2 31

Maine

10.4 9.3 -1.1 33

New Jersey

16.3 15.2 -1.1 33

Iowa

11.0 10.0 -1.0 35

Alaska

13.5 12.6 -0.9 36

New York

15.3 14.5 -0.8 37

Wyoming

9.6 8.8 -0.8 37

Oregon

14.9 14.2 -0.7 39

Texas

13.5 13.0 -0.5 40

South Carolina

12.8 12.5 -0.3 41

Maryland

10.1 9.9 -0.2 42

California

16.4 16.3 -0.1 43

Missouri

10.2 10.1 -0.1 43

North Carolina

12.9 12.9 0.0 45

North Dakota

9.1 9.1 0.0 45

Massachusetts

16.2 16.3 0.1 47

Florida

13.8 14.5 0.7 48

Delaware

14.9 15.8 0.9 49

Connecticut

8.3 9.4 1.1 50

Minnesota

8.7 9.9 1.2 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 19, 2020