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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State December 2018
rate
December 2019(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Alabama

3.8 2.7 -1.1 1

Colorado

3.6 2.5 -1.1 1

South Carolina

3.2 2.3 -0.9 3

Utah

3.2 2.3 -0.9 3

Illinois

4.3 3.7 -0.6 5

Maine

3.5 2.9 -0.6 5

Nevada

4.4 3.8 -0.6 5

Oregon

4.3 3.7 -0.6 5

Georgia

3.7 3.2 -0.5 9

Rhode Island

4.0 3.5 -0.5 9

Alaska

6.5 6.1 -0.4 11

New Jersey

3.9 3.5 -0.4 11

Ohio

4.6 4.2 -0.4 11

Wyoming

4.1 3.7 -0.4 11

Arizona

4.9 4.6 -0.3 15

Florida

3.3 3.0 -0.3 15

Indiana

3.5 3.2 -0.3 15

Massachusetts

3.1 2.8 -0.3 15

Montana

3.7 3.4 -0.3 15

New Mexico

5.0 4.7 -0.3 15

Vermont

2.6 2.3 -0.3 15

California

4.1 3.9 -0.2 22

Maryland

3.7 3.5 -0.2 22

North Dakota

2.6 2.4 -0.2 22

Texas

3.7 3.5 -0.2 22

Virginia

2.8 2.6 -0.2 22

Washington

4.5 4.3 -0.2 22

Arkansas

3.7 3.6 -0.1 28

Connecticut

3.8 3.7 -0.1 28

District of Columbia

5.4 5.3 -0.1 28

Kansas

3.3 3.2 -0.1 28

Michigan

4.0 3.9 -0.1 28

West Virginia

5.1 5.0 -0.1 28

Hawaii

2.6 2.6 0.0 34

Kentucky

4.3 4.3 0.0 34

Louisiana

4.9 4.9 0.0 34

North Carolina

3.7 3.7 0.0 34

Tennessee

3.3 3.3 0.0 34

Idaho

2.8 2.9 0.1 39

New York

3.9 4.0 0.1 39

Missouri

3.1 3.3 0.2 41

New Hampshire

2.4 2.6 0.2 41

Delaware

3.6 3.9 0.3 43

Iowa

2.4 2.7 0.3 43

Nebraska

2.8 3.1 0.3 43

Oklahoma

3.1 3.4 0.3 43

Pennsylvania

4.2 4.5 0.3 43

South Dakota

2.9 3.2 0.3 43

Minnesota

2.9 3.3 0.4 49

Wisconsin

3.0 3.4 0.4 49

Mississippi

4.7 5.7 1.0 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: January 24, 2020