Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
May 2015 May 2016p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 TENNESSEE 5.8 4.1 -1.7
2 ARKANSAS 5.4 3.8 -1.6
3 OREGON 5.8 4.5 -1.3
4 CALIFORNIA 6.4 5.2 -1.2
5 MAINE 4.5 3.5 -1.0
6 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.0 6.1 -0.9
6 NEW JERSEY 5.8 4.9 -0.9
6 WEST VIRGINIA 7.1 6.2 -0.9
9 DELAWARE 4.9 4.1 -0.8
9 MICHIGAN 5.5 4.7 -0.8
9 MISSOURI 5.1 4.3 -0.8
9 NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.5 2.7 -0.8
13 FLORIDA 5.4 4.7 -0.7
13 MARYLAND 5.2 4.5 -0.7
13 MASSACHUSETTS 4.9 4.2 -0.7
13 NEVADA 6.8 6.1 -0.7
13 NEW YORK 5.4 4.7 -0.7
13 NORTH CAROLINA 5.8 5.1 -0.7
13 RHODE ISLAND 6.1 5.4 -0.7
13 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.2 2.5 -0.7
13 VIRGINIA 4.5 3.8 -0.7
22 GEORGIA 5.9 5.3 -0.6
22 MISSISSIPPI 6.4 5.8 -0.6
22 VERMONT 3.7 3.1 -0.6
25 ARIZONA 6.1 5.6 -0.5
25 COLORADO 3.9 3.4 -0.5
25 HAWAII 3.7 3.2 -0.5
25 IDAHO 4.2 3.7 -0.5
25 KANSAS 4.2 3.7 -0.5
25 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.1 5.6 -0.5
31 NEW MEXICO 6.6 6.2 -0.4
31 WISCONSIN 4.6 4.2 -0.4
33 KENTUCKY 5.3 5.1 -0.2
34 ALABAMA 6.1 6.1 0.0
34 LOUISIANA 6.3 6.3 0.0
34 TEXAS 4.4 4.4 0.0
37 CONNECTICUT 5.6 5.7 0.1
37 MONTANA 4.1 4.2 0.1
37 NEBRASKA 2.9 3.0 0.1
40 INDIANA 4.8 5.0 0.2
40 MINNESOTA 3.6 3.8 0.2
40 OHIO 4.9 5.1 0.2
40 UTAH 3.6 3.8 0.2
40 WASHINGTON 5.6 5.8 0.2
45 ALASKA 6.4 6.7 0.3
45 IOWA 3.6 3.9 0.3
45 OKLAHOMA 4.4 4.7 0.3
45 PENNSYLVANIA 5.2 5.5 0.3
49 NORTH DAKOTA 2.8 3.2 0.4
50 ILLINOIS 5.9 6.4 0.5
51 WYOMING 4.2 5.6 1.4

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: June 17, 2016