Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State May 2017
rate
May 2018(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

New Mexico

6.2 5.1 -1.1 1

Kentucky

5.1 4.1 -1.0 2

Ohio

5.1 4.3 -0.8 3

Alabama

4.6 3.9 -0.7 4

California

4.9 4.2 -0.7 4

Louisiana

5.3 4.6 -0.7 4

Delaware

4.6 4.0 -0.6 7

District of Columbia

6.2 5.6 -0.6 7

Georgia

4.8 4.2 -0.6 7

Illinois

4.9 4.3 -0.6 7

Maine

3.4 2.8 -0.6 7

Mississippi

5.3 4.7 -0.6 7

Virginia

3.8 3.2 -0.6 7

Iowa

3.2 2.7 -0.5 14

Wisconsin

3.3 2.8 -0.5 14

Florida

4.2 3.8 -0.4 16

Hawaii

2.4 2.0 -0.4 16

Minnesota

3.5 3.1 -0.4 16

Pennsylvania

4.9 4.5 -0.4 16

Idaho

3.2 2.9 -0.3 20

Indiana

3.5 3.2 -0.3 20

Massachusetts

3.8 3.5 -0.3 20

Nevada

5.1 4.8 -0.3 20

Oklahoma

4.3 4.0 -0.3 20

Tennessee

3.8 3.5 -0.3 20

Texas

4.4 4.1 -0.3 20

Utah

3.3 3.0 -0.3 20

Vermont

3.1 2.8 -0.3 20

Wyoming

4.0 3.7 -0.3 20

Arizona

4.9 4.7 -0.2 30

Connecticut

4.7 4.5 -0.2 30

Kansas

3.6 3.4 -0.2 30

New York

4.7 4.5 -0.2 30

North Carolina

4.5 4.3 -0.2 30

South Carolina

4.2 4.0 -0.2 30

Missouri

3.7 3.6 -0.1 36

Montana

4.0 3.9 -0.1 36

Nebraska

2.9 2.8 -0.1 36

New Jersey

4.5 4.4 -0.1 36

Washington

4.8 4.7 -0.1 36

New Hampshire

2.7 2.7 0.0 41

Oregon

4.1 4.1 0.0 41

Rhode Island

4.4 4.4 0.0 41

South Dakota

3.3 3.3 0.0 41

Alaska

7.1 7.2 0.1 45

North Dakota

2.5 2.6 0.1 45

Arkansas

3.6 3.8 0.2 47

Colorado

2.6 2.8 0.2 47

Maryland

4.1 4.3 0.2 47

Michigan

4.4 4.6 0.2 47

West Virginia

5.0 5.4 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: June 15, 2018