Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Mar. 2014 Mar. 2015p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 KENTUCKY 7.2 5.1 -2.1
2 MICHIGAN 7.6 5.6 -2.0
3 RHODE ISLAND 8.2 6.3 -1.9
4 ILLINOIS 7.7 6.0 -1.7
4 OREGON 7.1 5.4 -1.7
6 ALABAMA 7.2 5.7 -1.5
7 CALIFORNIA 7.9 6.5 -1.4
7 DELAWARE 6.0 4.6 -1.4
9 COLORADO 5.5 4.2 -1.3
10 IDAHO 4.9 3.8 -1.1
10 MASSACHUSETTS 5.9 4.8 -1.1
10 NEVADA 8.2 7.1 -1.1
10 TEXAS 5.3 4.2 -1.1
14 GEORGIA 7.3 6.3 -1.0
14 MAINE 5.8 4.8 -1.0
14 MISSISSIPPI 7.8 6.8 -1.0
14 NORTH CAROLINA 6.4 5.4 -1.0
14 WISCONSIN 5.6 4.6 -1.0
19 NEW YORK 6.6 5.7 -0.9
19 OHIO 6.0 5.1 -0.9
19 OKLAHOMA 4.8 3.9 -0.9
22 ARIZONA 7.0 6.2 -0.8
22 ARKANSAS 6.4 5.6 -0.8
22 FLORIDA 6.5 5.7 -0.8
22 MISSOURI 6.4 5.6 -0.8
22 NEBRASKA 3.4 2.6 -0.8
22 PENNSYLVANIA 6.1 5.3 -0.8
28 MINNESOTA 4.4 3.7 -0.7
28 MONTANA 4.8 4.1 -0.7
28 NEW MEXICO 6.8 6.1 -0.7
31 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.5 3.9 -0.6
32 CONNECTICUT 6.9 6.4 -0.5
32 HAWAII 4.6 4.1 -0.5
32 MARYLAND 5.9 5.4 -0.5
32 VIRGINIA 5.3 4.8 -0.5
36 ALASKA 6.9 6.5 -0.4
36 IOWA 4.4 4.0 -0.4
36 KANSAS 4.6 4.2 -0.4
36 UTAH 3.8 3.4 -0.4
36 WASHINGTON 6.3 5.9 -0.4
41 NEW JERSEY 6.8 6.5 -0.3
42 INDIANA 6.0 5.8 -0.2
42 VERMONT 4.0 3.8 -0.2
42 WEST VIRGINIA 6.8 6.6 -0.2
45 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.8 7.7 -0.1
45 TENNESSEE 6.4 6.3 -0.1
45 WYOMING 4.2 4.1 -0.1
48 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.5 3.5 0.0
49 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 3.1 0.4
50 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.1 6.7 0.6
51 LOUISIANA 5.5 6.6 1.1

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: April 21, 2015