Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State December 2017(p)
rate
Rank

Hawaii

2.0 1

New Hampshire

2.6 2

North Dakota

2.6 2

Nebraska

2.7 4

Iowa

2.8 5

Vermont

2.8 5

Idaho

2.9 7

Maine

3.0 8

Wisconsin

3.0 8

Colorado

3.1 10

Minnesota

3.1 10

Utah

3.1 10

Tennessee

3.2 13

Indiana

3.4 14

Kansas

3.4 14

Alabama

3.5 16

Massachusetts

3.5 16

Missouri

3.5 16

South Dakota

3.5 16

Arkansas

3.7 20

Florida

3.7 20

Virginia

3.7 20

Texas

3.9 23

Maryland

4.0 24

Montana

4.1 25

Oklahoma

4.1 25

Oregon

4.1 25

South Carolina

4.1 25

Wyoming

4.2 29

California

4.3 30

Georgia

4.4 31

Kentucky

4.4 31

Rhode Island

4.4 31

Arizona

4.5 34

North Carolina

4.5 34

Washington

4.5 34

Connecticut

4.6 37

Delaware

4.6 37

Louisiana

4.6 37

Mississippi

4.6 37

New York

4.6 37

Michigan

4.7 42

Ohio

4.7 42

Pennsylvania

4.7 42

Illinois

4.8 45

Nevada

5.0 46

New Jersey

5.0 46

West Virginia

5.5 48

District of Columbia

6.0 49

New Mexico

6.0 49

Alaska

7.3 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 23, 2018