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

New Hampshire

2.7 1

Hawaii

2.8 2

Colorado

2.9 3

South Dakota

2.9 3

North Dakota

3.0 5

Utah

3.1 6

Vermont

3.1 6

Massachusetts

3.2 8

Iowa

3.3 9

Nebraska

3.3 9

Maine

3.5 11

Idaho

3.6 12

Arkansas

3.8 13

Montana

3.9 14

Wisconsin

3.9 14

Indiana

4.0 16

Minnesota

4.0 16

Virginia

4.0 16

Kansas

4.1 19

Maryland

4.2 20

Missouri

4.2 20

Oregon

4.3 22

Delaware

4.4 23

South Carolina

4.4 23

Connecticut

4.5 25

New Jersey

4.6 26

New York

4.6 26

Oklahoma

4.7 28

Rhode Island

4.7 28

Texas

4.8 30

Wyoming

4.8 30

Arizona

5.0 32

Florida

5.0 32

Kentucky

5.0 32

Nevada

5.0 32

Ohio

5.0 32

California

5.1 37

Washington

5.1 37

Michigan

5.2 39

Pennsylvania

5.2 39

North Carolina

5.3 41

Tennessee

5.4 42

Georgia

5.5 43

Mississippi

5.5 43

West Virginia

5.6 45

District of Columbia

5.7 46

Illinois

5.7 46

Louisiana

5.9 48

Alabama

6.4 49

Alaska

6.5 50

New Mexico

6.7 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: March 13, 2017