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

Illinois

5.4 4.9 -0.5 1

Alabama

6.2 5.8 -0.4 2

Colorado

2.9 2.6 -0.3 3

New Jersey

4.5 4.2 -0.3 3

West Virginia

5.2 4.9 -0.3 3

Wisconsin

3.7 3.4 -0.3 3

Florida

5.0 4.8 -0.2 7

Georgia

5.3 5.1 -0.2 7

Indiana

4.1 3.9 -0.2 7

Kansas

4.0 3.8 -0.2 7

Maine

3.2 3.0 -0.2 7

Michigan

5.3 5.1 -0.2 7

Minnesota

4.0 3.8 -0.2 7

Mississippi

5.2 5.0 -0.2 7

Missouri

4.1 3.9 -0.2 7

North Carolina

5.1 4.9 -0.2 7

North Dakota

3.0 2.8 -0.2 7

Oklahoma

4.5 4.3 -0.2 7

Oregon

4.0 3.8 -0.2 7

Pennsylvania

5.0 4.8 -0.2 7

Rhode Island

4.5 4.3 -0.2 7

Tennessee

5.3 5.1 -0.2 7

Washington

4.9 4.7 -0.2 7

Wyoming

4.7 4.5 -0.2 7

Arizona

5.1 5.0 -0.1 25

Arkansas

3.7 3.6 -0.1 25

California

5.0 4.9 -0.1 25

Hawaii

2.8 2.7 -0.1 25

Idaho

3.6 3.5 -0.1 25

Iowa

3.2 3.1 -0.1 25

Louisiana

5.8 5.7 -0.1 25

Montana

3.9 3.8 -0.1 25

Nebraska

3.2 3.1 -0.1 25

Nevada

4.9 4.8 -0.1 25

New Mexico

6.8 6.7 -0.1 25

New York

4.4 4.3 -0.1 25

Virginia

3.9 3.8 -0.1 25

Alaska

6.4 6.4 0.0 38

Delaware

4.5 4.5 0.0 38

Kentucky

5.0 5.0 0.0 38

Ohio

5.1 5.1 0.0 38

South Carolina

4.4 4.4 0.0 38

South Dakota

2.8 2.8 0.0 38

Utah

3.1 3.1 0.0 38

Vermont

3.0 3.0 0.0 38

Connecticut

4.7 4.8 0.1 46

District of Columbia

5.7 5.8 0.1 46

Maryland

4.2 4.3 0.1 46

New Hampshire

2.7 2.8 0.1 46

Texas

4.9 5.0 0.1 46

Massachusetts

3.4 3.6 0.2 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: April 21, 2017