Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State December 2018(p)
rate
Rank

Iowa

2.4 1

Hawaii

2.5 2

New Hampshire

2.5 2

Idaho

2.6 4

North Dakota

2.7 5

Vermont

2.7 5

Minnesota

2.8 7

Nebraska

2.8 7

Virginia

2.8 7

South Dakota

2.9 10

Wisconsin

3.0 11

Missouri

3.1 12

Oklahoma

3.2 13

Utah

3.2 13

Florida

3.3 15

Kansas

3.3 15

Massachusetts

3.3 15

South Carolina

3.3 15

Maine

3.4 19

Colorado

3.5 20

Arkansas

3.6 21

Georgia

3.6 21

Indiana

3.6 21

North Carolina

3.6 21

Tennessee

3.6 21

Delaware

3.7 26

Montana

3.7 26

Texas

3.7 26

Alabama

3.9 29

Maryland

3.9 29

New York

3.9 29

Rhode Island

3.9 29

Connecticut

4.0 33

Michigan

4.0 33

New Jersey

4.0 33

Oregon

4.1 36

Wyoming

4.1 36

California

4.2 38

Pennsylvania

4.2 38

Illinois

4.3 40

Washington

4.3 40

Kentucky

4.4 42

Nevada

4.4 42

Ohio

4.6 44

Mississippi

4.7 45

New Mexico

4.7 45

Arizona

4.8 47

Louisiana

4.9 48

West Virginia

5.1 49

District of Columbia

5.5 50

Alaska

6.3 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 18, 2019