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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 May 2021
rate
May 2022(p)
rate
Over-the-year
Change Rank

California

7.9 4.3 -3.6 1

Rhode Island

6.0 2.9 -3.1 2

New York

7.4 4.4 -3.0 3

Nevada

7.8 4.9 -2.9 4

New Jersey

6.6 3.9 -2.7 5

Connecticut

6.7 4.2 -2.5 6

Colorado

5.8 3.5 -2.3 7

Arizona

5.4 3.2 -2.2 8

Alaska

6.8 4.7 -2.1 9

New Mexico

7.2 5.1 -2.1 9

Pennsylvania

6.7 4.6 -2.1 9

Massachusetts

5.9 3.9 -2.0 12

Mississippi

6.0 4.0 -2.0 12

Oregon

5.6 3.6 -2.0 12

Florida

4.9 3.0 -1.9 15

Illinois

6.5 4.6 -1.9 15

Louisiana

5.9 4.0 -1.9 15

Michigan

6.2 4.3 -1.9 15

West Virginia

5.4 3.5 -1.9 15

Indiana

4.0 2.2 -1.8 20

Iowa

4.5 2.7 -1.8 20

Hawaii

5.9 4.2 -1.7 22

Maine

4.9 3.2 -1.7 22

Maryland

5.7 4.0 -1.7 22

Texas

5.9 4.2 -1.7 22

New Hampshire

3.7 2.1 -1.6 26

North Carolina

5.0 3.4 -1.6 26

Oklahoma

4.4 2.8 -1.6 26

Washington

5.5 3.9 -1.6 26

Ohio

5.4 3.9 -1.5 30

Wyoming

4.7 3.2 -1.5 30

Minnesota

3.4 2.0 -1.4 32

Missouri

4.5 3.1 -1.4 32

Tennessee

4.6 3.3 -1.3 34

Vermont

3.6 2.3 -1.3 34

Arkansas

4.4 3.2 -1.2 36

Delaware

5.7 4.5 -1.2 36

District of Columbia

6.9 5.7 -1.2 36

Idaho

3.7 2.5 -1.2 36

Montana

3.6 2.4 -1.2 36

North Dakota

3.8 2.6 -1.2 36

Wisconsin

4.1 2.9 -1.2 36

Georgia

4.1 3.0 -1.1 43

Kansas

3.4 2.3 -1.1 43

Virginia

4.1 3.0 -1.1 43

Alabama

3.6 2.7 -0.9 46

Kentucky

4.7 3.8 -0.9 46

South Dakota

3.2 2.3 -0.9 46

South Carolina

4.1 3.3 -0.8 49

Utah

2.8 2.0 -0.8 49

Nebraska

2.5 1.9 -0.6 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 17, 2022