Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
July 2013 July 2014p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 ILLINOIS 9.2 6.8 -2.4
2 NEVADA 9.9 7.7 -2.2
3 SOUTH CAROLINA 7.7 5.7 -2.0
4 RHODE ISLAND 9.6 7.7 -1.9
5 NEW JERSEY 8.3 6.5 -1.8
5 OHIO 7.5 5.7 -1.8
5 PENNSYLVANIA 7.5 5.7 -1.8
8 INDIANA 7.6 5.9 -1.7
9 CALIFORNIA 9.0 7.4 -1.6
9 MASSACHUSETTS 7.2 5.6 -1.6
9 NORTH CAROLINA 8.1 6.5 -1.6
12 ARKANSAS 7.7 6.2 -1.5
12 COLORADO 6.8 5.3 -1.5
12 IDAHO 6.3 4.8 -1.5
15 WASHINGTON 7.0 5.6 -1.4
16 CONNECTICUT 7.9 6.6 -1.3
16 MICHIGAN 9.0 7.7 -1.3
16 TENNESSEE 8.4 7.1 -1.3
16 TEXAS 6.4 5.1 -1.3
20 MAINE 6.7 5.5 -1.2
21 ARIZONA 8.1 7.0 -1.1
21 FLORIDA 7.3 6.2 -1.1
21 MONTANA 5.7 4.6 -1.1
21 NEW YORK 7.7 6.6 -1.1
25 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8.4 7.4 -1.0
25 KENTUCKY 8.4 7.4 -1.0
25 LOUISIANA 6.4 5.4 -1.0
25 OKLAHOMA 5.6 4.6 -1.0
25 WISCONSIN 6.8 5.8 -1.0
30 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.3 4.4 -0.9
30 OREGON 7.8 6.9 -0.9
30 UTAH 4.5 3.6 -0.9
33 VERMONT 4.5 3.7 -0.8
34 KANSAS 5.6 4.9 -0.7
34 MISSISSIPPI 8.7 8.0 -0.7
36 DELAWARE 6.8 6.2 -0.6
36 MARYLAND 6.7 6.1 -0.6
36 MINNESOTA 5.1 4.5 -0.6
39 GEORGIA 8.3 7.8 -0.5
40 NEBRASKA 4.0 3.6 -0.4
40 NEW MEXICO 7.0 6.6 -0.4
42 HAWAII 4.7 4.4 -0.3
42 IOWA 4.8 4.5 -0.3
42 MISSOURI 6.8 6.5 -0.3
42 VIRGINIA 5.7 5.4 -0.3
46 ALASKA 6.7 6.5 -0.2
46 WEST VIRGINIA 6.5 6.3 -0.2
46 WYOMING 4.6 4.4 -0.2
49 NORTH DAKOTA 2.9 2.8 -0.1
49 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.8 3.7 -0.1
51 ALABAMA 6.5 7.0 0.5

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: August 18, 2014