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

Arizona

5.5 5.2 -0.3 1

Connecticut

5.4 5.1 -0.3 1

Massachusetts

3.6 3.3 -0.3 1

Nevada

5.8 5.5 -0.3 1

Wyoming

5.4 5.1 -0.3 1

Oregon

5.5 5.3 -0.2 6

South Carolina

4.9 4.7 -0.2 6

Utah

3.4 3.2 -0.2 6

Washington

5.6 5.4 -0.2 6

Colorado

3.6 3.5 -0.1 10

Hawaii

3.3 3.2 -0.1 10

Indiana

4.5 4.4 -0.1 10

Iowa

4.2 4.1 -0.1 10

Louisiana

6.4 6.3 -0.1 10

Maine

4.1 4.0 -0.1 10

Mississippi

6.0 5.9 -0.1 10

Missouri

5.2 5.1 -0.1 10

New Hampshire

2.9 2.8 -0.1 10

New Jersey

5.3 5.2 -0.1 10

North Dakota

3.1 3.0 -0.1 10

Oklahoma

5.3 5.2 -0.1 10

Rhode Island

5.6 5.5 -0.1 10

South Dakota

2.9 2.8 -0.1 10

Texas

4.8 4.7 -0.1 10

Alaska

6.8 6.8 0.0 25

Arkansas

4.0 4.0 0.0 25

California

5.5 5.5 0.0 25

Delaware

4.3 4.3 0.0 25

District of Columbia

6.1 6.1 0.0 25

Idaho

3.8 3.8 0.0 25

Kansas

4.4 4.4 0.0 25

Maryland

4.2 4.2 0.0 25

Minnesota

4.0 4.0 0.0 25

Montana

4.3 4.3 0.0 25

New Mexico

6.7 6.7 0.0 25

Vermont

3.3 3.3 0.0 25

Wisconsin

4.1 4.1 0.0 25

Florida

4.7 4.8 0.1 38

Georgia

5.1 5.2 0.1 38

Illinois

5.5 5.6 0.1 38

Kentucky

5.0 5.1 0.1 38

Michigan

4.6 4.7 0.1 38

Nebraska

3.2 3.3 0.1 38

Ohio

4.8 4.9 0.1 38

Pennsylvania

5.7 5.8 0.1 38

New York

5.0 5.2 0.2 46

North Carolina

4.7 4.9 0.2 46

Tennessee

4.6 4.8 0.2 46

Virginia

4.0 4.2 0.2 46

West Virginia

5.8 6.0 0.2 46

Alabama

5.4 5.7 0.3 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: November 18, 2016