Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Aug. 2013 Aug. 2014p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 ILLINOIS 9.2 6.7 -2.5
2 NEVADA 9.8 7.6 -2.2
3 RHODE ISLAND 9.6 7.7 -1.9
4 OHIO 7.5 5.7 -1.8
5 COLORADO 6.8 5.1 -1.7
5 INDIANA 7.5 5.8 -1.7
7 MICHIGAN 9.0 7.4 -1.6
7 PENNSYLVANIA 7.4 5.8 -1.6
9 CALIFORNIA 8.9 7.4 -1.5
9 IDAHO 6.2 4.7 -1.5
9 NEW JERSEY 8.1 6.6 -1.5
12 ARKANSAS 7.7 6.3 -1.4
12 MASSACHUSETTS 7.2 5.8 -1.4
12 WASHINGTON 7.0 5.6 -1.4
15 KENTUCKY 8.4 7.1 -1.3
15 NEW YORK 7.7 6.4 -1.3
17 CONNECTICUT 7.8 6.6 -1.2
17 NORTH CAROLINA 8.0 6.8 -1.2
19 MAINE 6.7 5.6 -1.1
19 SOUTH CAROLINA 7.5 6.4 -1.1
19 TEXAS 6.4 5.3 -1.1
19 WISCONSIN 6.7 5.6 -1.1
23 ARIZONA 8.1 7.1 -1.0
23 MONTANA 5.7 4.7 -1.0
23 TENNESSEE 8.4 7.4 -1.0
26 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.3 4.4 -0.9
26 OKLAHOMA 5.6 4.7 -0.9
28 FLORIDA 7.1 6.3 -0.8
28 UTAH 4.4 3.6 -0.8
30 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8.3 7.6 -0.7
30 MINNESOTA 5.0 4.3 -0.7
30 MISSISSIPPI 8.6 7.9 -0.7
33 KANSAS 5.5 4.9 -0.6
34 HAWAII 4.8 4.3 -0.5
34 OREGON 7.7 7.2 -0.5
36 LOUISIANA 6.2 5.8 -0.4
36 NEBRASKA 4.0 3.6 -0.4
36 VERMONT 4.5 4.1 -0.4
39 MISSOURI 6.6 6.3 -0.3
39 NEW MEXICO 7.0 6.7 -0.3
41 DELAWARE 6.7 6.5 -0.2
41 IOWA 4.7 4.5 -0.2
41 MARYLAND 6.6 6.4 -0.2
41 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.8 3.6 -0.2
45 GEORGIA 8.2 8.1 -0.1
45 NORTH DAKOTA 2.9 2.8 -0.1
47 VIRGINIA 5.6 5.6 0.0
47 WYOMING 4.6 4.6 0.0
49 ALASKA 6.7 6.8 0.1
49 WEST VIRGINIA 6.5 6.6 0.1
51 ALABAMA 6.5 6.9 0.4

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: September 19, 2014