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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State September 2019
rate
September 2020(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

Nebraska

3.0 3.5 0.5 1

South Dakota

3.4 4.1 0.7 2

Alaska

6.2 7.2 1.0 3

Kentucky

4.3 5.6 1.3 4

Mississippi

5.6 7.1 1.5 5

Missouri

3.3 4.9 1.6 6

Montana

3.5 5.3 1.8 7

Vermont

2.4 4.2 1.8 7

Iowa

2.8 4.7 1.9 9

North Dakota

2.4 4.4 2.0 10

Oklahoma

3.3 5.3 2.0 10

Wisconsin

3.4 5.4 2.0 10

Arizona

4.6 6.7 2.1 13

Wyoming

3.7 6.1 2.4 14

Utah

2.5 5.0 2.5 15

South Carolina

2.4 5.1 2.7 16

Kansas

3.1 5.9 2.8 17

Minnesota

3.2 6.0 2.8 17

Indiana

3.2 6.2 3.0 19

Louisiana

5.1 8.1 3.0 19

Tennessee

3.3 6.3 3.0 19

New Jersey

3.6 6.7 3.1 22

Georgia

3.2 6.4 3.2 23

Idaho

2.9 6.1 3.2 23

Maine

2.9 6.1 3.2 23

District of Columbia

5.3 8.7 3.4 26

New Hampshire

2.6 6.0 3.4 26

Pennsylvania

4.6 8.1 3.5 28

Virginia

2.7 6.2 3.5 28

North Carolina

3.7 7.3 3.6 30

West Virginia

5.0 8.6 3.6 30

Arkansas

3.6 7.3 3.7 32

Maryland

3.5 7.2 3.7 32

Washington

4.1 7.8 3.7 32

Colorado

2.6 6.4 3.8 35

Alabama

2.7 6.6 3.9 36

Connecticut

3.7 7.8 4.1 37

Delaware

3.9 8.2 4.3 38

Ohio

4.1 8.4 4.3 38

Oregon

3.5 8.0 4.5 40

Michigan

3.9 8.5 4.6 41

New Mexico

4.8 9.4 4.6 41

Florida

2.9 7.6 4.7 43

Texas

3.5 8.3 4.8 44

New York

3.9 9.7 5.8 45

Illinois

3.7 10.2 6.5 46

Massachusetts

2.8 9.6 6.8 47

Rhode Island

3.5 10.5 7.0 48

California

3.9 11.0 7.1 49

Nevada

3.7 12.6 8.9 50

Hawaii

2.7 15.1 12.4 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: October 20, 2020