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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 February 2021
rate
March 2021(p)
rate
Over-the-month
Change Rank

North Carolina

5.7 5.2 -0.5 1

New York

8.9 8.5 -0.4 2

North Dakota

4.8 4.4 -0.4 2

District of Columbia

8.1 7.8 -0.3 4

Georgia

4.8 4.5 -0.3 4

Illinois

7.4 7.1 -0.3 4

Louisiana

7.6 7.3 -0.3 4

Nevada

8.4 8.1 -0.3 4

New Hampshire

3.3 3.0 -0.3 4

Ohio

5.0 4.7 -0.3 4

West Virginia

6.2 5.9 -0.3 4

Alabama

4.0 3.8 -0.2 12

Arizona

6.9 6.7 -0.2 12

California

8.5 8.3 -0.2 12

Connecticut

8.5 8.3 -0.2 12

Hawaii

9.2 9.0 -0.2 12

Kentucky

5.2 5.0 -0.2 12

Massachusetts

7.0 6.8 -0.2 12

Minnesota

4.4 4.2 -0.2 12

Nebraska

3.1 2.9 -0.2 12

Oklahoma

4.4 4.2 -0.2 12

Rhode Island

7.3 7.1 -0.2 12

Washington

5.6 5.4 -0.2 12

Arkansas

4.5 4.4 -0.1 24

Idaho

3.3 3.2 -0.1 24

Indiana

4.0 3.9 -0.1 24

Kansas

3.8 3.7 -0.1 24

Michigan

5.2 5.1 -0.1 24

Missouri

4.3 4.2 -0.1 24

Montana

3.9 3.8 -0.1 24

New Jersey

7.8 7.7 -0.1 24

Oregon

6.1 6.0 -0.1 24

Pennsylvania

7.4 7.3 -0.1 24

South Carolina

5.2 5.1 -0.1 24

South Dakota

3.0 2.9 -0.1 24

Utah

3.0 2.9 -0.1 24

Vermont

3.0 2.9 -0.1 24

Virginia

5.2 5.1 -0.1 24

Alaska

6.6 6.6 0.0 39

Colorado

6.4 6.4 0.0 39

Florida

4.7 4.7 0.0 39

Iowa

3.7 3.7 0.0 39

Maine

4.8 4.8 0.0 39

Maryland

6.2 6.2 0.0 39

Mississippi

6.3 6.3 0.0 39

New Mexico

8.3 8.3 0.0 39

Texas

6.9 6.9 0.0 39

Wisconsin

3.8 3.8 0.0 39

Wyoming

5.3 5.3 0.0 39

Tennessee

4.9 5.0 0.1 50

Delaware

6.3 6.5 0.2 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: April 16, 2021