Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Sept. 2014 Oct. 2014p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 KENTUCKY 6.7 6.2 -0.5
2 COLORADO 4.7 4.3 -0.4
2 IDAHO 4.5 4.1 -0.4
2 MISSOURI 6.3 5.9 -0.4
2 NORTH CAROLINA 6.7 6.3 -0.4
6 ALABAMA 6.6 6.3 -0.3
6 KANSAS 4.7 4.4 -0.3
6 MARYLAND 6.3 6.0 -0.3
6 OHIO 5.6 5.3 -0.3
6 PENNSYLVANIA 5.7 5.4 -0.3
11 ARKANSAS 6.2 6.0 -0.2
11 GEORGIA 7.9 7.7 -0.2
11 MINNESOTA 4.1 3.9 -0.2
11 NEBRASKA 3.6 3.4 -0.2
11 NEVADA 7.3 7.1 -0.2
11 NEW YORK 6.2 6.0 -0.2
11 OKLAHOMA 4.7 4.5 -0.2
11 RHODE ISLAND 7.6 7.4 -0.2
11 TENNESSEE 7.3 7.1 -0.2
11 VIRGINIA 5.5 5.3 -0.2
21 ARIZONA 6.9 6.8 -0.1
21 DELAWARE 6.5 6.4 -0.1
21 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.7 7.6 -0.1
21 FLORIDA 6.1 6.0 -0.1
21 HAWAII 4.2 4.1 -0.1
21 IOWA 4.6 4.5 -0.1
21 MICHIGAN 7.2 7.1 -0.1
21 MISSISSIPPI 7.7 7.6 -0.1
21 MONTANA 4.6 4.5 -0.1
21 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.3 4.2 -0.1
21 NEW MEXICO 6.6 6.5 -0.1
21 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.4 3.3 -0.1
21 TEXAS 5.2 5.1 -0.1
21 WEST VIRGINIA 6.6 6.5 -0.1
21 WISCONSIN 5.5 5.4 -0.1
36 ALASKA 6.8 6.8 0.0
36 CALIFORNIA 7.3 7.3 0.0
36 CONNECTICUT 6.4 6.4 0.0
36 ILLINOIS 6.6 6.6 0.0
36 INDIANA 5.7 5.7 0.0
36 MAINE 5.8 5.8 0.0
36 MASSACHUSETTS 6.0 6.0 0.0
36 NORTH DAKOTA 2.8 2.8 0.0
36 OREGON 7.0 7.0 0.0
36 VERMONT 4.4 4.4 0.0
36 WYOMING 4.7 4.7 0.0
47 NEW JERSEY 6.5 6.6 0.1
47 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.6 6.7 0.1
47 UTAH 3.5 3.6 0.1
50 LOUISIANA 6.0 6.2 0.2
51 WASHINGTON 5.7 6.0 0.3

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: November 21, 2014