Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State August 2016(p)
rate
Rank

South Dakota

2.9 1

New Hampshire

3.0 2

North Dakota

3.1 3

Nebraska

3.2 4

Vermont

3.3 5

Hawaii

3.4 6

Utah

3.7 7

Colorado

3.8 8

Idaho

3.8 8

Arkansas

3.9 10

Massachusetts

3.9 10

Virginia

3.9 10

Maine

4.0 13

Minnesota

4.0 13

Iowa

4.2 15

Wisconsin

4.2 15

Delaware

4.3 17

Kansas

4.3 17

Maryland

4.3 17

Montana

4.3 17

Tennessee

4.4 21

Indiana

4.5 22

Michigan

4.5 22

North Carolina

4.6 24

Florida

4.7 25

Ohio

4.7 25

Texas

4.7 25

New York

4.8 28

Georgia

4.9 29

Kentucky

4.9 29

Missouri

5.1 31

Oklahoma

5.1 31

South Carolina

5.1 31

New Jersey

5.3 34

Alabama

5.4 35

Oregon

5.4 35

California

5.5 37

Illinois

5.5 37

Wyoming

5.5 37

Connecticut

5.6 40

Rhode Island

5.6 40

Pennsylvania

5.7 42

Washington

5.7 42

West Virginia

5.7 42

Arizona

5.8 45

District of Columbia

6.0 46

Mississippi

6.0 46

Louisiana

6.3 48

Nevada

6.3 48

New Mexico

6.6 50

Alaska

6.8 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