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

West Virginia

5.6 5.2 -0.4 1

Illinois

5.7 5.4 -0.3 2

Maine

3.5 3.2 -0.3 2

Mississippi

5.5 5.2 -0.3 2

Oregon

4.3 4.0 -0.3 2

Rhode Island

4.8 4.5 -0.3 2

Alabama

6.4 6.2 -0.2 7

California

5.2 5.0 -0.2 7

Georgia

5.5 5.3 -0.2 7

Iowa

3.4 3.2 -0.2 7

New Jersey

4.6 4.4 -0.2 7

New York

4.6 4.4 -0.2 7

North Carolina

5.3 5.1 -0.2 7

Pennsylvania

5.2 5.0 -0.2 7

Washington

5.1 4.9 -0.2 7

Wisconsin

3.9 3.7 -0.2 7

Alaska

6.5 6.4 -0.1 17

Arkansas

3.8 3.7 -0.1 17

Kansas

4.1 4.0 -0.1 17

Kentucky

5.0 4.9 -0.1 17

Louisiana

5.9 5.8 -0.1 17

Missouri

4.2 4.1 -0.1 17

Montana

3.9 3.8 -0.1 17

Nebraska

3.3 3.2 -0.1 17

Nevada

5.0 4.9 -0.1 17

North Dakota

3.0 2.9 -0.1 17

Oklahoma

4.7 4.6 -0.1 17

South Dakota

2.9 2.8 -0.1 17

Tennessee

5.4 5.3 -0.1 17

Vermont

3.1 3.0 -0.1 17

Virginia

4.0 3.9 -0.1 17

Wyoming

4.8 4.7 -0.1 17

Colorado

2.9 2.9 0.0 33

District of Columbia

5.7 5.7 0.0 33

Florida

5.0 5.0 0.0 33

Hawaii

2.8 2.8 0.0 33

Idaho

3.6 3.6 0.0 33

Maryland

4.2 4.2 0.0 33

Minnesota

4.0 4.0 0.0 33

New Hampshire

2.7 2.7 0.0 33

South Carolina

4.4 4.4 0.0 33

Utah

3.1 3.1 0.0 33

Arizona

5.0 5.1 0.1 43

Delaware

4.4 4.5 0.1 43

Indiana

4.0 4.1 0.1 43

Michigan

5.2 5.3 0.1 43

New Mexico

6.7 6.8 0.1 43

Ohio

5.0 5.1 0.1 43

Texas

4.8 4.9 0.1 43

Connecticut

4.5 4.7 0.2 50

Massachusetts

3.2 3.4 0.2 50

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: March 24, 2017