Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Sept. 2013 Sept. 2014p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 ILLINOIS 9.1 6.6 -2.5
2 NEVADA 9.6 7.3 -2.3
3 COLORADO 6.6 4.7 -1.9
3 RHODE ISLAND 9.5 7.6 -1.9
5 OHIO 7.4 5.6 -1.8
6 INDIANA 7.3 5.7 -1.6
6 KENTUCKY 8.3 6.7 -1.6
6 MICHIGAN 8.8 7.2 -1.6
6 PENNSYLVANIA 7.3 5.7 -1.6
10 ARKANSAS 7.7 6.2 -1.5
10 CALIFORNIA 8.8 7.3 -1.5
10 IDAHO 6.0 4.5 -1.5
13 NEW JERSEY 7.9 6.5 -1.4
14 CONNECTICUT 7.7 6.4 -1.3
14 NEW YORK 7.5 6.2 -1.3
16 MASSACHUSETTS 7.2 6.0 -1.2
16 WASHINGTON 6.9 5.7 -1.2
18 ARIZONA 8.0 6.9 -1.1
18 TEXAS 6.3 5.2 -1.1
18 WISCONSIN 6.6 5.5 -1.1
21 MONTANA 5.6 4.6 -1.0
21 NORTH CAROLINA 7.7 6.7 -1.0
23 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.2 4.3 -0.9
23 OKLAHOMA 5.6 4.7 -0.9
23 TENNESSEE 8.2 7.3 -0.9
26 FLORIDA 6.9 6.1 -0.8
26 MAINE 6.6 5.8 -0.8
26 MINNESOTA 4.9 4.1 -0.8
26 UTAH 4.3 3.5 -0.8
30 MISSISSIPPI 8.4 7.7 -0.7
30 SOUTH CAROLINA 7.3 6.6 -0.7
32 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8.2 7.7 -0.5
32 HAWAII 4.7 4.2 -0.5
32 KANSAS 5.3 4.8 -0.5
32 OREGON 7.6 7.1 -0.5
36 NEBRASKA 3.9 3.6 -0.3
36 NEW MEXICO 6.9 6.6 -0.3
36 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.7 3.4 -0.3
39 MARYLAND 6.5 6.3 -0.2
40 DELAWARE 6.6 6.5 -0.1
40 GEORGIA 8.0 7.9 -0.1
40 MISSOURI 6.4 6.3 -0.1
40 VERMONT 4.5 4.4 -0.1
44 LOUISIANA 6.0 6.0 0.0
44 NORTH DAKOTA 2.8 2.8 0.0
44 VIRGINIA 5.5 5.5 0.0
47 IOWA 4.5 4.6 0.1
47 WYOMING 4.6 4.7 0.1
49 ALABAMA 6.4 6.6 0.2
49 ALASKA 6.6 6.8 0.2
49 WEST VIRGINIA 6.4 6.6 0.2

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: October 21, 2014