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

Minnesota

3.7 3.3 -0.4 1

Hawaii

2.5 2.2 -0.3 2

Louisiana

5.1 4.8 -0.3 2

Mississippi

5.2 4.9 -0.3 2

Missouri

3.8 3.5 -0.3 2

Alabama

3.8 3.6 -0.2 6

Arizona

4.7 4.5 -0.2 6

California

5.1 4.9 -0.2 6

Florida

3.8 3.6 -0.2 6

Iowa

3.2 3.0 -0.2 6

Kansas

3.8 3.6 -0.2 6

Kentucky

5.2 5.0 -0.2 6

Maine

3.7 3.5 -0.2 6

Massachusetts

3.9 3.7 -0.2 6

Ohio

5.3 5.1 -0.2 6

Connecticut

4.6 4.5 -0.1 16

Delaware

4.9 4.8 -0.1 16

Georgia

4.4 4.3 -0.1 16

Illinois

5.0 4.9 -0.1 16

Nebraska

2.8 2.7 -0.1 16

New Mexico

6.2 6.1 -0.1 16

New York

4.9 4.8 -0.1 16

Oklahoma

4.5 4.4 -0.1 16

Pennsylvania

4.8 4.7 -0.1 16

Texas

4.0 3.9 -0.1 16

Utah

3.4 3.3 -0.1 16

Virginia

3.7 3.6 -0.1 16

Washington

4.6 4.5 -0.1 16

Wisconsin

3.5 3.4 -0.1 16

Alaska

7.2 7.2 0.0 30

Maryland

3.8 3.8 0.0 30

Montana

3.9 3.9 0.0 30

New Hampshire

2.7 2.7 0.0 30

North Carolina

4.1 4.1 0.0 30

Rhode Island

4.2 4.2 0.0 30

South Carolina

3.9 3.9 0.0 30

Tennessee

3.0 3.0 0.0 30

Vermont

2.9 2.9 0.0 30

West Virginia

5.1 5.1 0.0 30

Arkansas

3.5 3.6 0.1 40

District of Columbia

6.5 6.6 0.1 40

Idaho

2.8 2.9 0.1 40

Indiana

3.8 3.9 0.1 40

Nevada

4.9 5.0 0.1 40

North Dakota

2.4 2.5 0.1 40

Oregon

4.2 4.3 0.1 40

South Dakota

3.4 3.5 0.1 40

Colorado

2.5 2.7 0.2 48

Michigan

4.3 4.5 0.2 48

New Jersey

4.7 4.9 0.2 48

Wyoming

4.0 4.2 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: November 17, 2017