Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Mar. 2015 Mar. 2016p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 NEW JERSEY 6.2 4.4 -1.8
2 ARKANSAS 5.5 4.0 -1.5
2 TENNESSEE 6.0 4.5 -1.5
4 CALIFORNIA 6.6 5.4 -1.2
4 MAINE 4.6 3.4 -1.2
4 OREGON 5.7 4.5 -1.2
7 COLORADO 4.0 2.9 -1.1
7 MISSOURI 5.3 4.2 -1.1
7 NEVADA 6.9 5.8 -1.1
7 NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.7 2.6 -1.1
11 MICHIGAN 5.8 4.8 -1.0
12 RHODE ISLAND 6.3 5.4 -0.9
13 ARIZONA 6.2 5.4 -0.8
13 HAWAII 3.9 3.1 -0.8
13 NEW YORK 5.6 4.8 -0.8
16 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.2 6.5 -0.7
16 FLORIDA 5.6 4.9 -0.7
16 GEORGIA 6.2 5.5 -0.7
16 MASSACHUSETTS 5.1 4.4 -0.7
16 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.4 5.7 -0.7
16 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.2 2.5 -0.7
16 VIRGINIA 4.7 4.0 -0.7
23 MARYLAND 5.3 4.7 -0.6
24 DELAWARE 4.9 4.4 -0.5
24 LOUISIANA 6.6 6.1 -0.5
26 KANSAS 4.3 3.9 -0.4
26 PENNSYLVANIA 5.3 4.9 -0.4
26 VERMONT 3.7 3.3 -0.4
26 WEST VIRGINIA 6.9 6.5 -0.4
30 IDAHO 4.1 3.8 -0.3
30 NEW MEXICO 6.5 6.2 -0.3
30 NORTH CAROLINA 5.8 5.5 -0.3
33 CONNECTICUT 5.9 5.7 -0.2
33 MISSISSIPPI 6.5 6.3 -0.2
35 INDIANA 5.1 5.0 -0.1
35 TEXAS 4.4 4.3 -0.1
35 WISCONSIN 4.6 4.5 -0.1
38 OHIO 5.1 5.1 0.0
38 UTAH 3.5 3.5 0.0
40 ALABAMA 6.1 6.2 0.1
40 IOWA 3.7 3.8 0.1
40 MINNESOTA 3.6 3.7 0.1
43 ALASKA 6.4 6.6 0.2
43 MONTANA 4.1 4.3 0.2
43 NEBRASKA 2.8 3.0 0.2
43 OKLAHOMA 4.2 4.4 0.2
43 WASHINGTON 5.6 5.8 0.2
48 KENTUCKY 5.3 5.6 0.3
49 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 3.1 0.4
50 ILLINOIS 5.9 6.5 0.6
51 WYOMING 3.9 5.2 1.3

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: April 15, 2016