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

District of Columbia

6.4 6.0 -0.4 1

California

4.6 4.3 -0.3 2

Indiana

3.7 3.4 -0.3 2

Kentucky

4.7 4.4 -0.3 2

Maine

3.3 3.0 -0.3 2

Mississippi

4.8 4.6 -0.2 6

Wisconsin

3.2 3.0 -0.2 6

Delaware

4.7 4.6 -0.1 8

Hawaii

2.1 2.0 -0.1 8

Illinois

4.9 4.8 -0.1 8

Iowa

2.9 2.8 -0.1 8

Kansas

3.5 3.4 -0.1 8

Louisiana

4.7 4.6 -0.1 8

Massachusetts

3.6 3.5 -0.1 8

Minnesota

3.2 3.1 -0.1 8

New Hampshire

2.7 2.6 -0.1 8

New Jersey

5.1 5.0 -0.1 8

New Mexico

6.1 6.0 -0.1 8

New York

4.7 4.6 -0.1 8

Ohio

4.8 4.7 -0.1 8

Oklahoma

4.2 4.1 -0.1 8

Oregon

4.2 4.1 -0.1 8

Utah

3.2 3.1 -0.1 8

Vermont

2.9 2.8 -0.1 8

Wyoming

4.3 4.2 -0.1 8

Alabama

3.5 3.5 0.0 26

Arkansas

3.7 3.7 0.0 26

Connecticut

4.6 4.6 0.0 26

Idaho

2.9 2.9 0.0 26

Nebraska

2.7 2.7 0.0 26

Nevada

5.0 5.0 0.0 26

North Dakota

2.6 2.6 0.0 26

South Dakota

3.5 3.5 0.0 26

Virginia

3.7 3.7 0.0 26

Alaska

7.2 7.3 0.1 35

Florida

3.6 3.7 0.1 35

Georgia

4.3 4.4 0.1 35

Maryland

3.9 4.0 0.1 35

Michigan

4.6 4.7 0.1 35

Missouri

3.4 3.5 0.1 35

Montana

4.0 4.1 0.1 35

Pennsylvania

4.6 4.7 0.1 35

Rhode Island

4.3 4.4 0.1 35

South Carolina

4.0 4.1 0.1 35

Tennessee

3.1 3.2 0.1 35

Texas

3.8 3.9 0.1 35

Washington

4.4 4.5 0.1 35

Arizona

4.3 4.5 0.2 48

Colorado

2.9 3.1 0.2 48

North Carolina

4.3 4.5 0.2 48

West Virginia

5.3 5.5 0.2 48

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: January 23, 2018