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

Over-the-Month Change in Unemployment Rates for States, Seasonally Adjusted
State August 2020
rate
September 2020(p)
rate
Over-the-month
Change Rank

New Jersey

11.1 6.7 -4.4 1

New York

12.5 9.7 -2.8 2

Rhode Island

12.9 10.5 -2.4 3

Pennsylvania

10.4 8.1 -2.3 4

Tennessee

8.6 6.3 -2.3 4

Missouri

7.0 4.9 -2.1 6

New Mexico

11.4 9.4 -2.0 7

Kentucky

7.5 5.6 -1.9 8

Massachusetts

11.4 9.6 -1.8 9

Iowa

6.3 4.7 -1.6 10

Minnesota

7.4 6.0 -1.4 11

South Carolina

6.4 5.1 -1.3 12

Kansas

6.9 5.9 -1.0 13

Maine

7.0 6.1 -0.9 14

Wisconsin

6.3 5.4 -0.9 14

Illinois

11.0 10.2 -0.8 16

Delaware

8.9 8.2 -0.7 17

Mississippi

7.8 7.1 -0.7 17

Nevada

13.3 12.6 -0.7 17

South Dakota

4.8 4.1 -0.7 17

New Hampshire

6.6 6.0 -0.6 21

North Dakota

5.0 4.4 -0.6 21

Vermont

4.8 4.2 -0.6 21

Washington

8.4 7.8 -0.6 21

Montana

5.8 5.3 -0.5 25

Nebraska

4.0 3.5 -0.5 25

Ohio

8.9 8.4 -0.5 25

Oregon

8.5 8.0 -0.5 25

Wyoming

6.6 6.1 -0.5 25

Oklahoma

5.7 5.3 -0.4 30

Colorado

6.7 6.4 -0.3 31

Connecticut

8.1 7.8 -0.3 31

West Virginia

8.9 8.6 -0.3 31

Alaska

7.4 7.2 -0.2 34

California

11.2 11.0 -0.2 34

Indiana

6.4 6.2 -0.2 34

Michigan

8.7 8.5 -0.2 34

Arkansas

7.4 7.3 -0.1 38

District of Columbia

8.6 8.7 0.1 39

Virginia

6.1 6.2 0.1 39

Maryland

7.0 7.2 0.2 41

Florida

7.3 7.6 0.3 42

Louisiana

7.7 8.1 0.4 43

Georgia

5.7 6.4 0.7 44

Arizona

5.9 6.7 0.8 45

North Carolina

6.5 7.3 0.8 45

Utah

4.1 5.0 0.9 47

Alabama

5.6 6.6 1.0 48

Texas

6.8 8.3 1.5 49

Idaho

4.2 6.1 1.9 50

Hawaii

13.0 15.1 2.1 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