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

Alabama

4.5 4.2 -0.3 1

Connecticut

5.0 4.8 -0.2 2

Arizona

5.1 5.0 -0.1 3

Florida

4.1 4.0 -0.1 3

Hawaii

2.7 2.6 -0.1 3

Idaho

3.0 2.9 -0.1 3

Louisiana

5.3 5.2 -0.1 3

Maryland

4.0 3.9 -0.1 3

Massachusetts

4.3 4.2 -0.1 3

New Hampshire

2.8 2.7 -0.1 3

Pennsylvania

5.0 4.9 -0.1 3

Tennessee

3.4 3.3 -0.1 3

Texas

4.3 4.2 -0.1 3

Vermont

3.1 3.0 -0.1 3

Colorado

2.4 2.4 0.0 15

District of Columbia

6.4 6.4 0.0 15

Georgia

4.7 4.7 0.0 15

Kentucky

5.4 5.4 0.0 15

Montana

3.9 3.9 0.0 15

Nebraska

2.8 2.8 0.0 15

New Mexico

6.3 6.3 0.0 15

North Carolina

4.1 4.1 0.0 15

North Dakota

2.3 2.3 0.0 15

Rhode Island

4.3 4.3 0.0 15

Utah

3.5 3.5 0.0 15

Virginia

3.8 3.8 0.0 15

Wyoming

4.0 4.0 0.0 15

Arkansas

3.4 3.5 0.1 28

Delaware

4.8 4.9 0.1 28

Iowa

3.2 3.3 0.1 28

Maine

3.7 3.8 0.1 28

Minnesota

3.7 3.8 0.1 28

Mississippi

5.2 5.3 0.1 28

Nevada

4.8 4.9 0.1 28

New York

4.7 4.8 0.1 28

Oklahoma

4.4 4.5 0.1 28

South Carolina

3.9 4.0 0.1 28

Washington

4.5 4.6 0.1 28

Alaska

7.0 7.2 0.2 39

Illinois

4.8 5.0 0.2 39

Kansas

3.7 3.9 0.2 39

Michigan

3.7 3.9 0.2 39

Missouri

3.8 4.0 0.2 39

Ohio

5.2 5.4 0.2 39

South Dakota

3.1 3.3 0.2 39

Wisconsin

3.2 3.4 0.2 39

California

4.8 5.1 0.3 47

New Jersey

4.2 4.5 0.3 47

Oregon

3.8 4.1 0.3 47

West Virginia

4.7 5.0 0.3 47

Indiana

3.1 3.5 0.4 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: September 15, 2017