Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State August 2015
rate
August 2016(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Arkansas

5.1 3.9 -1.2 1

Tennessee

5.6 4.4 -1.2 1

North Carolina

5.7 4.6 -1.1 3

West Virginia

6.7 5.7 -1.0 4

Massachusetts

4.8 3.9 -0.9 5

Maryland

5.1 4.3 -0.8 6

Alabama

6.1 5.4 -0.7 7

District of Columbia

6.7 6.0 -0.7 7

Georgia

5.6 4.9 -0.7 7

Delaware

4.9 4.3 -0.6 10

Michigan

5.1 4.5 -0.6 10

California

6.0 5.5 -0.5 12

Florida

5.2 4.7 -0.5 12

South Carolina

5.6 5.1 -0.5 12

Kentucky

5.3 4.9 -0.4 15

Oregon

5.8 5.4 -0.4 15

Vermont

3.7 3.3 -0.4 15

Wisconsin

4.6 4.2 -0.4 15

Idaho

4.1 3.8 -0.3 19

Illinois

5.8 5.5 -0.3 19

Maine

4.3 4.0 -0.3 19

Mississippi

6.3 6.0 -0.3 19

Nevada

6.6 6.3 -0.3 19

New Hampshire

3.3 3.0 -0.3 19

Virginia

4.2 3.9 -0.3 19

Arizona

6.0 5.8 -0.2 26

New York

5.0 4.8 -0.2 26

Rhode Island

5.8 5.6 -0.2 26

South Dakota

3.1 2.9 -0.2 26

Hawaii

3.5 3.4 -0.1 30

Indiana

4.6 4.5 -0.1 30

New Jersey

5.3 5.3 0.0 32

Colorado

3.7 3.8 0.1 33

New Mexico

6.5 6.6 0.1 33

Ohio

4.6 4.7 0.1 33

Washington

5.6 5.7 0.1 33

Kansas

4.1 4.3 0.2 37

Montana

4.1 4.3 0.2 37

Nebraska

3.0 3.2 0.2 37

Utah

3.5 3.7 0.2 37

Alaska

6.5 6.8 0.3 41

Connecticut

5.3 5.6 0.3 41

Louisiana

6.0 6.3 0.3 41

Texas

4.4 4.7 0.3 41

Minnesota

3.6 4.0 0.4 45

Missouri

4.7 5.1 0.4 45

North Dakota

2.7 3.1 0.4 45

Iowa

3.6 4.2 0.6 48

Oklahoma

4.3 5.1 0.8 49

Pennsylvania

4.9 5.7 0.8 49

Wyoming

4.3 5.5 1.2 51

Footnotes
(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: September 20, 2016