Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States


Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Annual Average Rankings
2012 2013
RankStateRateRateChange
  UNITED STATES 8.1 7.4 -0.7
1 NEVADA 11.5 9.8 -1.7
2 FLORIDA 8.8 7.2 -1.6
3 CALIFORNIA 10.4 8.9 -1.5
4 SOUTH CAROLINA 9.0 7.6 -1.4
5 NORTH CAROLINA 9.2 8.0 -1.2
6 IDAHO 7.3 6.2 -1.1
6 NEW JERSEY 9.3 8.2 -1.1
6 OREGON 8.8 7.7 -1.1
6 WASHINGTON 8.1 7.0 -1.1
10 COLORADO 7.8 6.8 -1.0
10 UTAH 5.4 4.4 -1.0
12 HAWAII 5.7 4.8 -0.9
13 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 9.1 8.3 -0.8
13 GEORGIA 9.0 8.2 -0.8
13 NEW YORK 8.5 7.7 -0.8
13 RHODE ISLAND 10.3 9.5 -0.8
13 WYOMING 5.4 4.6 -0.8
18 WEST VIRGINIA 7.2 6.5 -0.7
19 ALABAMA 7.1 6.5 -0.6
19 INDIANA 8.1 7.5 -0.6
19 IOWA 5.2 4.6 -0.6
19 MISSISSIPPI 9.2 8.6 -0.6
23 CONNECTICUT 8.3 7.8 -0.5
23 MAINE 7.2 6.7 -0.5
23 MINNESOTA 5.6 5.1 -0.5
23 MISSOURI 7.0 6.5 -0.5
23 PENNSYLVANIA 7.9 7.4 -0.5
23 TEXAS 6.8 6.3 -0.5
23 VERMONT 4.9 4.4 -0.5
30 ALASKA 6.9 6.5 -0.4
30 DELAWARE 7.1 6.7 -0.4
30 KANSAS 5.8 5.4 -0.4
30 MONTANA 6.0 5.6 -0.4
30 SOUTH DAKOTA 4.2 3.8 -0.4
30 VIRGINIA 5.9 5.5 -0.4
36 ARIZONA 8.3 8.0 -0.3
36 LOUISIANA 6.5 6.2 -0.3
36 MARYLAND 6.9 6.6 -0.3
36 MICHIGAN 9.1 8.8 -0.3
40 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.5 5.3 -0.2
40 NEW MEXICO 7.1 6.9 -0.2
40 WISCONSIN 6.9 6.7 -0.2
43 NEBRASKA 4.0 3.9 -0.1
43 NORTH DAKOTA 3.0 2.9 -0.1
45 ARKANSAS 7.5 7.5 0.0
45 KENTUCKY 8.3 8.3 0.0
45 OHIO 7.4 7.4 0.0
45 OKLAHOMA 5.4 5.4 0.0
45 TENNESSEE 8.2 8.2 0.0
50 ILLINOIS 8.9 9.2 0.3
50 MASSACHUSETTS 6.8 7.1 0.3

NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence.

 

Last Modified Date: February 28, 2014