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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Unemployment Rates for States

Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State October 2021(p)
rate
Rank

Nebraska

1.9 1

Utah

2.2 2

Oklahoma

2.7 3

Idaho

2.8 4

South Dakota

2.8 4

Vermont

2.8 4

New Hampshire

2.9 7

Alabama

3.1 8

Georgia

3.1 8

Montana

3.1 8

Wisconsin

3.2 11

Indiana

3.3 12

North Dakota

3.3 12

Minnesota

3.5 14

Virginia

3.6 15

Arkansas

3.7 16

Missouri

3.7 16

Iowa

3.9 18

Kansas

3.9 18

South Carolina

3.9 18

North Carolina

4.1 21

Wyoming

4.1 21

Kentucky

4.2 23

Tennessee

4.2 23

West Virginia

4.3 25

Oregon

4.4 26

Florida

4.6 27

Maine

4.9 28

Washington

5.0 29

Ohio

5.1 30

Arizona

5.2 31

Delaware

5.3 32

Massachusetts

5.3 32

Colorado

5.4 34

Louisiana

5.4 34

Rhode Island

5.4 34

Texas

5.4 34

Mississippi

5.5 38

Maryland

5.7 39

Illinois

6.0 40

Pennsylvania

6.0 40

Alaska

6.1 42

Michigan

6.1 42

District of Columbia

6.3 44

Hawaii

6.3 44

Connecticut

6.4 46

New Mexico

6.5 47

New York

6.9 48

New Jersey

7.0 49

California

7.3 50

Nevada

7.3 50

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 19, 2021