Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Nov. 2013 Nov. 2014p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 ILLINOIS 9.0 6.4 -2.6
2 RHODE ISLAND 9.4 7.1 -2.3
3 COLORADO 6.3 4.1 -2.2
3 NEVADA 9.1 6.9 -2.2
3 OHIO 7.2 5.0 -2.2
6 KENTUCKY 8.1 6.0 -2.1
7 IDAHO 5.7 3.9 -1.8
7 MICHIGAN 8.5 6.7 -1.8
7 PENNSYLVANIA 6.9 5.1 -1.8
10 ARKANSAS 7.5 5.8 -1.7
11 NORTH CAROLINA 7.2 5.8 -1.4
12 MASSACHUSETTS 7.1 5.8 -1.3
13 CALIFORNIA 8.4 7.2 -1.2
13 INDIANA 6.9 5.7 -1.2
13 NEW YORK 7.1 5.9 -1.2
13 TEXAS 6.1 4.9 -1.2
13 WISCONSIN 6.4 5.2 -1.2
18 MINNESOTA 4.8 3.7 -1.1
18 MONTANA 5.4 4.3 -1.1
18 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.2 4.1 -1.1
18 OKLAHOMA 5.5 4.4 -1.1
18 TENNESSEE 7.9 6.8 -1.1
23 ARIZONA 7.8 6.8 -1.0
23 CONNECTICUT 7.5 6.5 -1.0
23 NEW JERSEY 7.4 6.4 -1.0
26 FLORIDA 6.5 5.8 -0.7
26 HAWAII 4.7 4.0 -0.7
26 KANSAS 5.0 4.3 -0.7
26 MAINE 6.4 5.7 -0.7
26 MISSISSIPPI 8.0 7.3 -0.7
31 MARYLAND 6.2 5.6 -0.6
31 NEBRASKA 3.7 3.1 -0.6
31 WASHINGTON 6.8 6.2 -0.6
34 MISSOURI 6.1 5.6 -0.5
35 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.8 7.4 -0.4
35 GEORGIA 7.6 7.2 -0.4
35 UTAH 4.0 3.6 -0.4
38 DELAWARE 6.3 6.0 -0.3
38 NEW MEXICO 6.7 6.4 -0.3
38 OREGON 7.3 7.0 -0.3
38 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.6 3.3 -0.3
38 VIRGINIA 5.3 5.0 -0.3
43 ALABAMA 6.2 6.0 -0.2
44 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.8 6.7 -0.1
45 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 2.7 0.0
45 VERMONT 4.3 4.3 0.0
45 WYOMING 4.5 4.5 0.0
48 ALASKA 6.5 6.6 0.1
48 IOWA 4.2 4.3 0.1
48 WEST VIRGINIA 6.2 6.3 0.1
51 LOUISIANA 5.6 6.5 0.9

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: December 19, 2014