Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State July 2016
rate
August 2016(p)
rate
Over-the-month
Change Rank

Alabama

5.7 5.4 -0.3 1

Illinois

5.8 5.5 -0.3 1

Arizona

6.0 5.8 -0.2 3

Massachusetts

4.1 3.9 -0.2 3

Nevada

6.5 6.3 -0.2 3

Utah

3.9 3.7 -0.2 3

Wyoming

5.7 5.5 -0.2 3

Connecticut

5.7 5.6 -0.1 8

Georgia

5.0 4.9 -0.1 8

Hawaii

3.5 3.4 -0.1 8

Indiana

4.6 4.5 -0.1 8

Kentucky

5.0 4.9 -0.1 8

North Carolina

4.7 4.6 -0.1 8

North Dakota

3.2 3.1 -0.1 8

Ohio

4.8 4.7 -0.1 8

South Carolina

5.2 5.1 -0.1 8

Washington

5.8 5.7 -0.1 8

Arkansas

3.9 3.9 0.0 18

California

5.5 5.5 0.0 18

Colorado

3.8 3.8 0.0 18

Delaware

4.3 4.3 0.0 18

Florida

4.7 4.7 0.0 18

Idaho

3.8 3.8 0.0 18

Louisiana

6.3 6.3 0.0 18

Maryland

4.3 4.3 0.0 18

Michigan

4.5 4.5 0.0 18

Mississippi

6.0 6.0 0.0 18

West Virginia

5.7 5.7 0.0 18

Wisconsin

4.2 4.2 0.0 18

Alaska

6.7 6.8 0.1 30

District of Columbia

5.9 6.0 0.1 30

Iowa

4.1 4.2 0.1 30

Maine

3.9 4.0 0.1 30

Minnesota

3.9 4.0 0.1 30

Montana

4.2 4.3 0.1 30

Nebraska

3.1 3.2 0.1 30

New Hampshire

2.9 3.0 0.1 30

New Jersey

5.2 5.3 0.1 30

New York

4.7 4.8 0.1 30

Oklahoma

5.0 5.1 0.1 30

Pennsylvania

5.6 5.7 0.1 30

Rhode Island

5.5 5.6 0.1 30

South Dakota

2.8 2.9 0.1 30

Tennessee

4.3 4.4 0.1 30

Texas

4.6 4.7 0.1 30

Vermont

3.2 3.3 0.1 30

New Mexico

6.4 6.6 0.2 47

Oregon

5.2 5.4 0.2 47

Virginia

3.7 3.9 0.2 47

Kansas

4.0 4.3 0.3 50

Missouri

4.7 5.1 0.4 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