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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 November 2020
rate
December 2020(p)
rate
Over-the-month
Change Rank

New Jersey

10.2 7.6 -2.6 1

Arkansas

6.3 4.2 -2.1 2

Kansas

5.1 3.8 -1.3 3

Louisiana

8.5 7.2 -1.3 3

Nevada

10.4 9.2 -1.2 5

Hawaii

10.4 9.3 -1.1 6

Texas

8.1 7.2 -0.9 7

Indiana

5.1 4.3 -0.8 8

Oklahoma

6.1 5.3 -0.8 8

Iowa

3.8 3.1 -0.7 10

Utah

4.3 3.6 -0.7 10

Alabama

4.4 3.9 -0.5 12

Alaska

6.3 5.8 -0.5 12

Arizona

8.0 7.5 -0.5 12

Idaho

4.9 4.4 -0.5 12

Maryland

6.8 6.3 -0.5 12

South Dakota

3.5 3.0 -0.5 12

North Dakota

4.5 4.1 -0.4 18

Wyoming

5.1 4.8 -0.3 19

Connecticut

8.2 8.0 -0.2 20

Florida

6.3 6.1 -0.2 20

Montana

4.6 4.4 -0.2 20

New York

8.4 8.2 -0.2 20

Ohio

5.7 5.5 -0.2 20

Georgia

5.7 5.6 -0.1 25

Minnesota

4.5 4.4 -0.1 25

Mississippi

6.3 6.2 -0.1 25

Pennsylvania

6.8 6.7 -0.1 25

Maine

4.9 4.9 0.0 29

Nebraska

3.0 3.0 0.0 29

North Carolina

6.2 6.2 0.0 29

West Virginia

6.3 6.3 0.0 29

New Hampshire

3.9 4.0 0.1 33

Vermont

3.0 3.1 0.1 33

Virginia

4.8 4.9 0.1 33

Delaware

5.1 5.3 0.2 36

South Carolina

4.4 4.6 0.2 36

Wisconsin

5.3 5.5 0.2 36

Kentucky

5.7 6.0 0.3 39

District Of Columbia

7.5 7.9 0.4 40

Oregon

6.0 6.4 0.4 40

Michigan

7.0 7.5 0.5 42

Illinois

6.9 7.6 0.7 43

Massachusetts

6.7 7.4 0.7 43

Rhode Island

7.3 8.1 0.8 45

California

8.1 9.0 0.9 46

New Mexico

7.2 8.2 1.0 47

Tennessee

5.2 6.4 1.2 48

Missouri

4.5 5.8 1.3 49

Washington

5.7 7.1 1.4 50

Colorado

6.4 8.4 2.0 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: January 26, 2021